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Book meme

Captain's Log, Stardate 09.04.2007

Mandy Leigh tagged me for this meme. How could I resist? I mean, BOOKS!!!

1) Total number of books I own: I have an excel spreadsheet that lists all the books I own AND the ones I’ve read and given away, so it’s hard for me to gauge. What’s embarrassing is that it says I own and have owned a total of 4,530 books. I didn’t buy them all at full price—the majority of them are out of print Regency romances that I got at Goodwill for $1 each.

2) Last book I bought: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

3) Last book I read: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (I really liked it, I don’t care what people say about the ending)

4-8) Five books that mean a lot to me: (I’m going to go with novels because that’s what I feel like)

Persuasion by Jane Austen. My favorite novel.

Sushi for One? by Moi, for obvious reasons.

Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey. The first time I read it, it was so good, it made me cry that it ended.

Firebird by Kathy Tyers (the revised version). This novel completely captured my emotions and I was devastated (in a good way) when it ended.

Regency Miss by Alix Melbourne. This was the very first romance novel that I ever read, and it completely captivated me. I’ve loved romances—and especially Regency romances—ever since.

9-13) Tag five people:

Pamela James

Ronie Kendig

Dineen Miller

Robin Miller

Cheryl Wyatt


  1. Oh, yeah, like I can SO post this. HELLO...conference is in less than 2 weeks! Uh, I have no clue how many books I own....hubby would say too many. LOL Last book I bought was Harry Potter. Last book I read was Anathemia by Colleen Coble. Oops, you cant' read it's not out. LOLOLOLOL Five books that mean a lot to me? My four! LOL Uh, Dineen Miller's Manna Reign, because I believe the book has the potential to really impact a lot of lives. Ronie Kendig's Midnight Zone because she's an amazing writer and I love her action scenes. Cheryl Wyatt's Soldiers of Refuge series because of the emotional depth. And there's this one book by some Asian chick that really touched me...hmmmm, can't recall the author's name! LOL

    Now, am I off the hook?

  2. I, also, don't know how many bookks I own--though I did do a purge a few years ago when I installed floating bookshelves nearly wall-to-wall in my small second bedroom/office.

    I liked the ending of HP, too. :-)

    See you in two weeks!!

  3. Robin, You are sooo bad. LOLOL Love it! Thank you for your comments on mine. And you're right--Neen's rocks.

  4. My eyes glazed over when I read spreadsheet. Am I excused? LOL! Robin, I'm so honored you would mention Manna. Thank you. And I'm with you on Ronie's—awesome story, but what else would she write?

    Number of books I own? — too many for me to read them all! Last book I bought? Writing for Emotional Impact (haven't even read it yet...sigh.) Last book I read? Demon, a Memoir by Tosca Lee (awesome read).

    Five books that mean a lot to me?
    Bayou Justice, because it's Robin's first book and I had the honor of being one of her crit partners through it. Brand & Bound, one of the most powerful stories I've EVER read. LRB because I LOVE Lex's character and can't wait to read the rest. Three by Ted Dekker because he blew me away with his twist at the end, and Demon, a Memoir, most likely because the emotion blew me away and I just finished it. :-)

    Hope you don't mind me answering here. I have no time! Hugs!


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