50 Book Related Questions

After seeing this post, I decided to answer the questions myself, just because they looked like fun. I ended up skipping the last five questions because seriously, 55 questions is a lot, peoples. I didn’t feel like making y’all sit through so much. Really though, if you don’t feel like reading this post, just looking at the books linked in question number one should make your day abundantly better. 😉 And, if you feel like answering any of the questions in the comments, feel free to. Of course.

Some of the books I have which don’t fit on my bookshelf… And yes, I cleaned my room after taking this picture. 😉
1. Favorite childhood book? I can’t go with just one. Two Collars was read and re-read by me probably dozens of times. And I always cried at the end. (I also adored the first two books in the series.) Treasures of the SnowIn My Uncles House , Scout, Jenny Wren, Sheriff at Waterstop, and  The Stolen Years  are a few more of the books that helped shape my life. Looking at the list now, I realize they each had something in common: Every one of them made me cry. I’m totally a character-driven reader and writer. (If you have not read these books, please do yourself a favor and at least look them up.)  
2. What are you reading right now?  The Bible (particularly Proverbs) The Valley of Vision, Family Reunion, To Live is Christ, and How to Win Friends and Influence People 
3. What books do you have on request at the library? None.
4. Bad book habit? Maybe having stacks of them all over my whole room.
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library? Nothing.
6. Do you have an e-reader? Yes. I read on my iPhone kindle quite a bit.
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once? It depends. Right now I’m reading different things for various reasons, but when I’m just reading for fun, only one.
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog? Not because of my blog, except for a short time when I got free books in exchange for reviews. I would like to do more reviews this year.  

9. Least favourite book you read this year? I’ve liked them all.
10. Favorite book you’ve read this year? I really am enjoying Proverbs. And I’m looking forward to reading Ken Ham’s book, Six Days, which he gave me for Christmas. Wow. I totally sound so good and mature with these books I’m naming, aren’t I? In reality, I love reading kids books still, as well as fun, fictional books for my age. 🙂 

11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone? Out of my comfort zone? As in bad stuff? I try not to. As in, stretching for me as a person? It’s getting to be fairly often.

12. What is your reading comfort zone? I really enjoy fictional books with character-driven plots. Take Over The Divide for instance. Historical fiction is also a favorite, as well as self-development/success books such as All You Can Do is All You Can Do. And of course AiG books.
13. Can you read in the car? You mean, it’s possible to do something other than reading in the car? 🙂

14. Favorite place to read? It depends. I like reading while laying out on the porch on summer nights. Also, my bed is a fun place to read because it’s high up and kinda feels like a club house.  

15. What is your policy on book lending? I don’t think I have one.
16. Do you ever dog-ear books? Yep.

17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books? Yep. Rarely though. 

18. Not even with text books? No, not in them, actually.

19. What is your favourite language to read in? One I can understand. And that would be English. 

20. What makes you love a book? Characters that I can relate to. People that make me cry. A beautiful story that teaches me and helps me grow. Words that get repeated over and over again in my mind. One that is funny and clean. And I really, really, really like sweet stories. 

21. What will inspire you to recommend a book? Most of those^ things.  

22. Favorite genre? I used to always say Historical fiction. Is Sweetness a genre? Let’s just say it is. 😉
23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did)? But wish I did? More recently written, modern kids books. I just don’t know of many good ones, but I kinda should be reading them (if I can find good ones) because that’s what I write.  
24. Favourite biography? A missionary one, for sure. I have read so many missionary books that I really, really like. 
25. Have you ever read a self-help book? All the time. You just have to be careful what author you read, because a lot of them have weird ideas.
26. Favourite cookbook? I’m not sure. 

27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)? It’s only the 10th day of the year. Ask me in six months. 🙂 
28. Favorite reading snack? Pretzels, although I’m not supposed to eat a lot of flour…
29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience. Never. 

30. How often do you agree with critics about a book? Critics? I don’t really pay attention, I guess. 

31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews? As long as the review is written nicely and gives an out (such as, ‘this isn’t my style’ or ‘I know some people would enjoy it’) then I don’t mind being negative, as long as I’m kind and not overboard on the negativity. I think it helps readers know what they are getting. (In reality, I’m probably not very negative, but anything other than gushing feels negative to me.) 

