Friday, January 30, 2015

Day 30

What is your favorite book of all time?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Day 29

Name a book everyone hated but you liked!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Day 28

What's your favorite book title? (It doesn't have to be your favorite book, just the title you think is best)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Day 27

What book that you've read had the most surprising plot twist or ending?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Day 26

Name a book that changed your opinion about something.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Day 25

Name a character to whom you can relate to the most. Why do you relate to him/her?

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Day 24

Name a book that you wish more people would read.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Day 23

What is a book you have wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t? What's kept you from reading it?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Day 22

Who would be your favorite character to have dinner with? Why?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Day 21

What's your favorite book from your childhood?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Day 20

What's your favorite romance in a book?

Monday, January 19, 2015

Day 19

What is your favorite book that was turned into a movie?

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Day 18

What's a book that disappointed you?

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Day 17

What's your favorite quote from a book?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Day 16

Who is your favorite female character in a book? What makes her your favorite?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Day 15

Who is your favorite male character in a book? What makes him your favorite?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Day 14

What is your favorite book written your favorite author?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Day 13

Who's your favorite author? What makes them your favorite?

I have a few...

The obvious (well, obvious to me at least) JK Rowling. She captivated an entire generation (and more) with her characters, plots and settings. She ignited reluctant readers into action, kept many regular readers up into the wee hours of the morning and built an empire with an orphaned boy wizard.

Next up I would have to list Garth Nix. His Abhorsen series is well written with good characters and a well thought out alternate world.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Day 12

Is there a book you used to love but don’t anymore? What happened to make you fall out of love?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Day 11

What's a book you hated? Why?

I'm not sure there are any I've "hated" but plenty I haven't liked. I rarely quit reading a book no matter how much I dislike it.

What's your policy? If you don't like it do you still finish it?

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Day 10

What's your favorite classic book? Why?

Friday, January 9, 2015

Day 9

What book did you think you wouldn't like but ended up loving?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Day 8

What do you think is the most overrated book? Why?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Day 7

What do you think is the most underrated book? Why?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Day 5

Name a book that makes you happy.

For me, any Winnie the Pooh book always makes me smile because it reminds me of my childhood. My mom always read the books to me and she can still do all the voices!

Super cool fact: The New York Public Library has an AWESOME Winnie the Pooh exhibit of the ACTUAL stuffed animals about which AA Milne wrote at the Children's Center at 42nd Street and 5th Ave.

Here are a couple of cool articles about the exhibit.

Treasures of the New York Public Library
The Adventures of the REAL Winnie-the-Pooh

And an article about the care of these beloved stuffed friends!

For YA, one of my guilty pleasures is the Princess Diaries books by Meg Cabot. They never fail to make me smile or even laugh out loud.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Day 4

What's your favorite book of your favorite series?

Probably Lirael by Garth Nix, part of the Abhorsen series. This is another series that is great as an audiobook too! They are read by actor Tim Curry.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015

Day 2

What's a book that you've read more than 3 times?

For me, every book in the Harry Potter series. I have also listened to all of them multiple times. For those people interested in audiobooks, Jim Dale reads the Harry Potter series and he is FANTASTIC!

Here is the NYPL Catalog search for Harry Potter (note that there are a LOT more entries than just the 7 books in the series!)

For those interested in checking out Jim Dale's amazing voice performance, check out the NYPL catalog here or Amazon here.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Let's play a game...

For the next 30 days I'm going to post a question a day. Put your answers in the comments!

Day 1 –
What's the best book you read in 2014?

I'll start! I think possibly it was The Here and Now by Ann Brasheres. It will probably make the list of books I didn't think I would like but ended up loving. The characters are interesting and the plot moves along pretty quickly.

Here's a link to The NY Times review

And, for my NYPL friends and followers, here is a
Link to The New York Public Library catalog entry