I’m linking up with the Literary Junkies to talk books again. They meet up the second Tuesday of every month. Click the button at the bottom to read more about it.
All the books shown are linked to Goodreads.
Questions for this month:
1. What book could you read over and over? Why?
As far as non-fiction goes, these are some that I’ve read over and over or I’ve highlighted sections and read those sections repeatedly. I pull them out during my morning quiet time (when I get it).
Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott is about writing. I read it once, over a year ago, but want to read it again…and again.
I can’t read fiction more than once unless we’re talking Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb – that I read every night.
Update: After reading through some other blogs in this link-up, I remembered that I LOVE read A Bridge To Terebithia. I’ve read that a few times and would definitely read it again. I look forward to when my kids are old enough to read it, so we can read it together. *Sigh*
2. If you could be any character from any book you’ve read, who would you be?
The first character that comes to mind is Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird. She’s inquisitive, a seeker of justice, and has a cool name.
Another I thought of was Hadassah in the Mark of The Lion series by Francine Rivers. She exemplifies a life of faith and selflessness.
I’d like to be like both of them, but I’m too shy to be like Scout and too narcissistic to be like Hadassah.
3. Do you ever put a book down because you just can’t get into it? Or do you stick it out to the bitter end? Any examples?
I used to keep reading, but now I feel like I’m wasting my life, so I’ve been stopping lately. Recently I stopped reading The Shack. Theologically, I enjoyed it, but the story dragged. I got 80% through and stopped.
I read most of The Bluest Eye. I really enjoyed it until the scene with the pedophile. I threw the book in the trash, literally. I couldn’t read it. I couldn’t get through that scene. I’t made my stomach turn. I didn’t want to know what a pedophile was thinking. Anybody else have trouble with this?
4. Show us your book shelves! Do you have one designated spot in your house for all your books? Do you scatter them around?
This is our “neat” book case.
And this is our guest room book case. I actually let people sleep in here. I’m a pig.
And the paneling is pretty ghetto, but, ya know, I’m lazy.
Have you read any of the books I listed? What’d you think? Or pick one of the questions and answer it in the comments.