Thursday, August 19, 2010

Booking Through Thursday 6

This Week's Booking Through Thursday is a list of questions about the blogger :D

1. Favorite childhood book?
Into the Land of Unicorns by Bruce Coville
2. What are you reading right now?
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
3. What books do you have on request at the library?
Lets see.. The Demons Lexicon (Sarah Rees Brennan), Torment (Lauren Kate), Paranormalcy (Kiersten White), Kisses From Hell (An Anthology), Extraordinary (Nancy Werlin), Firelight (Sophie Jordan), Witch Heart (Anya Bast), Infinite Days (Rebecca Maizel), Stolen (Kelley Armstrong), The Replacement (Brenna Yovannoff), Tempest Rising (Nicole Peeler) and The Awakening (Kelley Armstrong).
4. Bad book habit?
I get too many at once and can never read them all.
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
Ha, alright here we go. Fire (Kristin Cashore), Shiver (Maggie Stiefvater) Linger (Maggie Stiefvater), Insatiable (Meg Cabot), The Summoning (Kelley Armstrong), The Iron King (Julie Kagawa), The Iron Daughter (Julie Kagawa), and Betrayals (Lili St. Crow)
6. Do you have an e-reader?
No, but my ipod touch can be used as one.
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
That all depends on the book. But, most of time I like to read one. That way I can stay focused and actually finish it.
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
Yes, I read a lot more and definitely check out more books from the library.
9. Least favorite book you read this year (so far?)
Either the Hollow by Jessica Verday or Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?
I don't know that is so hard to answer. Either Crescendo or Graceling, I guess.
11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
I wouldn't really say I have a comfort zone, I will pick anything up. I do stick to my main genres (urban fantasy/young adult/paranormal romance), but if a book catches my eye, I will read it.
12. What is your reading comfort zone?
see above :D
13. Can you read on the bus?
Oh, yes. I read in cars all the time.
14. Favorite place to read?
In my reading chair. Its a big old leather chair in the family room that swallows you when you sit in it.
15. What is your policy on book lending?
I will lend a book to my friend, but I will hound them until I get it back. I don't forget :D
16. Do you ever dog-ear books?
Nope. I use anything and everything for bookmarks, scraps of paper, receipts, wrappers, paperclips - really anything flat I can get my hands on.
17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?
18.  Not even with text books?
Actually, no. Everyone else does, but I cannot make myself write in them. I cannot get out of high school mode when it was forbidden.
19. What is your favorite language to read in?
the only one I can understand, English :D
20. What makes you love a book?
Simple: If I can connect with it.
21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
You know a book is good when you read for hours and forget to eat, drink or go to the bathroom.
22. Favorite genre?
Young Adult
23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did?)
General Fiction. Some of my favorite books (The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The Catcher in the Rye, I Capture the Castle, The Virgin Suicides, to name a few..) are general fiction. But, I have a difficult time weeding through the books I won't like to get to ones I do.
Favorite biography?
I don't really do biographies. I read a Diana Ross one once for a project in 4th grade, so I will go with that.
25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
Can't say that I have.
26. Favorite cookbook? 
I don't really use cookbooks. But, I have absolutely obsessed with the food network. My favorite chefs on the network are... Rachael Ray, Paula Deene, Bobby Flay and Duff Goldman.
27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
I really have no clue.
28. Favorite reading snack?
Umm.. Diet Mountain Dew?
29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
 I was really disappointment that I did not like 13 to Life.
30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?
I don't like critics. I listen to other book bloggers, but critics and I are never on the same page.
31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
I don't like to do it, but I feel like if I didn't enjoy the book, I need to say that.
32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?
French. It even looks beautiful.
33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
I would have to say the first Jane Austen book I ever read, Pride and Prejudice. I read it when I was really young, and I stumbled through it. I've re-read it since, but I was so intimidated to pick it up again :D
34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?
I don't know.
35. Favorite Poet?
Shel Silverstein.
36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
usually around 10.
37. How often have you returned book to the library unread?
I've only done it a few times, usually I can renew them.
38. Favorite fictional character?
Ooh, I don't know. Hermione Granger, maybe. Or Holden Caufield.
39. Favorite fictional villain?
Oh, please. Easy - Voldemort.
40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?
I truck along a group of books, just in case. But, if you mean my fall back book - The Virgin Suicides.
41. The longest I’ve gone without reading.
No idea.
42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
Generation Dead by Daniel Waters.
43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
Sometimes, other peoples conversations. So when I am around people I listen to music while I read.
44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
I Capture the Castle, The Virgin Suicides and the Princess Bride.
45. Most disappointing film adaptation?
The first Twilight. I was devastated.
46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
Probably, $60. I am a student and that is a lot of money to be tossing around at once.
47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?
Usually, I preview them before I buy them.
48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
If I don't like it.
49. Do you like to keep your books organized?
I try to keep them together by series/genre, but really its however they will fit on my bookshelf.
50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?
I like to keep them. I am a book hoarder.
51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
No, not really.
52. Name a book that made you angry.
Most books make me angry at times, I often talk to them and tell them so.
53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
The Group by Mary McCarthy
54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
13 to Life by Shannon Delany.
55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
Urban Fantasy. I don't know if I call it guilt-free, but it is definitely pleasure reading. I am a shy person, and sometimes the covers embarrass me. I wish more of the books were hardcovers so I could remove them when I go out in public :D


MizB said...

:P I was going to say "Twilight" for the film adaptation that I didn't like. They've steadily gotten better, mind you... I loved "Eclipse"!

Anonymous said...

Interesting that you were not a fan of Graceling, either.

I tried it earlier this year and found I couldn't get far into it. But I heard so many positive reviews about it. :)

Lori said...

My husband thinks I am not human because I don't like Mountain Dew.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

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