1) The number of books I've owned?
Oh geez, I have no idea. Certainly hundreds, but I don't own them all anymore. I've gotten rid of many over the years and through many, many moves.
2) The last book I bought?
Naked in Death by J.D. Robb. My mom has given me two of her books in the past few months and I really liked them, so I decided to get the first in the series.
3) The last book I read?
The Shadow of Saganami by David Weber, although I was in the middle of it when I had surgery and haven't gotten back to it yet. I've read all of Weber's Honor Harrington series and this series jumps off that one. I recommend it to anyone who finds space operas like Star Trek: DS9 or Babylon 5 enjoyable - start with the first Honor Harrington book, though.
4) Five books that mean a lot to me: (in no particular order)
1. The Harry Potter series. It's brought me so much, from the simple joy of reading these wonderfully imaginative books to the amazing friends I've made because of them.
2. The Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters. I love mysteries with a strong female protagonist and I love all things Egyptian, plus the English elements... and on top of that, they're just wonderful stories. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
3. The Belgariad and Mallorean series by David and Leigh Eddings. Rich fantasy epic, hero on a quest sort of thing. Some people want to look at them for deep meaning and comparisons to actual races and religions here on Earth - I don't care about that. They're very enjoyable books with good characters that take you in.
4. The Chronicles of Cheysuli series by Jennifer Roberson. I think I'm one of the few people who has read this series, and it did go out of print for a while there. Again with strong female protagonists, plus shapechanging, good vs evil, love and death - all the things that make a great story. You can now buy the whole series smooshed into 4 books on Amazon - which is something I really ought to do.
5. The Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper. I first read these books when I was maybe 10 or 11 and I just loved them. Twenty-odd years later, re-reading them still gives me a thrill.
Tag, you're it:
Obviously, I need to get back to _dark_chaos soon.
My dad got me cream of mushroom soup from Panera for dinner. I kinda want it. Will find out what exciting new foods I can eat tomorrow...no more mush! No more mush! I hope.