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. 

{What is Gail's Book Group reading for February? Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear}


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 . . .  
via the-vortexx-tumblr Victorian slang terms you never knew existed


Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last Releases November 2015. Not yet available for pre-order. Edits stage.

Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First Release date March 17, 2015 available for pre-order! 

The Books! 

 The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3
Waistcoats & Weaponry
 The Custard Protocol Series: 1 Prudence (Coming March 17, 2015)
The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
Soulless Vol. 1, Soulless Vol. 2, Soulless Vol. 3
 $0.99 short stories (ebook only) Marine Biology, My Sister's Song, & Fairy Debt; The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar

Book News:
hopeisaturtle tumblr Soulless Minimalist Posters Genevieve

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“I am not and I resent the accusation.”
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