55 Quirky Questions for Readers (Pt. 1)

7:16 PM

I discovered this questionnaire at Cait and Mime's blog The Notebook Sisters, where I learned that the origin of these questions is most likely here.

Thanks for bringing this awesomesauce questionnaire to my attention, Notebook Sisters! You guys need to check out their post. It's hilarious.

I'm going to follow their lead because fifty-five questions is WAY too many to post at one time. So here's the first half... *drumroll*

1. Favourite childhood book: Unfortunately, I don't remember childhood reading too well. :/ But probably, all the horse books by Marguerite Henry and the American Girl books, especially the Kit Kittredge ones. :) 

2. What are you reading right now? I'm in between books! So nothing right now. Even though I have a Mount Everest of books waiting to be read.

3. What books do you have on request at the library? Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins and Splintered by A.G. Howard. I've heard they're good. ;)

4. Bad book habit: None...I'm perfect.

Okay, okay, fine. I'd say my bad habit is borrowing loads of books from the library even when I know I already have many to read that I need to read at home. It's a disease.

5. What do you currently have checked out at the library? Demonglass and Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins (GUYS GO READ THIS SERIES), Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter, and The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (which I am terrified of reading because...gosh..I just am OKAY. My sister tells me it will break my heart.).

6. Do you have an e-reader? I'm poor (that's another way of me saying "No."). I mean, I have the Kindle app on everything possible but *sigh* no e-reader.

7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once? One at a time. I tend to get confused or not grasp all the important stuff if I do too much more than that.

8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog? Absolutely! I read a much bigger variety of books now.

9.Least favourite book you read this year: I just rubbed my hands together. I have no idea why. Don't look at me like that.

Mind Games by Kiersten White or Louder Than Words by Laurie Plissner. I couldn't stand the main character (the younger sister) in Mind Games. She just annoyed me so. much. Grr. Louder Than Words was way to sexual.

10. Favourite book I’ve read this year: Just one? The Raven Boys, Cruel Beauty, Hex Hall trilogy, Juliet Immortal...The list could go on. Do you want it to go on?

11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone? Definitely more than I used to. Uhhh...thirty to forty percent of the time?

12. What is your reading comfort zone? Probably dystopian or fantasy (the kind with fairies or mystical creatures).

13. Can you read on the bus? I cannot read on any moving vehicle. It makes me sick to my stomach and then I start thinking about throwing up or, rather, about trying to not throw up.

14. Favourite place to read: Sitting against a wall in my room, sprawled across my bed on my stomach, or in our old comfy recliner.

15. What’s your policy on book lending? 

Be nice to the book. Or else.

Replace "start the car" with "be nice to the book".
I really like my books well taken care of. I really don't like it when they're not. So...just be nice to my books, dude. 

One time (it was forever ago but still) I lent a hardcover book to my cousins. And when it came back IT HAD TEETH MARKS ON THE COVER. Like for reals.

16. Do you dogear your books? Absolutely NOT.

17. Do you write notes in the margins of your books? Are you a real bookworm?

18. Do you break/crack the spine of your books? Not intentionally. >.> Sometimes they're already that way when I get them though.

19. What is your favourite language to read? Greek, Spanish, Chinese, anything really. When I'm looking to really relax, I do Latin. I joke, I joke. It's English (the only language I can read in).

20. What makes you love a book? The characters. If the characters win me over, then the book is great but other things like really unique premises and humor help too.

21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?

22. Favourite genre: Urban fantasy or paranormal....I used to really love dystopian but now it seems like almost every one is just a variation of another one. This makes me unhappy. :D

23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did): Regular old contemporary and historical fiction.

24. Favourite Biography: It was a Mother Teresa biography. I couldn't remember the title so I did an Amazon search and I think it was Mother Teresa: Missionary of Charity (Heroes of the Faith) by Sam Wellman. I loved it because it was all about Mother Teresa leaving everything she knew and helping the poor, abandoned, and helpless in India regardless of nationality or religion. That's real Christianity.

25. Have you ever read a self-help book? (And, was it actually helpful?) Yes! I've read self-help books on drawing and crafts stuff. It was a little helpful I guess...I still don't see the point of drawing things with circles. Meh.

26. Favourite Cookbook: Um....


I don't read cookbooks. If I need a recipe, I go online.

27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction): The Help by Kathryn Stockett and Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt. They both inspired me to be a better or stronger person in different ways.

28. Favourite reading snack: I don't eat and read. True story. If anything, CHOCOLATE. ;)

And that's the end of the first part of this questionnaire, guys. Hope you liked it and feel free to join in!

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  1. Yay for this tag! It's quite fun, right?! (Although, doing the second half, Mime and I kind of reckoned the questions repeated themselves a little. xD) I LOVELOVE Splintered and I'm reading Rebel Belle RIGHT NOW. (It's not what I thought it'd be, but I'm still enjoying it. ;) I'm very much with you on book lending.

    1. It's SO fun! I'm really glad I discover it via you and Mime. :) I've read through the questions but, ehhhhm, I already forgot what the second half questions were hehe. You'll have to get someone else's expertise on that ;)

      I seem to remember you liking Splintered just a little bit XD I can't wait to read it AND Rebel Belle! I hope that Rebel Belle wows me. Honestly, I couldn't get enough of Rachel Hawkins' Hex Hall series so I hope *crosses fingers* :D

      I know right? Books are not meant to be man-handled.

  2. LOL Very enlightening ;)
    & BTW, even though you have tons of books, it's a must to go out and get MORE!
    Us bookworms have hot little hands, greedy eyes and a hunger for books the will never end.
    We're doomed. Lol

    1. Haha bet I scared you with all those bookish facts ;)

      Oh, definitely. More books is never a bad thing. NEVER.

      Like I said-- disease. And it never goes away. o.O

  3. James Franco has a very creepy toothy smile.


    Evidently, i don't lend people books. One or two (ahem) mishaps have happened. And the culprits have died.

    1. He does, doesn't he? XD

      AMEN AMEN AND AMEN. DON'T CREASE SPINES PEOPLE. (I don't crease spines. Sometimes the poor babies just come to me that way. And sometimes I get cheap mass paperbacks >.>)
      OMG I KNOW RIGHT. It's not even right to dogear and WRITE? Oh my-- *deep breaths*

      Ah, smart plan. The not lending of course, not the killing. I would never encourage that ;)

  4. I just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! :) http://themagicviolinist.blogspot.com/2014/08/very-inspiring-blogger-award.html

    1. Eeek! Thanks, Kate. :) This made me extremely happy.

      I'll probably (making no promises though) have the acceptance post up this weekend. :D


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