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Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« on: October 06, 2011, 02:08 PM »
Hi fellow STPs

If you have 5 minutes to spare, I have a hypothetical question for you:

Let's say you are to embark on a long journey (months away from civilisation) whereby you can only take one (1) book with you.  What book would choose and why?

Reason I'm asking this question:
I'm wondering if I have missed out on the "book" of a lifetime and I'd hate myself if I did!

Just one itsy bitsy rule: 
Book has to be a romance/adult -hey, I don't have anything against YA but heck it, if I'm gonna be stuck somewhere out of civilisation, I'd want me some action ;)

See results below.

I am still curious and it is not too late for your response  ;D

cheers
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Title                             Series                         Author                    Voters
Thoughtless                 Book 1 of 2                  S.C. Stephens         Fil, jessd, H&H, Aerinn & Piggyjane66
You Slay Me                  Aisling Grey                 Katie MacAlister        Avantgarde140
Beautiful Disaster          -                                 Jamie McGuire          Anams
Dante Valentine             Complete Series           Lilith Saintcrow         ereaderuser
Breaking Dawn              Twilight Series              Stephanie Meyer       AmyC00
Shiver                          Wolves of Mercy Falls     Maggie Stiefvater     loveisjustaword
Phantom                       -                                 Susan Kay              Mei
Chronicle of Amber        -                                  Roger Zelazny         kallisti
Outlander                     -                                  Diana Gabaldon       iadorelove
Something Wonderful    -                                  Judith McNaught      Aoibheal
The Bronze Horseman   -                                  Paullina Simons        icg8943
The Eight                    -                                   Katherine Neville     Aquarise
Spider's Revenge         -                                    Jennifer E-step        Zenny

Thank you for your votes  :-*
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, 02:19 PM »
you don't have to say you love me  ;D and maybe thoughtless/effortless. But if I were away from all civilization I would prefer to have Kellan (*sigh*) with me  :P

i've moved your thread to general since it's not really a request but more a general discussion (hope you don't mind) but that way there's a bigger chance for participants i think
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2011, 02:24 PM »

Woahh! I've never read books from Sarra Manning and SC Stephens. 

These are going in my MR list.  Thanks filouke!

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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 02:27 PM »
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Woahh! I've never read books from Sarra Manning and SC Stephens. 

These are going in my MR list.  Thanks filouke!

you should definitely put them on top!  ;) and tell me about it after you read them!
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011, 02:29 PM »

I've just downloaded them  ;D

Think I'm gonna start with Sarra Mannings book.
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 02:34 PM »
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I've just downloaded them  ;D

Think I'm gonna start with Sarra Mannings book.

unsticky is also good! Kinda modern pretty woman. But for some reason the other one is really one of my favourites!
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 03:14 PM »
ooohhh, that's a hard one. can i cheat and say no book but my kindle so i could have all my favorites from my fave authors like katie macalister, sherrilyn kenyon, and kelley armstrong with me? lol.
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 05:30 PM »
I love your thread :)  I am going to move it to the Bookstore Cafe so it'll get more traffic (it's perfect for that section)
 

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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2011, 05:52 PM »
I agree with Filouke....I'd have to take Kellan with me so my vote goes to Thoughtless & Effortless by S.C. Stephens (I know you said one book but i couldn't decide which was the better of the series....)
 

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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2011, 11:47 PM »
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ooohhh, that's a hard one. can i cheat and say no book but my kindle so i could have all my favorites from my fave authors like katie macalister, sherrilyn kenyon, and kelley armstrong with me? lol.

Nu uh..no can do!!    :D

Only one book my dear! So spit it out ;)  Gimme the one book that sits in your heart of hearts!!

Jessadia - Thanks for moving thread to the Bookstore Cafe and seconding filouke recommendation. I definitely have  to read it soon!! 

filouke -  Yikes! I have not started reading yet!  Went to bed right after downloading.  Today, I received an exceptional job offer and I'm so psyched I can't do anything at all but grin!




 
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2011, 11:56 PM »
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Nu uh..no can do!!    :D

Only one book my dear! So spit it out ;)  Gimme the one book that sits in your heart of hearts!
 

Congratulations on the job!!.
And you are saying no to the second book cos youve not read thoughtless. Once you do, you'll want to read effortless too asap so the one rule book shall have to go :).
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2011, 12:21 AM »

Thanks Anams! After all those multiple 4 to 2 panel interviews...I've finally received a job offer.   Indeed I am blessed.

Ok, back to this subject...   ::) If there are no parameters, then all hell will break lose.  Let's face it, it is hard to choose a book and not just any book but that one book that satisfy you on multiple levels and that you will never tire.  Obviously, I'm sure I'd go crazy after reading Thoughtless and would have continued on with Effortless. 

