Thursday, August 19, 2010

BTT: Reading Questions Meme

Booking Through Thursday is a meme today! Just what I needed because I'm so blog drained right now. Anyway, here it is:

I got this from Lorette‘s blog and couldn’t resist adopting it for all of you.

1. Favorite childhood book?
Mandy by Julie Edwards (Andrews)

2. What are you reading right now?
Children of God by Mary Doria Russell   and   The Eternal Ones by

3. What books do you have on request at the library?
Nothing at the moment, they all came up and have been read or returned!

4. Bad book habit?
Maybe a little rough on the books?

5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
Children of God
Son of the Shadows
Body for Life

6. Do you have an e-reader?

7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
several at once

8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?

9. Least favorite book you read this year (so far?)
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel

10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?
Gosh, there's so many favorites. Maybe Coop by Michael Perry

11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
now and then, not really often

12. What is your reading comfort zone?
literary fiction, YA

13. Can you read on the bus?

14. Favorite place to read?
couch or bed

15. What is your policy on book lending?
in moderation!

16. Do you ever dog-ear books?

17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?

18.  Not even with text books?
Maybe, probably, I think so.

19. What is your favorite language to read in?
That would be English

20. What makes you love a book?
amazing characters, and awesome writing

21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
amazing characters and awesome writing

22. Favorite genre?
literary fiction, YA, fantasy

23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did?)
more non fiction

24. Favorite biography?
John Adams

25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
reading Body for Life right now

26. Favorite cookbook?
Family cookbook compilations

27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
I don't know on this one

28. Favorite reading snack?
M and M's

29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
Maybe most recently with Shiver... didn't really ruin, but it wasn't as good to me as everyone was saying

30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?
Not often

31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
I don't like to, but I will if passionate enough

32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?
French ( I could in college) or Spanish

33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
I've read half of War and Peace :)  I don't know. What intimidating?

34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?
can't think of one at the moment

35. Favorite Poet?
Robert Frost

36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
Usually around five or so

37. How often have you returned book to the library unread?
LOTS and LOTS of times

38. Favorite fictional character?
Eugenides, from The Queen's Thief series, at the moment, but there's so so many

39. Favorite fictional villain?

40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?
fluffy YA books

41. The longest I’ve gone without reading.
not long at all, a day or two maybe

42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
The Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
big people crowds, conversations around me

44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
Pride and Prejudice, Lord of the Rings

45. Most disappointing film adaptation?

46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
Probably around $100

47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?
Not often at all. Not a fan of spoiling

48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
blatant crudeness and lewdness and nothing is happening

49. Do you like to keep your books organized?

50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?

51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

52. Name a book that made you angry.
The Nanny Diaries

53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
I'm sure there's one buy it's not coming to mind!

55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
ALL reading! :)


  1. I couldn't get through Prodigal Summer either- what do you think it was? I just didn't care about any of it....

  2. Did you have to mention M&M's? Now I feel like I need to go get some! Ditto on Eragon, Nanny Diaries, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo!

  3. I agree with The Girl Tattoo also.

    My post if interested

  4. You have no books checked out from the library right now?! Wow! I put a bunch on hold and, as always, they're all coming in at once. AHHH! I start panicking when that happens. MMMMm M&M's.

  5. I love posts like this. I'm glad you snatched it from Lorette's blog, and I might snatch it from yours. ;)
    I couldn't get Lourette's link to work though. I don't know why...

  6. Yes! I love me some M&Ms. I reluctanly answered the questions as well. My answers are short and to the point. I like it when we are asked on topic and we can discuss it in depth, this was nothing more than a survey. Anyhoo, Here is my Booking Through Thursday

  7. I loved reading your answers and a lot of mine were similar! I've been avoiding The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo too :)

  8. Thanks for all the comments everyone. I'm sorry there were typos and missing info in this post, I did it in a major major hurry this morning!

    Monkey: Yeah, I didn't care either. I didn't get it, it was boring. I don't know.

    Shelley: I seriously have an M&M issue.

    Marce: Interesting there seems to be quite a few of us with a problem with The Dragon Tattoo.

    TG (Jenny): I know weird. Well, I have some checked out, but none on hold. Yes, it makes me crazy when they all come at once too!

    MT: Well, the BTT people actually snatched it from Lorette, but they want everyone to snatch away! So go for it! :)

    Lori: I sorta had fun doing this really really fast, going with my first impression and trying not to think so hard and answer with really short answers. But yeah, talking more in length about all these things is fun too.

    Amused: That tattoo book? I don't know, something about it makes me nervous.

  9. I've read Body-for-Life and I actually followed it for four weeks. The eating part of it was hard. Not because I couldn't eat what I want, but because I felt like I was eating ALL the time. However, while I followed it religiously, I lost ten pounds.

  10. PS - How has your reading habits changed since you started blogging?

  11. Jenni Elyse: I would need to lose at least 20 for it to even be noticeable. That seems so insane. Yeah, the eating part of any plan is always hardest for me.

    My reading habits have changed in that even though blogging takes up so much time, I'm reading tons more than before, and I am reading things I'd never read, or would never know about, if not for blogging. Before it was read whatever comes across my path, now I know what I want to read and go out and find it. Make sense?

  12. This is awesome! I'm so stealing this list of questions.

  13. I agree 110% with Eragon!! So VERY disappointing!!



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