Book Meme October 9, 2008
I’ve seen this series of questions floating around the ‘net the last few days, and thought it looked like a good one for us!
What was the last book you bought?
Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
Name a book you have read MORE than once
Ethan Fromme by Edith Wharton
Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?
I can’t think of a particular title but I read a lot of parenting books, so maybe one of those!
How do you choose a book? eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews
All of the above! I love a good cover design and often check out this site for cover commentary: COVERS
Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?
I read both but definitely prefer fiction. I love to escape into an author’s imagination.
What’s more important in a novel – beautiful writing or a gripping plot?
Can I have both, please? I can appreciate one without the other but I really like when both are present!
Most loved/memorable character (character/book)
Jo March from Little Women, Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird.
Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff, Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy, Mexican High by Liza Monroy, Kandide and the Secret of the Mists by Dianna Zimmerman (reading aloud with my kids for my book club meeting in November)
What was the last book you’ve read, and when was it?
I’ve got about 100 pages to go in The 19th Wife (it’s over 500 pages)
Have you ever given up on a book half way in?
Yes, more times than I care to admit! Generally if I put a book aside to start another one, I don’t go back to the first book. That doesn’t always happen, but it happens often enough so that I know if I want to finish a book I better not start another one.