But my aim for this hypothetical question, would be to discover the one book that holds a special place to each and every participating STP readers heart. For me, that one book would have to satisfy the following criteria:

  • Romance
  • Hot and spicy
  • Betrayal or a specific event that just about rips the h/h
  • the Courtship
  • the happy ending

Cliche?? I know.  But I just feel that sometimes it's the traditional romance book that stays lodged deep in my heart.  ;)

So Anams....tell me...what's the one book that sits in your hearts of hearts??
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2011, 12:54 AM »
Thoughtless anyday!!it has a hea.. and the second book is just an kinda extended .. so thoughtless it is...<3 Kellan *sighh*
 

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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2011, 03:56 AM »
congratz with your job!! and i think it's pretty obvious you should pick up thoughtless asap  ;)

•Romance => definitely!
•Hot and spicy => kellan is all hot so no prob there  ;)
•Betrayal or a specific event that just about rips the h/h => the girl is messing with 2 wonderful guys, so here you have your answer
•the Courtship => kellan didn't have to do a lot of courtship because he's just (in case you're still not convinced) HOT!  :P hehe. No because of the love triangle he had to convince MC he's the one ofcourse
•the happy ending => yep! in the end everything works out for everyone
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2011, 05:07 AM »
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Nu uh..no can do!!    :D   Only one book my dear! So spit it out ;)  Gimme the one book that sits in your heart of hearts!!

okay, okay. i guess it would have to be katie macalister's you slay me, the first in her aisling grey/dragon sept series. it's got it all. humor, lemons, snark, sarcasm, and a heroine who you can really rally for. she definitely makes for a great heroine. anything by katie mac is great, in fact. she never disappoints.

oops, i forgot another one if i couldn't have katie mac. i'd choose karen marie moning's dark highlander. your name, aoibheal, made me remember that it's a great book too.
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2011, 06:58 AM »
Aoibheal, just one book? For a few months? Even though this is a hypothetical question, I feel like someone had walked over my grave!
I'd die with just one book, no matter how good it is. :/
But, the girls have given a very good book as an answer, Thoughtless rocked. And Kellan, uh, he's one of those guys you could just eat up! I think I'll have to re-read the books again. :P
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2011, 11:44 AM »

My my my...I have just finished with thoughtless.  Indeed the book is aptly named!

Whilst reading, every now and then I have this strong inclination to smash Keira with a frying pan for being obtuse !!  Indeed, I hate that I went through a whole gamut of emotions just from reading her actions. Seriously, she's got my insides twisted up like pretzels.  Even now, my heart is still aching for Denny; for Kellan and I can't believe I'm going to say this..for her too! 

Ladies, thank you for your recommendation!  You ROCK!!

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ps:  did i forget to mention how i wholly approve of Kellan?  Let's just say that his hotness can "fill" me anytime ;)
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2011, 11:52 AM »
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okay, okay. i guess it would have to be katie macalister's you slay me, the first in her aisling grey/dragon sept series. it's got it all. humor, lemons, snark, sarcasm, and a heroine who you can really rally for. she definitely makes for a great heroine. anything by katie mac is great, in fact. she never disappoints.

oops, i forgot another one if i couldn't have katie mac. i'd choose karen marie moning's dark highlander. your name, aoibheal, made me remember that it's a great book too.

Thanks avantgarde140.  Birds of a feather flock together ...I love and have read those books you listed above ;)

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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2011, 12:48 PM »
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My my my...I have just finished with thoughtless.  Indeed the book is aptly named!

Whilst reading, every now and then I have this strong inclination to smash Keira with a frying pan for being obtuse !!  Indeed, I hate that I went through a whole gamut of emotions just from reading her actions. Seriously, she's got my insides twisted up like pretzels.  Even now, my heart is still aching for Denny; for Kellan and I can't believe I'm going to say this..for her too! 

Ladies, thank you for your recommendation!  You ROCK!!

cheers
Aoibheal

ps:  did i forget to mention how i wholly approve of Kellan?  Let's just say that his hotness can "fill" me anytime ;)

hehe glad to hear you like it! And you've made a good summarize of the feelings i got to by reading the book... frustration, annoyance, but you can't put it down  :) and yeah, i also felt bad for Kiera sometimes! Because she didn't mean to hurt someone and she's devastated about it. And whily Denny is such a great guy, he is not kellan... i mean, how can you NOT love Kellan (like your end quote btw  ;) )Wow my frustration are coming back all over again  ;D

So, now effortles??  :P
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2011, 09:41 PM »
You girls are far too forgiving. All my sympathy for Keira went out the window, by the end of Thoughtless. I wanted to pluck out her hair, hair at a time! I mean, seriously, how could someone be such a freaking idiot?! She kept going back and forth like a ping pong ball, between Danny and Kellan. And Kellan, omg, he should get the "Patience personified" award for all the crap he's put up with from her!
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