Jessica's books

The One and Only Ivan
Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Leprechaun in Late Winter
Ella Enchanted
The Courage of Sarah Noble
Plain Murder
Gone-Away Lake
Circling the Sun
Maggie and Max
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
The Night Sister
Tuck Everlasting
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Bedknob and Broomstick
Mister Monday
Alice Through the Looking Glass
The Birchbark House
The Hobbit
The Witch's Daughter

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Booking Through Thursday (well, Friday because I'm late)

I got this meme off of Sarah's blog which is at this link:

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"!
Here goes!

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?

contemporary fiction

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?

My bed

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?
Guilty :(

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?)


Favorite biography?

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?

my kids!

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?

I don't

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 and

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!!


  1. Hi there, I'm just stopping by from the hop and I really like the look of your blog. Have a great weekend!

  2. What a great interview/questionnaire. It gives a great insight into you! You stopped by my blog at 3:40am! With
    three kids? Why weren't you sleeping??? I'm glad you stopped by though. I see you're new to the blogosphere. Or at least this blog is so Welcome! You'll have 100 followers in no time! I love honest reviewers and loved your review of Heather Graham's book. I pick some of those books up at WalMart or Target when I'm desperate for something to read, but I haven't lately. My TBR list is too long. BTW I loved Mrs. Piggle Wiggle when I was young. I couldn't get my kids interested in her, but I think I started too late.
    I loved the Bobbsey Twins, Happy Hollisters and Nancy Drew too.
    Happy Weekend and you have beautiful children!

  3. I am visiting from the Blog Hop! I also completed this reading quiz - I thought it was fun.

    Hope you can come by for a visit at LibrarysCat Book List or my more specialized blog Holocaust Resources.

    Have a great weekend.

  4. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog! I am a new follower :) Cute kids! I don't have any yet but my husband and I will probably start getting ready to

  5. What a fun meme! I just grabbed Stephen King's UNDER THE DOME from the library and it's HUGE. Totally intimidating. We'll see if I can get it read before it's due ...