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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

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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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Offline Aerinn

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #81 on: October 15, 2011, 08:26 AM »
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i loved perfect , paradise by her.. and Double standard too guess i liked the name NICK Sinclair..lol
PS thats the oly bodice ripper ive read..ever..
You know, I actually had to go and google what bodice-ripper meant after reading your convo. >.>
And yeah, yeah, go ahead and laugh.
I've read a few books who'd fit this description and I didn't even know it. :S
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Offline hotnholy

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #82 on: October 15, 2011, 09:28 AM »
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You know, I actually had to go and google what bodice-ripper meant after reading your convo. >.>
And yeah, yeah, go ahead and laugh.
I've read a few books who'd fit this description and I didn't even know it. :S
*suppressed grin* @Aeri! google?? u looked it up in google?? :o Did u forget good 'ol Aunt Aoi .. shed hv given the definition of bodice ripper with visual's of it .. ;D lol.. did u like 'em? the one's i looked up were the BDSM kind..and i Hate bdsm.. so i never read any again..
 

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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #83 on: October 15, 2011, 09:39 AM »
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*suppressed grin* @Aeri! google?? u looked it up in google?? :o Did u forget good 'ol Aunt Aoi .. shed hv given the definition of bodice ripper with visual's of it .. ;D lol.. did u like 'em? the one's i looked up were the BDSM kind..and i Hate bdsm.. so i never read any again..
I thought our Aoi here was for books we couldn't remember, not a dictionary! :P
And I haven't really checked any books under this genre? sub-genre? whatever it is. Not yet anyways.
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Offline Aoibheal

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #84 on: October 19, 2011, 07:15 AM »
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okaaayyy how bout forbidden by tabitha sazuma... its... different

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i loved perfect , paradise by her.. and Double standard too guess i liked the name NICK Sinclair..lol
PS thats the oly bodice ripper ive read..ever..

babe...your recommendations alone has hiked up my TR list by a good 10%  :P  Keep it coming!!  Btw, where have you been?? Hope you are okay.  Been trolling STP and didn't see you on the threads...hmm...


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You know, I actually had to go and google what bodice-ripper meant after reading your convo. >.>
And yeah, yeah, go ahead and laugh.
I've read a few books who'd fit this description and I didn't even know it. :S

LOL!! Aeri baby...you are so cute!!!

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I thought our Aoi here was for books we couldn't remember, not a dictionary! :P
And I haven't really checked any books under this genre? sub-genre? whatever it is. Not yet anyways.

aaah....I think what our H&H meant was that bodice ripper would be right down my alley and that I could have explained it to you  ;D  Aunty Aoi/Blue would be happy to act as a dictionary too ;)  *dictionary is a google away*

H&H - Some BDSM is definitely too raw and raunch and just about plain vanilla  ::)  but somee....if i remember correctly, can get your
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going!! Please doon't ask me what title...I have to go and dig up my absolutely messy library.

warm wet kisses, lightly scented with bulgarian rose
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Offline Aerinn

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #85 on: October 19, 2011, 07:31 AM »
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warm wet kisses, lightly scented with bulgarian rose
Errr, what the heck? Am I missing something here? What's up with the bulgarian rose? o.o
And, God, Aoi, messy library? Shame on you! *tsks*
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Offline Aoibheal

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #86 on: October 19, 2011, 07:50 AM »
lol!! I started off with heavy perfumery in this thread:
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and our poor LIB was dying of a coughing fit because of it.  That's why I changed my signature signoff to lightly scented bulgarian rose..it's purported to be the best romantic scent and expensive too!  I love that scent!  ;D

sigh...I started calibre with a desktop some light years back and then I had kindle 2, and then I moved to a mini notebook and then moved to a notebook and then .. sigh...I have books everywhere.  Some registered to Microsoft reader only some on Adobe Edition only and then some on FIctionwise and then *scratch head* I couldn't get myself to download everything in one place.  What's the point?? I'll be moving to another desktop another year and then same thing.  Hmm...wish I can have unlimited space in dropbox that way I can store all my books ;)

EDIT: and then I pre-ordered Kindle Fire.  Any suggestions on best way to save all my books??
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Offline Aerinn

