Saturday, April 5, 2014

Midsummer Reads: 22 Questions

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Today, I'm leaving heavy feelings for my diary. The warm weather has me thinking more about reading, because midsummer is the height of my reading frenzy.

Source: Sincerelysaydee

Here's to 22 Reading Questions

1) Favorite childhood book?

The Three Billy Goats Gruff (the very first favorite)

2) What are you reading right now?

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern & The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

3) Bad book habit?

Peeking ahead and other impatient habits -- those are my book sins.

4) Do you have an e-reader?

No, I like to think of reading as a break from screens.

5) Do you read one book at a time or more?

I juggle like a low-rate circus clown.

6) Least favorite book read this year (so far)?

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

7) Favorite book read this year?

The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero

Pride & Prejudice directed by Joe Wright (2005)

8) What is your reading comfort zone?

Classic English lit and YA - but I'd like to branch out

9) Can you read on the bus?

I'd probably miss my stop if I ever did.

10) Favorite place to read?

Right before class, or on my bed

11) What is your policy on book lending?

I'll start asking for it back after a few months, but I never forget.

12) Do you ever write in the margins?

Only for textbooks or devotional readings. If I adore a book, then I couldn't mare the pages.

The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Luhrman (2013)
13) What makes you love a book?

I need a character to latch onto and root for; someone who keeps me up until 3am. A beautifully written world (think Gatsby or Anne of Green Gables) is the clincher.

14) What will inspire you to recommend a book?

If a book is full of truths, big and small, that reveal something about the world that I had not seen in the world before. Poignancy.

Or I think that person will simply be entertained.

15) Genre you rarely read (but wish you did)?

Mystery! Why can't I get into it? The idea sounds marvelous.

16) Have you ever read a self-help book?

No, but I've read enough encouraging quotes about the quarter life crisis on Tumblr to possibly qualify.

17) Favorite cookbook?

Speaking my language. Midnight Munchies by Diane Morgan, because I am a night owl who loves her food.

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18) Most inspirational book you've read this year?

The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero. For all of his incredible and disheartening setbacks lasting years, the disasters culminated in the nightmarish productions period of Tommy Wiseau's The Room. Great things can come from terrible situations.

That's fantastic.

19) Favorite reading snack?

Tea, coffee, or water, please. The better the book, the hungrier (literally) I get.

20) If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose?

A small goal of mine is to read the French version of Harry Potter, as a way to stretch old muscles and re-discover Harry's world.

21) How many books do you usually check out at the library?

I go for two but just have to grab that extra third.

22) How many of those books return unread?

That extra third book.

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Choose a question or two and tell me about beautiful, reader-ly you.