Saturday, 18 July 2015

A bookish list

I came across this on and thought it looked like fun. Make off with it if you feel like also answering the questions :-)

1. Favorite childhood book?

Ohhhh ... that's a hard one. Absolute top favourite above all others? Honestly I think I have to say A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, based on the number of times I trod the well-worn path to borrow it from the library.
2. What are you reading right now?

STATION ELEVEN. Ahem. I mean. Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel. It's a re-read for me - I read it in January but good gosh, I do love it. Also Lady Knight on iBooks, by L J Baker.

3. What books do you have on request at the library?

Nothing at the moment, though I'm considering reserving Uprooted by Naomi Novik.

4. Bad book habit?

Never, ever, ever, lend me books.  I'm the worst at returning them. 

5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?

Cover image for In wilderness : a novel
Thomas, Diane C. (Diane Coulter) 
Cover image for The companions
Salvatore, R. A., 1959- 
Cover image for Ring fire : the Fleabag trilogy
Webb, Beth, 1952- 
Cover image for Mary Poppins : the complete collection
Travers, P. L. (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996. 
Cover image for How to be a pirate
Cowell, Cressida. 
Cover image for The doom box
Farshtey, Greg. 
Cover image for Transformers : the novel
Wilkens, S. G. 
Cover image for The girl who circumnavigated Fairyland in a ship of her own making
Valente, Catherynne M., 1979- 
Cover image for The tale of Despereaux
DiCamillo, Kate. 
Cover image for Nefertiti : the book of the dead
Drake, Nick, 1961- 
Cover image for Royal assassin
Hobb, Robin. 
Cover image for The Grand Hotel
Kenemore, Scott. 
Cover image for The price of blood
Bracewell, Patricia, 1950- 

6. Do you have an e-reader?

Not as such. I use iBooks on my iPad though, and I like that a lot.

7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?

I usually have about 2 or 3 on the go at the same time. One for lunchtime reading at work, one for weekends and sometimes a stray that just falls into my hands.

8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?

Yes, I think so. My to-read list has certainly expanded.

9. Least favorite book you read this year?

Shatter Me by Tahereh .Mafi

10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?


11. How often do you read outside of your comfort zone?

Not often but I like to think I have a reasonably broad comfort zone? Hard to say.

12. What is your reading comfort zone?

Fiction, mostly. Fantasy, sci-fi, dystopia, literary fiction, historical fiction, some crime fiction but I'm picky about what crime fiction I read. I'll read interesting biographies or autobiographies, if I'm interested in the person.

13. Can you read on the bus?

Yes. On short bus journeys, anyway.

14. Favorite place to read?

Bed first, and couch second.

15. What is your policy on book lending?

I lend books if I'm not worried about getting them back, or if I know I can trust the person to be responsible with my books.

16. Do you dog-ear your books?


17. Do you write notes on the margins of your books?

No, it never occurs to me.

18. Do you break/crack the spines?

Yes, especially if the binding has made it difficult to hold the book open enough.

19. What is your favorite language to read?


20. What makes you love a book?

Great characters.

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