32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose? Pig Latin? No, um, maybe one of the original languages of the Bible? I don’t know. Braille, if it counts. 

35. Favorite Poet? Sarah. 😉 

36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time? If I go, which I hardly ever do, then maybe around 15-20. 

37. How often have you returned books to the library unread? If I get one that turns out being bad, or if I get uber-busy. Other than that I read most of them. 

38. Favorite fictional character? I have a very soft spot in my heart for Jacy. Although pretty much all of Mrs. Farnes characters make me feel all squishy and family-like.
39. Favourite fictional villain? I don’t read many books with a villain, villain in them.
41. The longest I’ve gone without reading. I have no clue. 

42. Name a book that you could/would not finish. There are plenty (read that hundreds) of books that I’ve stopped because they went in a direction I wasn’t comfortable with. I hate it when that happens. 
43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading? I don’t get easily distracted when reading a good book. 😉
44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel? I don’t watch many movies. The Ultimate Gift was pretty great as a movie though. (Note: I’m not endorsing this, just saying I liked it.) 

45. Most disappointing film adaptation? Again, I don’t watch many movies. 😉
46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time? I don’t know. Maybe $50.
47. How often do you skim a book before reading it? Only when I’m trying to figure out if it will be a clean, good read. 
48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through? If it went in a direction I wasn’t comfortable with. 

49. Do you like to keep your books organized? I’m not sure I know what that word means. (See below) 

It should be better when we move and I have a whole wall of bookshelves… 🙂 

50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them? I almost always keep them. 🙂 

13 thoughts on “50 Book Related Questions

  1. Bekah says:

    Great post, Aidyl! My family has seen the “Ultimate Gift” and loved it. We also recently got to see the sequel/prequel to it called the “The Ultimate Life,” it was really good.

    Thank you for posting!

    His Princess,


  2. Kiri Liz says:

    Whoa… that's weird. As far as I can tell from the picture, we almost have the same dresser. Or at least, I think that's a dresser in the top picture. Mine's the same shade of red with the same handles. Okay, I found that highly interesting. 🙂

    You know the Bracken Trilogy?!? I love those books! I don't know if I could pick a favorite, though. Two Collars was great, but I also really enjoyed The Bridge.

    Yup, pretzels are an epic book-reading snack. Do you eat somewhat gluten-free? My sisters are gluten-free, and they found a really good gluten-free pretzel that they all love! In fact, my only sister (besides me) who isn't gluten-free prefers them over regular pretzels! I can't recall the brand name, but if you were looking for something with less flour in it, you might consider the possibility.

    Loved reading this, Aidyl!!


  3. David Mabe says:

    If you can find a book you're looking for in that, then it's organized. 🙂 And from the look of your book collection, it would appear that your answer on number 50 is spot on. #10-I have so many Ken Ham and other AiG books on my list to get and read it isn't even funny. Though, “How Could a Loving God” is one that I've really enjoyed from Ken. #13-Reading in the car just doesn't seem like a good idea. Imagine the wrecks that could lead to. For #45-my answer would have to be the recently released second part of the Hobbit. They did a terrible job. Enjoyed the post. I'm sorry I didn't get to it until today.


  4. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    The 'dresser' is actually a desk. 😉 It's cool that it's close to the same though!
    And yes, the Bracken Trilogy? I think it helped make for a happy life. 🙂 My sister read it to us for the first time when I was about four. I still remember the freaky feeling when the princess stuffs herself in the closet and… 🙂 That creeped me out as a child.
    Oh, yum! I'll have to look up gluten-free pretzels, because yes, I do try and stay gluten free most of the time… That hasn't been happening recently though. 😦


  5. Kiri Liz says:

    Okay, I thought it might be a desk!

    Haha! Oh, I'm sorry! I always loved the part when she went across the bridge in the first book. For some odd reason, that part equally terrified and intrigued me. I need to read those books again. I haven't picked them up for some years.

    Oh, and…. my sisters' favorite gluten-free pretzels are made by Glutino, just if you were wondering.


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