Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A Meme...

Tagged by KristieJ

1. Total number of books I own:
400ish--I kinda stopped counting. I have increasingly limited space, so I have been ruthlessly weeding my collection. Of course, this is then counteracted by trips to the UBS where I pick up copies of books that I checked out of the library but now must own.

2. Last Book I bought:
A mini-spree at Liquid Silver: Alitus by Kayelle Allen, Measure of a Man by Bonnie Dee, Celeste by Tiffany Aaron

3. Last Book I read:
Big Girls Don't Cry by Brenda Novak. A Harlequin Superromance and new to me author. Good stuff, reminds me of the old days (see previous post's bitching). I polished it off yesterday evening and will review soon.

4. Five books that mean a lot to me:
**Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild--Read it until it fell apart, then bought a new one. Children's classic about three talented London sisters. I would still recommend it to any 9-10 y.o. aspiring ballerina/musician/actress.

**The Curse of the Blue Figurine by John Bellairs--The first book I read by the author that started me down the path to being a mystery/paranormal junkie. Uber creepy, but they don't hold up that well. Now I find them kind of hokey, but still rec them to kids.

**The Witch of Lagg by Ann Cheetham--Totally random YA horror novel about three teens in Scotland and the ghost of a witch. For some reason I was obsessed with it and I think it had a big influence on reading habits to follow.

**The Street of Five Moons by Elzabeth Peters--I may have mentioned once or a hundred times that Elizabeth Peters/Barbara Michaels is my favorite author ever, and has had the most profound effect on my reading tastes and twisted outlook on life. I'm particularly obsessed with Vicky Bliss and roguish art thief John, and still waiting patiently for Peters to return to them.

**Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon--Not even my favorite SK, but this book holds a special place as the book that introduced me to paranormal romance and re-introduced me to romance in general, reigniting the book obsession that had grown quite dormant during my twenties.

5. Tag 5 people

Mailyn (whenever you're around, Kiddo!)

Ta for now. Off to the pool.


Jennie said...

Oh nooes! Does this mean I have to count the books in my TBR? Erm. I keep telling my family that it's tiny compared to some people's. I don't think they believe me.

And I need to give Vicky Bliss a try. I've read a couple standalone Michaels and a couple Peabodys and really liked them.

Unknown said...

Jennie, I swear, that was my first thought, too... Devon, do you really expect me to count them? Hell, that would mean FINDING them all first! I KNOW there are all around here in various hidden and not so hidden stashes. Well, I guess I could come up with an estimate that doesn't reveal what a complete book whore I am.

Devon said...

Heh, heh, heh. KristieJ had over 2000, and I think it was Rosie who did also. I must admit, I guesstimated. Started conting, then I did then number of book on a shelf times number of shelves, with a few more thrown in for books in crates etc.

Devon said...

Can you interpret what I wrote? I'm really exhausted, and no longer making sense. Couch time!

Unknown said...

Hee-hee. Gwen just tagged you again.

C2 said...

Yeah, yeah...mine's up.