Thursday, September 10, 2009

What do you Read?

I got this from Christy at Southern Sassy Things who originally found this over on J. Kaye's Book Blog, but then went and got the original from Psychotic State's blog. I thought it looked like a great list and asked her permission to use it on my blog as well. :o)

1. What author do you own the most books by?
I am not sure. It would probably be either Jane Austen, Max Lucado or John Piper.

2. What book do you own the most copies of?
The Bible, I have every kind of translation/format I can come up with. I think the last time I counted there were something like 20.

3. What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
Secretly? It's no secret that Darcy won my heart... and Julie Lessman had me practically panting for Collin.

4. What book have you read more than any other?
The Bible

5. What was your favorite book when you were 10 years old?
Hmm... I think it was probably The Girl With the Silver Eyes.

6. What is the worst book you've read in the past year?
I don't know. I wouldn't want to say even if I did remember because I wouldn't want to hurt anyone's feelings.

7. What is the best book you've read in the past year?
I have read a lot of good books this past year. I don't know that I could narrow it down. I really liked Self Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne & Dave King. That has been the most helpful writing book (overall) that I have read so far. I read a secular fiction book called Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler. It was witty ~ and had a twist that was totally unexpected. I enjoyed it. My favorite books overall would have to have been The Daughters of Boston series by Julie Lessman. I loved all three of those books. I lost myself in the setting, loved the people... and I re-read them. That is the ultimate test of a truly good read. It may be a wonderful book and you may enjoy it and put it down with a feeling of contentment ~ but if you want to pick it back up again, then you know it's a great book.

8. If you could tell everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be?
I don't know... if not the Bible ~ Pride and Prejudice.

9. What is the most difficult book you've ever read?
Oliver Twist. I think I believed and saw it all too perfectly. I was so depressed reading that book.

10. Do you prefer the French or the Russians?

11. Shakespeare, Milton or Chaucer?

12. Austen or Eliot?
Austen ~ I love Jane Austen.

13. What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?
I don't know... I read just about every day. I cant think of a time when I skipped.

14. What is your favorite novel?
Pride and Prejudice

15. What is your favorite play?
Les Miserables

16. Poem?
If - by Rudyard Kipling

17. Essay?
I don't know.

18. Short Story?
I don't read a lot of them - but I used to read some Father Brown stories.

19. Nonfiction?
I like Max Lucado, John Piper, Charles Swindoll... those kinds of things for spiritual nonfiction. My favorite writing books have been Self Editing for Fiction Writers by Browne & King, The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass, and The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction by Jeff Gerke.

20. Graphic Novel?
I don't read them.

21. Science Fiction?
I haven't really read any of that. I watch it on TV, but I haven't read any.

22. Who is your favorite writer?
Hmmm, I read a lot of different people and I wouldn't know what to pick. Classics - Jane Austen. People alive today? That's much harder.... I like so many. Too many to choose.

23. Who is the most overrated writer alive today?
Oh my ~ what a loaded question! I wouldn't touch this one with a 10 foot pole. I have no idea. I think I am too new to judge this anyway.

24. What are you reading right now?
I just finished The Familiar Stranger by Christina Berry and I am getting ready to write a review on it. Great book, by the way. lol

25. Best memoir?
I don't read memoirs.

26. Best history?
A History book? Who likes those? lol I actually have some that are kind of fun to read made by American Vision. They are the "To Pledge Allegiance" series. They have lots of pics, fun inserts, timelines and don't sound as dry.

27. Best mystery or noir?
I don't read a whole lot of mystery either. I read one called Evidence of Murder by Jill Elizabeth Nelson that was well done. It was really more of a suspense than mystery though.

Feel free to grab these questions for yourself, just give the proper credit for the original blogs please. Thanks! :o)


  1. *sighing dreamily* Collin....mmmmm....A Passion Most Pure is my favorite book of the trilogy! I love Julie's books!!!

    ~ Lori

  2. I'm so embarrassed that I forgot to list Julie Lessman's books on my post! I read all 3 back in the spring, and loved every one of them!


  3. I love all the guys in Julie's books! They're all sigh worthy!!!! I LOVE Pride and Prejudice too! Darcy is the most awesome guy in literature I think! Have you ever seen Lost in Austen? It's a modern twist on P&P it's sooo good. I wish it could happen in real me!!!


  4. I have Lost in Austen! I do like it and more than once I wished it were me. lol :o)

  5. You gals are making me want to watch this movie, and I'm not even an Austen fan! :)

    I agree, Renee, all of the guys were "sigh worthy" but I still like Connor best. I think Brady would have to be 2nd, and Mitch 3rd. I'm not really into blond hair as much as warm, dark, chocolaty (??spelling) brown! *siiiiigh* LOL

    ~ Lori