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Monday, August 16, 2010

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55 Quirky Questions for Readers

This has been running about the bookTwitters  all night long, but I was too tired to actually write a up a post until now, so what the heck. while Espeed decided to behave, I should do my post now. This is hosted by The Literary Lollipop, (feel feel to join in) and turned out to have been running for 2 weeks now. I'm really behind in this stuff lately due to work and bad connection. But sure enough... here are my answers!

1. Favourite childhood book: Oliver Twist (Children's Version) 

2. What are you reading right now? Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb

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

4. Bad book habit: Dog Earing Pages. Book hoarder. lol

5. What do you currently have checked out at the library? None at the moment.

6. Do you have an e-reader? Yes. PSR-500 and PRS-600. Does using my IPhone as a book reader counts?

7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once? Used to do a 3 at once thing, depends on what's at hand. Now, since I have an Iphone, I tend to have my books upload in it and read that everywhere.

8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog? Yes! I found books that out of my genre, recommended by other bookbloggers, which I actually enjoy reading. My fellow book bloggers help me widen my choice of books. Drastically.

9.Least favourite book you read this year: Haven't encounter a book I don;t like this year.. YET!

10. Favourite book I’ve read this year: I am Nujood, Age 10, and Divorced by Nujood Ali, Delphine Minoui.

11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone? Occasionally, I would pick up one from recommendations from those Teaser Tuesdays, Mailbox Monday &On my Wishlist memes from my neighborhood Bloggers. 

12. What is your reading comfort zone? Fiction. Non-Fiction are just for occasional stuff.

13. Can you read on the bus? Yes, just as long the road isn't bumpy.

14. Favourite place to read: On my bed.

15. What’s your policy on book lending? I rather read my books first before I lend it out, regardless how pissed off my peers are on that reason.

16. Do you dogear your books? Yes. *cringes*

17. Do you write notes in the margins of your books? Only in my text books while I'm studying, but in pencils.

18. Do you break/crack the spine of your books? Never!

19. What is your favourite language to read? English. I try reading Malay Novels but I can't seem to get into the book after that first page o.0. Non-fiction however, I could bear it.

20. What makes you love a book? The characters, the flowing of the plot, fast pace, interesting, keeps me from putting down the book.

21. What will inspire you to recommend a book? Motivational, inspiration, of just that it's an extremely good book!

22. Favourite genre: Horror and Mystery/Thrillers

23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did): Dramas

24. Favourite Biography: Can't think of any at the moment.
25. Have you ever read a self-help book? (And, was it actually helpful?) Yes, from Dato' Dr. Hj. Mohd Fadzilah Haji Kamsah. Yes it was.
26. Favourite Cookbook: I don't have a particular favorite.

27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction): I guess that would be I am Nujood, Aged 10 and divorced

28. Favourite reading snack: Cheese Chips

29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience: The Twilight Saga. I have my own personal reasons. 

30. How often do you agree with the critics about about a book? I don't really care much about critics. I found great books, just because I've ignore them critics. as long as they wont destroy people's life and career.

31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews? As long as I'm honest about it, I would be fine with it. But of course, I make sure to justify why I give it out that way. I just hope I didn't discourage anybody from reading a book just because I gave a bad one o.o

32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose? Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian.

33. Most intimidating book I’ve read: None so far.

34. Most intimidating book I’m too nervous to begin: Ulysses by James Joyce

35. Favourite Poet: None

36. How many books do you usually have checked out from the library at any given time? 15 books. that's my maximum allowance.

37. How often do you return books to the library unread? Half are usually unread.

38. Favourite fictional character: Sherlock Holmes, Queen of Hearts.

39. Favourite fictional villain: Dexter

40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation: Young Adult, or anything I could bring in my ereaders.
41. The longest I’ve gone without reading: After I finished school, all i did was gaming around because I was so brain-fried!

42. Name a book you could/would not finish: I can't finish Da Vinci's Code by Dan Brown. I just can't get myself into that book!

43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading? Television, music I like, and of course, conversations :P

44. Favourite film adaptation of a novel: The Lovely Bones
45. Most disappointing film adaptation: Harry Potter -_-"

46. Most money I’ve ever spent in a bookstore at one time: BND $250

47. How often do you skim a book before reading it? All the time!
48. What would cause you to stop reading a book halfway through? If the plot just goes round and being too slow. if it makes me extremely angry, or too bored, and of course! when I have to return the book to he library.

49. Do you like to keep your books organized? I used too, not they are just on random piles here and there o.0

50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once they’ve been read? Depends. As for late I have open a used books or rent a book program for my after reads :)

51. Are there any books that you’ve been avoiding? Classics. I like to read them but... well.. um.. ya know.

52. Name a book that made you angry: Haven't encounter one yet
53. A book I didn’t expect to like but did: Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan.

54. A book I expected to like but didn’t: Twilight Saga; Stephanie Meyers *ducks*
55. Favourite guilt-free guilty pleasure reading: VC Andrews!
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  1. Ah-hah, another dog-earer!!! *points*

    Well, I'm a food-dropper, spine-creaser so I guess we are quits on that account.

    I love these 55 questions.

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