Yet another bookish questionnaire

This was created by Raeofsunshinebooks and I found it on Read.Run.Study. Sometimes these things just need to happen.


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1. What is your favorite fictional food or drink?

I’m not sure I have a particular favorite dish. I do ALWAYS get hungry when I read the Outlander books – stew and bread just sound so delicious, especially when I read them during the winter months.

2. How long did it take you to finish your last book?

A few days? Longer than it should have, but the end of my week is always busy, so I hardly get any reading done of Thursdays and Fridays except when I can squeeze in during my lunch.

3. How many times do you stare at your books or bookshelves each day?

Lots, but I’m not sure there’s a way that I would quantify this…


4. How many Goodreads friends and books do you have?

LOL Goodreads. You’re funny.

5. Do you ever quote books in public?

No. TV shows, movies, even video games – yes. But hardly anyone would catch any bookish reference or quote I would try to throw in there.

6. Do you ever reread books?

Of course – I read Harry Potter and Outlander alternately basically every other year.

7. Do you judge a book by its cover?

Of course.  And I’m not even sorry – I’ve been hooked in by a cover and it’s worked out pretty well.

judge a book


Sorry Laurie, I disagree.

8. Instagram, Twitter, or Tumblr?

INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER. Tumblr I really only go on when I want to search for GIFs.


9. Which genres take you the longest to read?

Classics and non-fiction, depending on the book. But generally if I have to pay closer attention, it’s going to take me longer.

10. Who are your favorite BookTubers (or Book Bloggers)?

I can’t even make a list this long. Seriously, SO many book bloggers.

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11. How often do you pre-order books?

I don’t think I’ve ever pre-ordered a book. I was on reservation lists at Borders for the last HP book, but I think that’s it.

12. Are you a shopaholic?

When it comes to books and comics, absolutely.

13. How many times have you reread your favorite book?

Well that would be Outlander, and probably… 5 times? At least?

14. Do you own a lot of books?

A CRAP TON. That’s an official term of measurement for how many books I have.


15. Do you take pictures of your books before you read them?

I usually take pictures of books as I’m reading them… I Instagram a lot, and I’m easily distracted apparently…

16. Do you read every day?

I try.

17. How do you choose a new book?

I’m not sure there’s a method to the madness. I kind of just wing it.

18. Do you always have a book with you?

Yes. Like 98% of the time.

(This ended at question 18 and that’s really bothering me, so I’ll add on two more…)

19. What are your biggest distractions from reading?

Blogging, working, working out, video games, hanging out with the honeyman, chores, errands… it’s amazing I get any reading done these days.

reality is terrible

20. What is your favorite place to buy books?

ALL the places. Barnes and Noble, comic book shop, Amazon, used library bookstore… I wish there was an indie book store in my area, but there’s really not. Just a couple of used book stores, and those turn out to be rarely worth the trip.


Well this was sufficiently easy-going for a Monday. If you do this too, come and let me know so I can check it out!




  1. This is great. I’m terrible about judging books by their covers. I need to stop doing that.

    I want to be a re-reader! Someday, maybe. So many favorites, not enough time to read all the new books distracting me.


    1. Judging books by their covers has gotten me to read some pretty great books. And I WISH I had more time to re-read. I go back to Outlander and HP because they’re like comfort reads and I MISS reading them whenever I’m not, but I’m terrible at re-reading stand alone faves.


  2. I used to be so good about not buying a lot of books, but something happened in the last couple of years, and they keep finding their way into my apartment.

    Two questions:
    Where is that gif from where the books keep piling higher and higher?
    Is there something I don’t know about Goodreads?


    1. I barely try to restrain myself from book buying. It’s a shame.

      The books-piling GIF is from Pushing Daisies 🙂 Man I miss that show. And no there’s nothing special about Goodreads – I just haven’t used it in YEARS. I loved it like 6 years ago, and then got too busy to use it. When I tried to go back to it, all the groups seemed very… different, and I was still kind of busy, so it just hasn’t worked out for me since. I just use my Amazon wishlist to keep track of books I want to read.


      1. Oh yeah that is Anna Friel! Now I can place the scene. Re: Goodreads, I keep a ridiculously long to-read list on there, but I don’t really engage with the groups. I have a couple of IRL friends who also use GR, so I can see what they’re reading, but I don’t really use the social tools much at all.


      2. I think that’s what I used to like the most about Goodreads back when I used it. Since I don’t keep up with the social aspect of it, I haven’t bothered… I end up making random to-read lists just by adding stuff to my wishlist on Amazon (or BookLikes, but I eventually stopped using that too…)


  3. Ditto with the genre thing – classics and non-fiction always take longer. But they’re usually 100% worth it, so I don’t mind! I’m also the same with Tumblr – I pretty much only go on there when I need a particular reaction pic, or suddenly get the urge to collect every GIF ever made of [insert latest fandom here]. And I like your new questions. Twenty is a good number. Hopefully I’ll do this survey this week, I can’t resist a good bookish quiz! 😀


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