Occasional FAQ ~ 15 Question Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Book Meme

Here is a quiz for readers via SF Signal, Gentle Reader.

Thought I would have fun filling it out, feel free to do so yourself in your own blog.

  1. What was the last sf/f/h book you finished reading? Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  2. What was the last sf/f/h book you did not finish reading? Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. I don’t feel bad because everyone else loves it and it won a Hugo. I’m just not one for super cerebral SF. I don’t want to work that hard for my pleasure reading.
  3. What was the last sf/f/h book you read that you liked but most people didn’t? I really can’t answer that. Most of the books I like seem to be pretty well regarded in online forums.
  4. What was the last sf/f/h book you read that you disliked? UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn.
  5. How long do your 1-sitting reading sessions usually last? It’s a complex equation something along the lines of: The wait time in the airport + the length of the plane ride – take off and landing – time spent eating.
  6. What are you currently reading? Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear
  7. Do you like it so far? I only just started it, but yes.
  8. How long ago did you buy the book you are currently reading? On its release date at the beginning of this month.
  9. What was the last physical sf/f/h book you bought? The Originals by Cat Patrick
  10. What is the sf/f/h sub-genre you like to read the most? Space opera written by a woman author (or male/female co-authors) with a strong romantic element, lots of fun side characters, good dialogue, some humors, and a powerful female main character.
  11. What is the sf/f/h sub-genre you dislike the most and why? Horror. I’m super squeamish. I have actually had a book make me throw up.
  12. What is your favorite electronic reading device? I like e-ink, it hurts my eyes less, so anything with e-ink is first, print is second. I never read books on a phone or computer screen (except my own stuff, of course).
  13. What was the last sf/f/h eBook you bought? Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron
  14. Do you read books exclusively in 1 format (physical/electronic)? Mostly I read fiction on the ereader, non fiction is about 50/50 these days, but there are always exceptions.
  15. Do you read eBooks exclusively on a single device? Yes.

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Your Moment of Parasol . . .

1880 Tiered Lace Parasol, ca. 1880-90  via The Met


Your Infusion of Cute . . .

via French Steampunk FB

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
The X-Ray Spook Party: 1897

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

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  1. Jared said:

    Please tell me you liked Vampire Academy. You liked Vampire Academy, right? (I really liked Vampire Academy.)

  2. Gail Carriger said:

    I found it a little disjointed and odd in plot and world-building. I liked the main character and the romance. I'm not interested in reading further, but I can understand the appeal.

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