Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What I Read

I originally found this over on J. Kaye's Book Blog, but then I went and got the original from Psychotic State's blog. These things are very beneficial to me, especially when I'm trying to determine what book to read next. :o)

1. What author do you own the most books by?
Not quite sure about this, but it would probably be Angela Hunt.

2. What book do you own the most copies of?
The Bible.

3. What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
Um, not sure.

4. What book have you read more than any other?
The Bible

5. What was your favorite book when you were 10 years old?
Probably something from The Babysitter's Club....I really have no clue.

6. What is the worst book you've read in the past year?
The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper by Kathleen Y'Barbo

7. What is the best book you've read in the past year?
Wow, there are several...but I think I can narrow it down to 2: The Veil by Diane Noble and Shadows of Lancaster County by Mindy Starns Clark

8. If you could tell everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be?
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

9. What is the most difficult book you've ever read?
If by difficult, you mean it took a long time to get through, I'd have to say The Book of God: The Bible as a Novel by Walter Warengin. It's not that it's a bad book; it's just REALLY long! I'm actually still trying to finish this book, and I started it at least 3 years ago.

10. Do you prefer the French or the Russians?
If I have to read about them, the French.

11. Shakespeare, Milton or Chaucer?

12. Austen or Eliot?
I've never read either, but I've seen plenty of Jane Austen films, so I'd probably lean towards her.

13. What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?
Um, maybe 2 months?

14. What is your favorite novel?
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

15. What is your favorite play?
Les Miserables

16. Poem?
Don't really care for poetry all that much. Had to read some in college, and I haven't had a desire to read any since.

17. Essay?
Don't go out of my way to read those, either.

18. Short Story?
L.M. Montgomery writes some that I like.

19. Nonfiction?
I generally don't read non-fiction because it takes so long for me to get through them. I'd have to choose biographies for this, but I don't read too many of those, either.

20. Graphic Novel?
I don't read them, but my hubby does.

21. Science Fiction?
Hubby takes care of these for me, too. :o)

22. Who is your favorite writer?
Francine Rivers and Deborah Raney

23. Who is the most overrated writer alive today?
In the Christian fiction genre (since that's all I read), I'd almost have to say Karen Kingsbury. (Please, don't shoot me.) I love her earlier works, but lately, all of her books are exactly the same with very few differences. No wonder she can churn out 3-4 books a year.

24. What are you reading right now?
The Red Siren by M.L. Tyndall.

25. Best memoir?
Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall

26. Best history?
If we're talking historical, how much time do you have?

27. Best mystery or noir?
I don't read a whole lot of mystery, but I'd have to list (yet again) Shadows of Lancaster County by Mindy Starns Clark. It's got lots of mystery--2 or 3 going at the same time, as a matter of fact--as well as some romance, and a book that you'll actually feel a little smarter after reading! :o)


  1. These are great questions and answers! May I use them in my blog?

  2. Lee~

    I'm sure that'd be fine. I just gave credit to the blog(s) I got it from.

  3. Hey Christy,

    I've so got to read Shadows of Lancaster County ~ you're pressuring me with all of these recommendations! LOL

    Just remember...if I don't like it...I'll be coming to find you! JK

    Great post...thanks for sharing!

    ~ Lori

  4. I have never read anything by Francine Rivers. I know so many people who have. Maybe I should pick something up. :)


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