13 comments on “Bookish Q&A

  1. So much to comment on here!!!

    I definitely recommend The Count of Monte Cristo! I read that book last year and adored it, but it took me FOREVER to read!! I have Rebecca on my list of books to read as well, but I hope to finally get to it this year!

    I’m a huge fan of King as well, but I think you already knew that!!

    I’m a huge fan of Maguire as well, but was not a huge fan of Lost. I think it is because I didn’t get all the connections because I have not read Dickens’ story. A re-read may be necessary after I read the classic!

    I will leave it at that for now! :)

  2. I adore this survey and not just because you called me a rebel (although now I TOTALLY need a James Dean style leather jacket.) “Pulled a Galbraith” is GENIUS. If I ever use it (and who are we kidding, I will find a way to work that into something) I’ll certainly credit you. Consider it coined!

  3. The Thirteenth Tale was epic, loved it too. Setterfield has a new novel out soon, I may die of excitement.

    Of the books you’ve you always wanted to read and never got round to: Rebecca is amazing, Jekyll and Hyde is good, but difficult to read and I gave up on Dorian Grey, I couldn’t get into it.

    I didn’t get into His Dark Materials either, something about it couldn’t mesh with me, maybe my intense love of Potter.

    • YES, I was so excited when I saw Setterfield had a new book coming out… and I just got approved for it on NetGalley! I have been waiting for this for a long time. I just hope I’m not disappointed. Trying to temper my expectations… but it’s hard.

  4. Great meme and some great answers! I hope you get to those classics you’ve been wanting to read for awhile, they are awesome. And I’ve been meaning to read the Dark Tower series because I’ve heard so many good things about it. I have a question but I think I know the answer to it – do you have an ereader?

    • I’m so intimidated by Dark Tower. I really enjoy King (though I haven’t read much by him, comparatively) but I don’t know that Western fantasy is really my thing, and I’ve also heard that it takes a couple books to really get into it, so… I’m just sort of nervous to get started. But I will. After my re-read of The Shining… and after Doctor Sleep… and maybe after I read a few more of his classics…

      Do I have an ereader? Yes.

      Follow-up question (that you didn’t ask): Do I buy ebooks? Not really.

      When I spend money on a book, which is rare enough, I like to get something tangible, something that’s not bound by digital rights I don’t understand, something I can loan out to a friend or donate to the library if I so choose. But I got my reader for cheap when Borders was going out of business, and I use it for library ebooks, and NetGalley ebooks, and the occasional $.99 novella by some of my favorite authors (because apparently I’m not spending real money unless it’s over a dollar). So while I’m not one of those “I prefer a real book” people, I’m a “I don’t like spending money on something I can’t touch” person, I guess. (I still buy my music on CDs too.)

      • Didn’t know that Dark Tower might take some time to get into, but I am intimidated by the length – I really have to make sure I have time to invest in it. It would be nice if I made a big dent in my review pile and then read it! But hopefully it will deliver for both of us!

        Ah, I would have guessed that you didn’t have an ereader, but I guess I’m kinda right in thinking you prefer not to get ebooks. I like having the physical copy of a book too – but usually only if I really like the book, so getting an ebook is a good way of vetting it and seeing if it’s worth the space. :) But then it sucks to have bought both the book and ebook especially because ebooks can be pretty pricey!

        • If purchase of a print book (even if they made it hardcover only) came with a free ebook, I would be so thrilled. Like how you buy a movie and it comes with a “free digital copy.” I suppose the limiting factor is that movies typically can’t be returned once opened and books can… so nothing would stop you from buying a book, getting the free download, then returning the book. But still… a girl can dream.

  5. I love the new HP covers. Despite the fact that I own the full set already I want them!

    “Reading any time and any place… does that count as a habit?” Um yes, a good one!

    I’ve been planning to read The Thirteenth Tale for quite some time, it’s just one of those books that I keep putting off!

    • Ha! That is the trouble with new covers. They’re gorgeous, aren’t they? And The Thirteenth Tale… I just loved it. Can’t wait to read her new one coming out.

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