I found this survey on YA Book Nerd's blog and thought it would be fun...
1. Favorite childhood book? Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Voirst
2. What are you reading right now? A Matter of Fate by Heather Lyons
3. What books do you have on request at the library? None, I don’t go to the library.
4. Bad book habit? Picking up and putting down books.
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library? I repeat - None, I don’t go to the library.
6. Do you have an e-reader? Yes, a Nexus 7 Tablet with all the bookish apps on it and nothing else.
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once? I prefer to read one book at a time, but I am not always (usually) successful.
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog? I never read books not first recommended to me anymore – I also think a lot more about what I am reading and from many more and different angles (writing style, character development, plot development, etc).
9. Least favorite book you read this year (so far)? This year has only been a few weeks and while I did enjoy the book, I would have to say Sweet Thing by Renne Carlino. It was a 3 star book for me and it had a lot of potential and I can see why others loved it, but the main character, Mia, did not resonate at all with me.
10. Favorite book you’ve read this year? Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell!
11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone? I am not entirely sure what my “comfort zone” is – I will pretty much read anything and be happy to do so.
12. What is your reading comfort zone? I don’t have one – see above.
13. Can you read on the bus? Yes though I can’t remember the last time I rode on a bus. I can read anywhere anytime and I do.
14. Favorite place to read? Whilst taking a bubble bath.
15. What is your policy on book lending? I am very free with my books. I like to spread the love. I only have two books I don’t want to part with (Eleanor & Park and TFIOS). I lent them both but made sure I got them back quickly because I missed them.
16. Do you ever dog-ear books? Yes. I prefer bookmarks, but yes. I don’t care about dirtying books.
17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books? No. Though I have been known to make notes on ebooks.
18. Not even with text books? Nope. I highlighted in textbooks, but I can’t remember many notes.
19. What is your favorite language to read in? English though I have read several books in French as well.
20. What makes you love a book? Prose. Quotability. Depth of emotion.
21. What will inspire you to recommend a book? I recommend all sorts of books to all sorts of people. I judge each recommendation based on who I am talking to.
22. Favorite genre? Contemporary romance or young adult
23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did)? I can’t think of one. If I want to read a genre, I read it – no wishing about it.
24. Favorite biography? It’s not a biography but a non-fiction about something that happened to someone – Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
25. Have you ever read a self-help book? Unfortunately, yes, yes I have.
26. Favorite cookbook? I don’t often use cookbooks, I prefer to screw around in the kitchen, but I have a Vegetarian Cooking Light book that is actually rather good. It was a gift from my brother-in-law’s girlfriend and it has lots of gorgeous food porn pictures.
27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)? Hmmm… I thought the Just One Day/Just One Year duology by Gayle Forman was pretty inspirational. I read it on New Year’s and it has a lot of messages of self-discovery which made me ponder some things.
28. Favorite reading snack? I drink tea when I read, but that just reminded me that I brought clementines today and now I am going to eat those : )
29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience. The Kite Runner. It wasn’t a bad book but everyone RAVED about it and I expected more. Harry Potter is another book that I liked but felt let down by after all the hype.
30. How often do you agree with critics about a book? I don’t read professional critic reviews though I agree with other bloggers often.
31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews? I write negative reviews honestly and with specifics and I have no problem doing so.
32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose? French
33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read? I am not sure what book would be considered intimidating. I don’t get intimidated often.
34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin? See above.
35. Favorite Poet? Edger Allen Poe
36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time? None. Jeez, this survey likes the library
37. How often have you returned books to the library unread? Never
38. Favorite fictional character? This question is impossible! How am I supposed to pick one? Perhaps Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
39. Favorite fictional villain? Leah in Dirty Red by Tarryn Fischer or The Darkling in Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation? Romance
41. The longest I’ve gone without reading. In college I didn’t read much but mainly because whenever I had the time, I was doing homework.
42. Name a book that you could/would not finish. The S Word by Chelsea Pitcher. Great idea with good potential, but I could not get through it.
43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading? Twitter. Twitter distracts me often.
44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel? Little Women! Amazing book and amazing move. Love love love!
45. Most disappointing film adaptation? The Moral Instruments. I am not a big fan of this series but that movie was pretty bad.
46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time? $100? I try to avoid bookstores because they are too tempting. This does not include textbook shopping either, that is obviously much, much more.
47. How often do you skim a book before reading it? Never
48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through? It is dragging and I am bored. That feeling when you don’t have any urge to pick it up again.
49. Do you like to keep your books organized? I recently reorganized my bookshelves by theme. I also like to separate books I have read from the ones I still need to get to.
50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them? I like to give them away and spread around the love. I don’t often re-read books so it is nice to share.
51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding? Not that I can think of.
52. Name a book that made you angry. Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan - the cliffhanger at the end mad me see red.
53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did? Eleanor & Park. I wasn’t that excited to read it but once I did? It became a top 5 favorite.
54. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading? I don’t feel guilt about reading books, even the trashiest romance is entertaining and serves a purpose in my life, no guilt needed.
That was fun! I hope you enjoyed it and maybe learned a thing or two about me. If you do it, comment with a link so I can check out your answers