So I’ve been nominated by Anna from The Tsundokist for the Liebster Award, which is a fun blogging honor/meme that I’ve seen pop up from time to time on other blogs. You should check out Anna’s blog – I very much enjoy reading her reviews! Thank you, Anna!
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Answer the 11 questions they’ve written for you.
- Nominate 11 other people (preferably those with under 200 followers)
- Give your nominees 11 different questions to answer.
1.Do you read one book at a time or multiple?
I read multiple books at a time – I usually have a fiction and a nonfiction going at any given time, and sometimes will throw audio books or another fiction in the mix. I tried the one book at a time thing and it just didn’t work for me!
2. Favorite Childhood Book?
I particularly loved Grover and the Everything in the Whole Wide World Museum.
3. Which author do you think is totally overrated and why?
I hate to say mean things about authors… I will just say that I do not see the appeal of the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich, having read the first one. Not my thing.
4. What was the last book you read that made you laugh a lot?
I’ve been rereading Lois Lowry’s Anastasia Krupnik series lately (a favorite from childhood) and they are laugh out loud funny.
5. What was the last book that made you cry?
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.
6. Are you a fast or slow reader?
Medium. (Seriously, I don’t know how to judge these things. I’m no speed reader, I know that.)
7. Name a book you DNF’ed recently.
My most recent DNF was More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. I intend to try it again, though. I just wasn’t in the mood.
8. What is your go-to genre for long-haul flights?
I don’t fly very often or very well, but I MUST have two things for reading materials: Gossip magazines, and an Anne Tyler novel. It’s a weird superstition of mine.
9. What is the most recent classic you read and what did you think of it?
Right now I’m listening to Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility on CD and it’s MARVELOUS. I’ve read it twice before and it’s one of my favorite books anyway. But this version, read by actress Juliet Stevenson, is really well done!
10. What is next on your TBR?
I’ll be reading Donal Ryan’s All We Shall Know for Reading Ireland Month.
11. Do you have a favorite bookshop? Why is it your favorite?
I have a particular fondness for Malaprop’s in Asheville, North Carolina. My husband and I go there whenever we’re in Asheville. It’s just marvelously quirky.
So that’s it. This was great fun! I think many of you have already done this meme before, so I’ll just nominate five bloggers who I think may not have participated and who I enjoy reading:
Questions for Them to Answer:
- Name a book that’s been on your TBR for more than three years.
- If you had time to grab one book from your shelf before fleeing your home (and your family is safe) what would you choose?
- What’s the most recent book you gave someone as a gift?
- If you could have coffee with any writer, living or dead, who would you choose?
- What time of day do you do most of your reading?
- What do you do to get out of a reading slump?
- Do you have a favorite bookmark? If so, describe it.
- Do your IRL friends read your blog?
- Name one of your favorite “comfort reads.”
- Name a bookstore you’d like to visit.
- Name your favorite book-to-movie adaptation.
Thanks again, Anna. This was great fun! For anyone else who may or may not have done this book tag before, feel free to answer any of these questions in the comments below. I’d love to hear your picks.