Friday, June 15, 2007

Friday Five: Books, Books, Books


Sally at revgalblogpals is in charge of today's Friday Five:I've just returned from a meeting in Cambridge so I'm posting this late here in the UK (it is 3:45pm).. because I took the opportunity of a free afternoon in Cambridge's wonderful book shops... I only bought a few- and they were on sale- very restrained for me!!! (Can't believe you were restrained, and I am so jealous that you were at Cambridge book shops!)


So with my head full of books I've seen and a long wish list in my mind, I bring you a Friday Five on books!!!


1. Fiction what kind, detective novels, historical stuff, thrillers, romance???? I tend to be ecletic in my reading, but once I find a good writer or a series, then that's the books I read. Right now I am reading the No. 1 Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith.


2. When you get a really good book do you read it all in one chunk or savour it slowly? Shut the door, get quite, and stay up all night. Read until its done. And then maybe read the good parts again.


3. Is there a book you keep returning to and why? Mmm unless its one of the kid's books, I don't know....Chronicles of Narnia. Why, I can escape to Narnia and be with the lion, and have all those wonderful adventures.


4. Apart from the Bible which non-fiction book has influenced you the most? Any thing by C. S. Lewis, or Barbara Brown Taylor.


5. Describe a perfect place to read. ( could be anywhere!!!) (The Beach with a little breeze, not that noisey, something to drink, and the waves coming in. Perferably the Gulf Coast on the Panhandle.)


Bonus question #1. How many books are on your Amazon Wish List? Too many to count.

#2. Bad habit you have while reading books? With some books, I tend to not be patient and go to the back of the book to read the ending, and then I'll read from where I where I left off. ( I have really tried to break this bad habit.)

9 comments:

Teri said...

heehee! I know someone else who skips to the end, then continues from where she was before. I've never been able to figure that out...until I was reading "The Island of the Day Before" which turned out to be quite tedious. I skipped to the end...then didn't go back. :-)

Bad Alice said...

I skip to the end sometimes, too, particularly with mysteries. Then backtrack, then jump ahead a bit more, then back . . . It's terrible to be pressed for time when reading a mystery.

revabi said...

I am so glad I am not alone in this habit. And I agree Bad Alice.

Hedwyg said...

Ooh - you ARE bad! I NEVER skip to the end! My soon-to-be-ex annoys me, because he always reads the first chapter, then the last two pages, and proceeds to predict everything that happens in between. Grr!

I love to live in the mystery and let it unfold around me. Even when I know what's going to happen, I still like to enjoy the surprise.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

It took me awhile to get into "No.1 Detective Agency" but once I did sometimes I hooted out loud my friend!

Diane said...

Hey, I like your bonuses. I have that same bad habit. Plus starting too many books at once (more an issue with non-fiction, but still...)

Cathy said...

I never skip to the end either - because I can never really figure it out if I did.

I love the #1 Ladies' Detective Agency!

ElastiGirl said...

that's discipline, not badness - if i ever read the end, i won't go back...

Sally said...

My amazon wish list is growing as I read these posts- well played Abi- and who wouldn't want to escape to Narnia!