Perhaps I should go for a meme week? This one I found over at Bookworm:
What kind of a book are you most comfortable reading?
Fantasy, probably. Specifically, young adult fantasy novels. I have a real soft spot for princesses. Especially ones with sweet love stories and happily-ever-afters. (Swoon.)
What kind of a book do you love to hate?
Pot boilers. Self-help novels. Especially ones that are masquerading as self-help novels. Many Oprah reads. I’m terribly suspicious of bestseller lists…
What was the last book you surprised yourself by liking?
Suite Francaise. It’s not that I thought I’d dislike it, but more that I didn’t have any expectations for it. And I loved the book.
What was the last book you surprised yourself by disliking?
The Book Thief. I thought I would like it. YA, rave reviews from bloggers I respect. I thought it was a shoo-in for sure. But it kind of feel, well, flat.
What would be the worst book to be marooned on a desert island with?
Any Berenstain Bears book. Especially if one of my girls were with me and I was forced to read it out loud five times every night. (Oh, wait…)
What book would you take with you if you suspected you might be marooned in the near future?
I should be practical and have something useful, but I’d probably grab Lord of the Rings or a couple of Robin McKinley books (or even a Harry Potter), just for some light reading.
What forces you to read outside your comfort zone?
Challenges, book groups, and bloggers who write wonderful reviews. I would still be wandering the stacks at the library wondering what’s good if it weren’t for all of you… 🙂