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Q: Happy Father's Day! Who is your favorite dad character in a book and why?
My favorite father figure comes from Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series. Twin brothers, Drustan (from Kiss of a Highlander) and Degeus (from The Dark Highlander), both visit their father, Silvan, on separate occasions in the past with Druid magic. Long story short, Silvan was a wonderful father-figure who equally loved his sons, but really put them in their place as well through (comical!) manipulative games. He was a very likable character and because of that, it was always emotional during good-byes and during discoveries of letters/gifts left behind for his sons to read in the future.
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Q: Most Valuable Book: From your personal collection of books, which ones hold the most value to you - is it signed by the author? or maybe it's your favorite story of all time? Share it with us.
Many of my favorite books have sentimental values due to me remembering exactly where I was and who I was with while reading them. For example, the Jo Beverly books in my library were read while I backpacked through China while other romance books were often personally shared among my friends while I lived in Japan. I have a collection of Gone with the Wind books that I devoured while living in Austin and other well known classics that I fell in love with at university. Most are just flimsy paperback books I picked up at second-hand book stores around the world, but re-reading them always brings back so many cherished memories that I display them proudly in my library even today.
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Q: Do you belong to a book club, either online or in real life?
I have tried joining book clubs in the past (both online and in read life), but unfortunately I do not stick around long. I will like one book one month, but then not the book during the next month and will skip...then before I know it, I'm out. Plus, books clubs related to my reading genre usually include books I've already read before, so that's no fun. And mostly, I don't like reading under time-constraints. I read for the enjoyment of it and not for a schedule. So, NO - I do not belong to a book club either online or in real life. Props to those who do!!