OK so I have not officially been tagged but have been asked (ahem) to participate by my girl CBN:
What was the last book you bought?
Depends on what you mean "bought" ever since I got the Kindle I download. The last book I downloaded was "The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance". It sounded like something different that I may like. I have been keeping my reading fun lately
Name a book you have read MORE than once.
There are a few actually. I re-read "To Kill a Mockingbird", I read it in HS and then in my 20s and it was totally different for me each time. I love Scout. I also re-read, The little Prince and the Alchemist
Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life?
Every book affects me in one way shape or form
These are my top five:
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Little Prince
3. Gone with the Wind
4. My Life in France : Julia Child
5. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
(6-The Red Tent)
How do you choose a book? (e.g. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews).
Varies, I rend to look at recommendations. Typically, if I like the author I will read more of their books. Most web sites tend to have the if you like this book then you will like XXXX book. My friends have offered great suggestions as well. But, I go through phases where I want to know about a particular subject and I will read as many books as I can about that subject until I am burned out. I went through this a few years ago when I wanted to find out about Buddism, then the Tutors and then the court life of Louis XIV. I am more on a chick lit kick lately.
Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?
I mostly read fiction but I do dabble in Non Fiction if the subject interests me.
Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?
Well the books there are to hold my lamp up (seriously) but my Kindle I have been reading
The Reading Group. Next is The Knitting Group or the Blind Assassin.
What was the last book you’ve read, and when was it?
The Lost Symbol-total disappointment
Have you ever given up on a book halfway in?
If I really don't like the book. I tend to give it a shot but if it is really bad I give up and on to the next book.
What are the best books you've read this year?
So many...especially since I read a lot during my honeymoon. Lets see:
1. My life in France-Julia Child
2. Mastering the Art of French Cooking
4. The Unlikely Disciple
5. The Shopaholic (followed by Shopaholic takes Manhattan, and Shopaholic gets married)
6. Best Friends
7. Eat, Pray, Love
8. In Her Shoes
9. Love the one you are with
10. Certain Girls
11. How Japan took the JAP out of me.
So what about you?