Find a book on your shelves with a blue cover. What made you pick up that book in the first place?
An Old-Fashioned Girl by L. M. Montgomery. I saw it on my grandparents’ bookshelves, and when they downsized, I got to keep it!
Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy but did. Why did you read it in the first place?
I brushed off some middle-grade novels because they were middle-grade novels, um people, those are what are blossoming now. But stupid me. Specifically, Harry Potter (I was caught by the fourth movie), and the Penderwicks (I got into these after all my sisters raved about them).
Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick a book at random. How did you discover this book?
Wuthering Heights. Um, well, it’s well known?
Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. What did you think of it?
Knife by R. J. Anderson (well, the trilogy and the duology that followed). It sucked me right.
Pick a book you discovered through book blogs. Did it live up to the hype?
Blue Castle. I didn’t discover it, but I had written it out because of mistaken understanding, and when lots of bloggers started raving about it I had to try. My library had to get a new copy, and I saw the lovely cover and read the beginning, and I was drawn right in, and DID it live up to the hype!
Find a book on your shelves with a one-word title. What drew you to this book?
Entwined. Twelve dancing princesses retelling. Another blogger recommendation.
What book did you discover through a film/TV adaptation?
Pride and Prejudice. Friends introduced my sister to the ’95 adaptation, and then other friends brought it to a sleep-over.
Think of your all-time favourite books. When did you read these and why did you pick them up in the first place?
All-time favorites? That is a bit concrete and permanent. Rosemary Sutcliffe novels (introduced through school, around age 14) are some of my longest loved books.