My First Booking Through Thursday

This is the first time I’ve participated in Booking Through Thursday, but these questions peaked my interest. So here we go:

What was the last book you bought?

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Name a book you have read MORE than once

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen; The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux; Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte; Phantom by Susan Kay

Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux; I never thought that people could be so mean to one person or that being mean to person could turn them evil, along with other things. I was very naive when I first read this book in middle school.

How do you choose a book? eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews

I choose books in a variety of ways; I either have recommendations from friends or fellow book bloggers, my mom, etc. Or I browse the library or bookstore reading the summaries to find one that snags my attention. On rare occasions I will even pick a book up based upon its cover.

Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?

Fiction, hands down.

What’s more important in a novel – beautiful writing or a gripping plot?

Both are important for me. Without a gripping plot, I lose interest in the writing, and vice versa.

Most loved/memorable character (character/book)

Elizabeth Bennett, Heathcliff, and Edward Cullen

Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?

Madre by Nathan Leslie

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Poetry Home Repair Manual by Ted Kooser

What was the last book you’ve read, and when was it?

Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland; I finished it last night!

Have you ever given up on a book half way in?


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