Oooooh, I haven't done a Sunday Stealing post in a long while. When I saw this week's topic over on Mum of 4 was 'book meme', I had to join in, so here goes...
1. Favorite children's book: Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
2. The last book you've read: last one finished was The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion...right now I'm reading Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
3. Books on your to-read list: 2014
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
4. Top 5 authors: Ken Follet, Susanna Kearsley, Barbara Delinsky, Thomas Perry, Bess Streeter Aldrich
5. Favorite genres: I am kind of all over the place, but I do really like historical fiction as well as time travel.
6. A book that has made you extremely mad: The Land of Painted Caves by Jean Auel...ugh! She should have hung up her typewriter on this series several books back.
7. A book that you've cried over: The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
8. A book that made you laugh out loud: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
9. Fiction or non-fiction: mostly fiction
10. First book you've read by your favorite author: The Eye of the Needle by Ken Follet
11. Best book-to-movie adaptation: Not technically a movie, but I love the series based on the Call the Midwife books by Jennifer Worth.
12. Do you read comics/manga? No.
13. Hardcovers or paperbacks? Paperbacks
14. Do you buy books as soon as they come out or wait awhile? Usually get on waiting list at library, but if a much-hyped book is a Kindle Deal of the Day I will definitely buy it. For a favorite author, I might even pre-order.
15. Do you buy books spontaneously without any prior knowledge of what happens in it? No...I usually read books that have been recommended to me or books where I have heard the author interviewed. I for sure read the cover description, and almost always check out the reader ratings.
16. Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone? Hmmm...I can't think of any off hand, but I would guess that I probably have.
17. Where do you usually buy your books? Library book sale...Half-Price Books...Amazon
18. Book that had a strong impact on you: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
19. Historical or Science Fiction: historical, but I do like a good time-travel story
20. Dystopian or Utopian? Dystopian
21. Worst book-to-movie adaptation: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
22. Book that should have a movie adaptation: I hate to answer this question, because I'm always afraid that they will really mess up a good story by making a bad movie out of it.
23. First book you've fallen in love with: The Collector by John Fowles
24. Humor or angst? Humor
25. How many books do you own? For sure hundreds...including children's books and Kindle books probably over a thousand.
26. Do you go to the library? YES!
27. How many books do you read a year? Last year I think it was only around 40-some, but I had a really difficult schedule. This year I think it will be substantially more.
28. Favorite 'required reading' book: I loved The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald, and I had a thing for Sinclair Lewis' work. I'm sure both authors were assigned.
29. Favorite quote? I have quoted long passages that really meant something to me in previous blog posts. But the one that pops into my head that is short and easily remembered was a joke that one character told another in a Fannie Flagg book: "Why did the wife shoot her husband with a bow and arrow? ...She didn't want to wake the children." :)
30. A book you absolutely hate: Poison by Sarah Poole