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #87 on: October 19, 2011, 08:12 AM »
LOL! Poor LIB. :P
As for your library, good heavens. I'm not sure anyone can help you. I'd go crazy just trying to switch between the readers... :S
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Offline Aoibheal

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #88 on: October 21, 2011, 10:28 AM »
That's what I thought Aeri.  Sheesh..the perils of being a book and computer lover  ::)
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Offline iadorelove

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #89 on: November 02, 2011, 04:50 PM »
O god, this is difficult. one book would not be enough. But if i must choose only one book. I pick 'Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon. It has 'action'  ;) and romance. Everything about it is so good.
 

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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #90 on: November 04, 2011, 08:54 AM »
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O god, this is difficult. one book would not be enough. But if i must choose only one book. I pick 'Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon. It has 'action'  ;) and romance. Everything about it is so good.

LOL!!!  I know....it is hard isn't it.  :)

Is Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" really good?  I heard just about everyone...raving on and on about it.  I tried reading it sometime back but gave up only after page 4.  Do you think I should try and read it again?

Thanks iadorelove for sharing with me and STP members, your fave book...the book of your heart ;)

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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #91 on: November 04, 2011, 09:02 AM »
I would choose The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons.  The book is really long and descriptive.  The romance is breathtaking.  I have never read a book that really captured a time so well.  Another great thing is that it is a trilogy.  Outlander would be my second choice - if you have not read it the series is a must.
 

Offline Aoibheal

Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #92 on: November 04, 2011, 09:08 AM »
Thanks for sharing icg  :-*

I will try and persevere and read on Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.  I have not read The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons and will place it on my tbr list.

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Aoi
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #93 on: December 28, 2011, 12:49 AM »
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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

I would also have Kellan with me

From Aoibheal:  heheheh....now that I've read thoughtless/effortless...I would so love to have Kellan  ;D
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #94 on: December 28, 2011, 02:40 AM »
I choose The Eight by Katherine Neville. I might end up spending my entire break decoding its plot.;)
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #95 on: December 29, 2011, 08:53 AM »
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I choose The Eight by Katherine Neville. I might end up spending my entire break decoding its plot.;)

Hi Aquarise

The blurbs on this book gave me a migraine *grins*

I guess..for each her own.  It is up to you to spend time decoding this book in a deserted island *snickers*   Lastly, thank you so much for  contributing  :-*

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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #96 on: January 01, 2012, 09:38 PM »
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Hi Aquarise...

...I guess..for each her own. ...

Just to be clear, I am male.
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #97 on: January 02, 2012, 10:30 AM »
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Just to be clear, I am male.

oops...sorry Aquarise  :-[

As you know, you're one of the rare male counterparts here in STP.   Finally, I now understand your book choice.

Happy New Year!!
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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #98 on: January 02, 2012, 12:10 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.

LOL yes, i was about to write the same thing! can we do that? cause just ONE book is too limited, every book has its own feeling, and world, and inspiration and a rollercoaster of earth-shattering moments <-----i was on a role there, lol  :) 
 

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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #99 on: January 02, 2012, 12:15 PM »
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I didn't answer my own question on this topic did I.  My heart of the hearts book the one book that I would go for on a long journey and will not tire of is titled Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught. 

Sigh....it is such a beautifully written story.

really? I'll add it to my reading list! ^^
 

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Re: Only one book for a long journey. What would you choose?
« Reply #100 on: January 11, 2012, 09:05 AM »
Hi Hotaru

Nuh uh uh..you can only choose one book my dear "snickers". 

Afterall, you're supposed to be on a long journey and you can't possibly lug your whole library; No electronics/smartphones/laptops anything that's remotely technological  ;)

So what's your fave book honey??

My fave book Something wonderful by Judith McNaught is a historical romance.  It might not suit you :)  But recently I have fallen in love with Tate and Joe.  They're the hot male characters from Kristen Ashley's books.  Not historical romance..but contemporary romance category ..I think.  Anyways, if you want to start reading Kristen Ashley's book, you must start with Sweet Dreams (this is Tate & Lauren's story) and then At Peace (Joe and Violet).

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