I read pretty much anything, but genre fiction is my great love in life.
Rincewind is my spirit animal, which says it all really.
I hope they stick with the original plan of having Sam Rami direct and Bruce Campbell be Rob Anybody.
Now the only question is, will it be live-action or animated?
I don't like to read or watch horror (I am a scardy cat) but oh my god, the illustrations in these books still scare me.
I am not a fan of the new books with their non-nightmare-and-life-ruining illustrations. It needs to make you piss yourself of it's just not good.
I will give a shout out to Locke & Key though, because while it doesn't scare me, it is very good horror.
You realize that is IMPOSSIBLE right? There's no way to answer that question!
So instead here are favorites that I could read again and again without ever getting tired off them.
Not a lot of people like this book, but I thought it was a really fun way to bring Norse mythology and Urban Fantasy together.
But then again I love love LOVE Norse mythology and apparently not everyone else does? Maybe more people will read and enjoy it now that the THOR movies are out.
I don't think I really have one. I like pun titles, but that's it. Book covers grab my attention way more than titles anyways.
WILL AND LYRA FOREVER.
Not so much a plot twist, but it was definitely surprise and hurt me so much.
And then, that ending! Mother fucker right in the feels.
This was a very very popular book that was written by a more lit writer and it didn't suck and completely bore me*!
So it made me think that maybe lit fiction isn't where interesting ideas go to die a slow, boring, death.
*I'm more of a genre girl and usually hate "literature" books. I'm looking at you Swamplandia!
There's a lot of characters I love, but the one I relate to the most isMizunashi Akari.I see some of my better characteristics in her - she's optimistic, always sees the good in people, is free with her emotions, and hangs out with a giant cat fairy.
Well maybe not that last one. But we're both very happy-go-lucky and try to see the good in everything. Plus I would totally love to live on a water-terraformed Mars and be a gondolier.
The Discworld series! (duh) I know that there's tons of people in the fandom, but none of my friends read the books and I'd love to have someone IRL to talk to about this. I've been working on my husband for the last 10 years and he still hasn't bothered to crack open any of the books in our house.
RAWR it makes me so angry.
Um...all of them? Just look at the shelf of books I've bought and need to read. But if I have to choose just one book lets go with The Hounds of the Morrigan, a book I bought sometime in High School and still haven't been able to finish. So it's been at least 10 years that I've been trying and failing to read this book.
I agree with Stormtrooper Pony this is a little repetitive. The books that make me sad also make me cry. Crazy huh?
So in order not to repeat myself I'll throw in a book that made me cry because HORMONES ARE WEIRD. When I read this book I had just had a baby (who'll be a year old next week!!) and this fucked me up for a while due to all the lovely hormones and crazy-brain-times motherhood gives you.
Steelheart has a wonderful scene of a mother holding a newborn that a super villain TURNS INTO AN ASHY SKELETON IN HER HANDS. You guys! A tiny baby skeleton and all I could think about is my baby and how I would just die if that happened to me. Which I know is really unlikely, but isn't that what a good book is supposed to do?
I actually had to put the book down it affected me so. And then when I picked it back up there was another scene with the mother TRYING TO PUT HER BABY BACK TOGETHER. Crying over her dead ashy baby right before a villain killed her too.
...I mean, really? It was one of the worst things I could have read as a new mother. I'm surprised that I even managed to finish the book, the prologue fucked with my emotions so much.
When I learned to read in first grade (late, I know) my Mom and I would read Black Beauty to each other at night. It's the first novel I can remember reading, though I've never read it again in adulthood.
I don't have a favorite book, but I have a favorite type. Usually a historical, set anywhere between the 1600s - 1800s, involving Scotsman/Lairds and a "hot-headed" independent woman who is captured/forced into marriage/lurve with the man in the Kilt.
But I love it, so you know. Cheesy Harlequin Historicals for everyone!
....Excuse I'm going to hit up the library and check out a ton of books now.
Um, none? I feel that most books would do better being turned into TV shows (AGOT and True Blood season 1 come to mind) because it allows for more long-form storytelling.
But if I have to choose the least disappointing one, I'll go with The Hunger Games. The book was written like it was a movie anyways, so it didn't really lose too much in the translation from book to screen.
Y'all thought I would put the PTerry movies didn't you? NOPE - they are good, but not nearly as good as the books. Because nothing's as good as PTerry is.