Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Reading Habits of Jordyn

This meme was found here, and if you want to answer the questions please leave a link/comment so I can see your answers!

What have you just read?
The last book I read was VIOLENCE 101, by Denis Wright. 

What are you reading now?
GONE WITH THE WIND, by Margaret Mitchell. My favorite. <3

Do you have any idea what you'll read after that?
Probably THE AFTER LIFE, by Daniel Ehrenhaft. Either that or I'll take a quick detour and read an old BSC book. :)

What's the worst thing you were ever forced to read?
This is actually a book I willingly read and I kept going thinking it would eventually get better and turn into a redemption tale (the title kind of leads you to believe this...) and the reading of it would be validated in the end. No such luck. HOW TO BE GOOD, by Nick Hornby.

What's one book you always recommend to just about everyone?
Well, HOW TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, by Harper Lee if by some amazing amazement you've avoided reading it so far. But other than that, THE BOY IN THE STRIPED  PAJAMAS, by John Boyne, is kind of my catch-all recommendation and a really great book to boot. The less you know going in, the better.

Is there a book you absolutely love but for some reason people never think it sounds interesting, or maybe they read it and don't like it at all?
Well, SERAFINA67 is one that most people just haven't heard of or found interesting enough to pick up. Of the three people I've had read it, two liked it and the third (my own sister!) absolutely hated it. But other than that I can't really think of anything though there are definitely plenty of books I love that not many people seem to have read, which is sad.

Do you read while you eat?

Do you read in the bath?

While you watch movies or tv?
I have before, generally during movies I'm not at all interested (which, to be fair, is most of them), but I generally don't. And reading during one of my awesome tv shows would be horrible!

While you listen to music?
Yes, sometimes.

When you're on the computer?

When you were little did other children tease you about your reading habits?
In fifth grade the other girls who sat at my table (a bunch of 11-year old mean girls, seriously) didn't believe that I was actually reading our assigned reading because, "nobody can read that fast." Maybe I should have been flattered but really they were just annoying and incredibly mean about it. Other than that, I was never teased in a mean way.

What's the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn't put it down?
Uhm. This doesn't actually happen to me. If I read late into the night it's because I can't sleep and I'm bored, not because the book is so great. But the last book that (despite me reading during the daytime) evoked this same feeling was SEA, by Heidi R. Kling. I swear I had things I was going to do that day besides read.

Have any books made you cry?

**also: the formatting on this post is all wonky. apoloys. i just can't get it to work right.**


  1. Oh my god, your fifth grade story! That happened to me, too. This girl was all, "No one can read that fast! You're a liar" and she was super-rude about it.

    And I just checked out SERAFINA67 on goodreads, and it does seem kinda interesting. I'm curious to see how well the blog format is pulled off :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog this weekend!

    I'm posting this meme tonight!