I got this meme off of Sarah's blog which is at this link: http://sarahreadstoomuch.wordpress.com/
I thought it looked like fun so I'm going to fill it out. I'm a day late but like I always say "better late than never"!
1. Favorite childhood book?
At the age of 5, my mom started reading the Little House on the Prairie books. I loved them. I continued to read her old Judy Bolton and Nancy Drew mysteries. They are still my favorites today!
2. What are you reading right now?
The Killing Edge by Heather Graham
3. What books do you have on request at the library?
Way to many! But, to give you a few: The Kitchen House, Pretty Little Liars, City of Glass,
4. Bad book habit?
Having too many books to read from the library and keeping them past the due date!
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
The Killing Edge - Heather Graham
Private - James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
13 1/2 - Nevada Barr
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County - Tiffany Baker
Blood Ties - Kay Hooper
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner - Stephenie Meyer
Heart Shaped Box - Joe Hill
Death of a Witch - M.C. Beaton
The Masquerade: A Blue Bloods Novel - Melissa De La Cruz
The Personal History of Rachel Dupree - Ann Weisgarber
6. Do you have an e-reader?
No but I am debating getting one
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
Goodness, only one at a time. I am not one of those people who can read mroe than one. My mind can't handle it!
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
I am reading a lot of new authors and genres that I never would have thought to read before.
9. Least favorite book you read this year (so far?)
Ransom by Danielle Steel
10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?
The Life of Pi - Yann Martel or My Darling Elia by Eugenie Melnyk
11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
I try to read at least one book out of my comfort zone a month.
12. What is your reading comfort zone?
13. Can you read on the bus?
No way! Unless I have those motion sickness bracelets. Otherwise I am puking on the side of the road in about 10 minutes.
14. Favorite place to read?
15. What is your policy on book lending?
I lend books to family and friends that I trust.
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 favorite language to read in?
20. What makes you love a book?
When I connect easily with all the characters
21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
Just having it be a good book.
22. Favorite genre?
23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did?)
Hmmm...don't read a lot of those but Little House on the Prairie (does that count?)
25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
26. Favorite cookbook?
Taste of Home's Annual Contest Winners 2008
27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
Redemption by Karen Kingsbury
28. Favorite reading snack?
I don't snack while eating
29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - John Boyne
30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?
I don't pay attention to what critics say
31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
I don't like to give negative reviews but I'm honest so....
32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?
33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
The Kite Runner - Khalid Husseini (I don't like the rape scene at all)
34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?
Hearts of Atlantis by Stephen King. It is soooo long!
35. Favorite Poet?
Honestly, I don't read poetry
36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
Up to 50
37. How often have you returned book to the library unread?
a few times but not too often. Only when I can't renew them
38. Favorite fictional character?
Catherine in Wuthering Heights
39. Favorite fictional villain?
40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?
Whatever I'm reading at the time
41. The longest I’ve gone without reading.
A week? Maybe a little longer but not by much
42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
The Poisonwood Bible
43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
Well, Twilight of course!
45. Most disappointing film adaptation?
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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?
If I absolutely hated it
49. Do you like to keep your books organized?
By author and series
50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?
I trade on bookmooch.com and paperbackswap.com
51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
52. Name a book that made you angry.
My Darling Elia (in a sad way)
53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
The Life of Pi
54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
I never feel guilty about reading!!