I had the idea to start up this BookClub adventure about a year ago and it took me some time to get the courage to pursue it and also to get a good routine with my kids to have a more consistent time to commit to it. I started reading other book blogs and book reviews on YouTube to get an idea of what types of things I should talk about in a review. During that time I stumbled upon a few blogs that answered some fun questions and thought it would be fun to do them myself once in awhile. I think it’s a fun way to share more about me and hopefully you respond (in the comments below or your own blog) so I can learn more about you! This one I got from Just Your Typical Book Blog
1. Which book has been on your shelves the longest?
I have a few from about the same time frame. The part I can’t remember for sure is when they moved from my mom’s shelf to mine so I’ll let you know about them all. Popular Girl by Lynn Bronson (copyright 1957). The Dog Crusoe by R.M. Ballantine (copy right page is torn out, but it’s old). The James Herriot series. There are a few other older books but they were given to me after my mom passed away so they haven’t been on “my shelf” as long.
2. What is your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next?
I am currently reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. My last read book was Pennsylvania Patchwork by Kate Lloyd. The next book I plan to read is an ARC of The Legends of Eve: A Warrior’s Past by anonymous and ill be reading Save the Date by Morgan Matson.
3. What book did everyone like and you hated?
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I didn’t care for the story at all and I especially hated the end. I won’t give any spoilers but I just felt to got wrapped up in hurry without much thought. Maybe the author had a deadline and just rushed to finish. I don’t know, but I did not like it at all.
4. Which book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
Mmm that used to be Outlander, but now I’m reading that so I’m not sure. I like to give books a try. I may not finish it or it maybe sit on my shelf for a long time, but I’ll usually try reading it.
5. Which book are you saving for “retirement?”
Oh goodness. I’m not sure. I don’t think I’ve thought about saving anything so now I think I’m going to have to start a list for that!
6. Last page: read it first or wait till the end?
I have friends who are the read it first to make sure it ends semi happy so they don’t waste their time on a book. I’m currently a read it at the end person, but in the past I was a read it part way through. I would start reading the book and if I found the book good I would read the end and then go back and continue reading. If i wasn’t liking the book I would read the last chapter just to have closure and know how it ended.
7. Acknowledgements: waste of ink and paper or interesting aside?
I like reading them. They usually come with a little background of how the writer write the story and I love finding that out.
8. Which book character would you switch places with?
It’s a toss up between Anne from Anne of Green Gables or Jo March from Little Women.
9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life (a person, a place, a time)?
Anne of Green Gables because I read r when I was young after my dad gave it to me. He said he read it on a plane and that I was his little “Anne girl” with blonde hair. I’m always transplanted back in time of being a little
Girl with new parents (I was adopted when I was 5). Little Women is also another on. That was the last book my mom and I read together. The movie came out in theaters before we were able to finish so we went to see the movie and says my mom got too sick shortly after that and we never finished reading the book together. It took me many years t come back and finally finish the book on my own.
10. Name a book you acquired in some interesting way.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber I found with a group of friends in accident. We met up for a mom’s night out at a book store and stumbled onto a book signing. During that signing Stephanie Garber was there to support her friend doing the signing and we discovered her and her book. I find it entertaining we instantly were drawn to her book and not the one at the signing.
11. Have you ever given away a book for a special reason to a special person?
12. Which book has been with you to the most places?
My kindle. Which has too many books in it to name. 😂
13. Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad ten years later?
The Scarlett Letter and Grapes of Wrath
14. What is the strangest item you’ve ever found in a book?
A print out of cars for sale.
15. Used or brand new?
As long as the used one is in good condition I’m good with either
16. Stephen King: Literary genius or opiate of the masses?
Eh. I’m not a big fan is his. My husband used to be. I don’t really have enough of an pinion to say one way or the other.
17. Have you ever seen a movie you liked better than the book?
I have a TV series I liked more. The Vampire Diaries tv series I found better than the book.
18. Conversely, which book should NEVER have been introduced to celluloid?
I had to look up celluloid to see what this was asking. I think it’s asking which book should not have been made into a movie. Gone Girl.
19. Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks being excluded from this question?
I’m always hungry so all books.😂🤣
20. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
My BookClub besties!!!!