Hello, Loyal Readers!
Today on the blog, Claire Ashgrove, author of Immortal Hope and Immortal Surrender pops in to give us a peek at her bookshelves. The one and only reason why I started this feature is because I'm an incredibly nosy person. And let's face it, some look at naked pictures of men, well, I look at bookshelves! What? Is that wrong? Lol.
Thanks for having me here today! So you want to peek at my bookshelf, eh? Well… I’m game, but it might bore you! My reading tastes are eclectic to say the least. And I’ll preface this that I geared this post toward fiction, while my passion lies in the huge stack of non-fiction that I have on the Middle Ages.
The absolute top 5 books in my collection:
- Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien– must be the trilogy
- Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
- Gods and Generals by Jeffery Shaara
- Anything Meredith Duran – I cannot pick one. Cant. Do. It.
- Anne Rice’s Lasher
The last book I purchased was a couple months ago, The IronDuke, by Meljean Brook.
What book is the one that I always re-read when I hit a wall in my writing process?
I don’t go to books, I go to movies. And I usually go to the Rome series or to Gladiator. Anything that is high intense drama with a lot of conflict will work.
Is there a book in my collection that I wished I wrote:
Yes. There are many of them. Most of which are outside the genre I’m published in, and mainly epic fantasy. Right now, glancing at one of my bookshelves, I can say I wish like Hades I had dreamt up R.A. Salvatore’s character Drizzt, and the ensuing books he participates in.
What is the most controversial book in my shelves?
I don’t think I really have any. If I do, I wouldn’t likely know. You could probably name the classic books that get “banned” annually, and I have them. HuckFinn, Catcher in the Rye, etc.
Wow. Talk about a lot of heavy reading. Let's see...fantasy, Civil War - intimidating! Anyway, thank you, Claire for stopping by today. :)
And readers, please check out her books!