Since today is Mockingjay Day and there might not be many people around I thought I would do this reading questions meme!! I saw this at The O.W.L!!
1. Favorite childhood book?
I honestly didn’t start to enjoy reading until Middle School, but the book that changed it all for me was The Outsiders!
2. What are you reading right now?
Right now while I’m writing this, Where the Truth Lies, but on Tuesday I will be reading Mockingjay! Duh!
3. What books do you have on request at the library?
My library has no books! I don’t use it.
4. Bad book habit?
Hmm sometimes I flip to the back to see how many pages there are and end up seeing something I shouldn’t. I really don’t do it on purpose, though!!
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
See question #3
6. Do you have an e-reader?
Yes!! A Kindle!! I love it, although I don’t get to read on it as much as I would like.
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
Just one. If I read more than one then I just get more engrossed in one and don’t pick the other one up.
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
Most definitely! I read a lot more! Before I started blogging I was reading anywhere from 60 to 80 books in a year. This year I have already read 101.
9. Least favorite book you read this year (so far?)
By the Time You Read This I’ll Be Dead. Ugh!
10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?
DELIRIUM!!! You must read this book! This isn’t just my favorite book of this year, it’s my favorite book EVER!
11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
Not very often, although I think my comfort zone is very big!
12. What is your reading comfort zone?
YA. Just about all kinds. Adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Sometimes historicals.
13. Can you read on the bus?
I haven’t been on a bus since I was in school. I could do it then…
14. Favorite place to read?
My couch or in bed!
15. What is your policy on book lending?
Not a lot of people I know in real life read. I have one friend that does and I usually lend her books, but not always.
16. Do you ever dog-ear books?
17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?
18. Not even with text books?
I haven’t had a text book in years! But no, I can’t remember ever writing in them.
19. What is your favorite language to read in?
Umm English…that’s the only one I know.
20. What makes you love a book?
Characters, characters, and characters. And a suspenseful, gripping plot.
21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
Anytime I love a book so much that it sticks in my head for days!
22. Favorite genre?
23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did?)
I used to read a lot of historical and I loved it! I also love a good cozy mystery but I never read them anymore…
24. Favorite biography?
25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
I really don’t think I have….
26. Favorite cookbook?
Don’t have one! I need one! Since I became a vegetarian I have just been winging it.
27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
Inspirational? Hmm…Delirium! It makes you not want to take love for granted.
28. Favorite reading snack?
Coffee and anything chocolate!
29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
I really don’t have one. I still love Twilight and if I can withstand that I can withstand anything! 🙂
Oh I have one! The hype ruined Harry Potter for me, but that was before I read it! I refused to read them for years but finally relented last summer and loved them of course. Now I am at all the midnight releases!
30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?
Maybe about 70% of the time.
31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
I do it, but not very often.
32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?
I’ve always wanted to learn a uncommon language, but it I had to pick one to read in it would be, French. It’s so pretty.
33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
Hmm…I don’t know.
34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?
There’s a lot of classic I need to read, but they intimidate me. I really should read some Jane Austin!
35. Favorite Poet?
Robert Frost or Edgar Allen Poe lol
36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
37. How often have you returned book to the library unread?
I’m sure I have done it in the past..
38. Favorite fictional character?
This is a really had question! Alex and Lena, Katniss, Harry Potter, Edward, Bella & Jacob, Sam and Grace! So many!!!
39. Favorite fictional villain?
40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?
Something light and fun!
41. The longest I’ve gone without reading.
Probably from the time I was 15 til 18 or 19.
42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
The last one I couldn’t finish was Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin =/
43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
Anything! I’m easily distracted unfortunately.
44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
Another hard one! Maybe, The Time Travelers Wife? It, of course, wasn’t as good as the book, but I was really happy with it.
45. Most disappointing film adaptation?
I Am Legend.
46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
$60 or so.
47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?
48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
Slooooow pace or annoying, unlikeable characters.
49. Do you like to keep your books organized?
Not really. I have them on my shelves by favorites.
50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?
If I really like it and there’s a chance I will reread it in the future, then I keep it, but if not I usually give them away.
51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
52. Name a book that made you angry.
See question 9
53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
Spell Hunter by R.J. Anderson
54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
Pretty Little Liars!
Phew! That was long!