Keep in mind I only read “classics” *is snob* so who knows how much this is going to apply very well.
1. Favorite childhood book?
Early childhood: A Fly Went By
Regular childhood: Skinnybones
2. What are you reading right now?
I’m in between books right now, but I think I’m going to read Flowers for Algernon next.
3. What books do you have on request at the library?
4. Bad book habit?
When I check a book out from the library, I tend to keep it for like five years. I don’t know what my issue is with returning books on time, but MAN IS IT SURE AN ISSUE
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
6. Do you have an e-reader?
I just got a Kindle last year and I love it.
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
One at a time.
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
9. Least favourite book you read this year (so far)?
The Trial was fairly tedious, but it was meant to be, so…
10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?
I really enjoyed Dracula. And Walden.
11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
Uh, whenever I hit a book that’s not in my comfort zone on my list?
12. What is your reading comfort zone?
My list is pretty broad as far as “classics” go, I would like to think.
13. Can you read on the bus?
I had trained myself to be able to do this in Vancouver because I was NOT going to take an hour-long bus ride home without being able to read during it. But now I’ve lost that ability and can barely sit still on the bus and not puke.
14. Favorite place to read?
15. What is your policy on book lending?
As long as you don’t eat it, go for it.
16. Do you ever dog-ear books?
17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?
Not in fiction, no. But my textbooks/nonfiction have writing EVERYWHERE
18. Not even with text books?
19. What is your favourite language to read in?
I ‘Murican. I English.
20. What makes you love a book?
Engaging characters. A climax that really ties the whole book together.
21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
I have to really really like it.
22. Favorite genre?
23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did)?
24. Favourite biography?
Leibniz: An Intellectual Biography.
25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
I had to read one for a psych independent study course, but I can’t remember what it was.
26. Favourite cookbook?
Don’t have one.
27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
28. Favorite reading snack?
Nothing. I’m usually exercising while reading nowadays.
29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
Freaking To Kill a Mockingbird. Everyone was like OMG SO GOOD and I was like OMG WHAT DRUGS ARE YOU ON THIS ISN’T THAT GREAT
31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
I have trouble giving negative reviews about ANYTHING, so.
32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?
Latin. Does that count? If not, French.
33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
War and Peace. Though that may have been because I was a dumb 12-year-old when I read it and I mainly read it to impress a dude.
34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?
James Joyce’s Ulysses. I’m scared.
35. Favorite Poet?
I’m not really a poetry person.
36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
Usually two or three if I’ve got any.
37. How often have you returned books to the library unread?
38. Favorite fictional character?
Either Captain Queeg or Phileas Fogg. But probably Queeg.
39. Favourite fictional villain?
I’m not sure. Does Queeg count as a “villain?” I would say not really.
40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?
I would bring whatever I’m currently reading.
41. The longest I’ve gone without reading.
Years. It was bad.
42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
I could NOT get through The Grapes of Wrath, but I was pretty young when I tried to read it.
43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
I’m not sure, actually.
45. Most disappointing film adaptation?
Can’t think of one.
46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
Quite a bit, haha.
47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?
I read the first paragraph.
48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
Nowadays I don’t stop in the middle no matter how much I dislike it.
49. Do you like to keep your books organized?
My (physical) books are in disarray right now, but I usually like to order them by height ‘cause I’m a weird bugger. Seriously, who organizes their books that way?
50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?
51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
52. Name a book that made you angry.
To Kill a Mockingbird. I’ve just had to read it so many times and it’s just not a book I enjoy.
53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
I wasn’t expecting to like Dracula nearly as much as I did.
54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
I liked Kaftka’s Metamorphosis so I figured I’d like The Trial. Nope.
55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
Re-reading The Caine Mutiny. I just…that book is my jam.