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Offline Aoibheal

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
Aoibheal

The Results:

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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Offline jessadia

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2011, 11:09 AM »
Effortless is definitely a lighter read and it sucks you right in- make sure you have a free evening before starting it ;)

I can't decide which one was the better of the two....

 

Offline AmyC00

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #42 on: October 08, 2011, 06:52 PM »
if i could only take one book (which would be a killer for me lol) i would choose Breaking Dawn!  it's HOT (in my opinion).. lots of romance especially on isle esme! love the breaking of the head board and the feathers!  but i also love that bella finally gets edward and live in his world! its just perfect for me!
 

Offline Aerinn

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #43 on: October 08, 2011, 11:24 PM »
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Awhile ago I bought the Dante Valentine series (books 1-5) by Lilith Saintcrow as a set. I would take that. I loved these books and since it's an all in one set I would have 5 books!! So it's kind of like cheating without cheating. :)
Heheh, that's not cheating at all! :P
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Offline Anams

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2011, 06:15 AM »
Hey Aoibheal, the reason I have not returned with a response is cos have been thinking and thinking trying to zero down on one book, and have not been able to do so :(. There are so many of them and love different ones in each genre.
But since I have already been told off :) for choosing more than one I'll pick the last book which I loved completely - Beautiful Disaster. There are a lot of others I have read since then some I liked more than others but there are a few which you absol. adore (and I am a sucker for love stories), this one had it all.
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Offline Aoibheal

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #45 on: October 09, 2011, 08:03 AM »
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if i could only take one book (which would be a killer for me lol) i would choose Breaking Dawn!  it's HOT (in my opinion).. lots of romance especially on isle esme! love the breaking of the head board and the feathers!  but i also love that bella finally gets edward and live in his world! its just perfect for me!

Oh yeah... you're referring to that sexy scene *giggles*. I agree! It was hot.  But not nearly as hot as the infamous Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress Book 2 - see Chapter 32 *cough cough*. 

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Awhile ago I bought the Dante Valentine series (books 1-5) by Lilith Saintcrow as a set. I would take that. I loved these books and since it's an all in one set I would have 5 books!! So it's kind of like cheating without cheating. :)

Aaaah...put it that way, I can hardly disqualify you can I??   ;)  Very smart move ereaderuser!  Hmm...I read Dante Valentine's series sometime back but I seem to have forgotten it.  Perhaps it's time for a reread.

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Hey Aoibheal, the reason I have not returned with a response is cos have been thinking and thinking trying to zero down on one book, and have not been able to do so :(. There are so many of them and love different ones in each genre.
But since I have already been told off :) for choosing more than one I'll pick the last book which I loved completely - Beautiful Disaster. There are a lot of others I have read since then some I liked more than others but there are a few which you absol. adore (and I am a sucker for love stories), this one had it all.


Awww...Anams..thank you so much for giving this hypothetical question serious thoughts.  I appreciate it and no never would I or anyone else that matters ..dare to tell you off.  Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire is for you then. I've read it, loved it but not sucker for it though :)

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shiver-maggie stiefvater,thats one epic book:)

Thank you so much for sharing the book that sits in your hearts of hearts loveisjustaword.  This author is new to me and I will place this book in my TR list.

You guys rock!  Keep it coming STP peeps!  :-*
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #46 on: October 09, 2011, 08:24 AM »
If you havent read anything from Maggie stiefvater you definitely have to read lament (#1) and ballad (#2). lament was a really good read but i loved ballad! MC is so sarcastic & funny. Books can be read as stand alone but i recommend to start with lament (best friend of MC in book 1 is MC in book 2)
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Offline Aoibheal

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #47 on: October 10, 2011, 06:05 AM »
Groan....my TR list is up to my eyeballs.   :P
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Offline Bentley

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #48 on: October 10, 2011, 06:14 AM »
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Groan....my TR list is up to my eyeballs.   :P
i'm obsessed with fanfiction and those cozy mysteries. if you include my favorite books, books that i want to read, and fanfics (cause some of those suckers are about as long as regular book), then i have over 1200 stories on my kindle. and there isn't any telling how many books and stories i have gone through since march, when i got the thing.
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Offline hotnholy

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #49 on: October 10, 2011, 06:25 AM »
Wow..I cannot believe just one person mentioned Beautiful Disaster ie Anams..  :o :o..its that book tru which i got to kno bout thoughtless.. (search bein books similar to BD) haha.. another good book is Gabriels inferno
 

Offline Aoibheal

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #50 on: October 12, 2011, 07:31 AM »
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i'm obsessed with fanfiction and those cozy mysteries. if you include my favorite books, books that i want to read, and fanfics (cause some of those suckers are about as long as regular book), then i have over 1200 stories on my kindle. and there isn't any telling how many books and stories i have gone through since march, when i got the thing.

1200 books???  Avantgarde140...that's insane!!!

I wonder how you keep track of what you read??  I know for a fact that I have trouble remembering if I have read a book or not.  It's only by reading the blurbs then I can remember..unless of course if it's an emotionally charged hot and tragic story like thoughtless or beautiful disaster  :P

In case you're wondering, yes I have calibre.  But I have 1 desktop, 2 laptops, my htc desire z smartphone, 1 second generation kindle and coming up..1 kindle fire.  So it's getting a little hard for me to manage all my books hehehe..

