I decided on a meme today, from "Randomness" but didn't like today's. So... I went back in time to the May 11th version.
If you're like me, you're a bookworm. I love to read. Whether it be a book, magazine, back of the cereal box...anything. However I do prefer a good long novel. So for this week, lets talk about our fav books.How about you? Do you have any movies-from-books that you enjoyed more or as well as the book? Are you a borrower or a buyer? What are some of your favorite books and authors? I'd love to see your answers! If you don't want to post them in the comments, use your blog and leave a link.
1. Do you like to read? What is your fav book? author?
Um, yeah. I like to read. I don't really have a favorite book or author. I loved Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie. Angel's Fall by Nora Roberts is one of my faves from her. I'm enjoying re-reading Catherine Coulter's FBI Series right now -- I'm about to start The Target. I loved Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. The Valdemar Series by Mercedes Lackey and the Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffery are two of my favorite fantasy series.
Better stop now before I bore you to tears!
2. Do you hate it when they turn a book into a film?
Usually. I loved the Lord of the Rings movies -- they were a notable exception. But usually they destroy stuff. The recent movie Flicka? Hello? Did that have ANYTHING to do with the book "My Friend Flicka" that I loved as a kid? Uh, no. The Firm by John Grisham -- the movie completely changed the ending. All of the Nora Roberts books made into movies? Bad, bad, bad. I could go on, once again, but I'll stop.
3. Has a book ever changed your life? How?
The Hobbit, most likely. It was the first "grown up" book I read -- in fourth grade. I remember doing a book report on it, and my teacher wasn't sure if I'd really read the book by myself. But it opened a whole new world for me.
4. Do you tend to borrow books from the library or do you prefer to buy them?
I read FAST. I'd go broke buying books to read. Yesterday, I took most of the day off of writing and I read two books. Typically, I'll borrow from the library -- and if I love the book enough to want to read it again, I'll go buy it.
There are exceptions to this rule. Nora's trilogies are an auto buy for me. Jennifer Crusie is an auto-buy. Books that continue a series that I like, I'll buy without reading. But mostly, I borrow.
5. Which book are you planning on reading next?
Well, either "The Target" as noted above, or the next book in the Sherbrooke Brides series (also by Catherine Coulter), "Mad Jack". I also have two books I borrowed from the library for research that I want to get to: The Fifties and Women of valor : the Rochambelles on the WWII front. I want to write another Vintage Rose story. I really enjoyed it when I wrote Miles From You.
Have a wonderful day!