Thursday Thirteen: More About Books


As I ramp up to bring you even more bloggish bookishness, it dawns on me that I talk a lot about books, but my characters? Are books important in my fictional world?

Let’s take a look and see.

1. Trevor famously said: “I tried to read the set list once.”

2. The truth is that he might read something short. If it would hold his interest. (Believe it or not, but erotica would NOT. Why read about something you should be doing?)

3. Mitchell loves his guitar magazines.

4. He’ll also collect coffee table books about guitars, musicians he likes, or almost anything having to do with music.

5. He also reads Sports Illustrated and mountain bike magazines.

6. Daniel’s the reader in the band. Particularly current event non-fiction. Or history. (I have an outtake saved up about this last one)

7. Eric will read. He likes science fiction and military novels. Spy. Espionage. What’s often called MAN fiction.

8. Kerri likes art books. (You’ll actually see this book again. Stay tuned.)

9. Kerri will read women’s fiction, but her real love is stuff like Christopher Moore or Brian Wiprud. Comedy. Satire.

10. Sometimes, the band will pass those books around. You gotta fill those empty hours on the bus or at the venue somehow.

11. Val loves a good romance, or any tear-jerker.

12. Chelle LaFleur doesn’t have much of a life beyond her local music scene and the Trumpet newspaper she writes for. She’s well known at her local library branch.

13. The Deadly Metal Hatchet guys? They’re another Thirteen all their own…



  1. Celticlibrarian

    October 28, 2009 9:50 pm

    I’ll bet that Chelle has that whole “Request a Book” dohickey from the library’s website bookmarked on her computer. I mean, they may not buy it…but then again…they might.

  2. marcia @joyismygoal in TX

    October 28, 2009 10:46 pm

    Sounds like life thoough most people I know love a good book

  3. Tracie

    October 28, 2009 10:49 pm

    I love book characters who read books!!! I read a lot, and every so often you have to let a little “man fiction” sneak in there to keep things interesting 🙂

    Happy TT!

  4. Sarah

    October 28, 2009 10:50 pm

    this sounds great. My hubby loves to read books.

  5. Janet

    October 28, 2009 10:55 pm

    MAN fiction…LMAO! I’ve never heard of Brian Wiprud but I love me some Christopher Moore!!!

  6. Alice Audrey

    October 29, 2009 1:46 am

    I’ll hold you to the Deadly Metal Hatchet 13.

  7. Adelle Laudan

    October 29, 2009 8:48 am

    Hmmm now you have me thinking about my own characters. Funny, being an author and a reader you’d think this idea would have come up before now. Thanks for the food for thought. Happy T13!
    .-= Adelle Laudan´s last blog .. =-.

  8. colleen

    October 29, 2009 9:32 am

    How old are they? There may still be reading hope for some.

  9. mariposa

    October 29, 2009 11:39 am

    Nice one. I also love your background here on your blog site. 🙂
    Mine’s up too!
    href=””>Mariposa’s T13!

  10. CalicoCrazy

    October 29, 2009 11:53 am

    What a diverse group, “MAN fiction” made me chuckle.
    .-= CalicoCrazy´s last blog ..Thursday Thirteen #13 =-.

  11. Celtic Angel

    October 29, 2009 2:48 pm

    Hmm…I wonder if that hatchet has a library card, too. It would probably be fond of weapons history books. 😉

  12. Shelley Munro

    October 29, 2009 2:58 pm

    A couple of my characters have read some of my romances. Nothing like a little promo within a book!
    .-= Shelley Munro´s last blog ..Naughty Bits =-.

  13. Devilish Southern Belle

    October 29, 2009 6:41 pm

    Aww, Val is most like me obviously.

    And I can’t wait to see the Hatchet 13! I might potentially like those guys even more than ShapeShifter (but don’t tell them that, pretty please?)

    My 13 is up over at Music Savvy Mom today 🙂
    .-= Devilish Southern Belle´s last blog ..Thursday 13 =-.

  14. Julia Smith

    October 29, 2009 7:24 pm

    I loved all of these, Susan – every one of them fit my perception of the characters perfectly. Especially Mitchell’s guitar magazines.
    .-= Julia Smith´s last blog ..Thursday Thirteen – 130 – 13 Costumes I’d Love to Wear For Halloween =-.

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