Next to cooking, reading is probably the next most enjoyable solitude hobby I have. So when Mommy & Mia Homeschool Chronicles posted about a book collaboration she was hosting, I jumped on it. Answers & links below or you can watch the video here.
Which 3 books are on your TBR list and 3 books on your wishlist?
A few of the books I’ve recently added to my to-read list are:
A Woman’s Place
A Man Called Ove
What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship & Love
Take This Bread: A Radical Conversation
Naked in Baghdad: The Iraq War & Aftermath as Seen by NPR’s Correspondent Anne Garrels
Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
What is your favorite genre and your least favorite?
I love historical fiction & travel or food memoirs. What do I dislike? Anything in the realm of fantasy or science fiction!!
What is the name of the last book you read?
The last book I finished was Honolulu: A Novel by Alan Brennert.
What is the name of the current book you are reading?
I have several going on right now, as I usually do, but the one I’m reading the most is This is NPR : The First 40 Years.
Choose a character you would be in a book you have read and why?
I can’t think of one. I don’t generally immerse myself in that way.
Which book have you read that felt like forever for you to finish?
Any James Mitchner novel! Or David McCoullough books. I enjoy their books but, besides actually taking forever because of their size, they also feel like they take forever.
What do you do with your books once you have read them? Do you keep them, sell them, or throw them away?
Throw away a book?!! Never!!!
I rarely buy books that I’ll read only once, mostly we borrow from the library. When I give away books, I give them to Little Free Libraries, libraries, nursing homes or donate.
How many books do you read at a time?
I usually have 3-4 going at a time.
How do you feel about lending out your books?
I don’t mind. But, as with anything I lend, I know that I may not get it back or in the same condition.
Which book have you read more than once?
I can’t think of the last book I’ve read more than once. Aside from when I was a kid, it’s not something I enjoy.
Do you use a bookmark or dog-ear your pages?
A bookmark or memory…never a dog ear!
What is your favorite quote from a book you have read?
I can’t think of one. When I browse book quotes, there are many I love, of course. But there aren’t quotes that really stick in my brain.
“Don’t judge a book by its cover” is a fitting idiom when buying or choosing a book to read, so besides the cover of a book, what else draws you to choose a specific book you have not read?
I avoid current must-reads. 🙂 I take a lot of chances, including just grabbing a book off the library shelf or on the Overdrive app. A good description can draw me in. If a certain couple people recommend a book to me, I always read them because they have a proven track record.
If you could, what changes would you make to a book you have read?
I can’t think of any changes I’d make…except on those books that just END. I hate stories, whether books or movies, that don’t wrap up the story.
If you ever write a book what will the title be?
This Life of Ours: A Hoosier Girl shares Tales from Motherhood, Faith, Military and Everything In-Between