Monday, January 30, 2017

An FBI Interrogation Book Tag from An Odd Blog

I'm not exactly sure of the origin or title, but I got the list of questions here. I love that this list includes some unique questions (e.g. cookbook) and library questions. So much reading is mentioned online but so few library mentions. I LOVE the library. I'm writing this post on 1/7

1.  Favorite childhood book?
I enjoyed the Boxcar children, the American Girl books, and The Little House on the Prairie books plus many of the books from Five in a Row and Beyond Five in a Row (the homeschool curriculum Mom used in our earlier years; I want to use that myself as it helps foster a love of reading).

2.  What are you reading right now?
Today I just finished Liberty's Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly by John D. Inazu. Starting off strong! I shouldn't boast, watch me read only the fluffiest fiction the rest of the year. Speaking of, I'm planning on starting The Laughing Cavalier by Emmuska Orczy

3.  What books do you have on request at the library?
~Four Novels: Complete and Unabridged by Ernest Hemingway. I've been "trying" to read Hemingway for awhile now. And by "trying" I mean ordering his books from the library and then reading other, lighter books
~Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday. Apropos well  . . .
~Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy by Thomas Sowell. I need to CLEP economics, but I also need to better my knowledge, period.
~Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
~Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
~The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines
I also have 3 calligraphy books and a test prep book requested.

4.  Bad book habit?
I will dog ear library books . . . :/

5.  How many books do you have checked out from the library?
20. Blood Feud by Sutcliffe; Liberty's Refuge; Christmas in My Heart (1,3, 5); 84, Charing Cross Road; Barnaby Rudge; Calligraphy 101; a book on my state's history; Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference by Inazu; The Core Program: Fifteen Minutes a Day That Can Change Your LifeDaddy-Long-LegsIdylls of the King and a Selection of Poems (because I've been "trying" to delve into poetry reading); Jayber CrowLetters from Father Christmas by Tolkien; Pioneer Girl: The Annotated AutobiographyThe Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart; Simply Calligraphy; and The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.

6.  Do you have an e-reader?
I have a Kindle app on my computer which I use infrequently.

7.  Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
It depends. Sometimes I will have several started but get absorbed in one. Sometimes, I won't have any going.

8.  Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
I've found more to read.

9.  Favorite book you've read this year?
I'm going to choose from last year. As usual I have several favorites. I'm proud of my nonfiction: Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America. This book is so data packed and interesting plus almost 1,000 pages! As far as fiction I enjoyed Rosemary Sutcliffe's Dawn Wind and Frontier Wolf; L. M. Montgomery's Magic for Marigold, A Tangled Web (hilarious), and Jane of Lantern Hill; Natalie Lloyd's A Key to Extraordinary (I liked it better than her first book; I think that is often unusual); and Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See (emotionally exhausting).

10.  Favorite place to read?
My bed

11.  What is your policy on book-lending?
I hate it, and I will remember.

12.  Do you ever dog-ear books?
See #4

13.  Do you ever write in the margins of your books?
No, I don't usually write in them, but I want to start writing in the front the dates of when I've read and reread the book like my grandmother does.

14.  Do you break/crack the spine of your book?
On purpose? No, but my paperback of Jane Austen novels broke, so I just separated the halves. I will be using that paper, once I finish my rereads, to make garlands and such.

15.  What is your favorite language to read in?
English. I would like to learn French to reread Villette and understand everything. Actually, French would help for any older novel that includes a few phrases (Villette included more than a few). But I'm going to focus on becoming fluent in Spanish in the near future.

16.  What will inspire you to recommend a book?
If I loved it.

17.  Favorite genre?
Classic and homespun romance (whether technically considered a romance or merely mainly about a love story) like Blue Castle and Laddie. Juvenile fiction about everyday life or fantasy or both like The Penderwicks for the first, 100 Cupboards for the middle, and Harry Potter for the last. Fantasy like the Faerie Rebel trilogy and Swift and Nomad duo. Historical fiction if brilliantly done like Sutcliffe novels, The Book Thief, and All the Light We Cannot See. Mystery when wittily done like the Lord Peter Wimsey novels and Sherlock Holme's stories.

