(Blame Kelly.)

Contemporary, Historical, or Paranormal?
Historical, almost exclusively.

Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market Paperback?
A bit of everything

Heyer or Austen?
Ha ha. Like anyone reading this blog needs to ask. Let me just say, my son’s middle name isn’t “Heyer.”

Amazon or Brick and Mortar?

Barnes & Noble or Borders?
Borders, usually. I once worked at a B&N and haven’t quite recovered.

Woodiwiss or Lindsay?
OK, here’s where you all get to find out what a huge fraud I am. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book by either one.

First romance novel you ever remember reading?
I don’t remember, honestly. I remember reading some of the Julie Garwood Scottish romances in high school, so probably one of those.

Alphabetize by author, Alphabetize by title or random?
I’m a librarian – and I keep work at work. At home, it’s complete chaos.

Keep, Throw Away or Sell?
Keep until destroyed by child or pet.

Read with dustjacket or remove it?
Remove it. (Or take it to work and get it covered in shiny library plastic!)

Sookie Stackhouse or Anita Blake?
Once again, I’m a poser. Neither.

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
When I get bored, I start skimming. I often read romances completely out of order. If I make it more than 50 pages in without flipping to the last chapter, it’s the mark of a really captivating read. (Even if I skip to the end, I do usually go back. I just want to make sure the HEA is worth the investment.)

It was a dark and stormy night or Once upon a time?
Neither. It is a truth universally acknowledged.

Crusie or SEP?
Here comes the chorus – Neither.

Buy or Borrow?

Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation or Browse?

Tidy ending or Cliffhanger?
Tidy ending

Morning reading, Afternoon reading or Nighttime reading?
As the title of this blog indicates, I don’t really recognize those distinctions anymore. It’s all just Sometime.

Series or standalone?

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
Kati in Italy by Astrid Lindgren.
On second thought – that is probably the first romance I ever read.

7 comments to “Tagged, Parti Deux”

  1. beverley
    · February 6th, 2007 at 4:15 pm · Link

    You read almost exclusively historicals and have read Woodweiss or Lindsey??? Who do you read?

  2. Tessa Dare
    · February 7th, 2007 at 11:05 am · Link

    The thing is, I read romances back in high school (Garwood and some others – went through a bit of a Scottish phase there). Then I didn’t read any for years and years, except the occasional Nora Roberts and the Outlander books. Only when I was pregnant with my second kid did I pick them up again. An online friend I met through some Austen fansites clued me in to the fact that there were Regency-set romances out there. And I was building a list of fun reading for my “confinement,” so I asked her for her favorites – Stephanie Laurens, Amanda Quick, Laura Kinsale. From there, I’ve pretty much gone on recommendations from friends, and I haven’t gotten around to reading Woodiwiss or Lindsay yet. I’m sure I will eventually!

  3. beverley
    · February 7th, 2007 at 12:22 pm · Link

    My first historical ever was Lindsey (I’m not into her now though, books are the same) and I’ve never read Woodiwiss. The same with me, I was on a like decade hiatus from reading romances and started reading again last year when I decided I was going to write. I didn’t even know who was good out there. I got recommendations from the girls on the Avon Fanlit board. I would say Lisa Kleypas is my favorite now and I do want to get some Wicked book by Cheryl Holt! I’m not sure what you would think about Woodiwiss and Lindsey now though. That’s a toss up.

  4. Lenora Bell
    · February 7th, 2007 at 9:13 pm · Link

    I’m a member of the same chorus, Tessa. I didn’t have a clue what half those questions meant.

  5. Alyssa Goodnight
    · February 8th, 2007 at 7:29 pm · Link

    Great answers! My son’s middle name is Austin too (but he was born there…)

    My sister’s one of those that skips to the end too…usually somewhere in the middle of the first chapter. Shame, shame. 😉

    LOVE your blog!

  6. beverley
    · February 9th, 2007 at 1:54 pm · Link

    Oh my goodness, did everyone give the middle name Austin to their little guy? I am one of those people.

  7. Tessa Dare
    · February 9th, 2007 at 2:07 pm · Link

    Hi, Alyssa! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    I know, Bev, it seems like there are a lot of little Austins running around these days. My son’s middle name is “Austen” with the e, though, so it’s Jane, not Texas. I figured there are enough “Austin”s around that he’d never get teased for being named after something so girly.