I saw this via Hamlette, who borrowed the idea from Naomi! I trust those awesome ladies won't mind if I join in the fun. Plus I get to talk about books! Always a good time, right? :)
Favorite childhood book?
Uncle Remus Stories
What are you reading right now?
The Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa
What books do you have on request at the library?
Bad book habit?
Staying up WAY too late to finish a book.
What do you currently have checked out at the library?
Yankee Strangerby Elswyth Thane
Secret Letters by Leah Scheier
Do you have an e-reader?
Yep! A kindle touch.
Do you prefer to read one book at a time or several at once?
Depends on the moment, I do both.
Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
Kind of. Now when I read a book I LOVED, I get online and gush about it with friends who understand me! :D
Least favorite book you read this year so far?
Favorite book you've read this year?
The first two books in the Starbound trilogy! These Broken Stars and This Shattered World - Absolutely loved both books!!
How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
What is your reading comfort zone?
Fascinating characters, a cute romance, and a story that sweeps me away from reality for a few hundred pages.
Can you read in the car?
Unfortunately no. But that's when audiobooks come in handy! :)
Favorite place to read?
The closest spot to wherever I picked up the book.
What is your policy on book lending?
Please return in the same condition!
Do you ever dog-ear books?
Not really. Not passionately against dog-earing, I just simply don't do it.
Do you ever write in the margins of your books?
Do you break/crack the spine of your book?
No! The horrors!
What is your favorite language to read in?
What makes you love a book?
Quirky characters that I connect to and a storyline that sucks me in.
What will inspire you to recommend a book?
A-If I LOVED it and/or B-if I know it's a genre you love
Genre you rarely read but wish you did?
Does Front of the Class count as a biography?
Have you ever read a self-help book?
The Pioneer Woman Cooks
Most inspirational book you've read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Favorite reading snack?
Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience?
I thought I would love The Fault in Our Stars and was sadly mistaken.
How often do you agree with critics about a book?
Depends on the book.
How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
Always be honest but kind.
If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose?
I'll just stick with English.
T.S. Eliot - I love Macavity The Mystery Cat
How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
Anywhere from one to seven or eight or ten.
How often have you returned books to the library unread?
A lot more often than I wish.
Favorite fictional character?
Anne Elliot is pretty high on the list. As is Anne Shirley!
Favorite fictional villain?
The longest you've gone without reading?
Several weeks :(
Name a book that you could/would not finish.
What distracts you easily when you're reading?
The phone ringing.
Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
North and South of course! :D
Most disappointing film adaptation?
The most money I've ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
How often do you skim a book before reading it?
What would cause you to stop reading a book halfway through?
If I can't get into the writing and/or the story.
Do you like to keep your books organized?
Do you prefer to keep books or give the away once you've read them?
Are there any books you've been avoiding?
The Scarlet Pimpernel, I just haven't sat down and tried it. But I want to!
Name a book that made you angry.
Can't remember the last time a book made me angry.
A book you didn't expect to like but did?
On the Jellicoe Road, I just wasn't sure that it would be something I'd be able to get into. But I loved it!
A book you expected to like but didn't?
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen, I borrowed from the library and thought it'd be right up my alley, but alas I was unable to finish.
Favorite guilt-free pleasure reading?
Barefoot Summer, I have reread this book countless times! Also Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. :)