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Q: Do you read one book at a time or do you switch back and forth between two or more?
I am totally book monogamous. I can count on one hand the number of times I have read more than one book at once. And maybe the only time I did this was in college and grad school when I had school reading and personal reading. Other than that, I am a one book at a time girl. I also have the bad habit of not being able to DNF a book. For some reason, I can’t break this habit. I must finish, even if it is something I don’t like. I always hold onto a tiny hope that something will happen to redeem the book in my eyes. Life is too short to waste on a bad book. I really need to stop that particular habit!
What about you – more than one book at a time?
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Q: What is the longest book you’ve read? What are your favorite 600+ page reads?
The longest books I’ve read may have been George R.R. Martin’s Song of Fire and Ice series. I’ve read all of them with the exception of the latest book, A Dance with Dragons, that was released last year. These books are all well over 600 pages – I think Storm of Swords weighed in at around 1200 pages.
I love this series and I love the HBO show that is based on it. Before the first season aired, I tore through the books on a marathon, binge reading, obsessed craze and as a result, was a bit burned out when the latest installment was released. I have it on my Kindle and I’m waiting for the right moment to start it. If you haven’t read these, I highly recommend them. I’ve seen and heard many people compare the series to Lord of the Rings, which I’ve also read, but I totally disagree. I would say that if you like the political machinations of the film Elizabeth and the intrigue of the Showtime series The Tudors coupled with epic battles, multiple POVs, a smattering of sex, and some fantastical elements thrown in (dragons, mysticism, etc), then this is a series you’ll like.
Winter is coming…check out the trailer for the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. April 1st. Yes!
Here is this week’s question:
Q: What is the best book you’ve read in the last month? What is the worst book you’ve read in the last month?
Well, I can’t say that I’ve read anything I would call the “worst book of the month” but I did just finish one I really enjoyed.
I thought this was a wonderfully creepy ghost story and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Check out my review!
What were some of your best and worst this month?
Q: What book would you love to see made into a movie or television show and do you have actors/actresses in mind to play the main characters?
There are several things I loved about this book. The world-building McKinley was able to achieve was remarkable – tense, dark, atmospheric, and very, very cinematic. The relationship between Rae and Constantine was also taut with tension, romantic, and left me with questions. How these two characters met is a scene so memorable and visual that I want the book to be made into a film just to see it played out on the big screen. And just as a side note to those who have read Sunshine, when I finished reading it, I went directly to Cinnabon. Rae and her cinnamon buns made me hungry every time I picked up the book.
What can I say about this trilogy other than it is one of the most original series I have ever read. A character stuck in a Mongolian restaurant…forever? A group of psychological crime fighters? A main character who is such a neurotic hypochondriac that she can cripple you with her own fear? How cool is that?! What was great about these books was that Crane was able to create twists and turns (and one hell of a cliffhanger) that even I, a jaded reader who sometimes feels she has seen it all, did not see coming. This would make a fantastic TV series.
I am at a loss about who to cast. Give me some time to think about it…
In the meantime, if you’ve read these books, I would love to know who YOU would cast. If you haven’t read them, tell me what books you would like brought to the screen!
Q: Take a picture or describe where you love to read the most…
Hmmm….without a doubt my favorite place to read is my bed. It is warm, soft, and cozy. The absolute best is on a weekend morning when my husband takes charge of our 11 month old and gives me an hour to myself to lay in bed and read. Can anyone say, “relaxation”? Close second is a good cafe where I can sit down for as long as I want with a hot cup of coffee and a book.
Where do you like to read? Leave me a comment. I’d really like to know.