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Favourite childhood book?
A Fly Went By by Dr. Seuss. Best Seuss book ever.

What are you reading right now?|
I started reading Exodus by Leon Uris, but it’s due back on the 15th and there’s no way I can finish it by then, especially since school is starting. I might get back into that Newton bio instead.

What books do you have on request at the library?

Bad book habit?
Checking books out of the library and then returning them 10,000 years later. Libraries hate me.

What do you currently have checked out at the library?
Exodus, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Ox-Bow Incident, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. None of them are overdue, though, so be proud of me!

Do you have an e-reader?
Nope. I’m not against them or anything (and I don’t really understand why people think they don’t “count” as books), but I don’t know if I could read on one. I like holding a physical books.

Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
One at a time.

Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
Nope. At least, I don’t think so. I might read less than I used to, but that’s because of school.

Least favourite book you’ve read this year (so far)?
Probably The Stranger by Camus. It’s not bad, it just was my least favorite book I’ve read this year.

Favourite book you’ve read this year?
The Caine Mutiny. Always The Caine Mutiny.

How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
Rarely. I’ll only read fantasy/sci-fi if it’s on my book list. Luckily, there aren’t many books from those genres on the list, so I’m safe.

What is your reading comfort zone?
Pretty much anything but fantasy. Not too much of a mystery fan, either.

Can you read on the bus?
Indeed! I used to get sick, but I trained myself to be able to read on the bus in Vancouver since my bus ride to school was like an hour long.

Favourite place to read?
On the recumbent bike. Two things at once!

Do you ever dog-ear books?
My own, yes.

Do you ever write in the margins of your books?
Just in textbooks. And in my Leibniz bio, in which there are notes on pretty much every page.

What is your favourite language to read in?
Hahaha, the only language I can read: English.

What makes you love a book?
I’m a sucker for a really, really good ending. A book can be mediocre up until the last page or so, but if the ending strikes me as awesome, I’ll end up liking the book overall. I’m also swayed by characterization more than pretty much anything else.

Favourite genre?
Does “classics” count?

Genre you rarely read (but wish you did)?

Favourite biography?

Have you ever read a self-help book?
Yes, technically, but it was for a psych class.

Favourite cookbook?
The internet!

Favourite reading snack?

Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
To Kill a Mockingbird is great!” No. Go die in a fire.

If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose?
Latin. Then I could read ORIGINAL LEIBNIZ.

Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
The Crying of Lot 49. Just because I still have no idea what it was about even after reading it.

Favourite poet?
Kilmer? I dunno.

How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
2 or 3.

How often have you returned books to the library unread?
Frequently, unfortunately. I think I have more time to read than I actually do.

Favourite fictional character?
Jay Gatsby. Phileas Fogg is up there, too.

Favourite fictional villain?
Does Queeg count? He’s not really a villain, but he’s treated as one.

Books you’re most likely to bring on holiday?
Whatever I’ve checked out at the library.

Name a book that you could/would not finish.
The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck. I just can’t handle Steinbeck.

What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
A lot. I’m distractable.

How often do you skim a book before reading it?
I’ll read the first page to see if I’ll like the style and what not.

What would cause you to stop reading a book halfway through?
I realize I’m reading To Kill a Mockingbird AGAIN.

Do you like to keep your books organized?
Yes. But I organize them by height, not by author or title or any sensible arrangement.

Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?
I very rarely buy books (fiction, at least). I have to really like a book to actually BUY it.

Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?

Name a book that made you angry.

A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
The Ox-Bow Incident, when I first read it. I got through the first page and was like, “oh great, a western. Wonderful.” But it turned out to be a really interesting story.

A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
I thought I would really like Journey to the Center of the Earth, since I’d liked the other Verne books I’d read, but it was my least favorite of his.


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