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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tagged for the M/M meme

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Again, not knowing much about the meme thing, I'm not 100% sure about the image / cookie thing but I'm thinking that this might be what you're looking for?

This is Perpetua's cookie ... and may I say YUMMY!
And a bonus!

I was tagged today by Sloan Parker ~ thanks Sloan! ~ for the M/M meme (and I hate to admit it but I don't really know what 'meme' is.. or how to say it... or much of anything.... :blush: )
1. Answer all the questions below in either the comments here or post it on your own site. If you post it on your own site you have to come back and give the link here so I/Kris can mosey on over and see if you answered correctly have a sticky beak.
2. You have to tag two other people once your done and pester them relentlessly until they do the meme too.

3. Instead of a meme image thing you have to post a cookie, preferably a twofer. It is an m/m meme after all. ;)
*rubs hands together in glee*

1. How long have you been reading GLBTQ fiction?
    Yikes... checking my records it goes back to... wow!... two years this month.
2. What was the first book you read in this genre?
     Amanda Young's Taboo Desires .. I knew it was her!

3. Are you 'out' as a reader?
    I am to my family (eg. dh and children) and online friends... I think my from family would stroke out; 'cept my baby brother... he's cool!

4. Ebooks, print or both?
    Both... of course. Some authors it's either / or, others it's both as soon as I can get 'em!

5. Do you buy direct from publishers or from secondary sellers?
    Direct from publishers whenever possible; except sometimes for print books 'cause shipping to Canada can be a BIG expense... ebooks 99.9% of the time

< 6. Prove you're a Book Slut. How many books would you say you buy a week?
    Um... 5? 10? 15? Somewhere there... usually double digits... no triple digits YET thank god.

7. Are you a cover, blurb or excerpt buyer?
    Oh shoot... first choice would be blurb... but sometimes it's just the author too.

8. Yeah, you read reviews, but do you actually take notice of them?
    Yep! Why do you think my TBR is teeming with books?  And sometimes, just to be contrary ~ 'cause I like to be ~ if a review for a book is really bad, I'll get it ... so often what I like and what critical reviewers like are miles and miles and MILES apart.

9. Who's your fave publisher?
     Oh drat!  Ummm.... Amber Quill Press ~ love getting free books all the time.

10. What about authors? Your top two only!!
      Okay this is just mean! How'm I only supposed to pick two?  Okay, Amanda Young and Ethan Day; you always love your first one(s) most, right?

11. Is there a sub-genre you particularly dis/like?
      Horror is a big dislike ~ most of the time; gory horror stories with horrible stuff I just cannot even be in the same room with.  Favourite? Well, romance... any kind!

12. Short or long?? *rolls eyes* And, no, I'm not talking about cocks.
       Good 'cause I don't have one! :snicker:  Okay, both!  Really. Sometimes I want to just lose myself in a long book ~ 200+ pages minimum ~ and other times I just want a satisfyingly filling snack. Probably partly why I love anthologies so much.

13. Anything turn you off about m/m or is all just glorious smut to you?
      The only thing that would turn me if is if there was cruelty to any of the main characters caused by another main character... otherwise it's all just glorious!

14. Finish this sentence. You know it's m/m twu wuv when...
     Shoot! I can't write.... Uh... they only want each other or, in the case of a ménage, each others.

15. What trope or theme are you heartily sick of in m/m romance?
      Nothing... I pretty much love it all... I'm like a sponge, the more I have the more I want.

16. If you could choose any 3 characters for a m/m/m who would they be?
      Urk!  Um... I'm weak; I pretty much like 'em as they are in their stories.

17. What new GLBTQ release are you most hanging out for right now?
      Ohferpetesake... anything that's coming out by a favourite author... but if you're gonna get sticky about it... ummmmmmm.... HELP!

18. What GLBTQ book has completely blown you away this year?
      There've actually been a few ~ Z.A. Maxfield's Blue Fire; M. Jules Aedin's Windows in Time; Ethan Day's As You Are; Victor J. Banis' Deadly Mystery series; DJ Manly's Pure Sex

19. What do you think we'll see more of in m/m romance in 2010?
       I think paranormal is going to continue to be big, but I'm thinking more suspense / mystery types?

