November 17, 2008

Survey Love

From the thought-provoking Smash.

Name: OperaWife

What book are you reading now? Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (finally)

What are your favorite books? Well I obviously can't get enough of the Harry Potter (Rowling) series, like any normal human being that I would associate with. I also have recently enjoyed The Exorcist (Blatty), The Mark of the Lion series (Rivers), Something Borrowed (Giffin) as well as Something Blue and Baby Proof by the same author (very easy reads), Nineteen Minutes (Picoult), and Digital Fortress (Brown). I'm always looking for something new, though, and I can't wait to read the rest of the Twilight series.

What foreign languages do you read? Um, none.

What 's the funniest book you ever read? Me Talk Pretty One Day (Sedaris)

What books have changed the way you look at the world or the way you live your life? Definitely the Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers, specifically An Echo in the Darkness

What books have affirmed what you believe about life or the way you look at things? See above.

What are some of the scariest books you've ever read? I read The Stand (King) a long time ago, and reading The Exorcist the other night didn't exactly give me rosy meadow dreams.

About how many books do you think you have you read in your life? I wouldn't begin to try to count.

About how many books do you own? Not a terribly large amount...maybe 50-75? If I know I'm not going to re-read it, I usually donate it.

How many books per month do you usually borrow from the library? I don't go to the library.

How much would you say you've paid in library fines in your life? Oh, probably upwards of $100....

Do you read in bed? Every night

Do you ever read while walking or driving? I've read while walking. I don't recommend it.

OK, let's get real. Where is the strangest place you've read a book? In the bathtub?

Do you listen to audio books? I never have, but I'm willing to give it a shot.

Has anyone ever read aloud to you or you to them? Yes and yes. I don't necessarily prefer it. It keeps me from completely immersing myself in the story.

Tell us more. What book was the most difficult to read? Anything by Jane Austen. I love love love her work, but man those are a tough read.

Do you read every word of a book, or skip parts that don't hold your interest? Every word, but I usually miss a lot the first time through, because I'm reading so fast. I always re-read a book immediately to catch all I missed. I just get so excited!

What books do you keep intending to read but put off? I want to read more Austen, but see a question or two above. I also keep telling my mom I'll read the Left Behind series, but I'm not really all that interested.

Do you buy new or used books, paperbacks or hardbacks, leather or collector's items? All of the above.

How do you feel about writing in books, dog earing, etc? I'm really trying to stop dog-earing. I never write in books (besides textbooks, but everyone does that).

What is the first book you remember reading? I think it was a Sesame St book

Do you lend your books? I won't anymore. A certain someone in Boston STILL has 3 of my HP books....

Ever had to hire Large Louis to get it back for you? I'm about to.

What were your favorite books when you were a child? Babysitter's Club, all the way. Wombat Stew, when I was very small. I have a copy now. :)

What children's books do you most enjoy as an adult? Harry Potter and the Twilight series, but really those are "young adult."

Do you ever read the ending first? no freaking way!!

Did you ever agree to read the book somebody was pushing on you if they would read one for you in exchange? I haven't, but I can see it happening...

What were the books? n/a

Have you ever read a book more than once? Oh my goodness, yes!

What frequently recommended books have you been unable to finish? Flags of Our Fathers. It's not that it isn't's just not that compelling.

1 comment:

  1. Thought provoking, eh? ;o)

    I've always wanted to read something by David Sedaris, and I know I'd love it - but i haven't gotten around to it yet. I think I'm leaning toward 'Dress your family in corduroy and denim'.

    Fun survey! Glad you're now twilight obsessed like the rest of us! ;o)