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Sunday Stealing: Books Meme

1:Favorite children's book Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

2:The last book you've read The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

3:Books on your "to read" list hundreds of them

4:Top 5 authors Stephen King, JK Rowling, Jill Mansell, Maeve Binchy, and Ann Patchett

5:Favorite genres mystery, contemporary fiction, and historical fiction

6:A book that has made you extremely mad Life of Pi

7:A book that you've cried over Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

8:A book that made you laugh out loud Eureka Street by Robert McLiam Wilson

9:Fiction or nonfiction? mostly fiction

10:First book you've read by your favorite author 'Salem's Lot

11:Best book-to-movie adaption all the Harry Potter books

12:Do you read comics/manga?no

13:Hardcovers or Paperbacks? trade paperbacks, although now I'm exclusively an e-reader

14:Do you buy books as soon as they come out or wait a while? depends on the price

15:Do you buy books spontaneously without any prior knowledge of what happens in it? frequently

16:Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone? often

17:Where do you usually buy your books? Barnes & Noble online, because I live in a community without a bookstore

18:Book that had a strong impact on you The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

19:Historical or science fiction? historical

20:Dystopian or Utopian? either

21:Worst book-to-move adaption? there have been a couple lately that made me wonder if it's the same book I read

22:Book that should have a movie adaption? The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett

23:The first book you've fallen in love with this year it's Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

24:Humor or angst? humor

25:How many books do you own? oh... hahaha... over the course of my lifetime: thousands

26:Do you go the library? not as much as I should

27:How many books do you read a year? I try to read 40-50

28:Favorite "required reading" book? Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky

29:Favorite quote? "Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world." -Voltaire

30:A book you absolutely hate The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver


Anonymous said...

I have to admit that I have never read any fiction by Stephen King. I LOVE his book on writing (called, oddly enough, "On Writing"!) but have never picked up any of his novels.

CountryDew said...

I love your quote, that is a great one.

Kingsolver has never done much for me. I am *supposed* to like her - all of my literate friends do - but I don't.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

50 books a year? I don't think I've read 50 since I graduated college. :)

I am Harriet said...

My mind drew a blank this week with this meme. I think it's because I have a bad cold taking over my brain. uugghhhh

Stacy said...

The Poisonwood Bible...wasn't that an Oprah's Book Club pick? I'm asking because I've found that I pretty much hate all of her choices. Don't know what that says about me.

Cat. said...

I loved The Bean Trees by Kingsolver, but I think she's gotten 'above herself' in the last decade. No interest in reading anything she's written since about 1999.

Shame on you for not going to the library! They have ebooks you can download!! I checked. ;-)

(As for Oprah's picks, I haven't liked many of them either and gave up long ago trying to read them.)

The Gal Herself said...

I still haven't read Crime and Punishment. I know I should. I just haven't.

ShannonW said...

I love Stephen King and have been reading his books since I started reading :)

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Loved the quote, so true! I've only read one or two short stories of Steven king, and Cujo. Cujo cured me.

Unknown said...

I can't imagine not having a bookstore nearby. Love to just hangout in them and browse.