current read + a questionnaire?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Currently reading: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

I've always wanted to read this, and I keep telling myself, even before the movie came out, that I would. Unfortunately, there's been a teeny little bad habit that has formed throughout the years; Even though I know I have already way too many books on my TBR list, I still keep adding more on top of another! Next thing I know, my TBR stack is taller than the "Already Read" one, and I can barely keep up.

Do you ever have this issue -- ahem, problem -- too?

On an entirely different note, I decided to do this little random thing -- forgive me for this brief moment of narcissism -- and answer a questionnaire all about books. I saw this at Amelia's blog, and like her, I couldn't resist.

1. Book next to your bed right now: Good Grief by Lolly Winston (just finished), and The LIghtning Thief.

2. Favorite series: I am going to be a total nerd with this one. My answer has not changed for about 12 years or so. It was, and probably always will be the Harry Potter series.

3. Favorite book: If there was a list of "Top 10 Most Difficult Questions to Ask Me," this would most definitely be up there. I have way, way too many.

4. The one book you would have with you if stranded on a desert island: Again, with the nerdy-ness. It would probably have to be one book from the Harry Potter series.

5. Book/series you would take with you on a long flight: The Time Traveler's Wife, The Book Thief, and maybe, The Thirteenth Tale.

6. Worst book you were made to read in school: Aw man, forgive me for this. I have to say, 1984 by George Orwell, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

7. Book that everyone should be made to read in school: The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. But then again, I'm just being biased. Other picks would be: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson.

8. Book that everyone should read, period: Harry Potter series, 100 Love Sonnets by Pablo Neruda, The Book Thief, Little Women, The Secret Garden, and Jane Eyre.

9. Favorite character: Severus Snape from HP series, Clare Abshire from The Time Traveler's Wife, and Mary Lennox from The Secret Garden

10. Best villain: Sauron from The Lord of the Rings, Patrick Bateman from American Psycho, and Hannibal Lecter from we-all-know-where-this-cannibal-is-from.

11. Favorite concept book/series: I have a lot, but right now, it's The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I know its concept has been done a lot before, but I really just enjoyed this one. And I know this is random, but if this was made into a horror film, I think it'd do good.

12. Favorite invented world: You already know what I'm going to say ;) The world of muggles, aurors, Parseltongue, etc. Another would be, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

13. Most beautifully written book: This is also a difficult question to answer. There are far too many to pick just one. I'm going to be biased though, and say anything written by Pablo Neruda counts as the most beautifully written work.

14. Funniest book/series: The Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella. Maybe it's just the girly girl in me that picked this. Haha. Also, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is another that automatically comes to mind.

Feel free to answer this. If you do, please leave a comment. I'd love to read your answers! :D


  1. I love your answers! I don't know if I could even answer some of those questions!

  2. 12. Favorite invented world: You already know what I'm going to say ;) The world of muggles, aurors, Parseltongue, etc.


    i'm so doing this! be on the look out at my site. :)

  3. YAY for reading THE LIGHTNING THIEF!!!! <3

    And it seems like all of us bloggers are deathly afraid of Sauron :D (#10)

    have a great day!!

  4. Love your answers! I don't know if I could pick a favorite book either.

  5. Great answers. I read Happiness Sold Seperately by Lolly W, thought it was great.

    I found you from Jennifer's Blog Hop.

  6. Your blog is GEORGOUS! Love the colors.

    I found you via Blog Hop, and am now a new follower!

  7. Great answers. I am a huge Harry Potter fan also and I loved The Book Thief and The Hunger Games. Did you know that there is a new Shopaholic book coming out sometime this year? I can't wait to read it. It is called Mini Shopaholic.

  8. I love your blog! I found you through Blog Hop and am now a follower.

    Have a great evening!
    Tweezle from Just One More Paragraph

  9. I <3 The Hunger Games & Catching Fire. Can’t wait for Mockingjay.

    BTW I have an award for you :)

  10. Harry Potter is one of my favorite series, too.

    I have just found your blog through Book Hop and am glad to be a new follower!

  11. I've given you an award on my blog, so be sure to check it out!


  12. Your blog is gorgeous! I found it through Book Blog Hop! A lot of our answers are the same...I might have to do a post like this!

  13. @Lily Child: Thank you! I know what you mean, I actually took a while to answer some of the questions. There are just too many books out there to choose from! :)

    @Justine: It's okay ate, it took me a while to accept that it's an invented world too, lol jk.
    Can't wait to read your answers. And also, I added your mom on goodreads.

    @Amelia: I'm halfway through The Lightning Thief, and I really am liking it so far!
    And yeah, tell me about Sauron. He's just too creepy.

    @StephtheBookworm: Thanks! And yeah, it really is one of the hardest questions there is, especially for all of us bookworms.

    @MarceJ: I have 'Happiness Sold Separately' on my TBR stack as well. I thought 'Good Grief' was pretty good too.

    @Lisa: Aw, thanks so much! I love your blog as well.

    @Christina T: OMG I did not know that!! Thanks for telling me :D It's really one of my favorite chic lit out there.

    @tweezle: Thank you! I've actually been following your blog for a while now :) Hope you had a great night as well.

    @Mama Bookworm: Thanks so much for that! I'll post it up as soon as I can :)

    @Morgan: Thank you so much! The HP series will always be my favorite, no matter how old I get. Haha.

    @My Book Barn: Thanks so much for that! I'll post it up as soon as I can :)

    @Rachael: Aw, thanks so much :D If you do it, can't wait to read it! I'm now following you as well.

  14. Hi! I think you had some wonderful answers.

    I have a huge TBR stack...physically it is over 200 books deep. I love buying book and I love reading books so I just have a ton. :)

    You asked for the recipe for my Strawberry Lemonade cookies on my blog - it's up now! :)

  15. fun post! I totally agree with the Pablo Neruda answer :)