When the the DIK ladies first decided to start up a DIK blog, they emailed me asking if I'd like to be included. At the time I declined, saying I'd like to but didn't feel I could devote the time and energy to it that it deserved. But I have a confession to make: That's only partially true. The main reason I declined to join the blog with them?
There is no way I could ever, ever choose who I would take with me if I were stranded on a desert island. The truth is, I'm a hero whore. Shoot, if I'm being totally honest, I'm a book whore period.
I currently have approximately 3000 print books in my personal library and probably close to 6000 books in my electronic library (boggles the mind, doesn't it?). Of those, there is no way I could choose which ones are DIKs. Every book in my library is a DIK, even the ones I hate.
I got my start online on various author message boards. Rowena (my blogging partner at Book Binge) and I used to play the claiming game. Basically the way it works is you claim a hero after reading a book. We had to establish rules - like you can't claim until at least 2 peole have claimed before you and she who claimed first won - because we'd fight and argue over who got which hero non-stop. In the end, I think she and I were the only two left playing and between the two of us we'd claimed ALL the heroes. No joke I think she had a hundred and I had a hundred (well, ok, probably more like 500 for her and 1000 for me, but who's counting?) and the other girls on the mb had like 1 or 2 each (if they were lucky).
Side Note: As I'm writing this, Rowena and I are emailing each other (she is totally responsible for the Man Candy you're viewing in this post. She's like my Man Candy Dealer) and arguing over who had the most heroes in the Claiming Game. Just so you know, it was me, I don't care what her "spreadsheet" says. :End Side Note
I considered sharing my list of heroes with you, but..well, I don't want to take over the entire blog. Trust me when I say the list is huge.
So there you have it, ladies. The real reason I declined your invitation to join the group.
I'm too much of a whore.