Thursday, August 19, 2010

BTT- Book Meme

Deb got this from Lorette‘s blog and couldn’t resist adopting it for all of us. Play along!

1. Favorite childhood book?
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

2. What are you reading right now?
Blood Lite anthology, about to start Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

3. What books do you have on request at the library?
Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn, First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost, and The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

4. Bad book habit?
Buying a book and not reading it for several months (or even years) later

5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper, The Dean Koontz Companion edited by Martin H. Greenberg, Ed Gorman, and Bill Munster, Dean Koontz: A Writer's Biography by Katherine Ramsland, and Bullitt (1968)

6. Do you have an e-reader?

7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
I’ll put down a book and read another one but I read one at a time for the most part

8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?

9. Least favorite book you read this year (so far?)
Hideaway by Dean Koontz

10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?
Soulless by Gail Carriger

11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
Not too often but I have a big comfort zone…

12. What is your reading comfort zone?
YA, mystery, romance, urban fantasy, fantasy, some horror, paranormal anything, classics, etc.

13. Can you read on the bus?
I wish I could! Especially with those 6 hour car trips we take so often but I get carsick if I read

14. Favorite place to read?

15. What is your policy on book lending?
I only lend to people I trust and I write down what they’ve taken because I’ll go and get it back myself if I have to lol.

16. Do you ever dog-ear books?
No! The horror…

17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?
See above answer, aka heck no!

18. Not even with text books?
That’s different and since I have none, I don’t worry about it.

19. What is your favorite language to read in?

20. What makes you love a book?
The characters

21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
If I loved it so much that I’ve re-read it or the characters are so interesting I’ve dreamed about them

22. Favorite genre?
Anything paranormal or fantasy

23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did?)
Classics and award- winning fiction

24. Favorite biography?
Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel by Judith and Neil Morgan

25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
I don’t think so…

26. Favorite cookbook?
They aren’t cookbooks but I love the recipes in Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen series

27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
I haven’t really read one so far

28. Favorite reading snack?
Milk Chocolate Milano cookies

29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
I tend to enjoy those books more often than not…

30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?
Maybe a tiny bit over half the time.

31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
I don’t like doing it but I will, however I try to say something positive about it too

32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?

33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke, that sucker is huge!

34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?
I don’t know. War and Peace?

35. Favorite Poets?
Dr. Seuss, W. B. Yeats, Robert Frost, and Shel Silverstein

36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
I try to stay under 20

37. How often have you returned book to the library unread?
Not too often unless they’re nonfiction and I picked them up just to glance through or for reference

38. Favorite fictional characters?
Eric Northman, Spike, Logan Echolls, Anita Blake, Merry Gentry, Rhys, Sookie Stackhouse, Kistin (Kim Harrison), Elena (Kelley Armstrong)

39. Favorite fictional villain?
Long John Silver!

40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?
Whatever I’m currently reading or most likely to start

41. The longest I’ve gone without reading.
4 months

42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.

43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
Talking. I can listen to music but it can’t have vocals

44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
Any Alice in Wonderland

45. Most disappointing film adaptation?
Too many to count but I think the last one I saw was My Side of the Mountain (1969)

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?
Considering how much trouble I had with Hideaway by Dean Koontz recently, I’d say nothing

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?
I’m a book hoarder but I’ll occasionally give away if I don’t ever plan on re-reading them

51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
No, not really

52. Name a book that made you angry.
Honestly can’t think of one off the top of my head

53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
I don’t read them unless I’m reasonably certain I’ll like them

54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris and anything by Laurell K. Hamilton

Has anyone watched Lie to Me? I just started watching it and I really love the show. This was on the last episode I watched:


  1. I can certainly relate to #4, hah :P And I need to read Soulless!

  2. I soooo need to get Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn!!

  3. My favourite poet is Robert Browning.

    It was too long a meme. I answered those I liked, not all!
    Here is my BTT: Reading meme post!

  4. I'm guilty of buying books and not reading them for a long time myself. We need a support group!

  5. What fun! I'm totally going to do this soon and link back to you :)

  6. This is a cool meme. It's always fun to read what people like and don't like. I'm with you on buying books and not reading them for several years later. I went through my bookshelf last night - I won't even tell you how many of these kind I have. lol.

  7. We have the same bad habit, lol, but its such a wonderful one.

    I tried Koontz The Husband but it was not keeping my attention, I will go back to it. I really enjoyed Lightning though.

    My post if interested

  8. I could 't agree more with LKH being a guilty pleasure. Cool answers. Here's my BTT

  9. Nymeth: You have to! It's such a good book. My review for it will be up tomorrow probably.

    Lenore: I'm behind on her Kitty series but I still like it a lot so I put it on hold as soon as I found it at the library. Hopefully they'll get it in soon!

    aLmYbNeNr: Thanks!

    Guatami Tripathy: I'm sure I've read him at one time or another but I can't think of anything by him.

    Bermudaonion: That we do!

    Juju: I'll look for yours :)

    Darlene: I know I have over 300...

    Marce: I've read his Night Chills (hated), The Face (?), The Good Guy (the bad guy creeped me out big time), and now Hideaway and so far I'm just not impressed.

    Lori: I'm hoping I get to meet her in three weeks at DragonCon *squee!*

  10. Your newest follower! I am looking forward to reading the Help1 I have requested it at the library, and there is a long list. If you're interested, here is my post:

  11. Classic- wish I read more of them too, but so many new books are just too tempting.

  12. chocolate Milano cookies...yum. I dog-ear and I know its
    Sorry you didnt enjoy Hideaway, I havent read it but I do love Koontz.

  13. Ooooh... I did enjoy The Little Engine That Could. I'm also trying to finish the Sookie Stackhouse series.


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