Jul. 21st, 2010

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Here is the 30 day/30 prompt book meme that I've been working on. I tried to make it as inclusive as possible, but you should absolutely feel free to adjust the prompts to suit you and what you read.

I'll post my answers every day, and I want to encourage people to either post their answers in the comments, or post their answers in their own journals/blogs and link to that post in the comments. That way we can all click around from one central point and find out what friends and strangers are reading!


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

I can't think of a series I wish had gone on longer -- I've read a lot of series that lasted past their prime. Here I'm thinking of Pern, which I read and loved when I was, you know, 12. I'm thinking of Anita Blake, which should have ended after book eight (Obsidian Butterfly, which I thought was a pretty good book -- but most of the others are not). I'm thinking of the Bones books by Reichs, which I enjoy, but lately I'm not feeling it -- the newer books are much less engaging than the older ones.

And, you know, I love the Anne of Green Gables books -- but even House of Dreams was a little too much. I want more Anne and more Anne and more Anne, but Anne of Ingleside? Rainbow Valley? The Blythes Are Quoted???!! Enough already! (I do admit to dearly loving Anne of Windy Poplars, written around the same time as the others listed above, but still.) On the other hand, I am sure L.M. Montgomery made enough money from these books to live a comfortable life, which I would never begrudge her, even if I loathe where she took the canon. So!

(I read somewhere, when I was younger, that Montgomery ended up really hating the Anne books, but her publisher and audience demanded them, which is why she wrote so many more, and about Anne's children, and the short story collections. I can't find a citation for that, though... but it's never far from my mind when I think about the Anne books.)

There are a lot of books that aren't in series that I want more of -- I want to know what happens next. For, like, fifteen years already, I've been wondering what happens after Dream Man by Linda Howard -- I think if it had been written nowadays, it would probably spin off into a series of psychic crime-solving novels! I've also always wanted to know what happened after A Paradigm of Earth by Candas Jane Dorsey -- not from the human perspective, but from the alien perspective!

Okay, now you! Feel free to either comment on this entry with your answers, or link to a post you make to your own blog/journal.

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