Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Book Blogger Survey Day 5

So today is the last day of this survey. I've had fun, I hope I haven't bored you to tears with my answers, and I hope you stay tuned for new reviews and contest here at Reader's Ramblings!

42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
I'll admit to never finishing Beautiful Creatures, although I loved the part I read, and really loved Beautiful Darkness- I just ran out of time when I was reading BC.

43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
I do most of my reading when my kiddo is asleep, if I try when she is awake it's nearly impossible. My computer is the other thing that really distracts me. Although if I'm really into a book I'll sit and read for hours. Even exhaustion won't tear me away!

44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?

Lord of the Rings is by far the best adaption I've seen. They got it 100% right- now if they could just get The Hobbit rolling...

45. Most disappointing film adaptation?
I have to agree with Donna at EFG on this one. Twilight. I love these books- they are not earth shattering, but the movies really do them a disservice.

46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
It's a rare occassion that I walk out of the book store form under $100. I'm horrible about it.

47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?
I don't really skim books- unless they are more for research then pleasure. If I'm looking for a research book then I'll flip through and see if it's going to have what I need.

48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
If the book jsut isn't catching my interest it has to go. Or if another book that I've been dying to read comes my way, everything else goes on hold.

49. Do you like to keep your books organized?
Yes- I'm pretty OCD about it. My home library is organized by topic and then alphabetically by author. So we have my school book section, Westerns, Government and Politics, YA, Fantasy and my kids books from when I was little (my parents saved them all). Then my series' have their own shelf. Unfortunately I wan out of book shelf space a while ago, so the stacks that are sitting around are driving me nuts!

50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?
I keep them all. In my mind I'm building a library that my daughter will be able to use someday.

On rare occassions I will give a book away, if the perfect person comes along. This only happens with my autographed books. When it's someone I'm not hugely attached to, but who I know someone else absolutely loves. To be able to make someone elses day is awesome, to be able to do that with a book is even better.

51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
The Black Dagger Brotherhood- I know I will become obsessed and I just don't have the time to get sucked into anohter series right now! The longer I wait the worse the attachement will be too- it happened with Harry Potter, Twilight and the Sookie Stackhouse series.

52. Name a book that made you angry.
Speak- hated every minute of it. I feel I have to justify here- and my justification is this. the book is set in my hometown, the place I lived my entire life, and there was nothing I recognized in her setting. I was so distracted by the inaccuracies that it ruined the entire book for me.

53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
There have been alot of books like this- I was super skeptical of the Twilight series and we know how that turned out for me. Also there's a book out there called Stork by Wendy Delsol that I thought I wouldn't like, but ended up loving.

54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
The Soul Screamers series

55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
All books are this!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kate, I found your blog because I searched Bing for "book blogger surveys" and found this awesome long survey. Do you mind if I steal it to post on my blog? I'll link back to you :)