Thursday, October 2, 2008

Book Talk Meme

Encouraged by Melissa Donovan over at Writing Forward I'm taking part in this meme.

I'm calling it Book Talk. Here goes:

What was the last book you bought?

On Monday September 29th, I bought four books from my Amazon wishlist:

  1. Page After Page by Heather Sellers
  2. Chapter by Chapter: Discover the dedication nd focus you need to write the book of your dreams by Heather Sellers
  3. Writer's Workshop in a Box by Manuela Dunn
  4. Writing from the Heart - Tapping the power of your inner voice by Nancy Slonim Aronie
Name a book you have read MORE than once

Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul.

Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?

I thought I had found a treasure when I rummaged through some old book at my church, and I did. Agatha Christie - An Autobiography mirror much of my own experiences and motivated me to stop making excuses and make my way to my desk and write regardless of what is going on around me and to see everyday life as ready-made inspiration and not as a hindrance to writing.

How do you choose a book - eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews

I choose books by summary but if someone I admire recommends a book I'd consider it.

Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?

Non-fiction books are my favorite but I'm not opposed to a suspense novel once in a while.

What’s more important in a novel - beautiful writing or a gripping plot?

Do I really have to choose? All right a gripping plot.

Most loved/memorable character (character/book)

Sarah Witt in A Disappointing Truth - the tragic Story of Sarah Witt by Sarudzai Mubvakure

Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?

A cup of Comfort for Writers and Ernes Hemingway on Writing.

What was the last book you’ve read, and when was it?

Just three chapters into Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers

Have you ever given up on a book half way in?

Only twice. Both times I began reading knowing that the book didn't the area of my reading preferences.

Let's have some fun and keep this meme going.


Melissa Donovan said...

Hi Cheryl,

I'm so glad you picked up the meme. It's a fun one, isn't it? Just perfect for us writers ;)


Cheryl Wright said...

Top of the morning to you Melissa,

It sure was fun and only the second I've done. My first was at the Red Room.


Jeanne Dininni said...

Fascinating post, Cheryl! Thanks for participating in the meme and sharing these interesting tidbits about your books and book-related habits!

Cheryl Wright said...

Hey Jeanne, why not take a swing at it yourself. I think the practice is to tag someone. I tag you then.

You can give the meme your own name as Melissa suggested and run with it.

I'd love to read yours.


Jeanne Dininni said...

I'll do my best, Cheryl! I'm so far behind on the memes I've already been tagged for. Sometimes it's difficult to know what to tackle next! It is a fascinating meme though, so I'll see if I can't manage to give it a shot! :-)


Cheryl Wright said...

I look forward to it Jeanne.


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