So, first things first.
Recent Bookworm Stats
~ The last book I read all the way through was Crime and Punishment. (And yes, this was a school read. As a general rule, I do not dive towards the Russian authors when I'm reading for fun. Sorry.)
~ The book I am currently reading (for fun) is Little Women. A re-read, this, and GUUUYYYYYSSS. I love Alcott's writing. She's just awesome. (Plus, um, the '94 movie. Can I get an amen.)
~ The book I'm really looking forward to reading next is either The Wizard of Oz, The Seakeeper's Daughters, or Charlotte's Web. That last one would be another re-read, but I've had sort of a hankering for it recently . . .
~ I have recently acquired lots of books. I worry sometimes that I'm a compulsive thrift-store book-buyer.
~ Two of the last books I have to read for literature class are both by Lewis, and one of them happens to be my favorite. #win
~ You guys, I finally took the plunge and arranged my bookcase according to color. AND I LOVED IT SO MUCH. It doesn't look absolutely stellar (yet ;)), but it was and is immensely satisfying. Wanna see?
As I understand it from Lia's post, the rules are simply to answer the questions, link back to Catherine, and let her know that you've answered the questions. (And to share with other bloggers, but being the lazy person I am, I'm not going to follow that last one.) Thanks for creating the tag, Catherine! And thanks again to you, Lia, for tagging me! :)
1. What is your favorite fantasy novel/series? Ach, I don't know! It all depends on how strict your categories are -- if Peter Pan by Barrie counts, then Peter Pan. But, since that could also be classified as a children's book, Inkheart is another favorite. Mainly the first book and the movie -- I want to give the other books another try, but they weren't doing it for me last time. And, of course, The Lord of the Rings. But. Well. That kind of goes without saying. ;) Actually, I don't read/watch LotR all that often *ducks* (though I do want to re-read the trilogy soon), and you can read what I say about my relationship with it in this post -- it's the very last story mentioned -- if you want.
2. What is your favorite historical novel? *clutches at heart* Why?! I . . . how can I possibly . . . most of what I read is historical! So . . . it's a little hard to say. Two OF my favorite historical novels are Christy by Catherine Marshall and Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson.
3. What is your favorite contemporary novel? One that I read recently (ish) that I really liked was Dandelion Summer by Lisa Wingate. I now have two other Wingates on my shelf waiting to be read, and I'm looking forward to them. ;)
4. Which character/book best reflects your personality? LANDS, these questions shouldn't be so difficult for me, but they are. I think one that does capture my personality pretty well is Little Women, in fact. (People who know me well -- do you agree or disagree?)
5. What is your favorite book character of all time? "You're killing me, Smalls." I don't know! Um . . . Faramir is the character that initially jumps to mind, but I'm not sure if that's accurate or not. Maybe Beth March??
6. What is your favorite author? Whew, an easier one. C.S. Lewis. :)
7. Do you judge a book by it's cover? Yeah. Hehe. That is, if it's a book I've never heard of. If it's one I know more about, I'm less likely to be influenced by the cover.
8. Paper books, ebooks or both? Typically, paper books, but I have to say that my Kindle has been SUUUUUPER helpful for school the past two years, because I've found several of the assigned books for free on there. And it's really easy to annotate with a Kindle, so that's fun. :D
9. Have you read a book you didn't like? Yes. Probably several, in fact. (Unlike movies -- there have been very few movies I have disliked.) *stops to try and come up with some* Oh, Frankenstein. I DISLIKED THAT BOOK. Now, granted, the character of The Monster is p.h.e.n.o.m.e.n.a.l., and the writing is pretty good (for a Gothic Romance, which genre of writing I dislike in general), but still. Victor Frankenstein himself ruined the entire book. I hated him. Passionately. In fact, I could go off on a rant but "I shall restrain myself." Also most of my American literature course, although I do feel I should re-read most if not all of them now that I've had a few years to "mature." (Ha.) And Robinson Crusoe. Do not get me started on Robinson himself.
10. What is your favorite book villain? CAPTAIN HOOK. I wuvs him. Honorable mentions go to Dom Claude Frollo (at first -- after awhile he just went all crazy-pedophile and became gross) and Javert. (Shout-out to Lia for reminding me.) I will defend Javert if need be.
What have you been reading recently?
What is your opinion of Javert?