Book Quiz 55 Questions on Books
1. Favorite childhood book?
Little House in the Big Woods – Laura Ingalls Wilder
2. What are you reading right now?
Nothing at the moment, though lately I’ve had a hankering to read The Lovely Bones, and I have a massive graphic novel coming in the mail (Blankets).
3. What books do you have on request at the library?
I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but I don’t have a library card and I didn’t even know where the library was until a couple weeks ago.
4. Bad book habit?
Leaving them EVERYWHERE. The worst though, is leaving a book in the bathroom and then finding it has warped a bit.
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
6. Do you have an e-reader?
I have a Kindle, and it’s wonderful. I typically prefer physical books but e-readers are a marvelous invention. Unfortunately, my Kindle isn’t working right now 😦
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
I prefer to read one at a time, but sometimes I deviate.
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
Nope. Well, technically yes, but not because of the blog.
9. Least favorite book you read this year (so far?)
The Revenant. Was a disappointment after seeing the movie which was AMAZING. It’s not very often that the movie is better than the book.
10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?
Probably Yes Please. I love Amy Poehler, and it was a really good read.
11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
Not too often. I read so much less than I used to, that I’ve become much more picky about what I’m reading. I try to choose books that I know I will love – which is doubly important because I really prefer to buy my books to keep forever.
12. What is your reading comfort zone?
Old favourites, and new ones that are like the old ones 🙂
13. Can you read on the bus?
Yep. I can even read while reading. Let me explain. In high school, my English teacher would make us read our novel studies aloud – something that baffled me because it dragged the book out for SO LONG. But anyways, I would read ahead because I have no patience for slow reading, but still keep track of where the class was in the book so that when it was my turn to read I’d be ready. I never once screwed up. Typically, I’d end up reading the novel at least 3 times before the rest of the class finally finished.
14. Favorite place to read?
My bedroom on my second bed.
15. What is your policy on book lending?
I try to avoid it unless I trust the person. I don’t want to not get my book back. Plus, if you bend the spine you’re dead. Only I may bend my spines, and it depends on the book.
16. Do you ever dog-ear books?
On occasion. I try to avoid it, but I also like my books to look well loved and I feel dog-earing the pages adds to the charm. But only sometimes!!
17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?
Only Jane Eyre – I bought a copy specifically for this purpose.
18. Not even with text books?
Nope. I didn’t go to uni, so my text book experience is limited to high school, and I would never write in a book belonging to the school.
19. What is your favorite language to read in?
20. What makes you love a book?
Everything. From the cover to the index. The font, the story, the illustrations. The tone of the book, the feelings I get. The feeling of the cover, the feeling of the print when it’s raised off the page ever so slightly. The smell of the pages. I. Love. Books.
21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
If I find myself thinking of someone in particular while I’m reading, then I’ll recommend it to that person afterward.
23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did?)
24. Favorite biography?
Pioneer Girl (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
26. Favorite cookbook?
Jamie’s Comfort Food. First of all, the cover is gorgeous. Second, the food inside is ahhhhmazing.
27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
Not a Fan. It’s about drawing closer to Christ, and really made me think and feel inspired to rethink some aspects of my faith.
28. Favorite reading snack?
Tea, Coke, popcorn, chips…plate of spaghetti. Anything, really.
29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
Catcher in the Rye. SO much hype over this book and I felt that it was incredibly disappointing and underrated. I do not understand how people consider this book to be a life changer.
30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?
Moderately? I dunno. I don’t usually read what the critics say when I’m buying a book. I buy what I like.
31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
I feel a bit bad, but only because I want so very much to love every book I read. When I do need to give a bad review, I don’t mind actually typing out the words though. Bad is bad.
32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose?
Welsh. That would be hella interesting.
33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
Les Miserables. It’s taking me years to get through it.
34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?
The rest of the Game of Thrones series. I read the first 2.5, and then kinda lost interest because of the insane amount of characters. I want to read the rest, but I’m nervous about failing again.
35. Favorite Poet?
I’m partial to Marlowe. Thanks to my sister I also really like Elizabeth Barrett Browning. And thanks to Ted Mosby, I enjoy some Pablo Neruda. Then there’s e.e.cummings. I like beautiful poetry. My favourite poem is The Passionate Shepherd to His Love.
36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
Back when I was a library regular, I’d usually take out the max.
37. How often have you returned book to the library unread?
38. Favorite fictional character?
I adore Jane Eyre. Also Batman. And Snape.
39. Favorite fictional villain?
Voldie is pretty good. So is John Hammond in Jurassic Park.
40. Books you’re most likely to bring on vacation?
41. The longest you’ve gone without reading.
I don’t know because every once in a while I’ll think, “Gee, I haven’t read anything in a while” and then I’ll realize that I literally read 2 books the previous week. I read without thinking about it. They just sneak in there somehow.
42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
Wuthering Heights. I’m trying. I’m really trying. But it is so annoying.
43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
Little Women (Winona Ryder) is a pretty good adaptation. Jurassic Park was too, deviating in the right spots.
45. Most disappointing film adaptation?
TIMELINE. Oh my gosh. SOOOO SO SO SO SO disappointing. The book was phenomenal and the movie just 100% failed.
46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
I don’t know…I just spent $76 on Indigo’s website the other day…
47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?
Rarely. I probably will skim it a bit if the beginning isn’t hooking me.
48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
If it sucked, or was upsetting me too much.
49. Do you like to keep your books organized?
Yes, but it’s hard in my present living situation. I did do a spot of organizing recently, wherein I took the dust jackets off of a bunch of the books to show off their beautiful binding.
50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?
KEEP! Gotta re-read them!
51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
The Bible. It’s such a monumental read, and anytime I’ve tried I have failed. Just ordered a new one though, and I’m hoping the layout and style will help me out a bit. More on that when it arrives!!
52. Name a book that made you angry.
Bittersweet. It was just so utterly disappointing and I felt it was a waste of time. I ended up not even keeping it.
53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
Planet X. It was a Star Trek/X-Men crossover novel and it was awesome.
54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
Any old well-beloved series – Anne of Green Gables, Little House, Potter…