Thursday, October 9, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Book Meme

Booking Through Thursday

I’ve seen this series of questions floating around the ‘net the last few days, and thought it looked like a good one for us!

What was the last book you bought?

Brisingr by Christopher Paolini.... I think.

Name a book you have read MORE than once

Pride and Prejudice, The Book Thief, Wives and Daughters, Twilight, Emma, Anna Karinina, East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath, Great Expectations..... oh, did you say just one? And I was just getting started!

Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?

Sorry to say, not really. I'm shallow that way.

How do you choose a book? eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews

Covers are cool, but they're not how I pick a book to read! I go by a mixture of all the other three things listed. I don't think one of them stands out as the main reason for picking a book. Interesting.

Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?

Fiction for sure. Though there's plenty of non-fiction that I love too.

What’s more important in a novel - beautiful writing or a gripping plot?

I think I'd have to say plot. But I sure enjoy beautiful writing too.

Most loved/memorable character (character/book)

There's just too many. I love 'em all!

Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?

Brisingr, Jamaica Inn ( I haven't put it away yet), Man and Wife, War and Peace, Don't Know Much About Anything Else (which just came in the mail yesterday!), Suite Scarlett, 3 A.M. Epiphany, and The Blue Castle seems to be still hanging out on the nightstand too. On the floor is the 19th Wife, since there's no room on the nightstand at the moment!

What was the last book you’ve read, and when was it?

Jamaica Inn by Daphne duMaurier... last weekend.

Have you ever given up on a book half way in?

Oh, yes. Many times. Most recently... A New Earth. In the past: Moby-Dick, The Wings of a Dove, The Idiot.... just to name a few.


  1. wow you've re-read way more books than I have.

    This book--3 A.M. Epiphany--sounds familiar! LOL

    I've stopped reading books halfway through, but I don't remember which ones...o wait...brothers karamazov, but does page 60 in an over 500 page book count as halfway! LOL

  2. It's easy to read your favorite classic more than always discover something the second, third, fourth time that you didn't note the first time.

  3. I used to plow through a poorly written or little liked book to the bitter end, but now I have decided to treat my reading time as a precious commodity.

    Please come see my answers.

  4. I've never read any Daphne du Maurier ... didn't she write Rebecca? I'd love to read that.




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