- The last sf/f/h book I read and enjoyed was: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (YA); Up Against It by M. J. Locke (adult SF)
- The last sf/f/h book I read and did not enjoy was: something I didn't finish and now can't remember
- A sf/f/h book that I would recommend to new sf/f/h readers is: 0.4 by Mike Lancaster (YA); Transformation by Carol Berg (fantasy); The Shining by Stephen King (horror); On Basilisk Station by David Weber (SF)
- A sf/f/h book that I would recommend to seasoned sf/f/h readers is: Kop by Warren Hammond (SF); The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie or The Adamantine Palace by Stephen Deas (fantasy), Shadows by John Saul (horror)
- The sf/f/h book I most want to read next is: I have a huge list that's constantly changing and growing. Some books I want to read soon (but won't due to other obligations) are: The Explorer by James Smythe, The Testament of Jesse Lamb by Jane Rogers, The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin, A Once Crowded Sky by Tom King, Stand on Zanzibar by John Brenner, The World Inside by Robert Silverberg, Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed...
- My favorite sf/f/h book series include: Terry Pratchett's Discworld, Weiss & Hickman's Death Gate Cycle, Terry Brooks' Shannara Books (though I'm woefully behind), R. A. Salvatore's Drizzt books (which I'm also behind in)
- I will read anything by this sf/f/h author: Carol Berg. She's created several worlds, all complex with different magic systems and manages to torture her characters while still imbuing her books with humour.
- The first sf/f/h book I read was: either The 7th Princess by Nick Sullivan (I managed to track down a copy and enjoy it just as much as an adult) or Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert O'Brien; the book that got me reading SF/F almost exclusively was The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks, but I had to start it 2 or 3 times before I really got into it
- The sf/f/h book I’m most surprised that more people don’t like is: Transformation by Carol Berg. It's got humour, character growth, magic, and some very dark moments. Berg's a fantastic author and criminally under read.
- The sf/f/h book I’m surprised so many people do like is: Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein. I forced myself to finish it because it's so well revered, and hated every page.
- The most expensive sf/f/h book I own is: None of my books were more expensive than the art and history texts I needed for university. I paid $90 for a hardcover Chaucer, which is beautiful and worth every cent.
- The number of sf/f/h books I own and have yet to read is: at least 50-100, not counting my husband's collection. With his books, add at least 100 or 200 more.
Thursday, 23 May 2013
SF Signal did a book meme post this past Saturday and I've now got time to do it. :)