March 19, 2015

Let's Chat About Books, Shall We?

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?

Currently none.

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?

Prudence Pursued 

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?

Not very.

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

Favorite genre?


Genre you rarely read but wish you did?


Favorite biography?

Does Front of the Class count as a biography?

Have you ever read a self-help book?


Favorite cookbook?

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.

Favorite poet?

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.

Tiger Lily

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?

New Moon

The most money I've ever spent in the bookstore at one time?

A lot.

How often do you skim a book before reading it?

Almost always.

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. :)


  1. I hope you love Yankee Stranger as much as I did! Be warned-- Cabot Murray might ruin your life for a while. ;-P


    1. I hope I will too, Emma! And thanks for the warning. Duly noted. :D

  2. How fun! I think I'll have to do this, too. ;)

    I recently got the first 3 "Cinder" books for my kindle and Barefoot Summer, so you've reminded me that I need to read those...immediately!

    1. I hope you join in, Bluerose! Or maybe you already have, since I'm so terribly behind at responding to comments. Shall have to go check. :)

      I hope you enjoy those stories when you get to them. They are some of my absolute favorites!

  3. Hooray for North and South! I love Anne Elliot too! I just discovered her this year.

    1. Yes! Anne is awesome, as is N&S! So happy you agree, Kami. :)

  4. What is your policy on book lending?
    Please return in the same condition!

    Same here, lol! :)

    1. Right?! I've had books returned in kind of bad condition and it just makes me sad. So I try to emphasize that when I lend them out.

  5. That cookbook looks fun!

    I'm on chapter 7 of my first time reading North and South :-)

    1. It's a way fun book, Hamlette! The stories and pictures that go with the yummy recipes just makes for a great read. :)

      Yay for N&S! I just read that you've paused this one. I do hope you've been enjoying it?

    2. I've been enjoying it a lot! But I did pause it. Not for long, though -- just until I get through 2 books from the library... and I finished one this afternoon :-)

    3. That's great to hear. Will look forward to your thoughts when you're able to get back to it! :)

  6. Fun post, Kara! Yay for libraries, tea, and North & South! (And I heart your new copy of Persuasion in your other post. I *still* need to read that one!)

    1. Thanks, Courtney! Fellow tea-lovers rock. And N&S fans as well! :D

      Persuasion is so wonderful. That particular copy just makes me happy when I look at it! I hope you enjoy it if/when you read it.


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