Suggested by Jennysbooks: Something I’ve been thinking about lately: “What words/phrases in a blurb make a book irresistible? What words/phrases will make you put the book back down immediately?” – I don’t really know about the first question. Usually if it’s a quote that stands out I’d keep in mind of where it is and […]
If you could ask your favorite author (alive or dead) one question … who would you ask, and what would the question be? – My question would be to Jane Austen and I would ask her, how she felt with all these Jane Austen spinoffs on the shelves. Would she feel flattered? offended? happy? angry?
We’re moving in a couple weeks (the first time since I was 9 years old), and I’ve been going through my library of 3000+ books, choosing the books that I could bear to part with and NOT have to pack to move. Which made me wonder… When’s the last time you weeded out your library? […]
Suggested by Monibo: Saw this article (from March) and thought it would make a good BTT confessional question: Two-thirds of Brits have lied about reading books they haven’t. Have you? Why? What book? – Several books come to mind. One was called I Heard the Owl Call my Name by Margaret Craven and the other […]
What’s the saddest book you’ve read recently? – I’d have to say, it’ll have to be The Blue Notebook by James Levine. It features the story of a child prostitute in India who was sold by her father. It’s quite bleak and there’s nothing happy about it. Even the ending wasn’t really that happy (albeit, […]
What’s the most enjoyable, most fun, most just-darn-entertaining book you’ve read recently? (Mind you, this doesn’t necessarily mean funny, since we covered that already. Just … GOOD.) – I would have to say it’ll be The Light of Burning Shadows by Chris Evans. Now THAT was an exciting book. It was an interesting mix of […]
Today’s Booking Through Thursday question is: What’s the most informative book you’ve read recently? – It’s a tie between When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman (History) and Contagious by Scott Sigler (Science). The first book has a lot of history that I am not very familiar with and I found myself […]