Bookish Questions – What book is on your nightstand now?

What book is on your nightstand now? I like a little light reading before bed, so I usually keep a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book on my nightstand.  They seem to be the perfect type of book to relax me. I’m currently reading Nancy Drew #16 Clue of the Tapping Heels. What’s on your Read More …

Bookish Questions – Least favorite genre?

What is your least favorite genre? For me, Romance is probably the fictional genre I like least.  I don’t mind a romance, if it’s well written, but I find that most romance novels are full of tropes and unnecessary sex scenes. Actually, quite a few of the books I’ve read in the last few years Read More …

Bookish Questions – Do you have book buying bans for yourself?

Do you have book buying bans for yourself? The closest I have ever come to a real book buying ban is my husband telling me that I have too many books. Of course, that’s probably because my massive bookshelf at home is overflowing. I probably have close to 100 books sitting on my shelf that Read More …

Bookish Questions – YA or Adult Literature?

Do you prefer YA or Adult Literature? Can we just stop categorizing books?  Who cares if the protagonist is a child, a teen, an adult, or an anthropomorphic cow, as long as the story is good? I love all sorts of books. My favorite series is Harry Potter, which you will always find in the Read More …

Bookish Questions – Do you believe in gendered books?

Do you believe in gendered books? That is to say, are some books for girls and others for boys? This question came up after a recent discussion with my friend Eric (over at The Educated Bachelor).  We were talking about some audio books he was currently listening to – the Rangers Apprentice series by John Read More …

Bookish Questions – An author that you dislike/hate?

Do you have an author that you dislike or hate? As a general rule, I like to think that I don’t hate anyone, but if I had to pick someone for the least liked author award, it would go to Cassandra Clare. I’ve never actually read any of her (very popular) work, and I quite Read More …

Bookish Questions – Favorite book turned movie?

What is your favorite book turned movie? At this point, I think my favorite book turned movie is The Hobbit.  It still amazes me that Peter Jackson was able to take one book and turn it into three feature length films.  The movies are beautifully produced, the acting superb, and though it’s been ages since Read More …

Bookish Questions – Your first favorite book?

What was your first favorite book? While I’m sure I had a book that I made mom and dad read to me over and over when I was little, the first book I really remember falling in love with was the Mother Goose book that was at my grandmother Ruby’s house. It was A Treasury Read More …