Booking Through Thursday...Meme of 55 Reading Questions

I haven't done a Booking Through Thursday in a while, but this one looked like a lot of fun! Enjoy!


1. Favorite childhood book?
This is more young adult than childhood, but's a toss up between Say Goodbye Gracie by Julie Reece Deaver and Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews

2. What are you reading right now?
The Queen's Captive by Barbara Kyle

3. What books do you have on request at the library?

4. Bad book habit?
Collecting them faster than I can read them.

5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?

6. Do you have an e-reader?
No,I prefer to smell my books :)

7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
Definitely only one.  I've tried two but it was just too confusing.

8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
I tend to read slower now than I had in the past and now I take notes for my reviews.

9. Least favorite book you read this year (so far?)
The Afflicted Girls by Suzy Witten

10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?
The Countess and the King by Susan Holloway Scott

11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
Hardly ever.

12. What is your reading comfort zone?
Historical Fiction for my blog, but I do enjoy mysteries and fantasy as well.

13. Can you read on the bus?

14. Favorite place to read?

15. What is your policy on book lending?
I generally don't lend out books...I blame it on being an only child and never having to share :)

16. Do you ever dog-ear books?
Oh heavens no!

17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?

18.  Not even with text books?
No. Post it notes are my weapon of choice.

19. What is your favorite language to read in?

20. What makes you love a book?
Mostly character development. If I don't like the characters then why would I care what happens to them?!

21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
Whether I enjoyed it and think others would too.

22. Favorite genre?
Historical Fiction...SHOCKER!

23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did?)
I wish I could pull myself away from HF to read more Dean Koontz or fantasy books.

24. Favorite biography?
Marie-Therese, Child of Terror: The Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter by Susan Nagel

25. Have you ever read a self-help book?

26. Favorite cookbook?
Don't have one. I try not to be too domestic if I can help it!

27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
I can't think of one that was necessarily inspirational

28. Favorite reading snack?

29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
Katherine by Anya Seton

30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?
It depends on the critics...I trust blogger reviews much more than ones in newspapers or magazines.

31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
Not really, I try to write my reviews as honestly as possible

32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?

33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
If it's intimidating then I probably wouldn't read it

34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?
see above answer

35. Favorite Poet?
Maya Angelou

36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?

37. How often have you returned book to the library unread?

38. Favorite fictional character?
Kate from A Rose for the Crown by Anne Easter Smith.

39. Favorite fictional villain?
Winifred in the Pendragon's Banner Trilogy by Helen Hollick

40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?
any Sharon Kay Penman or Margaret George novels.

41. The longest I’ve gone without reading.
A few days

42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
Figures in Silk by Vanora Bennett

43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
the television or other people's conversations

44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
Either Sense & Sensibility or the Harry Potter movies

45. Most disappointing film adaptation?
The DaVinci Code

46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
I'd say probably around $80

47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?

48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
Whenever it feels more like a chore than pleasure.

49. Do you like to keep your books organized?
Yes and no. I like to keep them nice and tidy, but I'm not a clean freak.

50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?
Definitely keep!

51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?

52. Name a book that made you angry.
Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt

53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
Funny enough, it was Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.  The time travel aspect just didn't appeal to me, but I just had to see what all the fuss was about and boy did it live up to it!

54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
Earthly Joys by Philippa Gregory

55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
This is an obvious answer, but I'll say it anyway...historical fiction



  1. I have not read the 2 books you mentioned in the YA category :(
    Great Answers :)

  2. I really enjoyed your answers, Amy! Your bad book habit is another one of mine too!

    I did this one first BTT post. Here it is

  3. That's my favorite biography too :)

  4. I read only one book at time too. Never tried more though.

    I also have an award for you on my site :)

  5. Interesting answers.
    One question you answers gave rise to - Do you go to the library at all? If not, why not?

  6. interesting answers amy :)
    I remember loving Flowers in the Attic also. Thats one I need to re-read.
    I like Maya Angelou's work also.


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