Untimely power outage

We here at Someone’s Read it Already have experienced a power outage; those who watched the Sunday Evening Browns vs. Steelers game will be unsurprised by this. (As are all Ohio residents.)

We do promise that we’ll post today’s review this evening (after Stephanie gets off work) and tomorrow’s review at its regularly scheduled time.

Another meme, or Get to Know Your Reviewer Better

Rules: Link to the person that tagged you (that would be the Ink Mage), arthritis post the rules somewhere in your meme, answer the questions, tag six people in your post, let the tagees know they’ve been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog, let the tagger know your entry is posted. (I, uh, might not do the last things.)

Who’s you all-time favorite author and why?

I usually answer “Jane Austen” here; while that’s a true answer, I think “Charles de Lint” might be equally true. I love Jane Austen because she’s an amazing writer and she still wrote some of the best love stories ever. That, and I’d marry Henry Tilney in a heartbeat. (What? You thought I was going to say Mr. Darcy?) Charles de Lint, though, has written more books, and I love Newford so much.

Who was your first favorite author and why? Do you still consider him/her among your favorites?

Carolyn Keene. I don’t remember loving any books prior to Nancy Drew nearly as much as I loved Nancy Drews. No, I wouldn’t consider them as among my favorites anymore (how many Carolyn Keenes were there?).

Who’s the most recent addition to your list of favorite authors, and why?

Shannon Hale, I think. She writes beautifully, and I love everything she’s written so far.

If someone asked you who your favorite authors were right now, which authors would first pop out of your mouth? Are there any you’d add on a moment of further reflection?

Charles de Lint, Shannon Hale, Terry Pratchett — that would be the first list. After that, I’d probably add Tamora Pierce, Neil Gaiman, and Sherwood Smith. I might mention Jane Austen, but she’s so cliché as a ‘favorite author’ that it almost isn’t worth it. It depends on who asks.

Comment policy

Some of you may be wondering what my commenting and comment approval policy is.

Well, cure you need one comment approved. That’s all. Every other comment after that will show up on the website immediately.

Sometimes it takes me a day or two to moderate comments, but I’ve been checking more frequently recently. So if your last comment got stuck in moderation, it should appear now. Feel free to comment more!

I do, of course, reserve the right to delete any comment that I don’t like. I don’t like comments that attack either me personally or the author of the book I’ve reviewed personally. I don’t like comments with racial/ethnic/gender/etc. slurs in them. I don’t like comments that are needlessly profane. I also don’t like spam, but I have Akismet for that.

I do like critical comments, as long as they’re critical of the book, or my review, and on topic. I’ll even take critiques of the website.

If I have deleted your comment and you think that I shouldn’t have, feel free to email me personally. Contact information is under the “Contact” tag at the top.

Thank you. Back to your regularly scheduled book reviews . . . well, tomorrow at 7:30 A.M., at least.