Leslie's Omnibus


A genre meme found on my first stroll through Primordial Soup & Salad

Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror?
Fantasy, followed by Sci-Fi. I’m not a fan of the horror stuff.(Nightmares, don’tcha know.)

Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market Paperback?
MMP for my day-to-day reading. Hardback when I love a book so much that I know I’m going to want every one in the series and read them over and over again.

Amazon or Brick and Mortar?

Hitchhiker or Discworld?

Bookmark or Dogear?
Bookmark, definitely. I hate it when I loan a book and it returns with dogears.

Asimov’s Science Fiction or Fantasy & Science Fiction?
Sorry. Not geeky enough for either.

Alphabetize by author, Alphabetize by title, or random?

Keep, Throw Away or Sell?
Keep only the ones I really love. Give to friends and family or donate the for library sales. I go through so many books that there’s no way I could keep them all.

Read with dustjacket or remove it?

Short story or novel?
Novels for fantasy. I don’t mind short stories for sci-fi.

Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
Harry Potter.

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
Generally speaking, at chapter breaks. If I’m anywhere near the last third of the book, I don’t stop until the book is done.

"It was a dark and stormy night" or "Once upon a time?"
It was a dark and stormy night

Buy or Borrow?
Both. And I’ve got to quit lending out my favorites, because I frequently don’t get them back.

Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation or Browse?
Browse and/or recommendations from friends who have similar taste in reading materials.

Lewis or Tolkien?

Collection (short stories by the same author) or Anthology (short stories by different authors)?

Tidy ending or Cliffhanger?
Cliffhangers. Especially in a great series.

Morning reading, Afternoon reading or Nighttime reading?

Standalone or Series?
Both. Sometimes you don’t need sixteen books to tell a story. Sometimes you do.

New or used?
New mostly, although I’m not averse to used.

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
The Wiz Biz, by Rick Cook. Fantasy and silliness combined.

Top 5 favorite genre books of all time?
Finders Seekers (The Ghatti’s Tale), by Gayle Greeno
Ender’s Shadow, by Orson Scott Card (I actually like this series better than the original Ender books)
A Song of Fire and Ice (A Game of Thrones), by George R.R. Martin.
The Sword of Shannara, by Terry Brooks
Arrows of the Queen, by Mercedes Lackey

Favorite genre series?
A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin. Damn the man for taking so long in between books!

Currently Reading?
A typical girly book, with a murder mystery teed up right behind it.

You Should Paint Your Room Green

Natural and balance, green can bring both calm and growth to your life.

Your green room will promote a more spiritual and peaceful outlook.

Green rooms are perfect for meditation, yoga, or just daydreaming.

Oddly enough, this is the very color I'm considering for my living room!

Brilliant. Simply brilliant.

So why is this news in Australia and not in any of the major headlines here?

(Thanks, LawDog!)

Headline of the Day:
Press box snake makes reporters flee
Sissies. Clearly it wasn't this pair of intrepids.

This looks like something that would be dreamed up and attempted at a blodgemeet. Yep. After the first gallon of Chatham Artillary Punch had been consumed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rich Cook- the Wiz Biz.

Hey!!! I wrote a book!! Wow!!!

Well....not really....same name though.

Leslie..I take the Southshore into Chicago everyday.