Books I Would Buy Again

8 Jan

I’ve yet to see a dedicated e-book reader in RL. Just walking into a store and looking at the thing is out of the question here. The closest I came to it was a few days ago when I saw this leaflet:


in a book store, announcing Sony’s Reader to be available in spring (no price announced…). There is also talk about the Kindle coming to Europe.

Anyway, with all the talk about readers and Christmas recently on some blogs, I thought about which romance novels I would buy again if I had a device for reading ebooks (disregarding DRM for now). The titles I came up with are not necessarily all books I consider “perfect” or 5/5 but all are books I would want to have with me for some reason.

Here’s my list of books I would probably buy first for a second time:

  • Judith Ivory – Black Silk
  • Laura Kinsale – The Prince of Midnight
  • Stephanie Laurens – A Secret Love
  • Linnea Sinclair – Gabriel’s Ghost
  • J. R. Ward – Lover Eternal

I wanted to keep the list short. I mean, paying for those five books is quite some money already. And most of all, I would want to get “new” books.

Of course, there are other books that came to mind. Some other titles, like Meredith Duran’s The Duke of Shadows, for example. But I read this one only recently and I need some more time. Or authors: Megan Hart’s novels; Linnea Sinclair’s other novels; Meljean Brook. Some more – all? I know myself, I would want my collection to be as complete as possible if I had several titles by one author – novels by Judith Ivory and Laura Kinsale. Or Juliet Marillier’s Sevenwaters trilogy or George R. R. Martin’s hope-it-ever-gets-finished “A Song of Ice and Fire” series (for something non-romance).

Just to name a few.

Would you do this, too? Which books would be on your list?


6 Responses to “Books I Would Buy Again”

  1. Jace Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 1:54 pm #

    Hey Taja,

    I followed the link from Nath’s … cool blog you have here. πŸ™‚

    What’s even cooler is that you have 2 books on your list that are my favourites too – Gabriel’s Ghost and Lover Eternal. πŸ˜€

    I love Judith Ivory too, but Black Silk isn’t my favourite. Sleeping Beauty is. I’ve read all of hers except those written as Judy Cuevas. It’s great to discover another Judith Ivory fan. πŸ™‚

  2. Taja Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 5:32 pm #

    Hi Jace!

    Thank you. πŸ™‚

    Another Lover Eternal fan. Yay! Gabriel’s Ghost started me on my glom for Linnea Sinclair. She has yet to disappoint me. As for Black Silk – I read it once and was so totally impressed that I’m afraid to read it again, LOL. I like Sleeping Beauty, too. Actually, I like all I’ve read by Ivory, even my less favorite ones. Like you, I missed the ones written as Judy Cuevas. I would love to get my hands on them! πŸ™‚

  3. Christine Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 5:50 pm #

    Oh… that’s a tough one. Hmm… how about (in no particular order):

    1. Demon Moon by Meljean Brook
    2. Blue Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas
    3. Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
    4. Smoke Thief by Shana Abe
    5. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    6. Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione
    7. Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon
    8. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs

    I couldn’t do just five. Plus I may have to come back later and change this list when I think of some amazing book that I left off! LOL

  4. Taja Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 6:48 pm #

    Christine, I have more than five I would like to have as an ebook. The five on the list are just the ones I would get first. Also: I didn’t want to spoil my books for the Re-Read Challenge too much. If you think of some more, go for it. πŸ™‚

    Brook’s stand-alone novels would all eventually end up on my reader. I’m still waiting for Ione’s Pleasure Unbound to get here and there is that Hunger Games and Iron Kissed again. πŸ™‚

  5. Carolyn Jean Friday, January 9, 2009 at 5:43 pm #

    I really must read Judith Ivory. My CP loves her, and I never read her!

  6. Taja Friday, January 9, 2009 at 6:15 pm #

    Carolyn Jean, I just left a comment on your blog. LOL

    I would love to read your thoughts on one of Ivory’s novels.

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