Some words just seem funny. The way they look. The way they sound. The word meme — always makes me smile. This word pops up frequently on blogs, as people tend to share insights into their own lives. Here’s how Merriam-Webster defines the term:
alteration of mimeme, from mim- (as in mimesis) + -eme
: an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture
Here’s my meme for today!
- What was the last book you bought? Attack of the Tyrannosaurus by Rex Stone (Scholastic Book Fair) & Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole
- Name a book that you have read more than once: I read most books more than once, sometimes several times. Recent rereads include Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin (I had mixed emotions about the characters and needed to read it a second time to really flesh out my reaction) and Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (I really enjoy post WWII stories)
- How do you choose a book? I consider the cover, blurb, review site recommendations and previous experience with a particular author.
- Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction? The majority of my reading tends to be fiction but I do enjoy political and biographical books, as well.
- What’s more important in a story – beautiful writing or gripping plot? I’m a plot person and can forgive poor writing if the story keeps me well immersed in the pages.
- Most loved/memorable character? Zsadist from JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
- What book is presently on my nightstand? The Amazing Spongebobini (a favorite of my four-year old) & my Kindle (which has about 4 unread downloads on it right now).
- What was the last book you read? If You Dare by Kresley Cole
- Have you ever given up on a book mid-story? All the time. If it doesn’t capture my interest by page 50, I usually put it on my bookshelf. Sometimes it’s my mood and sometimes it’s the story itself. Typically I give it some distance and try again later.
I’d love to hear your answers, if you want to share J