By the very talented Alison Kent. (that compliment doesn’t mean I won’t seek revenge)

Contemporary, Historical, or Paranormal?
Mainly contemporary, followed by paranormals. Historicals are not my thing but I absolutely buy and read them when it’s an author who’s a friend of mine!

Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market Paperback?
Book whore here – so if a book is issued in several formats, and I love the book, you’ll find all three on my shelf. To zoo’s chagrin.

Heyer or Austen?
Austen.

Amazon or Brick and Mortar?
Amazon Prime is my favorite thing!!! But nothing beats browsing in an actual bookstore…

Barnes & Noble or Borders?
I used to manage a Borders, so I’m partial 🙂

Woodiwiss or Lindsay?
Um, having read neither, I couldn’t tell you.

First romance novel you ever remember reading?
I know I used to read some of my mom’s and my aunt’s – the only thing I remember is they read a lot of Beatrice Small, so that’s what I know I read. And I was young too – maybe 11 or 12. I didn’t start up with romance again until about 5 years ago – I don’t know why I stayed away so long.

Alphabetize by author Alphabetize by title or random?
For my graduate school stuff, I categorize by century. Otherwise, it’s a free for all.

Keep, Throw Away or Sell?
Keep. Everything.

Read with dust jacket or remove it?
Remove. I hate creases and wrinkles.

Sookie Stackhouse or Anita Blake?
I’ve only read one Anita and no Sookie.

Bridget Jones or Becky Bloomwood?
Neither.

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
Stop reading?

“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?
Once upon a time…most definitely.

Crusie or SEP?
Neither.

Buy or Borrow?
Buy. Buy. Buy. I always feel the need to own the book.

Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation or Browse?
Recs and browsing….

Tidy ending or Cliffhanger?
I can do either as long as there’s a happy ending for some of the characters – I need that resolution on some level.

Morning reading, Afternoon reading or Nighttime reading?
All day long.

Series or standalone?
Both.

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
I did my Masters thesis on Pamela by Samuel Richardson. I’ve heard Diana mention Clarissa, but I liked Pamela better – and not because it was shorter 🙂

Steph T.