Thursday, August 19, 2010

Meme of Reading Questions - Part 1

1. Favorite childhood book?
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

2. What are you reading right now?
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan.

3. What books do you have on request at the library?
Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird by Mary McDonagh Murphy, Behind You by Jacqueline Woodson, and The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner.

4. Bad book habit?
Thinking I can read more than I can!

5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?

  • Every Last One

  • Leadership Secrets of Hillary Clinton

  • The Wives of Henry Oades

  • Shoot to Thrill

  • The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet

  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

  • I am Scout: A Biography of Harper Lee

  • If You Come Softly

  • Imperfect Birds

  • Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow into Troublesome Gaps - And What We Can Do About It

  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson

  • A Quiet Belief in Angels

  • Hiroshima

  • The Lord is My Shepherd: Healing Wisdom of the Twenty-third Psalm

  • The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

  • Blue Plate Special

  • Raw Edges: A Memoir

  • Ten Cents a Dance

  • The Last Ember

  • Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter

  • The Cinderella Society

  • The Kayla Chronicles

  • What If the Earth Had Two Moons?: And Nine Other Thought-Provoking Speculations on the Solar System

  • The Heart is Not a Size

  • The Nobodies Album

6. Do you have an e-reader?
Not yet.

7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
Usually two or three at a time.

8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
A bit - but I'm not sure it's because of the blog.

9. Least favorite book you read this year (so far)?

Willow by Julia Hoban.

10. Favorite book you’ve read this year (so far)?
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. (This was actually a re-read from my high school years.)

11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?

Very infrequently - and usually only with a good reason.

12. What is your reading comfort zone?

I read a lot of different kinds of things - as long as the writing is good - so my comfort zone is pretty big. What I don't usually enjoy is horror and romance, and I'm also somewhat classics-challenged.

13. Can you read on the bus?
No, because I get motion sickness.

14. Favorite place to read?
Either in bed or sitting in my favorite chair with my feet up on the ottoman.

15. What is your policy on book lending?
I'm usually happy to do it.

16. Do you ever dog-ear books?

17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?

Yes. I like to mark passages and put notes in books that I expect to re-read or reference again.

18. Not even with text books?
That may be where I started with the habit.

19. What is your favorite language to read in?
The only language I'm able to read in is English.

20. What makes you love a book?
To become an all-time favorite, a book has to change me in some way - changing the way I view myself or the world.

21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
It really depends on the person.

22. Favorite genre(s)?
Young adult (especially realistic fiction). Historical fiction. Mystery/suspense/thriller. Science fiction (especially time travel and dystopias).

23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did)?

24. Favorite (auto)biography?
Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox.

25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
Yes, indeed.

To be continued.


  1. I like how you answered the e-Reader question. "Not yet." I love my Kindle!

    I only read The Secret Garden a while ago and loved it. Took me long enough to do so. LOL.

  2. These are good. I think I need to do this one.

    Love your list of books checked out! :)