What was the last book you bought?
a coffee table book of 'space photos' - planets and stars and whatnot.
Name a book you have read MORE than once
to kill a mockingbird. i have read it probably 13-15 times.
Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?
anne lamott's traveling mercies changed my life in a big way. it set in motion a big internal struggle over what really constitutes a 'good Christian' and whether there actually is such a thing. she was very much NOT the conservative evangelical Christian i'd spent my whole life accepting as 'right.' and yet i couldn't dismiss her, because her writing was so captivating. it validated her, to me. BIG big struggle, perhaps the biggest one i faced in college.
How do you choose a book? eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews
sometimes the cover matter, but mostly through recommendations.
Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?
no preference, but i read more fiction right now because i'm in a literature class.
What’s more important in a novel - beautiful writing or a gripping plot?
beautiful writing, as long as it's meaningful. there are different kinds of beautiful.
Most loved/memorable character (character/book)
scout finch, from TKAM
Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?
What was the last book you’ve read, and when was it?
i finished a couple of books in the last 2 weeks - balzac and the little chinese seamstress, by dai sijie; and evensong, by gail godwin. evensong was the first book i've read by godwin and it certainly won't be the last.
Have you ever given up on a book half way in?
i gave up on great expectations a few months ago.