Monday, December 30, 2013

55 Reading Questions

  I saw these 55 reading questions on {wishful thinking} and decided to give them a try myself. Since it's nearly the end of 2013, for the next couple of days I'm going to try to do blog posts about this wonderful year. Starting with this one, which isn't technically about this year, but...

1. Favorite childhood book? Probably Captive Treasure by Milly Howard and the Viking Quest Series by Lois Walfrid Johnson.
2. What are you reading right now? I literally just finished reading Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson less than an hour ago, so now I have the opportunity to choose my next book. Possibly River Secrets by Shannon Hale or Once Upon a Crime by Michael Buckley.
3. What books do you have on request at the library? Is it bad that my answer is none? I have so many books to read that aren't at the library right now. But... I may have my eye on a few...
4. Bad book habit? Hm. Well. I suppose it isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I'm very protective of my books, and can be unhappy if someone doesn't treat one of my "friends" as I treat them.
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library? Nothing at this time. (I'm so boring.)
6. Do you have an e-reader? Nope, but I have a Kindle app. :)
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once? This varies, though oftentimes I find myself reading more than one book at a time.
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog? Not really. Perhaps if I upped my blogging schedule. But... not really.

9. Least favourite book you read this year (so far)? I had a very good year of reading, but I'd definitely have to say Viewers by Scott Hawthorne. I expected so much more from that book, and it become rather uncomfortable. Also, Beloved Enemy by Al Lacey was a bit of a letdown. But I think that was just the writing style.
10. Favorite book you’ve read this year? I've read so many good ones. I'll just list some of my favorites. :) Chasing Jupiter by Rachel Coker, the entire Blood of Kings series by Jill Williamson, Burning Sky by Lori Benton, and... AGH. I wish I could name more. :P

11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone? I'll basically read anything. But as far as the sexual/cursing stuff goes, I have a cut off point, and don't really want to read that kind of stuff.

12. What is your reading comfort zone? I read many genres. I like fantasy and historical the most probably. Also, I like a clean book.
13. Can you read in the car? Yes!

14. Favorite place to read? Probably on my bed, but I enjoy curling up on the couch under a lamp.

15. What is your policy on book lending? I don't lend books a lot, but when I do, I wish people to treat them the way I do.
16. Do you ever dog-ear books? Absolutely not.

17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books? No.

18. Not even with text books? Surprisingly, not really.

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

20. What makes you love a book? A lot of things go into making a book love worthy, including but not limited to... good characters that make me fall in love with them, a good plot, and beautiful description.

21. What will inspire you to recommend a book? A book that I would read more than once, and fits the standards of the person I am recommending to.

22. Favorite genre? I suppose it's fantasy, though I love to read just about anything.
23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did)? Steampunk. I'd love to read some steampunk when I get the opportunity.

24. Favourite biography? I'm sure I've read some sort of biography, but my brain isn't functioning properly so that I remember. :P But I have read up on historical figures many times.
25. Have you ever read a self-help book? Erm. Maybe? Does Preparing to be a Help Meet by Debi Pearl count?
26. Favourite cookbook? Muffin Mania. Not sure who wrote it.

27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)? I'm sort of reading Undaunted: Daring to do what God calls you to by Christine Caine, and it's pretty inspirational, but as far as books I've read... Band of Sisters by Cathy Gohlke, and Burning Sky by Lori Benton.
28. Favorite reading snack? I don't eat a lot when I read. But sometimes I read through a meal. :P
29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience. I'm not sure if this has ever happened. I usually try to read books before they get big or not pay much attention to the hype.

30. How often do you agree with critics about a book? Hm. Since I generally have different opinions on books than others, depending on the quality of the story, I'd say probably not often.

31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews? I'm careful. Usually I try to list some goods along with the bads in the review, and try to be fair and encouraging.

32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose? Any of them! I would love to read in another language!

35. Favorite Poet? Unfortunately, I'm not really a poetry aficionado. :/

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

37. How often have you returned books to the library unread? Um. Not too often. But every once in a while.

38. Favorite fictional character? Goodness, really? ERM. Peeta and Finnick (Hunger Games,) just about all the characters in Mysterious Benedict Society, Achan Cham (Blood of Kings,) Sohrem (just about anything written so far by Carissa Barrows. I think The Follower, and Merchant's Son? Though I've met him in character chats, :D) Miri (Princess Academy,) and so many others. All of my friends characters are awesome.
39. Favourite fictional villain? Uh...... Loki from the Thor movies is a fun character though he isn't from a book... Albert Garrick (The Reluctant Assassin.)
41. The longest I’ve gone without reading. I'm not sure. Though, everything requires reading. I read school books I read labels, I read read read.

42. Name a book that you could/would not finish. Unsure. I've stopped reading some for content.
43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading? It can be distracting when someone's talking loudly or watching a movie.
44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel? Hm. I'm still trying to read the LoTR books, but the movies are sooo good. And Hunger Games wasn't too bad.

45. Most disappointing film adaptation? I'm not sure. The jury's out on this one.
46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time? I never seem to have a lot of money to spend, so maybe $15. If I had more the bookstore world would have to watch out! :P
47. How often do you skim a book before reading it? Trying to decide if this question means flipping through the book, or skimming the cover... cause I skim the cover quite a bit, and sometimes flip through. But I don't like finding stuff out ahead of time, so...

48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through? Mostly sexual content and swearing and whatnot.

49. Do you like to keep your books organized? Hm. Not exactly. I had a way of keeping my favorite books on my top shelf, but now I have so many that sort of doesn't apply anymore and I have two boxes with books as well as the shelf...
50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them? The above answer should clue you in to the fact that I keep them. :P

51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding? Hm. Not really. Besides the books I don't want to read because of content.
52. Name a book that made you angry. The Tide of Unmaking by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper. Yeah... Those cliffhangers.

53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did? Hm. Not sure. I usually try to go into a book with a hopeful attitude.
54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t? Beloved Enemy by Al Lacey.

55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading? EVERYTHING!

~ a rambling author


Sarah Faulkner said...

Great list! I scheduled a post for later into 2014 using theses questions. Just wondering, where did #11 go? :)
~Sarah Faulkner

Bethany said...

Oh awesome! Okay, number 11 must have been misplaced somewhere, but that has now been remedied. Thanks for pointing it out! :D

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