Thursday, January 17, 2008

Checking In


I'm just signing in to tell you I'm alive and well. I was sick on Tuesday and missed work, which made me forget yesterday was Wednesday and blog day. Today has been a whirlwind of busyness.

I have a couple new book releases hitting that I'd like to tell you about. I also have a couple blog topics running around in my mind that I'd like to get written. But both will have to wait. I'm out of time and brain power for the day.

I do have a curious question that I'm wondering how you would answer. If you could only read one type of fiction book, what would it be? Be more specific than just mystery or romance. If "biblical romance" is your thing, say that. If mysteries with cats as main characters are it for you, say so.

Have a good rest of the week.
Becky

21 comments:

The Write Life said...

Sorry you've been sick, Becky. I missed your post yesterday!

I love suspense type books in settings like a tropical location or rugged mountain setting.

Paige

Vickie said...

I'm sorry you been sick, Becky. I hope you're feeling better soon.

I love historical romances set in the late 1800s. I can't find enough of these to please my cowboy fetish. I wish there were more Christian romances published in this time period, but they are hard to find.

Janelle said...

Historical romance with a touch of mystery or suspense in the late 1800's. Yep, that's the ideal book for me. Give me cowboys with feisty girl trouble along with some unknown drama hanging over their head and I'm hooked. A little humor in the mix is like a cherry on top.

Linda Harris said...

Mysteries where there doesn't necessarily have to be a murder. I've read a few of those lately, and they're just as entertaining as the murder mysteries.

Ed J. Horton said...

Mysteries, thrillers, suspense. My favorite are high-action stories with plenty of twists and turns to keep me on the edge of my seat. I remember an old "I Love Lucy" episode were Lucy is reading a murder mystery and is so engrossed that she doesn't hear anyone entering the room or talking to her. When she's finally startled to attention, she jumps and flings the book out the window. By the end of the episode she has tied a rope to the tattered book for easy retrieval. I suppose a great book would make me fling, or, at the very least, jump when my nine-year-old bursts into the den demanding my attention while I'm lying on the couch reading.

I also enjoy cozies, even those with little ol' lady sleuths like Ivy Malone.

Cara Putman said...

Books I usually love: Historical romances if they are in a new time period. I'm tired of the 1800s unless someone has a fresh twist. I love suspense like Wanda Dyson, Colleen Coble, and Brandilyn Collins. I also love the chick lit voice without the formula. Make it smart and sassy but I really don't care about women nearing 30 who panic about their lack of a man, bad career, and live in a big city. Give the book a heart with a new challenge and I'm all over it. :-)

Patty Hall said...

I hope you're feeling better. It's rotten to be sick when it's so cold outside.

Wow, that's a tough question. But looking over my collections, I would have to say that I love historicals where the heroine has a unique occupation. Gilbert Morris' Cheney Duvall is one of my favorites. Female lawyers or detectives in the late 1800's or early 1900's are another favorite. In fact, my latest heroine is a WWII test pilot.

CHickey said...

I'm not genre pacific, but the book must have a strong romantic thread and have my emotions run the gauntlet. The only genre I don't read is science fiction. I guess my favorite is...haven't a clue.

Oh, and Vickie I have a pod that I will someday rewrite that takes place in 1883!

CHickey said...

Ooops! I'm not genre specific either!

Myra Johnson said...

I'll read just about anything as long as there is strong characterization and an emphasis on relationships. I like a hint of mystery or suspense. And if there's a horse, dog, or cat involved, so much the better!

Mary Connealy said...

Well, being sick has just made you MEAN Becky. How am I supposed to pick a genre?

I think if I had to choose it'd be Suspenseful romantic comedy.
Is that genre specific enough? Note I didn't say historical or contemporary.

If they're sassing each other and falling in love while they're running for their lives, then I'm happy.

Sorry you were sick. I hate being sick. I always wonder what exactly God had in mind when he created the flu. But I'm sure there's something.

Mary Connealy said...

And 'genre pacific' has just given me an idea for a new book, so thanks Cynthia

Margie Vawter said...

I'm not genre specific in my reading, either, but looking at my bookcases) (yes, that's plural!), the genre that wins hands-down is cozy mystery, historical or contemporary. That's followed closely by other mysteries, suspense, thriller . . . you get the idea. I like unique heroines and heroes, ones with interesting occupations and/or talents.

Sorry you've been sick! Hope you're feeling better.

Erica Vetsch said...

I'm sorry you've been ill. I hope you're feeling better now.

If I could only read one type book, it would be historical romance.

Becky said...

Thanks for the answers. I think I'm learning some from them. :) Keep the comments coming, and have a good weekend.

Aaron McCarver said...

Becky, I am so glad you are better. My favorite has to be American historicals set from the mid 1700s to the early 1800s. I love patriotic stories and early frontier stories. I also like historical cozy mysteries in Victorian settings.

Janet Spaeth said...

My very favorite is a funny cozy mystery.

Pam Hillman said...

If I could choose just one: Western set Historical romances in the late 1800's.

Hope you're all better by now, Becky!

Blissful said...

If I could read only one kind of fiction book?

"Adventure romance". If only there were that type of genre. But what romance is not an adventure in one way or another, I suppose? :)

I like the one who commented on suspense in a rugged mtn setting. Sounds great to me! Like a tale of two climbers and their perilous times on Mt Everest. Now that would be interesting...

Jeanie Smith Cash said...

Hi Becky,
I'm sorry you were sick, I hope you're feeling better.

My favorites are contemporary romantic suspense, mysteries, and the four in one collections.

Blessings,
Jeanie

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Action Romance.

BTW...glad you're feeling better.

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