Book Meme: Day 01

The lovely Anna Genoese created a 30 day book blog challenge, and since I need the prompting, I’ve decided to play along.

Albeit 12 days behind.

Whatever.

Day 01 – A book series you wish had gone on longer OR a book series you wish would just freaking end already (or both!)

To be perfectly honest, I’m way way less into series than I used to be. Maybe I have a shorter attention span, maybe I get tired of the endless (and apparently unsolvable) relationship problems that tend to arc over multiple books, or the repetitive plot structure, or the way a series often goes stale around book three… I have no idea.

That being said, there are a few series out there right now that I’m totally digging. Kat Richardson’s Greywalker series comes to mind, as do Stacia Kane’s Chess Putnam novels and Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Norville books.

And then there’s Isobel Carmody’s Obernewtyn Chronicles. I love these books and am endlessly frustrated by the fact that I’ve never made it past book 3. The characters actually grow up, the storylines for each book are vastly different even though there is an overarching plotline, and the post-apocalyptic setting is as compelling as the story itself.

Mmm… post-apocalyptic…

Other days of the book meme:

Day 01 – A book series you wish had gone on longer OR a book series you wish would just freaking end already (or both!)
Day 02 – A book or series you wish more people were reading and talking about
Day 03 – The best book you’ve read in the last 12 months
Day 04 – Your favorite book or series ever
Day 05 – A book or series you hate
Day 06 – Favorite book of your favorite series OR your favorite book of all time
Day 07 – Least favorite plot device employed by way too many books you actually enjoyed otherwise
Day 08 – A book everyone should read at least once
Day 09 – Best scene ever
Day 10 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 11 – A book that disappointed you
Day 12 – A book or series of books you’ve read more than five times
Day 13 – Favorite childhood book OR current favorite YA book (or both!)
Day 14 – Favorite character in a book (of any sex or gender)
Day 15 – Your “comfort” book
Day 16 – Favorite poem or collection of poetry
Day 17 – Favorite story or collection of stories (short stories, novellas, novelettes, etc.)
Day 18 – Favorite beginning scene in a book
Day 19 – Favorite book cover (bonus points for posting an image!)
Day 20 – Favorite kiss
Day 21 – Favorite romantic/sexual relationship (including asexual romantic relationships)
Day 22 – Favorite non-sexual relationship (including asexual romantic relationships)
Day 23 – Most annoying character ever
Day 24 – Best quote from a novel
Day 25 – Any five books from your “to be read” stack
Day 26 – OMG WTF? OR most irritating/awful/annoying book ending
Day 27 – If a book contains ______, you will always read it (and a book or books that contain it)!
Day 28 – First favorite book or series obsession
Day 29 – Saddest character death OR best/most satisfying character death (or both!)
Day 30 – What book are you reading right now?


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