Thursday, October 09, 2008

Thursday Meme

Courtesy of Booking Through Thursday.

What was the last book you bought?

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Name a book you have read MORE than once

All the Harry Potters and all the In Death books.

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

I’m shallow so I can’t think of one.

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

If there’s a new book by an author that I’ve loved or hated, I’ll either buy it or stay away from it respectively. I also go by recommendations of other bloggers.

Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?

Fiction.

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

The plot. For me, a book isn’t worth reading if I don’t care about the story or the characters.

Most loved/memorable character (character/book)

Eve Dallas

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

Sadly, none.

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

I read The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall Tuesday and I loved it. I’m in the middle of reading another book the title of which I can’t currently remember, lol.

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

I gave up on Frankenstein and Dracula in high school but when I read them a couple years ago, I loved them. I just wasn’t ready for either book while I was in high school. Other books I’ve set aside with the intention of coming back to read them later. And I will.

6 comments:

  1. Some classics should not be attempted in high school.

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  2. I can't believe I didn't think of choosing books by author...
    I prefer plot and characters to beautiful writing too.

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  3. Sal~~I totally agree. Those were two books that I thought sucked and was irritated that I had to read again for college. Now, I count them among my favorite novels.

    Jennifer~~The writing definitely has importance, but the plot and characters are what makes me want to keep turning pages.

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  4. I'm coming back around to my assigned high school texts... enjoy them so much more the second time around.

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  5. Trisha, I have The Russian Concubine. I'd almost forgotten about it. I really need to read that one!

    Shana
    Literarily

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  6. Heather~~I suppose it's maturity that allows us to better appreciate some books. I also think it's because most of the homework I had in high school I resented, lol

    Shanna~~You totally need to read that book. SO good! I read it in one day.

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