55 Reading Questions, please send me some

  • 1. Favorite childhood book?
  • 2. What are you reading right now?
  • 3. What books do you have on request at the library?
  • 4. Bad book habit?
  • 5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
  • 6. Do you have an e-reader?
  • 7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
  • 8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
  • 9. Least favourite book you read this year (so far)?
  • 10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?
  • 11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
  • 12. What is your reading comfort zone?
  • 13. Can you read on the bus?
  • 14. Favorite place to read?
  • 15. What is your policy on book lending?
  • 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?
  • 21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
  • 22. Favorite genre?
  • 23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did)?
  • 24. Favourite biography?
  • 25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
  • 26. Favourite cookbook?
  • 27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
  • 28. Favorite reading snack?
  • 29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
  • 30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?
  • 31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
  • 32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?
  • 33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
  • 34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?
  • 35. Favorite Poet?
  • 36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
  • 37. How often have you returned books to the library unread?
  • 38. Favorite fictional character?
  • 39. Favourite fictional villain?
  • 40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?
  • 41. The longest I’ve gone without reading.
  • 42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
  • 43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
  • 44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
  • 45. Most disappointing film adaptation?
  • 46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
  • 47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?
  • 48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
  • 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?
  • 51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
  • 52. Name a book that made you angry.
  • 53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
  • 54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
  • 55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?

2 Weeks

Trust me when I say that these past two weeks have been jam-packed. So jam-packed, in fact, that I have spent nearly all of today in bed alternately sleeping and reading because I am just so exhausted.

I mean, these weeks have been great, don’t get me wrong. But exhausting.

And this next month? Will also be a bit crazy.

But! I did manage to read a couple books recently. More on that later.

My life has been a whirlwind lately. I have a friend from out of the country staying with me for a few weeks, and my head has been a mess of personal things and big thoughts, and life just keeps on spinning and I find myself loving books more and more even though I haven’t had much time for them as of late.

Right now I’m rereading one of Sharon Creech’s novels, Chasing Redbird, and I am thinking about how perfect books can be. There’s something about certain authors, and Sharon Creech in particular, that just makes me feel okay about things. Like everything is going the way it should, like nothing is too big to be overcome. Like somehow the secrets of life are tangled up in the stories of derring-do 12-yr old girls and their crazy-wonderful adventures, like clearing a twenty mile trail through the wilderness, or taking a boat out on the ocean, or attending an American boarding school in Switzerland.

I love these books.

megan221b asked:

Hey I read your post on Code Name Verity on how it was hard to get into, I couldn't agree more but it was so worthwhile for the second half:)

Wasn’t it though? I had such a hard time with it at first but in the end it was so completely worth it. Those girls have one of my favorite friendships ever and I absolutely love Maddie — she’s one of my favorite characters, and “Fly the plane, Maddie,” is one of my favorite repeating lines in any book. Glad you liked it, too!