Sunday, March 25, 2007

The answer, my friends, is blowin' in the wind...

Wild Weekend Meme

What was the last wild thing you did?

Oh, isn't it sad? I can't remember.

What is the next wild thing you're going to do?

Um, clean the pool? Prune the roses? Note to self - GET A LIFE!!!

Name the last three books you read

Now this I can answer! Priceless by Kelly Hunter, a wonderful Sexy Sensation by this new Aussie author. Honestly, one of the best categories I've read for ages. Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers, revisiting a classic. Hmm, and this MARVELLOUS new historical that I got an advance copy of and I picked up to see whether it really did feature a psycho hero and then somehow I ended up reading the whole thing. Modesty forbids me to name this book! Snork!

Favourite first line of a novel?

"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Tolstoy's Anna Karenina.

Famous last words/Most satisfying ending to a novel?

The ending of the Lymond series by Dorothy Dunnett. These are the most amazing books if you can get them - hang in there, they're worth persisting with.

Bronte or Kinsale?

Can't I have both, please? PLEASE??!!!


Definitely SEP.

Most boring read?

I've got a half-finished biography of the Duke of Wellington on the bookcase that is mind-numbingly dull. How could you make a man with such an interesting life dull? You talk about how he was obsessed with detail and then start to lay out the detail. I mean, I know it's important how many pairs of boots he ordered when he was looking after supplies for an army unit in India but I don't really care!

Most times you've read one novel?

Ooh, no idea. I'm slightly obsessive compulsive. So if I love something, I'll read it again and again. Lord of Scoundrels is probably the romance I've read most often. LOVE that book and still manage to pick up something every time.

The writer you'd most like to be and why.

I'd like to be Loretta Chase just because she's so fantastic at what she does.

Paranormal Romance or Historical Romance?

Definitely historical, although I've been on a paranormal kick lately.

Linda Howard's Son of the Morning or Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code?

Definitely Son of the Morning. What a fantastic book that is!


Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hey Foanna! Loved the Tolstoy quote. :> I think I picked that Wellington bio up at the library, struggled through a few pages and thought, no way! And I'll show my ignorance, who wrote Lord of Scoundrels?


Anna Campbell said...

That line from AK is just the best, isn't it? It encapsulates the whole book somehow. I guess that's why he's Tolstoy! LOS is by Loretta Chase and if you haven't read it, you've got a treat ahead of you! Highly recommended. It regularly pops up at the top of polls listing the best romances ever written.