Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bookish Tags

Obviously I'm mostly just thinking about books these days, because I'm doing two book-themed tags (the second to follow in the next few days) and then another post concerning Little Women.
I've been reading a fair amount lately, so I think it kind of makes sense. ;) Wuthering Heights is going well so far; I also just read Dear Mr. Knightley, after hearing it recommended multiple places. I can see why some people like it, but I can't give a recommendation, for I wasn't fond of the characters and there was some minor content.

But! Onto the tag! This is from Carrie at Reading to Know.

1. Do you remember the first book you read or really liked?
I don't remember the first I could read myself, but I know as a child I tortured my mother by asking her to reread this picture book:

I mean, it's about a family of dinosaur-ish creatures that clean up a pond by recycling and re-using and create a really cool car that includes a bath tub and a swing set. What's not to love?!

2. How did your love for reading come about (grew up in a reading family, a certain book captivated you, etc.)?
I definitely grew up in a reading family. My mom read Little House in the Big Woods and The Magician's Nephew to us at a very young age (I think I was maybe five) and continued all the way through both series. There were very few lunchtimes where we didn't read something (or in more recent years, I read and eat by myself).

3. What is your favorite genre to read?
Definitely "classics" — fiction from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, mainly. I also love historical fiction and some fantasy (fairy tales).

4. What genre do you avoid reading?
Modern Young Adult novels. Ugh.

5. What is your favorite movie based on a book?
Probably The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but The Giver was an amazing adaption of the book.

6. What's your least favorite movie based on a book?
Peter Jackson's the hobbit (notice the lack of capital letters in that title, and the fact that I don't associate Tolkien's name with it).

7. What is your favorite time and place to read?
In the corner of my bedroom, in the afternoon sunlight patch on the floor.

8. Are you in any "real life" book clubs or discussion groups?
Not currently.

9. How many bookcases do you have?
Five tall ones, at least two small ones, and a library cart filled with current books for school.

10. What is a favorite quote about books of from a book?

On that note, I conclude.
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  1. :D Fun reading your answers. I'm particularly snickering over Peter Jackson's hobbit. ;) Ha! Ha!

  2. I agree with you on number six! And I love that Lewis quote :)

  3. Replies
    1. Well, technically they aren't MINE, but there are five in the house. ;) We are a reading family, for sure.


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