Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Book questions!

My blog friend Lisa does a "Ten on Tuesday" post that I love reading every week. This week is a book theme again, so I'm taking the bait.....
1. When someone asks you for a book recommendation, what is your go-to book?
This is a hard one to answer because it depends on the person and it changes with whatever book Im most excited about at the time! In general though, I have recommended these books more often than any others; The Perks of Being a Wallflower (to all the emotional introverts out there!), A Million Little Pieces (yes, even though it was all a lie..gasp!), and Eat Pray Love (to all the women who are afraid to be alone). I did just read Room though and loved it, I am recommending it to everyone!

2. Do you buy your books, or are you a library patron?
I would say I am mainly a library type of person, mainly though because the King County Library System absolutely rocks!! I buy them though when I am like 1,000th in line and I don't want to wait, or it's one that I know I want on my bookshelf. When I do buy them though it is almost always from Half Price Books, which is one of my favorite places in the world to be! :)

3. E-readers, yay or nay?
Nope, they are just not for me. I was ambiguous about them for a long time, my mom finally bought me one (probably so I would quit fretting over it!) and I just couldn't get comfortable with it. I like the idea of a book collection always right at hand, but I just get so much joy out of the aspects of real books; the look of them on my bookshelf, the excitement of a good used book store, and most importantly...the smell, I just couldn't give up the smell! 

4. What was your favorite book as a child?
Well, I read the Babysitter's Little Sister series religiously, so I would have to say that. My dad and I would have monthly dates to B.Dalton to get a new one and I think its that aspect as much as the books themselves that made the series so memorable to me. 

5. If you could be any character in a book, who would you be?
Oh wow.....this is a tough one! Im going to show the polar sides of my personality here and give 2 answers, either Ruth from Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe...
...or Lisbeth from the Millennium series

6. What book would you love to see turned into a movie?
I just read A Dog's Purpose and think it would make a really cute movie :)

7. What is your all-time favorite book?
I always have a tough time with this question! I think I would have to say Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg though. Its just a really good entertaining book about love, without judgement on the details of the type of love. Plus the movie version didn't butcher it, and its rare that I love the movie almost as much as the book!

8. How many books do you read at once?
2, sometimes 3, but one is always an audiobook in my car. 

9. What is your favorite book genre?
I really like books about animals, does that count as a genre..?

10. Which Harry Potter book is the best? Or haven’t you read them at all?
As a bibliomaniac, I am ashamed to say that I have not read the Harry Potter series yet! *hangs head in shame* The first one has been on my TBR shelf forever, I always stopped myself because I know I will probably want to read the entire series in 1 sitting!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh my gosh! Def read HP sometime. The books are fabulous! I did not think I would like them and ended up loving them! Such a great series.

I have never read Fried Green Tomatoes... def need to add that to my TBR list as I loved the movie!

That's so cute that you & your dad had B. Dalton dates! I was obsessed w/ the Babysitter Club Books. I esp loved the white 'special series' ones as they tended to extra long!

Mel's Way or No Way said...

I go back and forth about the e-reader. Maybe one day. My new favorite place for books is alibris.com, especially since the libraries in this area are not the greatest.

I admit, I read all the HP books and they're sitting on my book shelf. I read the first one just to see what all the talk was about and before I knew it, I was pre-ordering the next volume.

Heathrow's World said...

Ah Babysitters Club, loved em...

crystal said...

Oh no Mel, I was worried about the MN library situation... :(

Ok guys, Ill read HP!