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Strawberry Singh Meme--Books

This is a meme that will interest even non-Second Life folks, I think.

  1. Are you a bookworm? – I am a huge bookworm! [ick]  In fact, some of my most embarrassing moments have happened because I was so deep into reading or listening to an audiobook, that I forgot the world around me.  I don't read as much as I used to because Second Life and work take up so much of my time, but I still manage to keep my goodreads account hopping.

  2. Which do you prefer: hardcover, paperback or electronic? – I prefer electronic.  I know some people love the feel of paper books, but I love the convenience of my kindle and the various ways I can read kindle books.  I now view paper books as odd artifacts and have a difficult time finishing them, as my regular readers [Hi to the four of you!] know.  Read a Real Book Thursday came about because of that.  I swear I'm going to start that up again this month.  You heard it here!  I'm also very fond of digital audiobooks since I can listen to them while I'm doing other things [unless I totally lose track of time].  Get an Audible account.  You won't regret it.

  3. Which book is your favorite? – I have reread Outlander, Watership Down and The Curse of Chalion literally dozens of times.  I also read A Christmas Carol every Christmas Eve.  I must mention The Bible, of course. Then there's the magic which is Silverlock.

  4. Which children’s book is your favorite? – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, also, The Star of Kazan

  5. What’s the last book you’ve read? – I just finished listening to The Shadow Prince.

  6. Name your top five favorite writers: – I have a bunch:  Shakespeare, Lois McMaster Bujold, CS Lewis, Tolkien, Nalini Singh, Robin McKinley

  7. Name a book that had a strong impact on you: – The Curse of Chalion

  8. Favorite & least favorite book genres? – I don't read horror, except for the occasional King or Koonz, and generally avoid literary fiction [I have read a good book or two in the later category, but also a lot of dreary over-hyped, purple prose].  My favorite genres are romance, fantasy, mystery/thriller, and science fiction.  If you can manage to jam three of the four categories together in one book, so much the better.

  9. Favorite & least favorite book-to-movie adaptions? – This is actually a really hard question.  Like Strawberry Singh,  I absolutely loved the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy much more than the 2005 adaptation with Keira Knightley , but I think my least favorite adaption would have to be Jack Reacher.  I admit I haven't seen it, but just from the trailers, it seems like the movie-makers and I have a much different sense of what that character is really like.  I wrote a blog post about that some time ago.

  10. Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone? – Yes, I’m actually guilty of doing this often. I am attracted to books that have beautiful covers with mysterious titles.

  11. Where do you usually buy your books? – Amazon, AMAZON, AMAZON!

  12. Do you go to the library? – When my office was closer to the library, I went all the time, now that's really rare.  I ought to change that.

  13. How many books do you own? – only God knows.  I used to be accused of jamming books into every crevasse in the house.

  14. If you were to write a book about Second Life, which topic would you focus on? Exploration and the joys of SL for the disabled

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