Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing

1. Who is your favorite author?

A. I don't really have a favorite. I read a lot of authors. Looking at my reading list (yes, I keep a list), I have read a lot of Janet Evanovich, Juliet Marillier, Tamora Pierce, Adriana Trigiani, Fannie Flagg, Elizabeth Gilbert, Nora Roberts, Lois McMaster Bujold, Sue Grafton, David Baldacci, J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, etc.

2. What was the last book you read?

A. The last book I read was The Money Shot by Stuart Woods.

3. What book reminds you of your school days?

A. Anything by William Shakespeare.

4. What book releases are you looking forward to?

A. The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience, by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton

5. What movie releases are you looking forward to?

A. Downton Abby, but I don't think that's based on a book. The Gold Finch, coming out soon, is based on a book, but I didn't really like the book so I will wait to see the movie when it hits the TV.

6. What 3 books are you planning to read?

A. I am currently rereading the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which is three books. But on my table next to read is Daughter of Smoke & Bone, by Laini Taylor, Mastering Creative Anxiety, by Eric Maisel, and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, by Mark Manson.

7. Have you ever damaged a book?

A. Not intentionally. I did once break a CD in an audiobook I'd checked out from the library. I paid for it.

8. How long does it take you to read a book?

A. I can read a 300-page book in about six hours, but since my reading at the moment is in fits and starts because of other requirements of life, it can take days to finally finish one.

9. Books you haven’t finished?

A. Hillbilly Elegy, by J. D. Vance.

10. Popular books you didn’t like?

A. I thought Where the Crawdads Sing received acclaim more so because of its title than its story. It was not a bad book but I didn't think it was all that great. I also have only read one Barbara Kingsolver book that I actually liked. She's one of those authors I know I am supposed to fawn over but I just can't.

11. Is there a book you wouldn’t tell people you were reading?

A. Those Shades of Grey things, if I were to read them. I have not read them and have no desire to do so.

12. How many books do you own?

A. I have no idea. I have over 200 in my Kindle. I probably have 500+ still on the shelves. I have been hauling books I've read to the library for years.

13. Are you a fast or slow reader?

A. I am a fast reader.

14. Do you read better in your head or out loud?

A. In my head. I can think faster than I can move my mouth (although some might quibble with that).

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  1. I am planning to read Crawdad's because of the hype, but I feel I will think the same thing. I have seen other reviews saying the same as you.
    I LOVE Fannie Flagg! My son is on me to keep reading her books and I will. They are so good! I LOVE the character Sookie. Loved your answers! Have a nice Sunday!

  2. I didn't like The Goldfinch either. Too long and the drug thing went on forEVer. I have no desire to see that movie, but might watch it when/if it comes to TV. Downton Abbey, however, is a different thing entirely. Looking forward to seeing it!

  3. #10 is the same for me. I didn't really enjoy Crawdads--too many gaping plot holes. And I dislike Kingsolver.

  4. I actually did finish Hillbilly Elegy. Go figure. I really don't know what the point of it was other than to show the blue collar worker of the rust belt to be not that intelligent, economically depressed, uneducated, addicted to drugs and alcohol, etc. I live in the rust belt and found it too generalized. There are those who fit his neat descriptions but there are many who don't.

  5. Loved to read this, and to nod my head in assent a few times. I've never read a Kingsolver novel. Your last answer was a kick in the head. lol


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