1. Favorite childhood book?
Enid Blyton’s. To be specific, Five Findouters.
2. What are you reading right now?
The Giver – Lois Lowry
3. Bad book habit?
Skimming through chunks of boring text.
4. Do you have an e-reader?
*stares at you.* Now, you know what you’ve to get me.
5. Do you prefer to read one book at a time or several at once?
Actually, I do that quite often. There’s a book in my bag, which I read during college and while the bus, and another when I’m home. And some old, nice book, for a light before-going-to-bed read.
6. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
Yeah. This blog.
7. Least favorite book you read this year (so far)?
Mockingjay. (For reasons, see here.)
8. Favorite book you’ve read this year?
Marley & Me
9. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
10. What is your reading comfort zone?
Literary fiction, Sci-fi, recently historical fic too.
11. Can you read on the bus?
ALWAYS. (It deserves the caps. Ask anyone on the bus.)
12. Favorite place to read?
My orange chair. With tea. (Yes, it’s orange. Also; you must know that orange and I have a connection.)
13. What is your policy on book lending?
To people I trust and people I think are readers and actually will read them, and maybe enjoy the book.
14. Do you ever dog-ear books?
I use bookmarks. (Whee! They’re fun to print.)
15. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?
And tarnish them? No way. (Study books on the other hand…)
16. Not even with text books?
^See above comment.
17. What is your favorite language to read in?
18. What makes you love a book?
Characters, plot, imagery.
(In decreasing order. Though plot and imagery are almost equal.)
19. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
My reading experience.
20. Favorite genre?
21. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did?)
22. Favorite biography?
I don’t think I’ve read any.
23. Have you ever read a self-help book?
Chicken Soup! Lulz.
24. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
None so far.
25. Favorite reading snack?
Dang, tea doesn’t come under snacks. Cookies, then.
26. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
27. How often do you agree with critics about a book?
I don’t read what critics say, so I have no clue.
28. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
Well, I didn’t like it, and that’s my opinion.
29. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?
Japanese. (Especially their haikus and senryus. I know that’s not prose, but yeah. Also; there’s manga.)
30. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
Okay, this year, it’s be Wolf Hall.
31. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?
32. Favorite Poet?
I like Neruda and recently taken an interest to Richard Siken.
33. Favorite fictional character?
Don’t make me do this. Off the top of my head, I’d say Howard Roarke, the whole Harry Potter clan, Lisbeth Salander, Dominique Fracon, Cecilia Tallis, Henry DeTamble.
34. Favorite fictional villain?
Guh. Saint Dane from Pendragon and Voldy.
35. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?
The ones I haven’t yet read.
36. The longest I’ve gone without reading.
Two weeks, max.
37. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
Nicholas Nickleby. It’s Dickens.
38. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
The smell of good food.
39. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
The Notebook. (And to a lesser extent, My Sister’s Keeper)
40. Most disappointing film adaptation?
Well, there are probably a lot that fall in this, but I can’t pick one I really hated.
41. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
That would mean legit books, right? I’d say when I was buying Milennium Trilogy and Hunger Games series.
42. How often do you skim a book before reading it?
43. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
An extremely terribly slow place, pitiful plot, boring voice.
44. Do you like to keep your books organized?
Like to? Yes. Do I? Mmmnah.
45. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?
46. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
Books by you know, popular authors. Like this craze over Sidney Sheldon, Jeffrey Archer and so on.
47. Name a book that made you angry.
Can’t think of any.
48. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Yes, I never wanted to read it, but a friend of mine forced me to read 50 pages. And thanks to her, I devoured it, and I loved it.
49. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
50. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
The Chalet School, The Saddle Club and maybe some chic-lit. lulz.
Tag stolen from Sadhana.
I will be posting another set of answers to the questions about [insert superlative] books for this year once the challenge is done/year is done.
Feel free to steal the tag 😀