1. MY EARLIEST MEMORY OF READING: Sitting on a beanbag in my Kindergarten classroom in the reading corner after I was finished with my work. I already knew how to read a bit but this is my earliest memory of reading alone.
2. THE FIRST BOOK I READ OVER AND OVER: Richard Scarry's The Best Word Book Ever. I loved that book. I could make up stories with the pictures.
3. A CHILDREN’S BOOK EVERY CHILD SHOULD READ: This is a hard one for me as I love children's books and can find the teachable in almost all of them. But I think one book that I keep coming to time and time again is
4. THE BOOK I HAVE RE-READ THE MOST TIMES: The Babysitter's Club: Babysitters on Board! by Ann M. Martin. I think I wore the book out- lol. As an adult, it would be The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, which I've read twice. I guess I am not much of a re-reader anymore!
5. MY FAVORITE PLACE TO READ: At the park on a warm, slightly breezy day.
6. MY MUST-HAVE READING ACCESSORIES: Something to drink is preferable, and if outside, sunglasses.
7. THE NUMBER OF BOOKS I OWN (YOU CAN GUESS): A little over 300.
8. MY ARE: I have one and it's so not big enough! I have books in boxes downstairs. You can see part of my bookshelf behind me in my photo. It has filled up a little more since then, too, and that was April. Those books are 2 deep. I might, might have a problem.
9. THE NUMBER OF BOOKS ON MY TBR LIST (THAT I HAVE NOT ACQUIRED YET): Around 800. Seriously. That is what being an eclectic reader can do to you.
10. THE WAY I KEEP TRACK OF BOOKS I WANT TO READ: I use Goodreads. I recently found the handy tool that lets you add who recommended the book to you so I don't have to worry about always forgetting.
11. THE LAST BOOK I RECEIVED/BOUGHT: In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White from TLC Book Tours.
12. A BOOK THAT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE IN SOME WAY: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. After a ten year hiatus from pleasure reading, this is the book that opened up the literary world to me once again.
13. A BOOK I LIKE THAT NO ONE ELSE SEEMS TO: It's not that no one else likes them, but two of my favorite books seem to be of the "You either hate it or love it" variety- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver and Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I just happen to be on the love them side!
14. A BOOK I DON’T LIKE THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEMS TO LOVE: Tuesdays with Morrie. I think I am the only one I've ever run into that didn't like it. I am sure I will be flooded with comments that say "How can you not love Tuesdays with Morrie?!?"
15. A BOOK THAT INTIMIDATES ME: Um, how about all of Russian Literature? I love trying to read Dostoevsky, but I've never actually finished one of his books. And War and Peace? Yikes. It's size alone is intimidating enough, though I do like Tolstoy. Russian Lit just seems to have so many names and places that I get confused. I need like an outline or something.
16. IF I COULD GO TO ANY LITERARY DESTINATION I WOULD CHOOSE: I would like to trace the path of Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat Pray Love and visit Italy (always wanted to go), India (been there but not to an ashram, which would be cool), and Bali (I mean, who doesn't want to go to Bali??)
17. THREE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS: Michelle Moran, Barbara Kingsolver, and James Patterson
18. I HAVE BEEN BLOGGING ABOUT BOOKS SINCE: January 2009
19. MY BOOK BLOG STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD BECAUSE: I am an eclectic reader and you never know what kind of book I'm going to be reading next- historical fiction, YA, mystery, memoir, fantasy, nonfiction. But I am very attracted to world literature and world cultures, so that is a predominant theme. Plus, I have 20 Questions- clearly the coolest feature on a book blog anywhere because it features YOU GUYS! :)
20. THREE BOOK BLOGGERS I WOULD LIKE TO SEE FEATURED IN THE FUTURE: ALL OF YOU!!!
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