Thanks to Emily @For the Bookish, I’m doing a tag (she did an open to all tag) about books! Yay!
1. Name a book you’re embarrassed you haven’t read.
Oliver Twist. Yes, yes, I haven’t read it! But I will! I don’t really want to, it’s rather hyped- but I’m sure it’s a classic for a reason… I suppose. My family greatly suggests it, so that is probably next on my list.
2. What is the strangest thing you’ve ever used as a bookmark?
Hmm… Any thing. Usually I use thick things since I often have trouble finding my spot if I use thin things. So anything handy that isn’t gross or dirty or wet?
3. Look at your bookshelf. What is the first yellow-spined book you see?
The Cricket in Times Square. Aw what a cute book! I haven’t read that for a long time, but I miss it! And the illustrations are so lovely and fun. I really liked it when I was younger, it’s still such a great one.
4. If you could have one new book from a deceased author, who would it be?
Hmm… I still haven’t read all of Dicken’s or C.S. Lewis’s, but once I’ve gone through both of their collections, I’m sure I’ll wish there were more.
5. Name an author who deserves more readership.
Hmm. I can’t really think of one.
6. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Sticky notes? That’s what I’ve been using the most lately. My sister (the girl’s got skill) also made me some of the most amazing Jane Austen bookmarks last year for my birthday… which I seem to have misplaced. I actually cried. Come to think of it I don’t think she knows. Perhaps she won’t read this…
7. Can you stop anywhere in a book or do you have to finish the chapter?
Um. I go through phases, I guess. And it depends on the books. If they’re short chapters I really have no reason not to finish it, but if they’re long, I stop if I need to.
8. One book at a time OR Several?
I used to read many at a time, but I would end up not finishing most of them, or getting the stories confused, so for the last several years, I read a pleasure book and often times a book I’m assigned for school.
9. Do you read ahead or skip pages?
No, I try my best not to, I never read ahead purposely, but very occasionally, I’ll skip a paragraph of long boring descriptions.
10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
Like new! I cherish books’ pristine-ness, even if they are aged and well worn they can be kept nice. So I try to do that.
11. What books do you regret reading?
Mmmm. There are some. But I honestly cannot think of any specifically…
On average, how many books do you read per year?
This is actually the first time I’ve kept track. My goal is 50, but I haven’t counted in a while. It’ll be interesting to see how many I do end up reading.
13. What book can you read hundreds of times and never get tired of?
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers, The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, The Shoe Books by Noel Streatfeild, Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, and probably many others.
14. What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from a book?
I. I. My that’s a big question. I’m not sure! Books in general teach me lessons all the time. But umm…
15. What is the most recent book you’ve read?
I’m rereading the Shoe Books by Noel Streatfeild for the manieth (please pretend that’s a real word) time (it’s just as wonderful as always) and I just finished up Theater Shoes.
16. Name a book quote you’ll never forget.
The spirit of adventure was rising in them all, and no one really wanted to be back at school.
17. How many books do you own?
I own between 110-120 (including children’s books, but not including comic books).
18. Of the past year, what is the greatest book you’ve read?
Tale of Two Cities is the most amazing higher reading level book I have ever read. It was incredibly written, interesting, plotted wonderfully, etc. I really just adore it. It’s was so emotional, and there are also so many deep and beautiful quotes. “Will you never understand that I am incorrigible?” ~Sydney Carton, Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
So that’s the tag! It was really fun to do, and to find good pictures and gifs, and I hope you enjoyed reading it 🙂
What was the last book you’ve read? What is a book quote that is very memorable to you? Please, share in the comments!!