The Literary Lollipop created this fun quiz about your book habits. She says “Feel free to cut and paste the questionnaire onto your own blogs, or if you would like to add a question, please do so! Did I miss anything? Let me know! Change it around or leave as is… it’s up to you.”
I broke this up, because 55 long winded answers from me in one go will probably make you want to go to sleep. So here is the fifth (and last) set. Aren’t you glad?
41. The longest I’ve gone without reading: That would probably be the years before I actually knew how to read.
42. Name a book you could/would not finish: “Mr. Darcy takes a wife” by Linda Berdoll. That was unbearable, but at least I learned a new word, “betwixt”, lol.
43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading? Not much. Even though I prefer reading in silence, I am able to read when there is chaos around me if I have to.
44. Favourite film adaptation of a novel: Probably the BBC mini series of “Pride & Prejudice”, “Misery” and “LOTR”.
45. Most disappointing film adaptation: Don’t know where to begin, but I was very disappointed about “Needful things”.
46. Most money I’ve ever spent in a bookstore at one time: I don’t know. I don’t buy many books in one go, so it probably wasn’t very much.
47. How often do you skim a book before reading it? I don’t skim but often read the first two paragraphs. They will tell me right away whether a book is for me or not.
48. What would cause you to stop reading a book halfway through? If the plot went into a direction I definitely don’t like. Or (that happened once) a character that I liked got into a situation that made me cringe. I couldn’t go on reading about the embarrassment and stopped right there.
49. Do you like to keep your books organized? Not particularly. I like a bit of disorder.
50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once they’ve been read? Usually I keep them. If I didn’t particularly care for a book I might swap it.
51. Are there any books that you’ve been avoiding? If you mean specific books, not many. I can only think of “The Lost Symbol” which I wouldn’t read if it was the only book left in the world. I wouldn’t read any Christian fiction or horror books that are gory.
52. Name a book that made you angry: It’s not a book but a series. The Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton really made me so mad. In fact mad enough to start this blog. I never liked Anita Blake to begin with, but when the series that started out quite interesting turned into porn with the help of a stupid device called “ardeur” I got mightily pissed of..
53. A book I didn’t expect to like but did: Can’t think of one. As superficial as it sounds I only start a book if I think I will like it. If I already think I won’t like it I won’t bother.
54. A book I expected to like but didn’t: I suspect one of them will be “The Shipping News”. I’m on page 13 (have been for a long time now). Just not at all what I expected. Don’t think I will finish it. Another one I tried to read years ago and DNF because I found it boring is “A heart so white” by Javier Marias. Maybe I would think differently now, though. I should start to re-read it, I suppose.
55. Favourite guilt-free guilty pleasure reading: Oh, no! Reading is no guilty pleasure, no matter what you read (unless maybe you are a regular reader of Perez Hilton).