Wednesday, 28 February 2007

From between the pages, to between the sheets...

I am a little curious....

Have you ever been reading a story or novel and wished a little that a character was real?

If it where at all possible for any characters to spring themselves free from their fiction shackles, and walk into your lives, who would you choose?

Mine are listed below:

1)..Peekay from The Power of One and it's sequel Tandia, by Bryce Courtenay.

A fit, well muscled boxer with a brain as powerful as his body. He speaks several African laguages and hates any injustice.

2)..Jean Claude from the Anita Blake vampire Hunter books by Laurell K Hamilton.
(Peanut Queen, I blame you for this

A pale and beautiful French vampire with long dark locks. He's devious, but generally well meaning and a little more 'good' than he appears. Not to mention that he is an incubus...

My next to choices are really not wholly imaginitive...

3)..Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

C'mon, who wouldnt want Mr Darcy with that arrogance to conquer, the tight britches, the closet hero in him (riding to the rescue saving maidens from the dastardly Mr Wickham), the tight britches....

4)..Rhett Butler from Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
And what girl doesnt want to try and tame a bad boy?...

Now, how about your choices? List as many or as few as you like.


The Blogging Bookers....

I had a little thought....

I was thinking it might be nice if we could all get together and a have a little book discussion, rather than relying on the comments section. I think Chatrooms are easy enough to put onto a blog ( even for a techno-blonde like myself) so it shouldn't be too much bother - especially as I'm still decorating the place anyway.

So what do ya think?.. fancy arranging a time to sip some wine and talk about books?


Monday, 26 February 2007

My Book Nook

I have settled here into this little nook.....

It's nice and quiet, it has chocolates in abundance, wine on tap and books everywhere.

So, why the new home? I hear you ask... Well, as much as I like the other place, This place is pretty much just about book-talk.

I plan on talking about book club choices, putting up some links to author websites and the such like and adding lists of the books that I own.

I've seen a few blogs that do this, and being naturally curious (read, nosy) about what others are reading, I thought it only fair if I included my own little collection.

Anyway... what are you reading right now?