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Wow..I cannot believe just one person mentioned Beautiful Disaster ie Anams..  :o :o..its that book tru which i got to kno bout thoughtless.. (search bein books similar to BD) haha.. another good book is Gabriels inferno

hotnholy...is Gabriel's inferno as emotionally charged and covered in turmoil or is it lighter?

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Offline Mei

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #51 on: October 12, 2011, 07:45 AM »
I'm afraid to say that my TBR pile is 1000 books high...

Anyhow, until now if I had to choose only one book (a very, very, very difficult decision) I would bring Phantom by Susan Kay. Even if I read it at least 10 times it is still the most beatiful book I have ever read! Grab it if you haven't read it!
 

Offline Aoibheal

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #52 on: October 12, 2011, 08:14 AM »

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I'm afraid to say that my TBR pile is 1000 books high...

Anyhow, until now if I had to choose only one book (a very, very, very difficult decision) I would bring Phantom by Susan Kay. Even if I read it at least 10 times it is still the most beatiful book I have ever read! Grab it if you haven't read it!

Yikes!! Over 1000 book you say??  *shivers*  I'm be a zombie after reading all that book! lol!!

Thanks for sharing with us your heart of hearts choice of book.  I will definitely add it in my growing to my eyeballs TR list ;)
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #53 on: October 12, 2011, 08:15 AM »
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hotnholy...is Gabriel's inferno as emotionally charged and covered in turmoil or is it lighter?
Aoi.. GI is a intense dark romance with a tortured hero who also qualifies as arrogant, rude, impatient, obnoxious and just mean and offcourse HOT!! ::) lol.. well in short - hero( a professor who did i say is hot?) hates the girl then likes her then dates her then loves her(im not sure i 'memba only bits of the story).. ;D yes at the start wen the guy  humiliates her its kinda sad.. loads of *swoon* moments..  it has a sequel which im waiting for!! ;D ;D ;D ---me? i thought the ending was rushed..ul love it... so read it :) now!
 

Offline Aoibheal

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #54 on: October 12, 2011, 08:20 AM »
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Aoi.. GI is a intense dark romance with a tortured hero who also qualifies as arrogant, rude, impatient, obnoxious and just mean and offcourse HOT!! ::) lol.. well in short - hero( a professor who did i say is hot?) hates the girl then likes her then dates her then loves her(im not sure i 'memba only bits of the story).. ;D yes at the start wen the guy  humiliates her its kinda sad.. loads of *swoon* moments..  it has a sequel which im waiting for!! ;D ;D ;D ---me? i thought the ending was rushed..ul love it... so read it :) now!

oohhh...I really love the way you christen my new nickname "Aoi" !!  Awesome! 

"Drum Roll".......I am officially "Aoi" short for Aoibheal from hereon ;)

Okay so I'll ditch lament & ballad and start on GI? lOL !! Filouke is gonna skin me alive   ;D
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Offline hotnholy

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #55 on: October 12, 2011, 08:29 AM »
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oohhh...I really love the way you christen my new nickname "Aoi" !!  Awesome! 

"Drum Roll".......I am officially "Aoi" short for Aoibheal from hereon ;)

Okay so I'll ditch lament & ballad and start on GI? lOL !! Filouke is gonna skin me alive   ;D
haha.. AOI!!! now u can do the monkey dance(?)..  :P..well read it !!Fill is a swthrt she wont mind...( aaa..Will u fill??) besides shes busy... on the other thread.. :-X.. if u hate the book 'memba i did not mention it to you.. ;)
 

Offline Aoibheal

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #56 on: October 12, 2011, 08:39 AM »
rofl!! Indeed I'll just turn Fil on you if she minds!

Naaah... i doubt i'd hate the book seeing as there's a hot alpha male in it ;)  catch ma drift..sigh..i'm perverted like that!

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Offline Aerinn

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #57 on: October 12, 2011, 08:45 AM »
Aoi, hm, you know that means blue in Japanese. :P
Btw, I heard two types of opinion about GI, people either like it, or they hate it. :S No middle at all, here. lol
Haven't read it myself, though, but it's on my TR list.
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Offline Aoibheal

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #58 on: October 12, 2011, 08:51 AM »
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Aoi, hm, you know that means blue in Japanese. :P
Btw, I heard two types of opinion about GI, people either like it, or they hate it. :S No middle at all, here. lol
Haven't read it myself, though, but it's on my TR list.

Hot D(*&!! You really are a genius at languages!!

so long as it's not NOT ALLOWED *waggle eyebrow*  i guess it's okay.


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Offline Aerinn

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #59 on: October 12, 2011, 09:02 AM »
Aoi lol, espanol indeed! :P
Btw, take out the o in Aoi, you'll get Ai and that's love in Japanese/Chinese! :P
I prefer Aoi though, since it's from Aoibheal. :D
And uh, what did you want to say that turned out NOT ALLOWED? lol
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Offline Aoibheal

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #60 on: October 12, 2011, 09:05 AM »
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Aoi lol, espanol indeed! :P
Btw, take out the o in Aoi, you'll get Ai and that's love in Japanese/Chinese! :P
I prefer Aoi though, since it's from Aoibheal. :D
And uh, what did you want to say that turned out NOT ALLOWED? lol

well...let me try to say it  and hope it did not come out NOT ALLOWED! 

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