Another bookish questionnaire! I know, I know, I’m hopeless. Blame Christine
for posting it 🙂 I clearly have no self-control. Come on, you know you’re lookin for a time-waster too.
1. Favorite childhood book:
UMMMM. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. I don’t know why, but it’s like the first book that I want to buy for baby showers.
2. What are you reading right now?
A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean. I felt the need for some light-hearted sexy times.
3. What books do you have on request at the library?
This is silly… How to Think Like a Freak, and You Are Not So Smart – both of which I’m already listening to on audio, but I wanted to be able to flip through paper copies as well.
4. Bad book habit:
Never getting around to reading the bajillion books I get out from the library.
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
Duuuuude. I don’t even have the energy to type out that list. There are 9 of them, and I’ve read 2.
6. Do you have an e-reader?
Yup, I finally made the plunge. Bought myself a Kindle Paperwhite earlier this year. It’s handy.
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
Ummmm kind of several at once I guess? At least lately I usually have an audio book going, a regular book, some non-fiction, and comics mixed in…
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
Not really, except my TBR has grown absolutely out of control. But I feel like that would’ve happened anyways.
9. Least favorite book you read this year:
How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky. It just was not my jam. And Sex Criminals is probably my least fave comic of the year.
10. Favorite book you’ve read this year:
I can’t pick one. You’re just gonna have to wait for my top ten favorites on Jan 1st.
11. How often do you read outside of your comfort zone?
I don’t really have a “comfort zone”… I read what I want.
12. What is your reading comfort zone?
Ha, well yes. See above.
13. Can you read on the bus?
I did all the time as a kid, but I don’t even remember the last time I had to take a bus anywhere. In fact, I would loooooove to take a long bus trip somewhere just for the reading time. Ooooo or a train trip!
14. Favorite place to read:
15. What is your policy on book lending?
I lend people books… but eventually I ask for it back or buy a copy just for that person so I can have my copy back.
16. Do you dog-ear your books?
17. Do you write notes on the margins of your books?
Oh good lord, yes.
18. Do you break/crack the spines?
19. What is your favorite language to read?
Yeah… English is all I got.
20. What makes you love a book?
Interesting premise, great characters, and humor. Maaaaan I love me some humor.
21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
If a book comes to mind while having a discussion with someone, I may recommend it. But in general I’m bad at talking about the books I love.
22. Favorite genre:
I don’t have a favorite. I’ll take it all.
23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did):
Hmmmm… I wish I read more classics. My classics consumption has slowed WAY down since I switched to my current job. Less time to focus.
24. Favorite biography:
The Autobiography of Malcolm X. I don’t care if anyone thinks I’m just saying that because it’s a “cool” choice, I’ve read it like 4 times. Also, for humorous biographies I really love Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Not sure if that counts as a biography, but it’s memoir-ish.
LOL that lady in the background
25. Have you read a self-help book (and was it helpful)?
I read It’s Called a Break-Up Because It’s Broken after ending a 5-year relationship, and yes. I kind of think it should be mandatory reading for everyone immediately after the end of a relationship.
26. Favorite cook book:
The Pioneer Woman Cooks. SUCH GOOD FOOD. Even if I can’t eat a bunch of it because I don’t eat pork or beef.
27. The most inspirational book you’ve read this year:
Basically all of the non-fic, including but not limited to Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson, Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay, and An Astronaut’s Guide to Life by Chris Hadfield.
28. Favorite reading snack:
Popcorn or jalapeno poppers.
29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience:
Hmmmm. Twilight. It wasn’t a HORRIBLE book. Bella was a whole lot less angsty and stupid, but the movies had already done the damage.
30. How often do you agree with the critics about a book?
I have no clue. I don’t read a lot of critics.
31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
Pretty okay with it. They’re usually funner reviews to write. And up, funner is a word. Because I say so.
32. If you could read in a foreign language, which would it be?
33. Most intimidating book I’ve ever read:
Hmmmmmm… Emma? East of Eden? Both of which I really enjoyed, but were big and scary to me for some reason.
34. Most intimidating book I’m to nervous to begin:
35. Favorite Poet:
Saul Williams, Kahlil Gibran.
36. How many books do you generally have checked out of the library at a given time?
Around a dozen.
37. How often do you return books to the library unread?
Like 75% of the time, it’s horrible.
38. Favorite fictional character:
LMAO yeah like I can’t even try to pinpoint that right now.
39. Favorite fictional villain:
Hmmm. I don’t know if I have favorite villains (except maybe Kahn from Star Trek or Whiplash from Iron Man 2, but those are movies), but I have favorite antiheroes: Heathcliff, mainly. And Dr. Horrible. Shut up, it counts, there’s a comic.
40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation:
Whatever strikes my fancy at the time… plus about 20 back-ups? I don’t know, I never travel.
41. The longest I’ve gone without reading:
Ha. Ummm… no idea. A couple days to a week?
42. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
The honeyman and whatever he’s watching on tv.
43. Name a book you could not finish:
Some book by Emily Giffin. Ugh.
44. Favorite film adaption of a novel:
The Princess Bride, most of the HP movies.
45. The most disappointing film adaptation:
The Other Boleyn Girl. What a train wreck.
46. Most money I’ve ever spent in a bookstore at one time:
Around $100? Not nearly enough, of course.
47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?
48. What would cause you to stop reading a book halfway through it?
Actively not wanting to read it anymore, or not having the time to actually pay attention and focus on it if it’s heavier reading like classics or non-fic.
49. Do you like to keep your books organized?
In general, yes. But there’s definitely a sense of disorder at the moment.
50. Do you prefer to keep your books when done, or give them away?
51. Are there any books that you’ve been avoiding?
The Goldfinch. I just don’t see it being a book I enjoy. Which makes the fact that I own the hardcover ridiculous, but it was only $4 at the used library bookstore and it was SO popular, so there on my shelf it sits.
52. Name a book that made you angry:
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. Just… bite me.
53. A book I didn’t expect to like but did:
The Humans by Matt Haig. Ended up totally loving it.
54. A book I expected to like but didn’t:
Sex Criminals! A comic series about a girl who stops time when she climaxes. Such a fun premise, and the artwork is fabulous, but I read 6 or 7 issues and I just don’t care about any of it.
55. Favorite guilt-free guilty-pleasure reading:
Romance novels, I guess. I don’t feel guilty about the stuff I read, so I don’t get how it’s a guilty pleasure, but I think I get the spirit of the question… Romance novels are good brain candy.
Well, that was fun.