I'm Kidnapping What Naomi Has Rightfully Stolen
Yup. I am. She did a splendiferous post about books, books, and more books, and I've stolen it to answer here (I did warn her, though XD ).
1. Favorite childhood book? Ha. What? I'm afraid I couldn't answer that, m'dear;)
2. What are you reading right now? I'm currently rereading North and South.
3. What books do you have on request at the library? Well…I have the second book in a fantasy series on hold for my brother.
4. Bad book habit? Mustn't ask us, precious! Not its business! :D
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library? I unfortunately have not really been checking out actual books from the library recently. I stick with those readily available to me, since, what with school and such, I haven't as much leisure for reading as I'd wish *sob*.
6. Do you have an e-reader? I have Goodreads, and sometimes I read classics on there if they're available and if I'm "in a bind."
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once? Technically, I'm usually reading several at once: a devotional (as well as the Bible, of course), my assigned school reading, and a pleasure-read.
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog? Maybe…my to-read list may have grown, I'm not exactly sure:)
9. Least favorite book you read so far this year? Ha. Ahaha. Robinson Crusoe. We shouldn't go into it…
10. Favorite book you've read this year? As in…this actual year, 2015? The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Definitely a new favorite; it did not disappoint:) "How are you?" "I am in something very close to agony, but we can talk about that later."
11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone? I pretty much stick with my few and favored genres; occasionally I'll be assigned a book in schoolwork that I'm not thrilled about, but it generally falls under my genres anyway.
12. What is your reading comfort zone? Mainly historical fiction, devotionals, a little fantasy, and legend-type books (like Ivanhoe).
13. Can you read in the car? The stinkin' laws of motion sickness make me nauseous when I try to read in the car, and thank you so very much for bringing up such a painful memory. While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it? ;)
14. Favorite place to read? Curled up in a cushioned armchair or on the couch:)
15. What is your policy on book-lending? Pretty lax…as long as I can be sure of getting it back when needed:D
16. Do you ever dog-ear books? Not really.
17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books? Nope, I tend to highlight more often.
18. Do you break/crack the spine of your book? Unfortunately…yes:-/
19. What is your favorite language to read in? Merry olde English!
20. What makes you love a book? Excellent writing style, humor or pathos (as the story may be), well-developed characters and a fleshed-out plot line. (Though that's just a general set of guidelines - sometimes I like a book that doesn't fulfill all of those, and vice versa.)
21. What will inspire you to recommend a book? If it inspired me;) As a matter of fact, I recommend books a bit too easily.
22. Favorite genre? Historical fiction! Though I use that broadly - including Middle-Ages kinds of tales.
23. Genre [author] you rarely read but wish you did? Um…dare I say it? Jane Austen. I'm sorry, I'm sorry!
24. Favorite biography? Hmm…I'm sure I have one but I can't place it just now.
25. Have you ever read a self-help book? No, not strictly a self-help book, though I've read lots of devotionals, and those were certainly therapeutic!
26. Favorite cookbook? Um…
27. Most inspirational book you've read this year (fiction or non-fiction)? Probably Mere Christianity by my beloved C. S. Lewis:D
28. Favorite reading snack? Lunch;)
29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience. So. many. times. Let's see here…Robinson Crusoe, The Hunger Games and Divergent (though to be fair I really just skimmed through those two), Jane Austen in general…
30. How often do you agree with critics about a book? Critics and I don't really have the same views, shall we say, in regard to most things;)
31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews? I don't think I'd write a blog review of a book if I really hated it…but when discussing it with my co-op class - that's a whole other issue.
32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose? I can read a little in Latin, but I'd love to be able to read in French!
33. Favorite poet? I suppose people would start telling me such silly folly-rot as, "He doesn't count," if I were to respond with J. R. R. Tolkien (to which I would say, "Go read his poetry in The Lord of the Rings), so…I'll say that I'd like to read the poetry of John Keats, Mrs. Hemans, and Sir Walter Scott.
34. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time? See my answer to question number 5:(
35. How often have you returned books to the library unread? A fair number of times, couldn't give an exact estimate.
36. Favorite fictional character? *chokes* Excuse me? Prepare yourself for quite a list: Faramir, Frodo Baggins, John Thornton, Margaret Hale, Molly Gibson, Aslan, Westley, Mac Campbell, Rose Campell, Dustfinger, Elinor (from Inkheart), Rebecca of York (I think that's her name), James Hook (yes), Gandalf, Galadriel, Rudy Steiner, Liesel Meminger, Jace Buckley, Coral Kendall…I could go on, if you wish:D
37. Favorite fictional villain? James Hook. Or Brian Bois-Guilbert.
38. The longest you've gone without reading? I guess…whenever I've been really sick, I probably haven't read that much.
39. Name a book that you could not/would not finish. Hmm. I know there have been those cases…Northanger Abbey (I will read it eventually!), The Hunger Games, Divergent, A Passage to India…etc.
40. What distracts you easily when you're reading? Noise, hehe.
41. Favorite film adaptation of a novel? Need I answer this? I think you guys know;)
42. Most disappointing film adaptation? Probably Ella Enchanted. I mean, the heck. Okay, okay, sometimes I like it, but it's really nothing like the book, and the book is, overall, so much better.
43. The most money [you've] ever spent in the bookstore at one time? Somewhere between $20 and $30, I think.
44. How often do you skip a book before reading it? *cough cough* Ahem. About that.
45. What would cause you to stop reading a book halfway through? If it bored me. Or if I felt that I really shouldn't continue, ya know, for moral reasons, whatever they might be.
46. Do you like to keep your books organized? Yup! Though there are usually a few lying around my room, instead of in my book case/chest, where they belong.
47. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you've read them? Keep. Unless, of course, I didn't like it, and know of someone else who might enjoy it more than I did.
48. Are there any books you've been avoiding? Oh, dear. How many times must I use the smallest print to conceal the shameful fact? Jane Austen, again. With the exception of the wonderful Pride and Prejudice, of course.
49. Name a book that made you very angry. Ohhh, darlin', trust me - you do not want to go there.
50. A book that you didn't expect to like but did? Let's see. Beowulf, perhaps?
51. A book you expected to like but didn't? Robinson Crusoe.
53. Favorite guilt-free pleasure reading? I assume you mean books you still read from childhood? One Hundred and One Dalmatians, by Dodie Smith. Totes adorbs;)
That tag was way too much fun. Thanks for letting me
steal borrow, borrow it without permission, Naomi!:D