BTT: Fan Fic


A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.

Pepca asks
Have you every written any fan-fiction? If yes, why and for which book(s)? If no, would you like to and for which books(s)?

For that matter, do you ever READ fan-fiction??

Nope. I’ve never done the whole fan-fic thing. Love reading some of it though . . . especially when it goes naughty (one I read for the Merlin series I SO wish had actually been part of the series. Yum!)

Sometime I think the Fan Fic is better than the origional, LOL.

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BTT ~ Writing Or Riveting?

What’s more important: Good writing? Or a good story?

(Of course, a book should have BOTH, but…)

 

Hum . . . I’d have to say, if I can only pick one, ‘a good story.’

For me, no matter how great the writing is, if the story just isn’t there then I won’t enjoy it. Having said that, I can only take so much so-so or ‘eh writing, and flat out bad writing, no matter the story, destroys the ability to be drawn into the story so . . .

How the author manages to seduce your mind is important but without a good story behind the words it leaves you empty and feeling cheated. Just my 2¢ Winking smile

 

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Skipping ~ BTT 1/19

I saw this article the other day that asked, “Are you ashamed of skipping parts of books?” Which, naturally, made me want to ask all of YOU.

Do you skip ahead in a book? Do you feel badly about it when you do?

My answer?

On occasion I have been known to skip ahead but it’s usually only in a book that I find parts to be annoying or s-l-o-w . . .

I never feel guilty for skipping ahead as otherwise I would be tempted to just quit the book (something I almost never do) and in a few cases I would have missed out on a story that – save the annoying/slow part – I truly enjoyed.

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Thankful ~ BTT

What book or author are you most thankful to have discovered?
Have you read everything they’ve written? Reread them?
Why do you appreciate them so much?

 

 

I know for a Paranormal Romance author my answer will seem a bit odd but hey… odd I am. The author that I am most thankful for is Dr. Seuss. Not only because his books were a wonder to me as a child but his story, his dedication and determination, and his personal convictions were and are an inspiration to me. He laboured for years before he ever managed to succeed as an author. Sure he had a lot of advertising success and such but as an author… it took an extreme amount of patience and perseverance to obtain his success. While I have not read every one of Suess’s books, he made reading fun and learning easy. He taught that people are people, no matter how different. And, he taught that the world and what lives on Her is important, not just to use but to protect.

Dr. Seuss is my inspiration and my hero!

 

 

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Booking Through Thursday ~ Hard to Light

All other thing being equal, would you rather read a book that’s hard/challenging/rewarding or light/enjoyable/easy?

 

That would honestly depend on my mood.  I love books that make me think and work but not to the level of dry, boring, or overly technical (like textbooks, ugh).  On the other hand, I love books that are just fun, too.  I don’t care for a lot of chick/romance books because it’s just too much light, fluff that seems like a shallow waste but I know others that that’s all they read and think I’m the crazy one.

I read a lot of YA books but there needs to be some meat in most cases.  I like paranormal, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and more so at least I have a lot of hard and light to work with.  It just depends on my mood whether I pick up a light or heavy read that day. (And whether I’ve promised a read/review.)

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BTT – Hardest Book (10/27)

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What’s the hardest/most challenging book you’ve ever read? Was it worth the effort? Did you read it by choice or was it an assignment/obligation?

That would have to be “Great Expectations.”  I had to read it in class back in 9th grade and it was long, tedious, and agrevating.  Of course, I think most of the problem came for the fact we had to read out loud and everyone read a piece.

I don’t even enjoy listening to books on tape or CD so this, to me, was murder, lol.  Add in the fact that not everyone was the best at reading in front of a class… Yeah.

Mind you, one I finally got a chance to sit down and read it all on my own I found out that I actually liked the book.  I just wished that the reading aloud part was skipped, no matter why the teacher thought it a good idea.

 

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BTT – Sequel

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If you could get a sequel for any book, what would it be?


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Try as I might, I can’t think of a book that I truly wanted a sequel to that didn’t have one or that didn’t have one planned.  There have been times I’ve finished a book and been truly TO’d that the next wouldn’t be out for a year or more 🙁 – why I hate getting into a series too early, lol.  But that I wanted and the author didn’t agree… hum… Can’t think of one.  If I think of one later, I’ll come back and update but I’m usually pretty happy with self contained stores being left that way.

BTT (9/8/)

What are you reading now?

  • Sapphique
  • Paradox, The Angels are Here (Paradox series Book 1)

Would you recommend it?

  • So far I would definitely recommend both books!

And what’s next?

  • Honestly? No clue, lol.  What ever hits my fancy as I have a huge TBR list.  We shall see. . .

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BTT – Weather

While my town dries out of record-setting, epic flooding from Hurricane Irene, let me ask you:

What’s your book with weather events? Hurricanes? Tornadoes? Blizzards? Real? Fiction? Doesn’t matter … weather comes up a lot in books, so there’s got to be a favorite somewhere, huh?

Hum.  Not really sure on this one.  Huge storms, if depicted correctly, I guess would have to be my answer.  I grew up in Florida . . . hurricanes!!!, so I do have a soft spot for severe storms in books, movies, etc.  I’m not really sure I could give a logical reason as those kinds of storms aren’t ‘good’ things but they are powerful and pull at some long forgotten childish core. 

If you’re going for scare me to death it would be blizzards though.  I don’t have a good list of books to show for examples (too tired this A.M.) but there ya have it.  Open-mouthed smile

 

Áine

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BTT – History

Sometimes I feel like the only person I know who finds reading history fascinating. It’s so full of amazing-yet-true stories of people driven to the edge and how they reacted to it. I keep telling friends that a good history book (as opposed to some of those textbooks in school that are all lists and dates) does everything a good novel does–it grips you with real characters doing amazing things.

Am I REALLY the only person who feels this way? When is the last time you read a history book? Historical biography? You know, something that took place in the past but was REAL.

Not all history is boring but I’ve not ready any lately that wasn’t boring.  Now, a good historical romance might be nice! Smile But it’s hard to find, or at least I find it hard to find good, engaging true-history.  I used to though, being history was my other main passion in school… If you have any suggestions, I’m all ears. Winking smile

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