Thursday, October 9, 2008

Booking Through Thursday - Book Meme

What was the last book you bought?

The last book I bought was Elizbeth Gaskell's North And South.

Name a book you have read MORE than once.

I have lots! Just to name a few: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery and Home In Mitford by Jan Karon.

Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?

No, I don't think so.

How do you choose a book? eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews.

I use all of those. But mostly recommendations and reviews.

Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?

Definitely fiction. But I am trying to read more non-fiction.

What’s more important in a novel - beautiful writing or a gripping plot?

I think they are both important. That being said, if the plot isn't intersting it doesn't matter how beautiful the writing is, it will bore me.

Most loved/memorable character (character/book)

Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables.

Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?

Too many! I have Flower Net by Lisa See and Seduction of a Proper Gentleman by Victoria Alexander.

What was the last book you’ve read, and when was it?

I just finished reading Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain.

Have you ever given up on a book half way in?

Oh yes! All the time. My time is precious, I rather read books that I enjoy than reading something that I'm struggling with.

You can join the fun here!


Smilingsal said...

I used to plow through a poorly written or little liked book to the bitter end, but now I have decided to treat my reading time as a precious commodity.

Bluestocking said...

North and South- is this about the Civil War?

Book Meme