This questionnaire was put together by Lydia over at the Literary Lollipop. In desperate need of something to post on Sundays I have stolen it (what? what do you mean she’s giving it away?) Like so many other lazy bloggers who have been breaking this up into several parts to fill their Sundays, I will, shamelessly, do likewise. This is part two of five.
12. What is your reading comfort zone? Fiction with a basis in reality. So no Science Fiction, Fantasy Fiction, over the top Thrillers, etc. Also, I tend to avoid authors who publish at a rate of a gazillion books every couple of years, because I find the quality is lacking.
13. Can you read on the bus? Depends on what the road is like. If it’s smooth, probably…if it’s not, BARF!
14. Favourite place to read: Every morning, my boyfriend and I go to Cukarin (Su-ka-reen) a local cafe. I always have a bečki cappuccino (cappuccino with a big dollop of frozen cream on top) and totally get lost in whatever I am reading.
15. What’s your policy on book lending? Living in Croatia, I don’t have so many people banging down my door to get to my bookshelves. I am certainly willing to lend out books though…provided there is a high probability of getting the book back. (I am really possessive about books…this is also why I don’t use the library)
16. Do you dogear your books? It’s funny, I used to really hate this. Up until the end of university, dogears used to drive me nuts. I thought people were crazy to treat their books with such disrespect. Eventually the time came though when I had no choice but to begin taking highlighters to my textbooks. From that point on I no longer had an argument against the dogear folks whose book torture now seems so tame compared to my own.
17. Do you write notes in the margins of your books? I haven’t as of yet. If I have the iPad handy then I will make notes on it. Often if I don’t have paper handy or a computer to make notes on, I often let the note go unrecorded and this is becoming something of a problem for me. I need to buy some pencils and start jotting notes in the margins.
18. Do you break/crack the spine of your books? Not intentionally. What happens, happens in the course of reading a book.
19. What is your favourite language to read? English is the only language in which I am fluent. I sometimes like to pick up a French text and try to battle my way through it.
20. What makes you love a book? The degree to which I end up loving a book is directly proportional to the number of times the book sends me into a day dream involving its content, multiplied by the depth of those daydreams.
21. What will inspire you to recommend a book? These questions are starting to get a bit too deep for me. Geez! Umm…I dunno. See the previous answer…if I love the book in the above fashion then I am likely to recommend the book.
22. Favourite genre: Historical Fiction