Sunday, July 31, 2011

BBT Catch up!

Some of the questions were just too good to pass up! Apologies for the recent lack of new fiction on this blog, it seems my life becomes busier whenever I decide to slow down. ^_^

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What’s the latest you’ve ever stayed up reading a book? Is staying up late reading a usual thing for you?

Six-thirty in the morning. :P  It was a really good book! (and in case you were wondering, it was Tamora Pierce's Beka Cooper, book #1). The sad part was having to get up an hour and half later to work until midnight--but it was a very good book! ^_^

I don't usually stay up late to read a book, because I have a habit of not wanting to stop reading and I like to sleep about as much as I love to read, so I don't read at night anymore.

What’s the first book that you ever read more than once? (I’m assuming there’s at least one.)
What book have you read the most times? And–how many? 

The Secret Garden, followed immediately by The Little Princess. I reread these at least once a year (along with my entire hardcover Nancy Drew series!). I have read The Little Princess at least thirty-something times. I know I reread it quite obsessively the first time I stumbled across it and then about once a month while storing the whole 'world' inside my head and now down to about once a year. ^_^ There are very few books I will reread and that happens to be one of them. I also occasionally reread portions of Dee Henderson's O'Malley series. 

There are so many crappy biographies … would you rather read a poorly-written biography of a fascinating life, OR an exquisitely well-written, wonderful read of one of a not-so-interesting life?

The exquisitely well-written read. ^_^ This is a slight pet peeve of mine. I have read enough "badly written" wonderful stories to know that I truly do appreciate decent, solid writing. There is something to be said for those who have a knack for the craft and those whose work continues to improve throughout their careers.

Have a great week!