20. Don't you agree that author Josh Lanyon should kill off arsehole character Jake Riordan?
      Hey! Adrien's finally getting him where he wants him... most of the time. 'Sides he's HOT!... I guess that'd be a NO!

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* Perpetua (hee)

* Hm... R or C?  Rhonda, you're it!
  Otherwise I'd have to say Sloan... wait, she's the one that got me into this in the first place. *eyeroll*


  1. Hi Kathy,
    You found Kris... she's from my home town in Aust! Mad as a hatter and I just *heart* her LOL

  2. It's not me being mean. It's just that you all have no willpower. That's my theory anyways and I'm sticking with it.

    You should tell your baby brother. If he's anything like my Bearded Baby Brother the first thing he'll say to you from then on will be 'so how's the gay books going'. LOL.

    That is a perfect cookie twofer, btw.

    Thanks Kathy. :)

  3. LoL.. Tish you're BAD! :grin:

    Kris, Thank you! I like the picture lots! The meme was a lot of fun... willpower? What's that?
    If I ever had any it's been long gone aeons ago... hence my book sluttishness.

  4. Hey Kathy I don't have a fancy arsed website so your gonna have to settle for my answers here, I can't copy and paste here either so you so owe me for this missy!! LOL Love you!!

    1.How long have you been reading GLBT Fiction?
    Since the start of 2006

    2.What was the first book you read in the genre?
    Heaven Sent 01 Heaven By Jet Mykles

    3.Are you 'out' as a reader?
    Most definatly. I am a total and utter perv and EVERYONE knows it, well maybe not my mum.

    4.Ebook, print or both?
    I started out as both, but as my daughter got a bit older and more intrested in reading anything she can get her hands on, I have switched to ebooks and have a password on my Netbook!

    5.Direct form the publisher or secodary sites?
    I try to buy direct from the publisher when possible but I will admit that I am a sucker for a bargain! So anytime there is like a discount I am there!

    6.Prove your a Book Slut, how many books a week?
    errr...thats a difficult one, I mean I don't go a week without buying at least one, but there are week when I will buy 10 or more in a week!! But I'm gonna stop! I am I am really!

    7.Are you a Cover, burb or exoert buyer?
    Now that I am an established Book Slut I have my fave authors so I have to say that that is the first thing that will make me buy, then its blurb I would buy on a good burb alone. If the burb is good but not pushing me over the fence then I will look at the expert but usually I don't get that far!!

    8.Reviews, do I tske notice?
    Hell yes! If I'm intrested in a book I would usually ask around to see what people thought and read reviews! I tend to ask for opinions in the author loops!

    9.Fave publisher?
    ohh that is a hard one! I Love Amber Quill, same as Kathy I like getting that free one! I also quite like Dreamspinner they have a great range!

    10.Authors, top two only?
    Ah fer feck sake!! How the hell am I gonna answer that? Ok I think Carol Lynne, she can always manage to take me away to my happy place and I am gauranteed a HEA, GA Hauser, her books are hot and there is always an emotional ride envolved but I still get my HEA.

  5. Sorry had to post in two halfs!

    11.Sub-genre I dislike?
    I am not a fan of historicals, I think they are just a bit to far fetched, I know I know a lot of the stuff is far fetched but I don't know, they didn't have pluming!! That has gotta be eukky!! And they had ticks and stuff they NEVER washed! *sudder* lol ok so yeah not my thing!!

    12.Short or long?
    hehehe well you know according to Patric more that 8" is not that good it misses the spot!! Sorry where was I? ohh right I like both I mean I love losing myself in a long story but a good quickie can be fun!! *waggles brows*

    13.What turns you off..
    I don't like BDSM to much a little light S&M I'm good with but pain is not my thing and I don't wanna read about it.

    14.finish the sentence...
    when spit will do!!

    15.theme your sick of?
    Nothing I love it all! If the story is good then I don't mind the theme to much, well except them Historicals!

    16. Three character from any m/m book?
    Shane from The Broken H by JL Langley
    Johnny from Heven by Jet Mykles
    Kyle from Sweet Toppings by Carol Lynne

    17.Most holding out for...
    Oh I love getting all the new releases but I have been wating for Jock Dorm 3 David and Connor by Bobby Michaels for AGES I can't wait for this.

