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 …

Bookish Questions – How do you style your bookshelves?

How do you style your bookshelves? My bookshelves are a conglomeration of styles.  Where I have enough books from a single series, or group of related series, I like to create a single shelf devoted to that series/group.  For example, I have an entire shelf devoted to Harry Potter. (If you follow my tumblr, I Read More …

Bookish Questions – Do you gift your friends and family with books?

Do you gift your friends and family with books or bookish items? I love giving books as gifts. For Christmas last year, I got one sister a book on making your own baby food – she just had that baby (Yea!); and I got my other sister an Amazon gift card so that she could Read More …

Booklr Questions – Do you buy books new, used, or go to the library?

Do you buy books new, used, or go to the library? As much as I should go to the library and borrow book, I don’t.  I haven’t had a library card since I was in middle school.  And while I went to the library a lot during high school and college, it was usually to Read More …

Bookish Questions – Favorite villain in a book?

What is your favorite villain in a book? I recently read The Martian by Andy Weir, and that book reminded me how much I love it when the villain in a book isn’t a villain at all, but a place or a situation that our beloved protagonist has to navigate. That’s why I’m going to Read More …