Sunday Stealing: The Books Meme
1:Favorite children's book?
Absolutely love Winnie the Pooh even though I didn't discover it until I was in my teens! (Thanks, Flossie!)
2:What is the next book you plan to read?
I just got "The Last Original Wife" by Dorothea Benton Frank.
3:Books on your "to read" list?
I generally don't keep a list. If a book interests me, I'll buy it and read it right away.
4:Top 5 authors?
My current favorites, in no particular order -- Robyn Carr, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Emily Richards, Kristen Hannah, and Jacqueline Druga. Over the years there have been many, many more.
Women's Fiction, Science Fiction, Humor (Again this is currently. There have been others over time.)
6:Do you have multiple books in process or just one at a time?
Usually have 3 or 4 going at once.
7:A book that you've cried over?
I cried every time I have re-read "Little Women". Must be about 20 times by now!
8:A book that made you laugh out loud?
"The Princess Bride" I laughed out loud on practically every page! Funniest book I've ever read.
9:Fiction or nonfiction?
Reality is full of non-fiction! When I read, I want happy endings!! FICTION!!
10:First book you've read by your favorite author?
I don't have just one favorite author. And generally when I find an author I like, I will try to read everything they've written, so it's difficult to remember what came first.
11:Best book-to-movie adaptation?
I will not usually see a movie adaptation of a book I liked because they are rarely even half as good. I did, however, like the movie of Leon Uris', "Exodus", but that was mostly because they cast Paul Newman in the role of Ari Ben Canaan. Perfection! :)
12:Do you read comics/manga?
You're kidding, right?? I'm a little beyond comics!
13:Hardcovers or Paperbacks?
Or Kindle!! Yes to all three!
14:Do you buy books as soon as they come out or wait a while?
For certain authors I will even order them pre-release!
15:Do you buy books spontaneously without any prior knowledge of what happens in it?
Generally not, I need at least a short synopsis before I decide to buy.
16:Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone?
Hate to admit it, but yes!
17:Where do you usually buy your books?
Amazon, Goodwill, Half-Priced Books, Costco, garage sales, Barnes and Noble, flea markets, drug stores......I'm not picky!
18:Book that had a strong impact on you?
There have been so many...."Anne Frank -- the Diary of a Young Girl," "Atlas Shrugged," "To Kill a Mockingbird," "Exodus," "Time and Again."
19:Historical or science fiction?
Science Fiction....(but definitely NOT fantasy).
20:Dystopian or Utopian?
Dystopian (I'm going through a phase!)
21:Once you start to read a book, do you feel compelled to finish it?
Heavens NO! If a book does not capture my interest after about 30 pages, I stop reading it! If I don't like a book even after reading more of it, I stop reading it! . There are too many wonderful books out there to waste my time on something I don't like!!
22:What genres do you refuse to read?
horror, porn, graphical violence, among others.
23:How many books do you own?
Hundreds (over the course of my life, it might have been thousands.) I have to periodically purge otherwise my house would have no room for furniture!!
24:Do you go the library?
Not so much anymore, because of the ease of finding things to read among e-books.
25:How many books do you read a year?
Since I retired it has usually been around 275-300 a year on average. (I'm a fast reader!)
26:Do enjoy reading the "Classics"?
27:Do you ever re-read a book?
I will often re-read a book I loved. It's like visiting an old friend!