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Booking Through Thursday

What was the last book you bought?

Philippa Gregory's new book, The Other Queen

Name a book you have read MORE than once

Pride and Prejudice

Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?

How do you choose a book? eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews

I choose books in all kinds of ways--sometimes by cover if I see it in a bookstore, sometimes I go by recommendations on LibraryThing, other times I choose books because they're ARCs of books that I read in a certain genre.

Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?

Fiction, definitely, though about a third of my bookshelves contain nonfiction.

What’s more important in a novel - beautiful writing or a gripping plot?

A gripping plot usually takes precedence over beautiful writing. With what's getting published by whom these days, beautiful writing is an added plus.

Most loved/memorable character (character/book)

It's a tie between Elizabeth Bennett and Jane Eyre.

Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?

I'm currently reading Devil's Brood, by Sharon Kay Penman. Other books include The Fire, by Katherine Neville, and a bunch of other histical fiction that I can't remember.

What was the last book you’ve read, and when was it?

Last book I finished was The Rose of Sebastopol, just yesterday.

Have you ever given up on a book half way in?

Yes. I've been known to give up on books twenty pages in, if it doesn't grab me right away.

Comments

Ladytink_534 said…
Oh I like this meme.
AC said…
I feel the exact same way...on pretty much every question.
Shana said…
I'm very excited to read The Other Queen!

Shana
Literarily
mattviews said…
This question pretty much sums up many of the past ones.

I mostly read fiction, although once in a while a non-fiction, like history or a biography will interest me.

My favorite genres are historical fiction, foreign literature, and classics.

My complete answer.

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