    18.Book that has blown you away this year?
    God its been such a long year there have been a few: Ethan Day As You Are, M. Jules Adien Windows in Time, Thom Lane Dark Heart and Sean Michaels Unlikely Hero I'm sure there's more but I can't think with all the pressure!!

    19.What will we see in 2010?
    oh I'm not sure I think super/paranatural maybe I did not see a while lot of that this year!

    20.Getting rid of that guy
    errr *duck and cover* I have not read these yet there are on my hdd but yet to get to it, so I have no idea about kiling the character. But thats not to say that I am opposed to killing characters cus ye know if the story calls for it I say go for it!!

    Phew that is it!! Ok I have no idea what to do about the image thingie ye wanted I'll talk to Kathy about maybe putting something here for me!! I am gonna tag Cynthia and Jambrea from here! I'll nag their arses to get them to do this!!

  6. Thanks Perpetua... and if anyone can nag at them to do the job, that'd be you! :wink:

  7. Man, Perpetua, staring out with Johnny from Heaven Sent. No wonder you were an insta-convert to the genre. LOL.

    Some booky friends of mine were raving about going back in time, blah, blah so I posted about the fact that they were completely mental. One word - tampons. No way I'd ever live in an era without tampons. *shudder*

    "You know it's twu wuv... when spit will do!!" Good one, and so very true. *g*

    Good luck with your nagging and thanks for playing. :)

  8. Great answers Kathy and Perpetua!

    Kathy - Love the pic you posted. And glad your baby bro is cool.

    P - You had me laughing with the "when spit will do" answer. Good one! Oh, and trust me...just go with no killing Jake (but Kris will not like that answer so I must leave now). :)

  9. Hey Sloan... Yeah he and I are the oldest and youngest and almost 10 years apart... but we're both huge reading fanatics... and he loves me! :grin:

    And I LOVED P's answer... she was sure quick on that one!

    lol... Just hide for a bit then maybe Kris'll get tired of looking for you! You can hide out here if you want. :-)

  10. You know I'm still reading this. *pouts*

  11. Srew a stick I have to answer here also; Perpetua you are so cute. 1. Since 3/09 2.first book thirty days by Shayla Kersten 3.lord I'm "out" 4. both ebooks and print so writer get more $ 6. I am not "slutty" enough I buy maybe 5/month 7 i only buy my authors or a really good recommend. 8. No reviews have me sway 9. anyplace Carol Lynne is. 10. Carol Lynne and DJ Manly 11.I like all genres 12.I have all for certain moods 13.Cheating turns me off 14. when they screw each other take turns. 15.nothing 16.mica carol's evolution, Leslie ta's no going home, Jamie jl's ranch series. 17. anything by Carol 18.Ghost of Alcatraz by Carol 19.Hpe more cowboys LOL> 19 Kill all bad asswipes.

  12. lol Cinders I had to keep looking up so I knew what the question was!! Wow you've only been reding since March? God I had you pegged for a hardened M/M reader!! Thanks for playing, I also tagged Jambrea she is gonna answer then on her site! I'm ask her to link for here!

  13. Wow... The things I'm learning about my group buddies! This really is fun ~ thanks Cinders.

  14. I'll post it on my blog tonight. I have to have my home computer for my pictures. heehee

  15. "Kill all bad asswipes."

    Cinderella! Finally!!! Someone who agrees. I'm writing this day down in my diary. LOL.

    I take it you like Carol Lynne. ;) She was one of the first m/m authors I discovered through EC and I totally glommed all of her work. Actually now that I think about it, it's all her fault that I've become such a rabid fan for the genre. :)

    Mine is up. heeheee

  17. Kris I kinna agreed with ye too! I said I was not opposed to him being killed off!! Just I don't know if he is an asswipe or not!!

    Oh oh and aye Johnny sure got me going!! ehhh on the genre I mean!!

  18. He is, Perpetua. Trust me. He deserves to die.

    LOL. Yeah, Johnny would be enough to get anyone going. ;)