Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I spied this over on Amy's blog amylouwho and found myself answering the questions with my own favorites while I read her answers, so I knew that I had to play along.  I am a book loving nerd after all, and proud of it!

1. Favorite book - Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas - James Patterson - It's a written quite simply, and it a book you could easily devour in just a couple of hours, but, as a mother, this book just pulled at my heartstrings.  I've read this book so many times that I've had to go out and buy a new copy when my original one fell apart.

2. Least favorite book - A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens - I tried and tried to get into this "classic".  And I hated every single page.

3. Book that makes you laugh out loud - Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstien  I'm a firm believer that no matter how old you are, that this book is and will always be amazing.

4. Book that makes you cry - The Time Travelers Wife - Audrey Niffengger - I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it, but yeah.... this book is one of my favorites.

5. Book you wish you could live in - The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett - This was my favorite book when I was a little girl.  I used to dream about having a garden full of flowers and a swing just like the one in the book.

6. Favorite young adult book - The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins - Can't wait until the movie comes out!

7. Book that you can quote/recite - The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstien

8. Book that scares you - The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold  - LOVE this book, even though it was hard to get through at first.

9. Book that makes you sick - Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - sorry, can't stomach a book that talks about food and urine in the same context.  I actually hated this book, one of the few I flounced on before the ending.

10. Book that changed your life - Crazy Love - Francis Chan - an amazing and inspiring book.

11. Book from your favorite author - The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

12. Book that is most like your life - "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas" - James Patterson - You know, minus the whole being a doctor thing and, well, the whole ending.

13. Book whose main character is most like you - "Twilight" - Stephanie Meyer - Clumsy shy girl who reads a lot.  Yep, that's me.

14. Book whose main character you want to marry - Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen - I actually saw the movie for this before I ever read the book, and so every time I do read it I picture Col. Brandon as Alan Rickman, whom I ADORE, so yeah ... there you have it.

15. First "chapter book" you remember reading as a child - I was a pretty huge fan of The Babysitters Club, but I only ever read the Claudia books (she was the artsy one).

16. Longest book you've read -  either Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy or Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes (Hated Anna Karenina and loved Don Quixote, by the way)

17. Shortest book you've read - Hmm, I don't know.  I just read Heaven is For Real - Todd Burpo - it was fairly short. 

18. Book you're most embarrassed to say you like - ehhh, probably "Twilight" - Stephanie Meyer. - I was totally enthralled with those books about 2 years ago.  I still do like them a lot, I just don't always admit it. 

19. Book that turned you on - Nights in Rodanthe - Nicholas Sparks - right up until the end anyways (why do all of Nicholas Sparks' book end so darn sad?).

20. Book you've read the most number of times - Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas - James Patterson

21. Favorite picture book from childhood - Snow - Roy McKie - My Dad used to read me this book all the time when I was little.  It's one of my most cherished memories.  So much so that a few years ago I found the book and bought it for my own kids.

22. Book you plan to read next - Miss American Pie - Margaret Sartor

23. Book you tell people you've read, but haven't (or haven't actually finished) - Yeah, I don't do that.

24. Book that contains your favorite scene - A Walk to Remember - Nicholas Sparks - Jamie and Landon's wedding gets me every single time.

25. Favorite book you read in school - To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee - I used to wish I had someone like Calpurnia.

26. Favorite nonfiction book - Crazy Love - Francis Chan

27. Favorite fiction book - Probably the entire Twilight Series, minus maybe the entire middle of New Moon.

28. Last book you read - Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen - ohmygoodness, this book is AMAZING!  I'm pretty sure I was one of the last people on the planet to read it, but it's phenomenal!

29. Book you're currently reading - Beside Still Waters - Tricia Goyer - so far, so good.  I have a serious infatuation with Amish culture, so this book is right up my alley.

30. Favorite coffee table book - I have A Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin coffee table book, and it's pretty rad.

31. Favorite adventure book - Into the Wild - John Krakauer


Amylou said...

YAY! I'm so glad that you decided to do this!
Ok I LOVE Shell Silverstien - I'm a big fan ever sense I found out that he wrote Johnny Cash's song "A Boy Named Sue". Plus I like the books in general, especially The Giving Tree.
The Time Traveler's Wife the movie made me cry, not sure I could get through the book.
Woot Woot for Hunger Games! Those books are amazing!
Hated the Lovely Bones movie! I cried so hard. I know I could never read that book and I won't ever watch it again. That guy freaked me out too bad!
I have Crazy Love on my bookshelf and I'm kicking myself right now that I haven't read it yet!
Woot for Twilight too!
I loved the Sense and Sensibility movie and I really need to read the book!
I know what you mean about A Walk to Remember. I cried at the book and cry at the movie every time! The book is wayyyy better with that scene though!
I need to read Water for Elephants!
And I love that Led Zeppelin is your coffee table book. I'm a huge fan!

Sorry for the book of a comment! I was really excited to read this. And I'm going to add some of these in my to-reads for sure!

Anna said...

I'm a book worm also! I enjoyed reading your answers. I still need to read Water for Elephants. I think I'll do this for my blog tomorrow. :)

beka said...

this kind of post is awesome:)
love books!!

AlyGatr said...

I guess eventually I'll need to do this :) I guess I won't mention that I always kind of liked A Tale of Two Cities. If you want pure literary torture, try James Joyce's Ulysses. I wanted to gouge my eyes out! I'm kind of stumped at what I would answer to some of them which is probably why I need to do my own list :)