Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A-Z Bookish Questionnaire

Amy at Hope is the Word participated in this questionnaire and invited others to join in. Looked like fun so, why not?

Author you’ve read the most books from: No doubt that would have to be Lucy Maud Montgomery. (The Lucy Maud Montgomery Reading Challenge is an excuse for me, really.)

Best sequel ever - This one is hard. I'm going to go with Anne of Avonlea, even if that sounds cliche from me!

Currently reading - The Horse and His Boy. I'm reading this one aloud to Bookworm1. (And I'm also remembering why it ranks as one of my least favorite of the Narnia series.)

Drink of choice while reading - Tea, usually. Particularly Republic of Tea varieties. My favorite:

E-reader or physical book? - Oh, PHYSICAL BOOK! Please and thank you! But I have stooped to using a Kindle every now and again (in a pinch and a bind).

Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in high school - That's a dumb question and I'm not going to answer it.

Glad you gave this book a chance - The Book Thief! And Bleak House! And any other book that I though was hard starting off but ended up being wonderful.

Hidden gem book - Are any books truly hidden? I see Amy had a hard time answering this question as well.

Just finished - 84, Charing Cross Road

Kinds of books you won’t read - Erotica. (HELLO TO ANY PUBLISHERS OUT THERE: QUIT SENDING ME BOOK PROMOS FOR SUCH TITLES!) Most modern novels (because they can't seem to avoid explicit sex scenes and language). And I usually avoid science fiction although I wouldn't absolutely refuse it.

Longest book you’ve read: Judging by page counts offered on, the longest book I've read (by far) is Les Miserables.

Major book hangover because of - Well. I think the only book that I can honestly and truly say has had such an impact such as to have a lasting "hangover", if you will, is The Bible. No other book is so full of life, joy, admonition and challenge! Every other book pales in comparison.

Number of bookcases you own - 10, of various sizes. (Most of them large sized.)

One book you have read multiple times - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I think I've read this title more than Anne of Green Gables.

Preferred place to read - These days? I prefer reading any place where I will not fall asleep. So that might be the kitchen table, any ol' chair, the floor, or the couch.

Quote that you like, from a book you’ve read: Most recent favorite quote is from The Horse and His Boy, from Bree: "I'm a free Narnian. And why should I talk slaves' and fools' talk?"

Reading regret - I really do have many reading regrets, most of which attached to review copies. There are many books I wish I a.) hadn't spent any time with and/or b.) hadn't spent any time reviewing. Then again, I've learned from reading "mistakes", if you will, and so the time wasn't wasted; but that doesn't at mean I don't regret them!

Series you started and need to finish - Harry Potter.

Three of your all-time favorite books - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Anne of Green Gables, Les Miserables.

Unapologetic fangirl for - Trenton Lee Stewart's books!

Very excited for this release more than all the others - I'm not sure how to define this one, exactly. However, I am pretty excited about the newest Karon release due out in September 2014! Have you heard? Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good

Worst bookish habit - Thinking ahead of the story. I have been trying to stay in the moment of the page I am on and stop trying to get ahead of where the author wants me to be at the time.

X marks the spot - I've said it before and I'll say it again: i-Clips, i-Clips, i-Clips!!

Your latest book purchase - Miss Buncle's Book, by D.E. Stevenson. I actually purchased this one for the Kindle (GASP!) for the airplane ride. It was FABULOUS! I loved it so much I'm going to have to find a hard copy of it.

Zzz snatcher book - If we're talking about a book that was so boring that it put me to sleep then I'd rather not say because it was a modern book by a modern author that I decided not to review for being so unimpressed with it. If we're talking about a book that was so exciting that I couldn't go to sleep for reading it, I can't remember! It's not that it hasn't happened, because it has. I remember such moments but not the particulars of the book!

Want to play along? Please do! If you do, let me know and I'll come read your post.


B said...

Now I'm totally doing this on my blog... :)

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Oh, I'm so glad you played along! :-)
This is my favorite answer:

"Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in high school - That's a dumb question and I'm not going to answer it. "

I love it because at first I thought you were being snarky and actually meant Gilbert Blythe. ;-) When I went back to re-read, I realize you probably meant it. It still tickles me. :-)

I did not know Jan Karon has a new book coming out. And I'm so glad you liked Miss Buncle's Book!


Teresa said...

Isn't Miss Buncle's Book delightful? I read it a couple years ago and keep meaning to reread it. Hope to see a review for this - and 84 Charing Cross Road - sometime in the future :) .

Bluerose said...

Now I so want to read Miss Buncle's Book! I'm really excited about the newest Jan Karon book, too, though I realized that I never read the last one(I've read all the others). I don't know how I managed to let that happen, especially since I have it on my shelf!

I'll have to give this a try, since I've had such fun reading yours and Amy's! :)

Cassandra said...

What an incredibly fun post. I have got to try that tea... I haven't read Narnia in awhile and I need to remedy that!

Queen of Carrots said...

Very good questionnaire. I have done it:

Barbara H. said...

Looks like fun! I'll have to keep this in mind for one day in the next couple of weeks.

Barbara H. said...

Just did this one: Took longer than I thought, but it was fun.

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