Thursday, August 19, 2010

Booking through meme of reading questions

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It is too long a meme, with 55 questions. So I have answered the ones, which interested me. We can choose, right?!

Favorite childhood book?
Cinderella. I simply couldn't get enough of her!

What are you reading right now?
Never Wave Good bye by Doug Magee, The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb, River Rising by T P Jones

Do you have an e-reader?

Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
I start several books at a time, a poetry book, a crime fiction and other random ones

Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
I am reading books I otherwise wouldn't have. It has helped find some great authors.

Least favorite book you read this year (so far?)
I have been selective in my reading. I liked all the books I read this year

Favorite book you’ve read this year?
There are so many that come under favourite. Right now I can only recall The Likeness by Tana French and Stolen by Lucy Christopher.

How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
Frankly, I don't really understand this. I can read anything, anytime!

Favorite place to read?
My living room couch!

What is your policy on book lending?
I am happy to lend my books but expect those to be returned! But I don't really worry about that either. Books are for reading, and circulating!

19. What is your favorite language to read in?
English, which is foreign language for me

20. What makes you love a book?
When it stimulates my mind, touches my heart

What will inspire you to recommend a book?
If I love it, I recommend it!

Favorite genre?
Many that includes, Crime Fiction, Literary fiction, Historicals, Travelogues, Human interest

Genre you rarely read (but wish you did?)
Fantasy, Sci-fi

Have you ever read a self-help book?
Yes, one or two but I don't think I will read any more

Favorite cookbook?
Indian cookbooks by Tarla Dalal and Sanjeev Kapoor

Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
Buried Alive by Roy Hallums

Favorite reading snack?
Any type of crispies! And tea!

Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
If I don't like a book, I do say so but also cite reasons for not liking it.

Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
War and Peace

Favorite Poet?
Robert Browning

Favorite fictional character?
Sherlock Holmes

Favorite fictional villain?

Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?
Crime Fiction

The longest I’ve gone without reading.
A month..

Name a book that you could/would not finish.

What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
Nothing really! Or maybe phone..

Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
The Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacClean

The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
Once I spent half my monthly salary!

What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
If it does nothing to me

Do you like to keep your books organized?
Not really

Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?
I keep some, giveaway some. It depends

Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
Yes, there are book I have avoided till Koontz novels. I find the covers laughably horrendous!

Name a book that made you angry.
Any racist book or book with child abuse makes me very angry

A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
Any romance novel by Brenda Joyce and Diana Palmer


bermudaonion said...

Holy cow! Half your salary in a bookstore at one time! I thought I was bad!

Bookventures said...

WOW! This meme is pretty long. I totally agree with you on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I really felt cheated by that book and sadly my expectations are pretty low for the movie as well. And i love having tea when i read. Japanese Green Tea preferably : )

Jo-Jo said...

Half of your salary at the that would be fun! I remember that Koontz scared me so bad one time that I quit reading him for years! Now I listen to an audio every now and then and I can handle that.

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Half your salary? Hmm... I will have to tell my husband that there is somebody with less self control in a bookstore than me! I agree that blogging has changed my reading in that it has introduced me to new books/authors that I might not have looked at otherwise. I am particularly drawn to JLSHall's reviews -- we have similar taste.

gautami tripathy said...

Kathy and Jo-Jo, the day I spent half my monthly salary on books, my dad had a fit! He mad me promise that I won't do it again. I haven't!

Jo-Jo, Koontz does not scare me. Simply that I am not much enamoured by the genre he writes.

Bookventures, The ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was a total let down.

jlshall said...

"When it stimulates my mind, touches my heart" - those are the best reasons I know of for loving a book. Well said!

Sherlock Holmes would definitely be one of my favorite characters, too.

Marce said...

Koontz covers laughable - funny.

I want to try TFranch books.

My post if interested

Mervi said...

I've also gotten some great recommendations from other book bloggers. It's one of the best things about blogging.

Stephen said...

Was half your salary spent on schoolbooks?

Gigi Ann said...

I never read a Koontz that I know of. Well, I have to take that back, i've read "Bliss to You" by Trixie Koontz, dog, as told to Dean Koontz. Does that count?

I like tea when I read, if I have a snack.

Lori said...

My husband would cut me off, if I spent half his salary on books. Cool answers. Here's my BTT

Ladytink_534 said...

I finally read a few of Dean Koontz's books (I actually just finished one) but I'm still not all that impressed with them. Love Brenda Joyce! It's been a years since I've read her though.

Ruth said...

I am now following you. If you're interested in my answers, they are at:

bookraider said...

I’m intrigued Tana French's The Likeness but I was disappointed in her first book. I’m worried that her second book will go the same way.

Matt said...

I'm amazed that many book bloggers don't own an eReader! I recently acquired one for travel. I also don't read fantasy and sci-fi, as well as romance.

gautami tripathy said...

Matt, presently I can't really afford an e-reader even if I desired it. And I don't really.