Book-Lover Blog Tag

Apparently I’m not the only book fanatic in the world. (Goodreads is proof.) My blogging friend Lauren started a tag specifically for us avid readers.

  1. Name a book you’re embarrassed to say you haven’t read yet.

Aggie’s Inheritance: Ante Up! by Chautona Havig. You’d think after so much delighted screaming, I would have read it by now! Nope. I am being patient. Do you see me being patient? I am being so patient I am wiggling!

2. What is the strangest thing you’ve ever used as a bookmark?

Ha, ha! Someone else’s inter-library loan slip. (I am not a creepy stalker…)

3. Look at your bookshelf. What’s the first book you see with a yellow spine?

I noticed Pioneer Woman’s cookbook first. I must be hungry. 😉

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4. If you could have one new book from a deceased author, who would it be?

G.K. Chesterton! We were reading some of his observations of last century’s politics, and they applied so well to today! I would love it if he were writing now, especially since I’m quickly running out of his books…

5. Name an author who deserves more readership.

G.K. Chesterton, without a doubt. (Is it okay that I’m stealing your answer, Lauren?) 😉 Honestly, for the same reasons I mentioned before and since he is one of my favorite British, brilliant, and witty authors–GO READ!

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  1.  Bookmark or random piece of paper?

I usually just remember the page number or leave my Kindle open to that spot, but I’m trying to train myself to use bookmarks because they are cool. 😉

  1. Can you stop anywhere in a book or do you have to finish the chapter?

If the chapter is short, I’ll finish it. If the world isn’t ending, I’ll finish it. 😉 *confessions*8948580056c5ff634268c09648e6093f

  1. One book at a time or several?

Several currently! I’m reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (with white-out language edits), Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink by Gail Carson Levine, and How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One by Stanley Fish (though it’s so dry, it’s been a bit neglected). I also just finished reading You’ll Be Like Faye by J.C. Buchanan.

  1. Do you read ahead or skip pages?

I allow myself skimming if this is a re-read or I’ve seen the movie, and I read ahead a tiny bit sometimes but nearly never.

  1. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

Pristine.

  1. What books do you regret reading?

Hmmm… A couple books I’ve run across and didn’t have the self-control to avoid. Parents are so wise, folks. The library can be a minefield. 😉

  1. On average, how many books do you read per year?

So far it’s been thirty-two, but it really depends. This summer has been full of beta-reading, and there’s five more months left in the year!

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  1. What book can you read hundreds of times and never get tired of?

The Chronicles of Narnia! It’s time again!!!

  1. What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from a book?

Trusting the Lord. Several books hit me with this same lesson at a crucial time! Even if I’ve outgrown these stories, I keep them around to remind me of those lessons.

  1. What is the most recent book you’ve read?

You’ll Be Like Faye by J.C. Buchanan. It was an interesting mystery with a good writing style. I look forward to reviewing it soon. 😉

  1. What quote from any book will you never forget? Why is it significant?

“There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit – immortal horrors or everlasting splendors. This does not mean that we are to be perpetually solemn. We must play. But our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously – no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption.”
C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

Everyone is important in God’s sight and therefore should be in mine.

 

  1. How many books do you own?

*gulps* Ninety-nine, not including Kindle copies or children’s picture books. Horridly awesome, eh? (And I have a to-read list longer than both my arms. I think this insanity is getting certifiable.)

18. In the past year, what is the greatest book you’ve read?

Oh, dear, must I decide? This year has been so banner!! The Black Star of Kingston; Water Princess, Fire Prince; The Princess and the Goblin; Song of the Sword; and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. If you were me, could you decide?!! 😛

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I happen to know you are a fellow book-lover (why else would you be reading this?), so I would love to see your answers to these questions! Comment below with your thoughts or do the tag on your blog and share the link so I can get some recommendations. (Because my to-read list is sooo short.) 😛

So long! I have pages to turn. 😉

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17 thoughts on “Book-Lover Blog Tag

  1. Ah, such a fun tag! I just love book posts! Hmm, maybe I should do a “book post” every month? So, I won’t answer these questions now . . . I should collect all these book tags and get busy. 🙂

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  2. I love G.K. Chesterton! I’ve not read as many of his works as I’d like to, because I have them on Kindle and prefer reading hard copies of books. But love what I’ve read. And…hmm, I don’t have time to answer all the questions. But I have close to 400 books (scattered between my bookshelf, boxes under my bed, and deep storage). I’ve read 68(?) books this year, with a goal of 100. So far I’m doing well…somehow. I don’t find time to read as much as I’d like to. Mainly because of writing…

    Also, have you read Orphan Song by Gillian Bronte Adams? It’s the first book in a trilogy and I love it! (the second book is also out). And there’s the Out of Time series by Nadine Brandes which I love (the last book comes out in October). And I like most of Wayne Thomas Batson’s fantasy works too.

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    1. Hooray! I’m so glad someone else has read his works too! It’s hard to find his books in paperback, isn’t it? 400 books! That’s awesome! 😉 Yeah, I understand the struggle of balancing reading and writing. It’s great that you’ve been able to read that much though!

      Thanks for the recommendations! *skips off to Goodreads to look them up*

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  3. Great answers! You are so right about Chesterton and politics! I was just reading his thoughts on that in “The Innocence of Father Brown” where he says that being a radical does not mean you eat radishes, like being a conservative doesn’t mean you conserve jams, and in the same way being a socialist doesn’t mean you associate with the chimney sweeps! (-; Also, the C.S. Lewis quote was so profound. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I enjoyed reading this, Katie! And, um, yeah… I think the library needs to extend their checkout limit because our receipts still aren’t long enough and the library book basket isn’t broken yet. 😉

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