30 Days of Books: Day 1

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

This is easy – I’m halfway through a review copy of the latest Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse book, and I wish she’d stop. The characters have come so far from their original depth and crunchiness, the story has departed so far from the original worldbuilding, and, sadly, the writing has degenerated from fun and pacy to dragging and repetitive, that I just want to throw this book in the nearest recycling bin. I was fond of this series for a while; I mainlined the first two seasons of "True Blood" (which is based on it) last year. But I can’t give it much love any more. Get off the money machine Charlaine, I think you killed it.

A series I want more of? Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan saga – and I think I’m GETTING it later this year. WOOT!

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 watched 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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  1. Anonymous

    I’ve just started reading the Vorkosigan books after having them recommended to me any number of times over the years. I have to agree with you, they are awesome.

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