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Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack? No.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? Depends on the type of book.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open? Ribbon bookmarks or random pieces of paper.

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both? Both. And memoirs. Which would be non-fiction, huh?

Hard copy or audiobooks? Hard copy. Paperback over hardcover.

Are you a person who tends to read to the end of chapters, or are you able to put a book down at any point? I’ve got to finish the chapter.

What are you currently reading? Emma (Jane Austen), The Montessori Method (Maria Montessori), Feminine Appeal (Carolyn Mahaney) – finished yesterday!, and Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life (Don Whitney)

What is the last book you bought? I can’t even remember. Most of my books come from the library and Paperback Swap.

Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time? Depends on the book.

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over? Jane Austen and Elisabeth Elliot.

How do you organize your books? Like the library. Without the call number.

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Me & My Books {Meme}

1. What author do you own the most books by?

Jane Austen and Elisabeth Elliot are probably tied.

2. What book do you own the most copies of?

I don’t know that I have repeats. Between my husband and I we have doubles of a few books: Les Mis, Great Expectations, Tale of Two Cities, The Prince.

3. Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?

No…at one point it would have though. I use to try to rewrite my sentences if they ended in prepositions. I’m over that now…at least most of the time.

4. What fictional character are you secretly in love with?

Um…Mr. Darcy? I don’t know.

5. What book have you read the most times in your life?

Probably A Room with a View by E.M. Forster or The Princess by Lori Wick (I read that over and over in high school. Don’t know why.). I’m not a big book re-reader.

6. Favorite book as a ten year old?

I’d have to guess one of the American Girl books.

7. What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?

Umm…maybe How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls. I kept hoping it’d get better, but it never really did.

8. What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?

I really enjoyed The Kite Runner and, of course, Everyone Is Beautiful.

9. If you could force everyone you know to read one book, what would it be?

Umm…other than the Bible. I think everyone should try Austen at least once…even the boys. Start with Mansfield Park or Persuasion, before heading to Pride & Prejudice. Just my opinion.

10. What book would you most like to see made into a movie?

Honestly, I don’t know. I’ll have to say Everyone Is Beautiful because that’s what’s been on my mind this week.

11. What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. I couldn’t even finish it. I read it in my 11th grade AP Eng Lit class, but it was the last in a string of books dealing with racism–Cry, the Beloved Country, Black Like Me,  and The Heart of Darkness. You can only read so many books on racism in a row before it just becomes too much.

12. What is your favorite book?

A Room with a View.

13. Play?

Lady Windermere’s Fan.

14. Poem?

Emily Dickinson –

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune–without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

15. Essay?

Self-Reliance from Emerson…it’s been a long time since I’ve looked at it.

16. Short Story?

“The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson & Everything “That Rises Must Converge” by Flannery O’Connor

17. Who is the most overrated writer alive today?

Don’t feel qualified to say.

18. What is your desert island book?

The Complete Works of Jane Austen and, maybe, The Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide

19. And . . . what are you reading right now?

The Secret Garden, Confession of a Prep School Mommy Handler, & Old World Daughter, New World Mother

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