There are few sights sadder than a ruined book.
Q:Any really good summer time book recommendations? I'm the mood to read about people running away and summer romances you know? Take a good break from Isaac Asimov, he's so serious.
Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson involves summer, romance, and pirates. Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen, if I remember correctly, involves a roadtrip and summer romance. Overall, Maureen Johnson and Sarah Dessen are really great at writing fun summer reads of substance, so you should def check out their books (and they both have a lot!).
Any other recs, bookface?
Q:The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
Ooh! I’m excited to read this. I’ll save it for summer because it’s set during summer, and it’s always neat to line up with the novel’s timeline. :D Thanks!
If you reblog this, I’ll send you an ask with a recommendation for a book for you to read. I promise I’ll do every. single. one.
The Tea Companion: A Connoisseur’s Guide, Jane Pettigrew
About five minutes after I took this photo, I spilled tea all over this book. I shouldn’t be disappointed because it’s a book about tea that I got for free from a tea store, but I’m still bummed I ruined it.
Anyway, I started a job at a tea store, and they gave me this book so I could learn more about tea. I’m only a couple of pages in but I’ve already learned so much. Tea has a very long history, like 2730BC.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
On the night of their fifth anniversary, Nick Dunne’s wife, Amy, with whom he has an increasingly dysfunctional marriage goes missing. Did she run away? Did he kill her? Whodunnit?? The truth — that is this book’s very simple hook. I think I have whiplash from reading this — there are so many plot twists.
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Q:9, 10, 29, 48!
9. I started reading Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson because I’m really into respinning classical stories and characters, but it’s very much children’s lit. so I couldn’t get into it. :/
10. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, oh my god. I have a bookface in the queue so I don’t want to say too much, but it’s in my top five favorite books ever.
29. Looking for Alaska by John Green. I expected to fall in love with the book because it’s so acclaimed, but on my first read I really didn’t care for it. I got more from it on my second read a couple years later, though.
I don’t really have a favorite place to read. I’m a big fan of reading on public transport or while waiting in line, though. Whenever I’m nearing the end of a book or can sense a pivotal moment, I’ll try to plan ahead so I can read it alone. That way I can experience it without distraction or being pulled out of the book, you know?
55 Reading Questions
- 1. Favorite childhood book?
- 2. What are you reading right now?
- 3. What books do you have on request at the library?
- 4. Bad book habit?
- 5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
- 6. Do you have an e-reader?
- 7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
- 8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
- 9. Least favourite book you read this year (so far)?
- 10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?
- 11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
- 12. What is your reading comfort zone?
- 13. Can you read on the bus?
- 14. Favorite place to read?
- 15. What is your policy on book lending?
- 16. Do you ever dog-ear books?
- 17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?
- 18. Not even with text books?
- 19. What is your favourite language to read in?
- 20. What makes you love a book?
- 21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
- 22. Favorite genre?
- 23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did)?
- 24. Favourite biography?
- 25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
- 26. Favourite cookbook?
- 27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
- 28. Favorite reading snack?
- 29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
- 30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?
- 31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
- 32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?
- 33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
- 34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?
- 35. Favorite Poet?
- 36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
- 37. How often have you returned books to the library unread?
- 38. Favorite fictional character?
- 39. Favourite fictional villain?
- 40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?
- 41. The longest I’ve gone without reading.
- 42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
- 43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
- 44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
- 45. Most disappointing film adaptation?
- 46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
- 47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?
- 48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
- 49. Do you like to keep your books organized?
- 50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?
- 51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
- 52. Name a book that made you angry.
- 53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
- 54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
- 55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?