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Monday, July 21, 2008

Weekly Geeks: More questions


Yay, more questions! This is fun!
Okay.
My favorite question is "What was or were the reasons you chose to read this book at this time?" and you can't say it was for a challenge. Why THIS specific book?
I'm going to assume she means all three books I've listed in my original post:
On, Off: because I read a feature about Colleen' McCullough's process in writing the book, and that intrigued me.
Twilight: Curiosity, pure and simple. Plus, I like vampire stories.
Melusine: I stumbled across this by accident here: http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/ and really liked the sound of it. :)
I have a question about Melusine - I have seen this series often but shelved under both romance and sci-fi/fantasy, what genre would you say it is stronger in?
I'd say its strongest in fantasy, with a little romance on the side. Frankly, some of that side of it is quite brutal and I'd be surprised to see it shelved under romance.
In your review you said you are looking forward to book 2 - when reading a series if you do not enjoy the second book, will you give the third a chance to redeem the series?
I would say it would depend on how much I didn't enjoy the second book. If I actively hated it, I probably wouldn't finish the series. But if I was more "meh" about it, I probably would. I like things in my head to be tidy.
And Dewey at http://deweymonster.com/ asked:
You said Delmonico was a likeable character, so I wonder: what did you like about him?
I liked his normality. No skeletons in the closet, no alcoholism, no demons distracting him from the job. He's a straight arrow with a particular gift for police work. It was refreshing. :)

4 comments:

Samantha said...

Hello, I just thought I'd let you know that I answered your questions about Ruined by Reading in this post: http://bookwormsandtea.blogspot.com/2008/07/bookreview-ruined-by-reading.html

bkclubcare said...

BRAVO! Great answers. The more questions I've been getting at my post, the more intimdated I am....

I enjoy reading author's descriptions of the writing process, too.

I'm glad Joanne asked you a question - I needed her blog link!

Maree said...

Happy to help! :)

Book Zombie said...

Thanks for the great answers. I'm always interested when a book is cross-shelved in genres.