18.  Genre [author] you rarely read but wish you did?
I think I could read more historical fiction.

19.  Favorite (auto)biography?
I have problems with pop nonfiction as well as pop fiction, but Roald Dahl's Solo is not a pop autobiography.

20.  Favorite cookbook?
Grandma's German Cookbook

21.  Most inspirational book you've read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America.

22.  Favorite reading snack?
Good chocolate like Dove or Ghirardelli and whole milk to drink.

23.  Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
I try to avoid hyped books. Formal reviews ruin experiences for me whether good or bad.

24.  How often do you agree with critics about a book?
See #23.

25.  How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
See #23.

26.  If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose?
French, see #15.

27.  Favorite fictional character?
That is so hard to choose. I will pick some couples to do both boy and girl. Valancy and Barney from Blue Castle. Rudy and Liesel. Martin and Ivy.

28.  Favorite fictional villain?
I like conflicted ones. Martin from The Faerie Rebels trilogy and Swift duo. Draco Malfoy. Probably others.

29.  The longest you've gone without reading?
During my teen years I hardly read, I merely skimmed. I had a reading (OCD) "crisis" around 14 in which I "determined" I didn't know if I was reading every word silently, so I had to read every word aloud (I think my siblings may have sarcastically remarked about me or another sister having to read every period). Naturally, that put a damper on reading. Yes, I'm nuts.

30.  Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
I'm going to pick The Inheritance because its far better than the book.

31.  Most disappointing film adaptation?
All of them except the above?

32.  The most money [you've] ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
Probably over $100. At Half-Price. I'm trying to curb my book ownership, focusing on hardbacks and reference books and utilizing the library.

33.  Do you like to keep your books organized?
Yes. The nonfiction (I have more of these) is organized generally by category and my fiction is organized alphabetically by author.

34.  Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you've read them?
I try to avoid buying books I haven't read, and to focus on books I love. I gave some paperbacks to my sisters when I decided to focus on hardbacks.

35.  Are there any books you've been avoiding?
Heavy classics like War and Peace and scary classics like Dracula.

36.  A book that you didn't expect to like but did?
There have been books I've been uncertain about liking. I dismissed the Harry Potter books when my sister was reading them because I thought they were probably silly (I was the silly one). Previously of course, like every homeschooler at one point, I had thought that they were bad.

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That was fun

I need to remember to do this as its annoying to have to copy and paste and then delete the other person's answers . . . but then I format the same way!
1.  Favorite childhood book?  
2.  What are you reading right now?  
3.  What books do you have on request at the library?  
4.  Bad book habit?
5.  How many books do you have checked out from the library? 
6.  Do you have an e-reader? 
7.  Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once? 
8.  Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?  
9.  Favorite book you've read this year? 
10.  Favorite place to read?  
11.  What is your policy on book-lending? 
12.  Do you ever dog-ear books?  
13.  Do you ever write in the margins of your books?  
14.  Do you break/crack the spine of your book? 
15.  What is your favorite language to read in?  
16.  What will inspire you to recommend a book?  
17.  Favorite genre?  
18.  Genre [author] you rarely read but wish you did?  
19.  Favorite biography?  
20.  Favorite cookbook?  
21.  Most inspirational book you've read this year (fiction or non-fiction)? 
22.  Favorite reading snack?  
23.  Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.  
24.  How often do you agree with critics about a book? 
25.  How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?  
26.  If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose? 
27.  Favorite fictional character?
28.  Favorite fictional villain?  
29.  The longest you've gone without reading? 
30.  Favorite film adaptation of a novel?  
31.  Most disappointing film adaptation?  
32.  The most money [you've] ever spent in the bookstore at one time? 
33.  Do you like to keep your books organized?  
34.  Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you've read them? 
35.  Are there any books you've been avoiding?  
36.  A book that you didn't expect to like but did?  

1 comment :

  1. Hello! I love your blog so much; you have a really beautiful design! This was a really fun blog post! I so want to do this now! I also find that every film ever adapted from a novel ended up being a huge disappointment (hence my extreme apprehension to watch the television version of Pride and Prejudice!) so I am yet to find a film better than the book! I have followed your blog because I think it’s so good!!! I would love it if you had a look at my blog; I’m a very passionate teenage blogger but I’m quite new and really need the support! Thank you so much // Jeani xxx www.jeanithoughts.blogspot.co.uk

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