55 Questions About Reading and Books – Part 1

Posted July 29, 2014 by Emz Chang in Other / 0 Comments

So, I found out about this really cool and interesting questionnaire / survey from The Notebook Sisters. You can read the first part of their answers here (they are hilarious, btw). According to their post, the idea seems to have been started at The Literary Lollipop. After I answering the first 27 questions, I decided to split the questions in half… I needed a break.

1. Favorite childhood book?

I loved Junie B. Jones, The Boxcar Children, and Encyclopedia Brown. Magic Treehouse was cool too.

2. What are you reading right now?

Uh, at this moment nothing? I… I’m getting ready to start reading The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, if that counts for anything. It takes time to transition from book to book, you know?

3. What books do you have on request at the library?

Umm, too many to list out. For starters there’s The Maze Runner by James Dashner (cuz the movie’s coming out soon), Magolia by Kristi Cook, and… basically all of the other books featured in my Waiting on Wednesday posts. Plus some how to blogging books because I need some help in that department.

4. Bad book habit?

Checking out more books than I can read in three weeks at once at the library?

5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?

I currently have The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes and the previously mentioned The Naturals, plus a lot of SAT and college books. But you can ignore the last part of the list… they are no fun.

6. Do you have an e-reader?

Yep! I have a very outdated, almost obsolete NookColor. But it has (and still is) served me well and that’s all the matters. Plus I have the Nook app on my iPod and laptop…

7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?

ONE AT A TIME. Gosh, I don’t know if I can manage more than two books at once without blurring their storylines and other details together. So, yeah, I prefer reading one book at a time. That being said, I will read a book for school and one for fun at the same time if I have to… I don’t know how I would have survived the months it took for my class to cover The Scarlet Letter if I didn’t do any “side” reading.

8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?

Yes. No. Sort of. Not really? I don’t know, it’s kind of hard to say. I guess I’m more open to books outside of my comfort zone now than before?

9. Least favorite book you read this year?

Hmmm… Exile by Kevin Emerson. I don’t know if this qualifies as least favorite given that I DNFed it…

10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?

Uh, there are so many. Ummm, Fighting for Infinity by Karen Amanda Hooper?

11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?

More than before I started blogging, but not quite as much as I would like. You could say I like to stick to my comfort zone…

12. What is your reading comfort zone?

Basically, anything Young Adult (except for horror).

13. Can you read in the car?

Yeah, but only if my parents aren’t in the car with me… if they are, then no. Reading in the car is against their “car rules”. Something about damaging my eyesight…but a girl’s gotta read, you know?

14. Favorite place to read?

Somewhere quite and a place where no one will bother me. Basically, no where near my younger, very annoying, brother.

15. What’s your policy on book lending?

If I like it, you can’t have it. Selfish, I know. But what can I say? I’m very protective of my books. Especially given that every time my mom forces me to lend a book to my brother I get it back (like a year later) in way worse conditions than it was before I lent it – there were food crumbs, drink spills, ripped pages…

16. Do you dog-ear your books?

I try not to. But I will if I can’t find anything else around (usually a tissue) to mark a “page of interest”.

17. Do you write notes in the margins of your books?

Nope. Can’t ruin my books. There’s something called spare paper to take notes on.

18. Do you break/crack the spine of your books?

I really, really, really, try not to. If it happens then it was by accident. The only times that I have ever accidentally broken the spine of a book was on a book I got from a used bookstore…

19. What is your favorite language to read?

PRESENT DAY AMERICAN ENGLISH! It’s the easiest language for me to comprehend…

20. What makes you love a book?

An interesting and somewhat unique plot. Either cute or nonresistant romance, preferably no love triangles, squares to other shapes. Good writing (duh!) and lovable, somewhat relatable characters.

21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?

If I absolutely loved it, I will probably recommend it.

22. Favorite genre?

I love YA… but if you’re talking about genres within YA, then fantasy and unrealistic realistic fiction are my favorites – at least most of my favorite books fall into those genres and they are the genres that I read the most…

23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did)?

Historical fiction? Science fiction? Contemporary?

24. Favorite Biography?

Uh, I’ll get back to you on this one…

25. Have you ever read a self-help book?

Yes, many. See questions 3 and 4. But besides reading about how to be a better blogger (and about the SAT and colleges), I have read books about web design, photography, and… baking.

26. Favorite cookbook?

I don’t have a single one. I like individual recipes (usually ones with pictures) and yeah. I don’t usually end up liking the whole cookbook and I don’t really read them that much. Most of my recipes come from online.

27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?

Umm, Peak by Roland Smith?

Whew, part one is now finished. Come back next week to read the last 28 questions. I kind of need a break, first…

What do you think?
What are your answers to some of the questions?

Emz Chang

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