You know what’s fun? Lists of questions.
We keep seeing this bookish-survey go around, with 55 quirky book questions. We’ve see it on copious blogs, but most recently Musings From Neville’s Navel. So! We googled and we believe it originated here.
Because 55 questions is kind of a lot, we’re splitting this into two posts of discussion awesome. You’ve been warned.
1. Favourite childhood book?
2. What are you reading right now?
3. What books do you have on request at the library?
CAIT: Mime, do you even have anything on reserve? Or do you just obediently read the books I give you?
MIME: I wouldn’t use the word “obedient”. It makes me sound way too “minion”.
CAIT: Well done! You’re finally learning your place! But, to answer the question, I have many books waiting for me at the library. I have Let It Snow and This Star Won’t Go Out and She Is Not Invisible. I keep demanding the library give it to me, but they’re asking for patience or something ridiculous.
MIME: Let it snow! Let it snow!
4. Bad book habit?
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
6. Do you have an e-reader?
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
9. Least favourite book you read this year so far?
10. Favourite book you’ve read this year?
12. What is your reading comfort zone?
13. Can you read in the car?
14. Favourite place to read?
15. What is your policy on book lending?
16. Do you ever dog-ear books?
17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?
18. Not even with textbooks?
MIME: I’m going to have to say no.
CAIT: Textbooks? I barely remember the things.
19. What is your favourite language to read in?
20. What makes you love a book?
21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
22. Favorite genre?
MIME: Right now, I really like contemporaries. They’re funny, they’re quirky… I like it. When I was Middle Grade age, though, I adored gothic books, like Lemony Snicket.
CAIT:As long as it’s YA, I’ll probably try it. Dystopian used to be my favourite, but writers seem to sacrifice individuality for a dystopic-checklist which sometimes bores me to tears. SO. I adore retellings and paranormal and moody contemporaries and horror.
23. Genre you rarely read but wish you did?
24. Favourite biography?
25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
26. Favorite cookbook?
CAIT: Speak of the devil!
MIME: I can’t be specific on this. Any cookbook with chocolate in it. (As long as the chocolate isn’t mixed with avacado. Ugh, no.)
CAIT: Do I even know you?? I also like cookbooks that contain food. I like easy ones, without a million steps. Put it in a bowl, mix it up, put it in your mouth.
27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
Because there are 55 questions and we know you love us but probably not that much…this will be continued next week!
Cait is possibly the only person who can make Mime literally laugh her head off. In fact, after the cucumber comment, Mime needed to take a moment to compose herself. Mime is back at school doing petty tasks like maths and Cait is growing paper flowers. They now have a sudden hankering to re-watch Megamind but are contenting themselves with quoting, “L-O-L smiley face.”