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1: Favorite children's book The Little House series, and also The Little House by Virginia Burton. I'm nothing if not consistent.
2: The last book you've read The last one I've read out of is The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson. The last one I finished was Stuart Kaminsky's Vengeance on CD. Last eyeball-read was The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
3: Books on your "to read" list There are 120 of them on my Goodreads lists. They range from Blue Like Jazz (Miller) to Rebecca (du Maurier) to The Possessed (Batuman) to The Golem and the Jinni (Wecker). I need to quit my job and read full-time.
4: Top 5 authors Wow, that's hard. Anne Lamott, Sara Paretsky, Joseph Hansen, Kent Haruf, Dr. Seuss. Those are the ones I'm picking today.
5: Favorite genres Mystery, essays, short stories, history.
6: A book that has made you extremely mad Every one of Sara Paretsky's.
7: A book that you've cried over Most of Paretsky's, and a LOT of others. I cry easily. For heaven's sake, I cried reading every Harry Potter book!
8: A book that made you laugh out loud Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods. And a bonus: One For the Money by Evanovich.
9: Fiction or nonfiction? Yes. I read both, but fiction is easier. Usually.
10: First book you've read by your favorite author The first one I read by Lamott was Traveling Mercies. It absolutely floored me on almost every page.
11: Best book-to-movie adaption "The Hunger Games" movies have not (yet) disappointed.
12: Do you read comics/manga? I have done. I find them difficult.
13: Hardcovers or paperbacks? Don't care, though hardcovers are easier to read flat; paperbacks tend to snap closed even with a book-weight.
14: Do you buy books as soon as they come out or wait a while? I rarely buy books. Except as part of my job at the library.
15: Do you buy books spontaneously without any prior knowledge of what happens in it? Nope.
16: Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone? I've checked out a few books on this basis, yes. Mostly kids' books, though.
17: Where do you usually buy your books? Uhmm...on those rare occasions that I buy a book for myself, I get it through my local independent bookstore. That's where I try to buy most of my gift books too.
18: Book that had a strong impact on you The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom. I read that book over and over as a tween.
19: Historical or science fiction? I prefer historical. Science fiction doesn't thrill me, though some speculative fiction does.
20: Dystopian or Utopian? Pretty hard to find utopian fiction lately, but it's what I prefer.
21: Worst book-to-move adaption? So...very...many...painful...choices. Can't pick one.
22: Book that should have a movie adaption? Oh, I don't think any books should. There are some that would make good movies--pretty much everything by Grisham or Patterson, for instance.
23: The first book you've fallen in love with My love affairs with books started very young. I remember a really wonderful book of animals I had growing up that was shaped like a barn (probably 15x15") with 8 or so small books inside, one about each animal. I adored that book.
24: Humor or angst? HUMOR!!
25: How many books do you own? Several hundred. Which is I N S A N E!
26: Do you go the library? At least 5 days a week.
27: How many books do you read a year? It's hovered near 100 for a long time, though tailing off in the last few years. Maybe I just need to read shorter books?
28: Favorite "required reading" book? I loved Jane Eyre (C. Brontë) sucked me on page 1 and never let me go. I also liked Wuthering Heights (E. Brontë) but it was more of a struggle (and to be clear I do not consider it a love story).
29: Favorite quote? Seriously?? The one on my work sig right now is "The public library is the most dangerous place in town" (John Ciardi). It's about due for a change though. Maybe "One man is as good as another until he has written a book." (Benjamin Jowett).
30: A book you absolutely hate I could not finish Moby Dick (Melville) or The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck--whom I love in his other books) and, while I did reach the end of The Old Man and the Sea (Hemingway), I hated every second of the damn thing.