Thursday, 19 August 2010

Booking Through Thursday: Meme of Reading Questions

btt2 This weeks Booking Through Thursday is a meme. I got this from Lorette‘s blog and couldn’t resist adopting it for all of you.

1. Favorite childhood book?
Sagan om den lilla lilla gumman (The Story of the Little Old Lady) by Elsa Beskow and Kajsa Kavat by Astrid Lindgren

2. What are you reading right now?
Have His Carcase by Dorothy Sayers (almost done) and listening to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Stephen Fry (last chapter).

3. What books do you have on request at the library?
Some books for school

4. Bad book habit?
I put my book down open

5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
Nothing actually

6. Do you have an e-reader?
Nope, but I do have Kindle for PC

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?
Yes, I read more new to me books

9. Least favorite book you read this year (so far?)
Emma by Jane Austen

10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee

11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
Not as often as I should

12. What is your reading comfort zone?
classics and crime fiction

13. Can you read on the bus?
Yep. Did it today

14. Favorite place to read?
Hammock

15. What is your policy on book lending?
I always want to share my books

16. Do you ever dog-ear books?
Yep

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

18.  Not even with text books?
See above

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

20. What makes you love a book?
The characters or the setting

21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
Loving it

22. Favorite genre?
Crime

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

Favorite biography?
Dalai Lama’s Freedom in Exile

25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
Yes

26. Favorite cookbook?
Anything by Jamie Oliver

27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
hmmm…not sure

28. Favorite reading snack?

Nuts and a cup of tea

29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
Can’t think of one, but I did have issues with books assigned in school

30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?
I actually rarely read critics…shhhhh

31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
It’s helpful too

32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?
I’d like to be able to read in Latin and French

33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
War and Peace by Tolstoy, oh wait I haven’t read that yet ;)

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

35. Favorite Poet?
Christina Rosetti and Karin Boye

36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
I rarely use the library for anything other than school. Although if I move to Stockholm that would change (post to come, I have a BAD case of library envy)

37. How often have you returned book to the library unread?
See above

38. Favorite fictional character?
Eve Dallas

39. Favorite fictional villain?
Snape…although he isn’t really one is he

40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?
Brain candy books

41. The longest I’ve gone without reading.
ummm…I’m always reading

42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway but don’t tell my high school English teacher that :D

43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
It depends on the book

44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie with Dame Maggie Smith

45. Most disappointing film adaptation?
The Harry Potter films

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

47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?
Often, but I am trying to break the habit for fiction and do it more for non-fiction

48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
Bad writing and characters doing things out of character

49. Do you like to keep your books organized?
Yes

50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?
I’m a book hoarder

51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
War and Peace by Tolstoy

52. Name a book that made you angry.
I haven’t read them but the books by the Pearls make me angry just thinking they exist

53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
I was a bit sceptical when my mum suggested the In Death books

54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky sadly, but I want to try and different translation

55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
In Death series

To those of you wondering if there will ever again be a review of a book on this blog, the answer is yes. Tomorrow there will be a review. And on Monday :D I’ve just gotten a bit behind on my reading but now I’m back in full swing again.

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4 comments:

leeswammes said...

I'm about the same with "How long have you gone without reading?". I don't think a day goes by that I don't read. Well don't think many hours go by that I don't read (except when I sleep).

Reading, eating, sleeping are all essentials of life!

jlshall said...

No. 46 - great answer!

And yes, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie! Forgot all about that one but it would definitely make my list of favorite adaptations. Love Maggie Smith.

aLmYbNeNr said...

OMG how did I not know there was a movie for The Prime of Ms. Jean Brodie?! And with Dame Maggie Smith, who is AWESOME?! I read this book in college and it was one of the special few that I didn't sell back to the bookstore. I need to watch the movie!

Library Cat said...

Hi,
WOW - great questions, but certainly a bunch of them. I enjoyed your answers and hope you will check out mine.

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