Nov 122012


Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading

This week’s question:
For this week’s Musing Monday, I’m going to give you the option to answer any of the following questions — or, if you prefer, you can answer them all! Have fun! {questions were supplied by my readers when asked for suggestions}
• If you had to choose only 3 books to read forever, which ones would you choose? {source}
• Is there a character that you absolutely love but that you cannot get a good mental picture of? {source}
• Make a plea for your favorite book. Make others wanna read it! {source}
• If you could create a soundtrack for a book you’ve read recently, which songs would you use and why? {source}
• Do you read outside your preferred genre? Has your preferred genre changed? {source}
• Do you have a favorite book/movie combination? {source}
• Name a book that you thought you wouldn’t like much, but you ended up loving. {source}
• If you were Book Czar of the world, is there one book you would like to require every kid to read? {source}

My pick and answer is:
Today, those that participate in the meme, can choose any or all questions to answer.  I will be responding to 2 of them.  They are:

Do you read outside your preferred genre? Has your preferred genre changed?
I have always been a mystery/suspense reader, however, I have broadened into different genres over the past few years.   Contemporary literature, especially with family/friend dynamics, I now find to be enjoyable reads.  Another genre, that has interested me that never had, are memoirs.  The ones I have read has left an impact on me.   But one genre, which seems to be very popular, I have no interest in or think I would enjoy is fantasy, PNR, YA etc.   That genre is way out of my comfort zone and think that it will stay that way.

• Name a book that you thought you wouldn’t like much, but you ended up loving.
I tend not to read any espionage or where the synopsis is about international government agencies and that have a lot of legalese, etc.  But have read 2 books by author Mark Gilleo, with some of those elements, and they blew me away.  Both Love Thy Neighbor and Sweat were page turning reads.  Love Thy Neighbor, a debut novel with 400+ pages and a story line of international terrorists, would have been a book that I wouldn’t even think of picking up.  But due to it touring with PICT, I had to read and was dreading because of the plot, a debut novel and number of pages, proved me wrong.  It read as if it was written by a seasoned author, even though it had 400+ pages, I read it in a couple of days because I could not put it down.  The author, Mark Gilleo, is now on my “authors to be read” list.

What about you?  What question would you like to answer?

November is being hosted by Edgy Inspirational Romance

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of A girl and her books and is now on tour.
According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”
Click on title for synopsis via Amazon


Tuesdsay:  Kiss And Tell by TJ Cooke from Author
Tuesday:  Sinatra And Me by Tony Consiglio from Finn Partners

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  1. I love it when an author/book surprises us!

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