Monday, May 23, 2005

I'm it!

I don't know HOW this happened. I'm simply sitting here. Minding my own business. When WHAM! Demented Michelle puts the whammy on me. Oh, she is so not right.
Okay. Here goes:

Total number of books: Used to be in the thousands. The losing them part of the equation is rather painful, and I'm not sharing the details. Now I might have a couple of hundred.

Last books I bought: I think it was the "Key" series by Nora Roberts. I also picked up a couple of "Blaze" books in the bargain bin. Sidenote: I loathed both of them.

On the "to buy" list: More JD Robb books. Any and all of them. Marjorie Liu-I think it's called "Tiger Eyes." Harry Potter-Here I come. I may see about investing some money in a few books by the authors' blogs I read. I'm really looking forward to Allison Brennan's trilogy. Check out the "Writeminded" blog.

Last books I read: I read "Insomnia" by Stephen King again. That makes my umpteenth time. My own. *laughing* I had to edit the first one. Somehow, it was SO much more fun writing the dang thing. I read quite a few YA while I was doing the Book Fair at the chicken's school in February. Oh. And I read an e-book I won at a chat. I have a book by Suzanne McMinn, but I haven't had the chance to pop it open yet.

Influential authors:
Stephen King: He's the master.
Erma Bombeck: If I could string together words like she did and make people commiserate and laugh, I'd have it all.
Nora Roberts: I want to be able to engage the reader such as she does. The romances have lively characters and great dialogue.
JD Robb: She can create a future world and characters so real I feel as if I'm with them. Amazing talent and stories.
James Patterson: Fast-paced dialogue and story. Love writer/reader engagement.
Edith Wharton: Clever. Very clever.
Clive Barker: His descriptions give me nightmares. He is master of setting and mind games. Awesome author.
Jude Devereaux: One of my first loves. She led me down the romance road and showed me how good it could be.

I'm tagging some people. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Michelle W.

Ya know I love ya!


Olga said...

New creative excercise traveling over the blogs? I've been tagged, too!

Michelle said...

I've already been tagged, but I haven't gotten around to posting the stuff yet. Sigh.

Anyway, I LOVED Nora's Key series. I bow down to her greatness.

username said...

I think these are called memes on the live journal thingy.

*blows kisses and wanders off to do tag thingy*

Allison Brennan said...

Shows you I should visit more often -- I googled myself and saw this post! Thank you for the support, I truly appreciate it.

We have a lot in common. I learned so much just by reading Stephen King and Nora Roberts, and the JD Robb books are my absolute favorite.