I was looking for ideas of bookish question to ask my book club ladies at the reception when I stumbled on an old blog post/book tag by TheLiteraryLollipop. I’ve been looking for some inspiration – so this seems like fun!
1. Favorite childhood book: Clue Jr. and Cam Jansen books were my everything
2. What are you reading right now? Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (among others)
3. What books do you have on request at the library? The Antlered Ship by Dashka Slater
4. Bad book habit: I’ve been in the bad habit of bouncing between a lot of different book instead of finishing one.
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library? TOO MANY BOOKS. The one due the earliest is The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui.
6. Do you have an e-reader? Yes! I love reading in any format.
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once? I prefer bouncing between a lot of different books. I don’t want to feel like I’m stuck if I’m not passionate or in the mood for a particular book.
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog? My reading habits haven’t really changed but I get worried that my blogging and writing will seem
scatterbrained because I read a lot of different things.
9.Least favorite book you read this year: The Thousandth Floor. I didn’t even finish it.
10. Favorite book I’ve read this year: I really liked The Hate U Give and The Upside of Unrequited.
11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone? Reading outside of my comfort zone is important to me. About 25% of the time I’m reading something I wouldn’t say is in my zone.
12. What is your reading comfort zone? Mystery and realistic fiction is my favorite.
13. Can you read on the bus? Yes. I have to.
14. Favorite place to read: I know it doesn’t sound comfortable but probably sitting on my floor or while pacing.
15. What’s your policy on book lending? I’m a librarian. I love when people take books of my shelves. I know I’ll get them back eventually.
16. Do you dog-ear your books? Hell no.
17. Do you write notes in the margins of your books? Not really. When I was in school I wasn’t opposed to it.
18. Do you break/crack the spine of your books? Hell yeah.
19. What is your favorite language to read? I really can only read in English.
20. What makes you love a book? My doorway for sure is character.
21. What will inspire you to recommend a book? Finding the perfect reader for everything I try is important to me. Interesting plots are fun and easier to recommend to others.
22. Favorite genre: I thought it was mystery but I’m liking more realistic fiction.
23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did): Self-help. Hahahah!
24. Favorite Biography: (Auto)Biography would be Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher.
25. Have you ever read a self-help book? (And, was it actually helpful?) 100% it is Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
26. Favorite Cookbook: I read the pre-pub for Sweet Revenge by Heather Kim and it’s fire.
27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction): The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
28. Favorite reading snack: Some good popcorn
29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience: The Fault in Our Stars
30. How often do you agree with the critics about about a book? I don’t read a lot of negative reviews so…most of the time?
31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews? If that’s my honest opinion I will always stand by it but I hope to understand why people would like a book.
32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose? Maybe Russian.
33. Most intimidating book I’ve read: Being and Time and Martin Heidegger
34. Most intimidating book I’m too nervous to begin: Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein
35. Favorite Poet: Bob Hicok
36. How many books do you usually have checked out from the library at any given time? Too many. Between 15-20
37. How often do you return books to the library unread? Maybe every 10th book? I check them out with the intention but I know I won’t actually read them.
38. Favorite fictional character: The ladies in the Lumberjanes
39. Favorite fictional villain: Count Olaf
40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation: Young Adult is my favorite
41. The longest I’ve gone without reading: Finding time to read in Undergrad was hard.
42. Name a book you could/would not finish: The Thousandth Floor
43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading? The feeling that I should be doing something else that’s “more important.”
44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel: Not technically film but the Netflix version of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
45. Most disappointing film adaptation: I remember Water for Elephants not being what I wanted…
46. Most money I’ve ever spent in a bookstore at one time: For gifts I’ve spent maybe $200?
47. How often do you skim a book before reading it? Almost never.
48. What would cause you to stop reading a book halfway through? If the characters are unlikeable and they just keep making bad decisions.
49. Do you like to keep your books organized? They are organized to me but maybe not to everyone else.
50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once they’ve been read? The books I buy I usually keep but most books I read are library books.
51. Are there any books that you’ve been avoiding? Not that come to mind.
52. Name a book that made you angry: One Day
53. A book I didn’t expect to like but did: Crime and Punishment
54. A book I expected to like but didn’t: The Fault in Our Stars
55. Favorite guilt-free guilty pleasure reading: Foodie mysteries for the win!