Questions About Books & Reading #2 | Bookmas Day Twelve

14. What is your policy on book lending?
I am not very good at lending out books at all. I'm an only child and can get really over-protective of my things. I never was the best when it came to sharing!

15. Do you ever dog-ear books?
Yes! I don't mind a book looking a bit worn as long as the spine isn't too badly cracked.

16. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?

17. Not even with text books?
Absolutely. They're covered in highlighter and everything! 

18. What is your favourite language to read in?
English - shamefully I can't read any other languages.

19. What makes you love a book?
So many things. A really good unpredictable plot, beautiful writing, believable characters, that magic something that I can't describe but I feel as I'm reading...the list could go on. A book doesn't necessarily have to have all of those things to make me love it, just the right combination of them I suppose.

20. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
Sometimes a particular person will pop into my head as I'm reading a book and I just know that they'll love it. And sometimes there are books that everyone should read, and in those cases I don't stop talking about them until they do.

21. Favourite genre?
I'm really not sure. Literary fiction? Does that count?

22. Genre you rarely read but wish you did?
Fantasy, because there's a sense of escapism there that transcends everything.

23. Favourite biography?
These questions are making me realise that I don't read as widely as I should. I recently read Just Kids by Patti Smith - I know that doesn't really count but I thought it was incredible.

24. Have you ever read a self-help book?
I haven't actually. I don't think I've ever browsed that section before. Maybe I should?  

25. Favourite cookbook?
I don't have one but I do want to expand my cooking knowledge - maybe that's a resolution I can have for next year. 

26. Most inspirational book you've read so far this year?
Ooh good question! I'm going to go with Wonder by R.J Palacio because I think everything might be a little bit better if it were required reading for everyone.

What's the most inspirational book you've read this year?



  1. "Yes Please" by Amy Poehler. I know it's weird, because that book is about a lot of things, but it helped me find my "life motto": "Good for you, not for me!"

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