All About the Books Meme – with Julianna Scott
Another Wednesday and another fab edition of All About the Books, this time introducing the picks of Julianna Scott. This is the author bringing you a wonderful novel called The Holders in April 2013.
1) One Book That Changed My Life
A Secret Affair by Mary Balogh
Not a profound book in and of itself, but it was the first romance I ever read. Until that point, I had no idea book like that even existed, and I about cried for all the wasted years! I had always thought that romance novels were all cheesy, Fabio-style covered, rubbish, but I was so wrong, and I have Ms. Balogh–who is still one of my favorite authors–to thank for enlightening me.
2) One Book I’ve HAD to Read More Than Once
Anything I own!
I never read a book only once. If I like it I will reread my favorite parts, and if I love it I will wear it out. When I love a book enough to buy it, I will get it in hardback whenever I can because I will read paperbacks till they fall apart! Specific books I have HAD to by second copies of because of this issue are, Something Dangerous by Mary Balogh, Dark Lover by JR Ward, and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
3) One Book I’d Want on a Desert Island
Favorite, favorite, favorite. Love, love, love. If you haven’t read it, you need to get on that. Like right now. Go.
4) One Book That Made Me Laugh
I Am A Genius Of Unspeakable Evil And I Want To Be Your Class President by Josh Leib
Picture Cartman of South Park writing a book, and that is pretty much it. That one I read for book club, and I don’t tend to read humor, though if I had to pick another, recently a friend of mine recommended a light paranormal romance that is about a Vampire who suffers from ED. That one was pretty hilarious–and a really good story, oddly enough. Don’t judge me. :)
5) One Book That Has Made Me Cry
Going to have to come out and admit that a book had never made me cry. Nor has a movie or a TV show for that matter. It’s not that I’m heartless, it’s just that deep down, I know it isn’t real. I appreciate the performance, (and writing is, in essence, a performance art) and I enjoy it thoroughly, but I have never been able to invest enough to cry, because deep down I know it is not really happening. (I should probably mention, I do not read non-fiction)
6) One Book I Wish I’d Written
The only books I can think of that I wish I had written, I wish that because I was absolutely loving the story and then it took what I felt a was wrong turn, and I wanted to fix it so the story went the way I wanted. So in respect to the authors–who of course have the right to write what ever they please–I don’t have an answer for this one. Though, I will say that most of the time, if it’s a story I like, I am happy I didn’t write it myself, because if I had, I wouldn’t have gotten the same enjoyment out of it.
7) One Book I Am Currently Reading
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
It’s a YA Paranormal about Mermaids that has come out recently, and was actually written by a ‘virtual’ friend of mine I met back when we were both querying.
8) One Book I Am Intending to Read
Rapture by Lauren Kate
The woman has been frustrating me for three years, and it is almost over!
Well, what d’you think? Anything here that resonates with you? Give some love in the comments!