BTT: Book Meme

I’m procrastinating on catching up on reviews here, and there’s tons of stuff I should be doing to get ready for this weekend. But here I am, participating in my first Booking Through Thursday!

Here goes!

What was the last book you bought?

I bought Frindle, Boo (The Boo Series #1) (review coming soon!), and The Trouble with Tulip (Smart Chick Mysteries, Book 1) at the same time.

Name a book you have read MORE than once

Caddie Woodlawn

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

Probably, but I can’t think of one right now …

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

That would be all of the above, well, except that I don’t often read reviews until I’ve read the book, come to think of it.

Do you prefer fiction or nonfiction?

fiction

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

Yes. Both.

Most loved/memorable character (character/book)

Yikes. Maybe Anne/of Green Gables?

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

I’m reading Mariette in Ecstacy by Ron Hansen at the moment.

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

I finished Illuminated by Matt Bronleewe last night.

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

Sure: The Brothers Karamazov, Wuthering Heights (both quite some time ago now); and two more just on a recent vacation.

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5 responses to “BTT: Book Meme

  1. Don’t think I’ve ever heard of Caddie Woodlawn but it sounds like a book my daughter would enjoy.

  2. Right! I used to plow through a poorly written or little liked book to the bitter end, but now I have decided to treat my reading time as a precious commodity. Come visit and see my answers.

  3. I wish I hadn’t finished Wuthering Heights. It was so depressing.

  4. Everyone whose post I’ve seen so far has said BOTH to the writing vs plot question. And it seems to me that most books have either both good writing and plot or both bad writing and plot.

  5. I was also thinking it’s perhaps not either/or or even and on that one — I think character development is pretty important to me as well.

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