Monday, December 23, 2013

55 Reading Questions, Answered.

I came across this on the HCC Frenzy Tumblr and I couldn't help myself! Feel free to fill out your own! If you do a post, link up so I can read! :)

55 Reading Questions

1. Favorite childhood book?

Jeremy and the Aunties by Felicity Finn
Jeremy and the Aunties

2. What are you reading right now?

Just One Year by Gayle Forman

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

3. What books do you have on request at the library?
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
4. Bad book habit?

Don't think I have one, I am extremely OCD with my books...Maybe that is a bad habit...

5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
Just one Year
The Madman's Daughter
The F-it List
Rose Under Fire

6. Do you have an e-reader?

No. Kindle App...Never use it.

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

Usually I'm a one book gal, unless I am on vaction/holidays/have time than I read a few at a time. They just have to be different enough so I don't mix up characters and storyline.

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

Not too much, but yes they slightly have. I am much more in the loop with upcoming books and series'. I also have discovered so many books and authors I wouldn't usually pick up on my own.

9. Least favourite book you read this year (so far)?

This House I Haunted by John Boyne
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?
Beholding Bee by Kimberly Newton Fusco
 Beholding Bee

11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
Not too often but if something intrigues me enough, I will. That is how I ended up reading 50 Shades of Grey...Still haven't recovered from that...

12. What is your reading comfort zone?
Young Adult, Fiction

13. Can you read on the bus?
14. Favorite place to read?
Outside in the Summertime or by my Fireplace in the colder weather.

15. What is your policy on book lending?
I don't lend out books anymore. Too many book fatalities

16. Do you ever dog-ear books?

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

18. Not even with text books?

19. What is your favourite language to read in?

20. What makes you love a book?
When it gives me the feels.
When I can relate to a character
Page-turning storyline

21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
When I know how much I loved it, and I just want to spread that around.

22. Favorite genre?
Young Adult

23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did)?
Fantasy and maybe Science Fiction

24. Favourite biography?
Love, Janis
Love, Janis

25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
Does a 'How to Train your dog' book count? If so, yes I have read one. Did it work, no.

26. Favourite cookbook?
The Looneyspoons Collection

27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?

Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year

28. Favorite reading snack?
Seedless Red Grapes

29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
I wouldn't say a book per se, but the Dystopian genre was like that for me. When it first was becoming big, it seemed like that was the only thing readers talked about. When I read The Pledge by Kimberly Derting, I was kinda disappointed because there was so much hype about it, but it just didn't do it for me.

30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?

Actually not really that often. And it's that way for movies, too. Most of the time I like the books/movies that didn't get great critic.

31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?

I don't like it. I try not to book bash or to bash the author. Just because a book wasn't for me, doesn't mean that another won't like it. I like to call it friendly criticism

32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?

Spanish...or Italian

33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I mean come on, I think I would be chased down by an angry mob with pitch forks, and beheaded if I didn't like that one! Loved it, by the way!

34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

35. Favorite Poet?

           Edgar Allen Poe

36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?

4 or 5

37. How often have you returned books to the library unread?

Maybe once a month, but I usually just renew it until I get around to it.

38. Favorite fictional character?

Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars

39. Favourite fictional villain?

Aro from The Twilight Saga

40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?
2 or 3

41. The longest I’ve gone without reading.
A Week

42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. Other than that, I almost always try to finish the book!

43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
My Dogs. Those eyes...
44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
The Help
Forrest Gump
Marley and Me

45. Most disappointing film adaptation?
The Host

46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
I plead the fifth

47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?
Almost every time!

48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
Work, sleep, dogs, fiance, food, etc!

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?
Keep. Even though I am running out a room and rooms to put them...

51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
Any Erotica novel.

52. Name a book that made you angry.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Looking for Alaska

Both of these only because they gave me such intense feels!

53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
Carrie by Stephen King

54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
Young Adult and any book about dogs

Whew! That was fun! I hope you guys do this too, because I can't wait to see what you have to say!

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