Karl Gallagher (selenite) wrote,
Karl Gallagher

30 Day Book Meme - Day 9

Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving

For this I can't think of a specific book. But I can think of an author--Georgette Heyer. celticdragonfly and other Bujold fans kept recommending her so I gave her books a try. Romances aren't my favorite genre. Aside from Heyer, I've probably abandoned more romance novels halfway through than I've finished. So I wasn't expecting to like hers. But I did. Black Sheep, Frederica, Venetia, The Nonesuch, The Masqueraders, all wonderful stories that I keep re-reading.

I think it does make a difference for me that they're Regency romances. I'm an SF fan because I like reading about strange and different situations. Regency culture is more alien to life today than most of the species on Star Trek. The rules of the culture also up the seriousness of the stakes for the hero and heroine. Missteps in the mating dance can be life-ruining in a very literal way. That tension keeps me more involved in the story.

Day 01 – Best book you read last year
Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times
Day 03 – Your favorite series
Day 04 – Favorite book of your favorite series
Day 05 – A book that makes you happy
Day 06 – A book that makes you sad
Day 07 – Most underrated book
Day 08 – Most overrated book
Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 10 – Favorite classic book
Day 11 – A book you hated
Day 12 – A book you used to love but don’t anymore
Day 13 – Your favorite writer
Day 14 – Favorite book of your favorite writer
Day 15 – Favorite male character
Day 16 – Favorite female character
Day 17 – Favorite quote from your favorite book
Day 18 – A book that disappointed you
Day 19 – Favorite book turned into a movie
Day 20 – Favorite romance book
Day 21 – Favorite book from your childhood
Day 22 – Favorite book you own
Day 23 – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t
Day 24 – A book that you wish more people would’ve read
Day 25 – A character who you can relate to the most
Day 26 – A book that changed your opinion about something
Day 27 – The most surprising plot twist or ending
Day 28 – Favorite title
Day 29 – A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 – Your favorite book of all time

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