Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tell Me Something Tuesday (on Wednesday)

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Cambria Hebert. If you decide to play along, be sure to go to this week's main page and link up with Mr. Linky. In Cambria's words:
Welcome to my weekly meme Tell Me Something Tuesday where I ask you something and you tell me the answer!! It’s as simple as that and I thought it would be a great way for all of us bloggers to get to know one another! So this is how it works: I post a question here on my blog and then i give my answer. I invite all the bloggers to take the question and post it on their blog with their answer and we can hop around and see what everyone says! If you are a blogger don’t forget to leave your link at the bottom of this post! If you aren’t a blogger – that’s okay too!! Leave your answer in the comments section!

Tell Me Something:

Do you like to read stand alone novels – why or why not? What is the last stand alone novel that you read?

My Answer:
Yes, I do enjoy reading stand-alone novels! They seem to be few and far between lately, since the modern modus operandi seems to be toward series, but there is a certain satisfaction to getting the entire story in a single chomp. My most recent stand-alone novel (at least as far as I'm aware it's stand-alone) was The Hallowed Ones, which I read just a couple weeks ago (click on the link on the name to see that review).

That is not to say that I don't like a series - when I really enjoy a character or world, I want to spend as much time as possible with them, so extremely long-running series, like the Saga of Recluce or the Lucas Davenport series, really appeal to me. Of course, there is always the danger - like in many of Piers Anthony's series - that the ongoing series will degenerate into repetition and silliness, so it is important to be aware of that situation (note: Piers Anthony's stand-alone novels, such as Firefly and Shade of the Tree, are brilliant).

So, basically, if the book is good, I love it. If a stand-lone book is good, I love it. If a series is good, I love it. What's not to love? I am an obsessive bibliophile, after all!

Just a note: when this post from Cambria showed up in my inbox today, I got very confused, thinking I'd lost track of time again. Despite everything, today is Wednesday, so it's TMST in name only. Don't worry - you didn't get lost in time!

Before you go: grab next week’s question: (the FINAL question until Novemeber – TMST will be on haitus in October)

In honor of fall and my favorite month (October) tell me what you love best about fall and halloween. Feel free to post pictures! And do you plan to dress up for halloween? If so, what will you be? If not, when was the last time you dressed up and what were you? (Pictures!!! lol)


  1. LOL. the notification came into my inbox this morning too but I posted yesterday.... weird. I'll have to check my blog settings.
    But it doesn't matter what day it is! at least you posted!
    And I agree when you are a book lover what's not to love about ANY great book - stand alone or not?
    I will have to check out those books you mentioned above!
    Happy Wednesday!

    1. Hmmm - I don't know if any of them would really appeal to you, except maybe Shade of the Tree. Firefly is really sick and twisted, the Recluce books ... I love 'em, but they're high-level science-fantasy and no werewolves ;-) And the Lucas Davenport books are police procedurals. But I can honestly say all of those books are ones I absolutely loved.

  2. Totally agree weith your answer Katy!
    I'm the same, I love books in general, as long as they have characters and a story I can invest in, I will read, enjoy and finish it!

    PS - Just read your review The Hallowed Ones.. I need to stop reading reviews, or else I will never see the end of my TBR list! =0)

    1. I hear ya, John Scalzi keeps having these posts about new books that have me continuing to add to my wishlist ... :-)


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