9.16.2010

Thursday Book Questions: Part 1

I came across a long set of book-related questions on the blog Booking through Thursday and immediately thought it would be fun to run over here as well (it's from weeks ago there.)

It did seem to have a small problem: at 55 questions, it's far too long for quick and easy reading of even one person's answers all the way through, and I wanted to hear from all of you. Ergo, I'm splitting it up. Five questions a week. Eleven weeks. Post your answers in the comments (or on your own blog if you prefer, just link back in the comments) and I'll do the same thing so it's all fair and stuff.

Here are questions 1-5:

1. Favorite childhood book?
(answer here)
2. What are you reading right now?
(answer here)
3. What books do you have on request at the library?
(answer here)
4. Bad book habit?
(answer here)
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
(answer here)

16 comments:

  1. 1. Favorite childhood book?
    Hmm. That changed a lot... but Little Women was pretty constant.

    2. What are you reading right now?
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I needed a story that could be counted on to contain lots of light and humor after Mockingjay.

    3. What books do you have on request at the library?
    I don't, but I have a long list of books to request including tales by Sarah Beth Durst, Martine Leavitt, Gail Carson Levine, and Diana Wynne Jones.

    4. Bad book habit?
    Picking up a novel and not putting it down till I've finished it (in complete disregard of everything else I'm supposed to be doing.)

    5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
    Does borrowing from my sister count? She just loaned me Ender's Shadow. I've wanted to read that one for a couple of years--Bean was a favorite of mine from among Ender's Battle School companions.

    Your turn! Don't feel like you have to get fancy with bold and italics tags, or even like you have to answer all the questions if only some are applicable. I'm excited to read your responses!

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  2. 1) The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings

    2: Since I have 8 or 9 books going, I'll try to hit the high points. The Battle for the Beginning by John MacArthur, Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton, The Heart of Narnia by Robert Velarde, The New Answers Book by Ken Ham, short stories by Anton Chekhov, stories by H.P. Lovecraft, Father Brown mysteries by Chesterton

    3 & 5: I haven't been in a library in years.

    4: Bad book habit as in a book that is a guilty pleasure or as in a bad reading habit you have?

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  3. Ah, I see now.

    4: Having 8 or 9 books going on at the same time & switching back & forth between them.

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  4. Awesome list, George! I want to read the Father Brown mysteries too (need to add that to my list.) And you may know how I feel about Orthodoxy.

    As for number 4, I think it can be taken either way. Answers for either or both are fine by me. :D

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  5. Aha... I missed your second comment. I've had spells of that bad habit too!

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  6. It's eerily spooky how well Chesterton answers post-modernism way back in 1908. :)

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  7. Here's another bad habit I have. But it's okay because my wife has it too.

    Buying more & more books even though I haven't read the ones I own now.

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  8. Ooh.. fun!

    1. Favorite childhood book?
    I don't know if high school counts as childhood, but I read Jane Eyre about 32 times in high school. Looking back I'm not quite sure why I was so fascinated by it (I mean, it's definitely one of the great books of western lit, but 32 times? really?).

    2. What are you reading right now?
    Fellowship of the Ring.

    3. What books do you have on request at the library?
    Two Towers, and "Raising Pastured Poultry" (no lit, but good reading! hehe)

    4. Bad book habit?
    I know this isn't quite what you meant... but I do dog-ear. I can't help it!

    5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
    Mrs. Mike and Fellowship of the Ring. :)

    Looking forward to the next 50 questions :-D

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  9. Ooh, fun! An excuse to wake up my blog from its autumn slumber. :) Check out my answers here:

    http://donnarosemary.blogspot.com/2010/09/thursday-book-questions-pt-1-via-jenna.html

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  10. Jenna, oh, I'm so excited you're reading Ender's Shadow! I can't wait to read your reactions, as I assume you'll post about it once you've read it. :) Thanks for starting this fun post series!

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  11. George, yes--Chesterton tends to speak to our time as easily as his own.

    Farmer's City Wife, I LOVE Jane Eyre. Probably haven't read it 32 times, but give me a few years. :D I also love Lord of the Rings.

    Donna, glad you contributed, and I'll definitely post about Ender's Shadow. I'll look forward to any thoughts you have when I do!

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  12. 1. Favorite childhood book?
    I liked the first several Shannara books.

    2. What are you reading right now?
    The Everlasting Man, Genesis, The Aeneid, Le Petit Prince, Color Choices by Stephen Quiller, Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely.

    3. What books do you have on request at the library?
    None at the moment.

    4. Bad book habit?
    Not finishing a long book. I've read half of War and Peace during a week I had off, then never got around to finishing it. Similarly, I got through a third of Les Miserables (more than once even) but never managed to get further.

    5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
    Nothing at the moment. The last book I checked out was Maria Callas by Jurgen Kesting.

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  13. 1. First one that comes to mind is Dinotopia. Narnia's up there, too.

    2. Bishop of Rwanda.

    3. None right now. I did request a movie, though: The Passion of Joan of Arc.

    4. Um...

    5. Bishop of Rwanda, Great Streets, books about Scottish, African, and colonial American architecture, The Everlasting Man

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  14. Scott, it's fun hearing you and Lou work your way through translating the Aeneid. :) Also, the Shannara books are some I've never read and really should.

    David, I totally spaced on Narnia! Good call.

    I've never seen The Passion of Joan of Arc, but I loved Mark Twain's book about her. A lot.

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  15. 1. Favorite childhood book?
    The Little Princess/The Princess Bride...hmmm...a theme?
    2. What are you reading right now?
    When this post went up, "Mockingjay." So, right now I've been reading my photo magazines until I can decide what I want to read next.
    3. What books do you have on request at the library?
    Funnily enough, "The Hunger Games"
    4. Bad book habit?
    Reading about 5 books at once, reading on my lunch break and going over.
    5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
    Actually, I just returned my books Friday and didn't check anything else out because I ran out of time.

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  16. I forgot about The Little Princess too, Bree! Great book.

    In my opinion, it's worth making the first book after Mockingjay something funny or otherwise pleasant.

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