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Sunday, May 29, 2005

Just When I Wasn't Paying Attention...

Gina and Kristen tagged me, and I didn't even realize it! Sorry it took so long for me to get to this. (BTW--Love the new blog look, Gina!)

Anyway, here goes:

Total number of books I own: Good question. Unfortunately, I don't have a good answer. I have lots and lots and lots of books...so many, my husband says we'll have to buy a separate house just for my books.

Last book I bought: I bought four books on my last book-buying trip. I went into the store to buy one book--really!--and came out with four. Losing the Moon and Where the River Runs by Patti Callahan Henry, Master of the Moon by Angela Knight, and Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton.

Last book I read: Does this mean in its entirety? That would be Losing the Moon by Patti Callahan Henry. Right now, I'm reading Fire Me Up by Katie MacAlister.

Five books that mean a lot to me: Only five? Hm. I'm trying to think of five books on my shelf, under my bed, in my black hole, and in the millions of other places I've stashed them, that mean something or have made some kind of impact. These probably aren't the same choices I'd make on another day, but here they are off the top of my head:

Night Embrace by Sherrilyn Kenyon - The first book I ever read in the Dark Hunter series, which has spurned many late-night lust-filled reading jags. I'm still waiting impatiently for Talon to tire of Sunshine. (Gawd, I so want to be Sherrilyn Kenyon when I grow up.)

Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice - My introduction to vampire romance, even though it's not really a romance. But it sure did whet my appetite for vampires. I can't write 'em, but I love to read 'em.

Legend by Jude Deveraux - One of those books most readers either love or hate. I fall in the category of the former, rather than the latter. I love to reread this one (and her A Knight in Shining Armor) and always cry when Kady "reunites" with the very young Cole.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - And not just for the wonderful story that immediately captured me and made me want to read on and on and on (and crave a burly red-headed Scot of my very own). I love the story of how this book was published. I love the rules it breaks. But hey, the story's great, too.

First Love, Wild Love by Janelle Taylor - This is the first romance novel I really remember falling in love with, and one of the few older books I truly enjoy returning to and rereading. I'd like to say that this book inspired me to try my hand at writing romance, but I'd be lying. However, I did find my Paula character in IH frequently morphing into a carbon copy of the Selena character from this book, and it took quite a bit for me to make her different. I suppose that says something about the way Ms. Taylor's characters stuck with me.

I know I'm supposed to tag somebody else, but that's going to take some research to find people who haven't yet been tagged. As soon as I can, I'll edit this post and tag somebody!


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