January 10, 2014

55 Book Related Questions

Jillian and Sarah were doing this, and it looked like fun! And since it's related to reading, I thought it'd be fun! ;) Thanks for letting me join in, Jillian! ;)


1. Favorite childhood book? Um. Probably Felicity. I read it nine million times. :P

2. What are you reading right now? I'm currently reading 10 books (school; devotions; writing; other) But the one that I am enjoying most right now is The New Recruit by Jill Williamson. It's so good. :)

3. What books do you have on request at the library? I asked my library to order Go Teen Writers: How to Turn Your First Draft into a Published Book By Stephanie Morrill and Jill Williamson.
4. Bad book habit? Borrow way to many books from the library
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library? The Apothecary's Daughter and The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen... I think that might be all...
6. Do you have an e-reader? Yes. I just bought a Kindle 4th generation and it was so worth it. I LOVE it!!
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once? It depends. But recently I've been reading 10 at once. Yikes!
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog? Hmm. I think I might have slowed down a bit--just so I could give up some time to blog about the books. :)

9. Least favorite book you read this year? I think it has to be... Hmm. This is harder than I thought. Oh. Mara: Daughter of the Nile. I was forced to read it for school, and, honestly, there was too much description. :P 
10. Favorite book you’ve read this year? There were so many good books I've read in the past year, I don't know if I can choose just one. Here is a list of my top five:
-->The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet
-->The Unlikely Debut of Ellie Sweet
-->The Apothecary's Daughter
-->The Tutor's Daughter
-->Left Behind >The Kids<: The Triumphant Return (book 40) 

11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone? Hmm. I don't know. I started reading out of my comfort zone last year by reading Julie Klassen books about historical times. Now I read those kinds of books all of the time!

12. What is your reading comfort zone? My favorite genre is Christian YA--But the farthest I'll go is anything appropriate. Basically.

13. Can you read in the car? Yes, I am able. But I recommed only giving me a book in the car if you are ready for me to barf. :/

14. Favorite place to read? Ahhh. I think it has to be on my bunk--No! Wait, in a hammock is the BEST. :)

15. What is your policy on book lending? I hope that they respect my books and return them in the same state that I lend them in.

16. Do you ever dog-ear books? Never. *Shiver*

17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books? No.

18. Not even with text books? No.

19. What is your favorite language to read in? English. 

20. What makes you love a book? A wonderful plot, characters that feel real, and, oh, so much more. *sigh*

21. What will inspire you to recommend a book? A book that I would love to read over and over again or something that has really helped me. 

22. Favorite genre? Christian YA

23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did)? Dystopian; there are several books I want to read from this genre. 

24. Favorite biography? I think it would have to be Christian Heroes Then and Now: George Muller. I learned so much about him!! Plus, I was shocked by his background!
25. Have you ever read a self-help book? I don't think so... unless writing books count--then yeah, I've read one or two. ;)
26. Favorite cookbook? Some Sesame Street cookbook that I got when I turned 8--I've been using it for 4 years and love some of the recipes so much! 

27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)? Hmm. Maybe it's The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet, she inspired me to think that teens can write too. 
28. Favorite reading snack? I never eat while reading--I think...

29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience. I don't think this has every happened to me...

30. How often do you agree with critics about a book? Sometimes. . .

31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews? I don't like it when people give reviews on books that are negative or rude--I don't often give bad reviews. But when I do, I like to explain why I give it a bad review. I have given two books full reviews--one totally creeped me out and the other one jumped into too many minds all in a matter of a paragraph.

32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?  Indonesian! ;)

35. Favorite Poet? I don't read much poetry, but I like to read the poetry my friend Hannah Harper writes.

36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?It varies, often it's two or three books; but it used to be 10 books--every. Single. Time.

37. How often have you returned books to the library unread? Not often at all. I've returned only a couple books because I had to, but checked them out again a.s.a.p.!

38. Favorite fictional character? This is such a hard question! I absolutely adore Ellie from The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet (so surprising, yah?), Spencer from The New Recruit, hmm, Emma from The Tutor's Daughter, and oh! So many, many more...

39. Favorite fictional villain? Hmmmmm. This may be the hardest question yet. I can't think of one right now...
41. The longest I’ve gone without reading. Hopefully not long! ;)

42. Name a book that you could/would not finish. I'm not sure if I've stopped reading any because I didn't want to or couldn't/wouldn't. 
43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading? Noise, noise, noise. UGH.
44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel? I really don't know...

45. Most disappointing film adaptation? Don't know...
46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time? Hmm. I don't often go to bookstores. :( Because there aren't many in Indonesia with ENGLISH books. :P It's probably good too...
47. How often do you skim a book before reading it? Very often... ;)

48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through? Probably content that's not exactly clean.

49. Do you like to keep your books organized? No. I don't organize my books. :) It would take too much time.
50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them? I keep them!

51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding? Ones that are based on Disney's movies. 
52. Name a book that made you angry. I can't think of one right now. . . but there was one--I think. . .

53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did? Mystery of the Roman Ransom. I had read the first book and it was pretty good. But the cover of this one made me hesitant to pick it up and read. I had to read it for school and found it even better than the first!
54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t? Frindle I really wanted to like this book when I picked it up several years ago--but it Nick, well, I don't want to be mean at all, but it's like he always gets his way about things. Plus, I like the word pen. ;)

55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading? Reading on Sunday mornings when I'm not allowed to write--two hours of time with a book. *sigh*

If you want to copy these questions and do them, feel free to do so!! :) 

TW Wright


  1. I think I'll do this =) Can I only do like 20 questions though?

  2. I loved reading your answers! I completely agree with your favorite books--Stephanie's Ellie Sweet books are amazing. :)


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