This was a Litsy game and I had fun reading everyone’s answers. I thought it would be fun to share some things about me here.Continue reading
1. What was the last book you read?
The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi
A friend of mine recommended Scalzi’s Redshirts, and since reading Redshirts, I’ve been hooked on all things Scalzi. I love Scalzi’s writing, his creativity, and his sense of humor. And this book did not disappoint.
First, I love the obvious reference to Philip K. Dick. Second, Scalzi is brilliant at character development and world building. Third, the irrelevant humor and clever characterization of government, religion, business, and politics. Finally, although the story starts off with a juvenile (albeit intriguing) line, the action takes off from the beginning and doesn’t stop.
I recommend this book to those of you who like The Fifth Element, Terry Pratchett, and irrelevant humor, and don’t take yourself too seriously.
2. Top 7 book characters.
3. What is your favorite genre?
4. Favorite author(s)?
John Scalzi, David & Leigh Eddings, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Ilona Andrews, J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts), Patricia Briggs, Jane Austen, Charlaine Harris, Douglas Adams, Sarah Addison Allen, Robin Hobb, Fredrick Backman, Rachel Joyce, Mary Shelley, Darynda Jones . . . so many wonderful authors.
5. Do you judge books by their covers?
I try not to, but some covers just do not do the book justice. But I try to focus on the synopsis. If it’s a book I’m buying to keep, I will consider the cover if the book has multiple editions.
6. What is your favorite quote from a book?
I like it because it’s short, simple, and works in most situations.
7. Do you have any signed books?
Yes! I have quite a few. I love my signed books.
8. Have you met any authors?
9. Hardbacks or paperbacks?
Usually paperbacks because they’re easier to tote around. But I like hardbacks for the books I want to keep.
10. Buy books new, used, or go to the library?
All of the above. Mostly used and library. I buy new when I really, really want the book, it’s newly published (and therefore hard to find used), and I’m going to keep it.
11. E-readers or physical copies of books?
12. Prefer books set in the past, present, or the future?
I really don’t have a preference. But my fave genre, urban fantasy, is typically set in a parallel world of the present.
13. Do you mark/highlight/dog ear your books or keep them in perfect condition?
NO DOG EARRING! NEVER NEVER NEVER! It’s a horrible abomination to dog ear books.
I typically highlight/mark reference books. Otherwise, I try to keep them in good condition. I won’t say perfect, because a good book will look used.
14. Do you reread books?
YES! And again and again. I have reread most of my favorites multiple times.
15. Favorite villain in a book?
16. Do you like to write reviews when you finish a book?
It depends on the book. But this year, I’m trying to make an effort to do it for every book I read.
17. Do you experience “book hangovers”?
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After a relatively long hiatus, I’ve started dating again. And I’ve been having so.much.fun.
The last time I actively dated was in my early/mid-30s. I went out with some great guys (one in particular who was fantastic), but we were in different places in life with different priorities. And life happened. I got busy focusing on my new career, I moved a couple times (which wasn’t conducive to building a relationship), and several years passed. Continue reading
This week we began another new year—2018.
Two thousand eighteen. Twenty-eighteen.
Can you believe we are 18 years into the new millennium? I swear 1999 was just a couple years ago. Continue reading
Wow. Has this year flown by or what?! Here we are already a week into December and since I was writing furiously last month, I’ve been lax on posting. So let’s catch up on what’s been happening. Continue reading
In July/August, I participated in a Whole30 challenge (read about it here and here). I had good success (numbers went down) and I definitely felt better. So when Composition ID announced Whole30 Round 2, I immediately signed up.
Round 2 will commence this Sunday, October 22 and go through Monday, November 20. 30 days of focused eating. Like last time, you get a before and after DEXA scan. So I went this past Saturday for my Round 2 “before” DEXA scan.
My before scan showed that since the end of Round 1, I have gained a few pounds. But . . . the pounds I gained were all lean muscle mass.
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