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Which book has been on your shelf the longest?
I don't know if this question means the longest as in that I have owned the longest, or if it means a book that has been waiting to be read the longest. If it's the first, one of the oldest books I have is a compilation of stories called Animals You Will Never Forget. I used to read it over and over, and if I remember correctly, so did my sister. I have most of the books I had a as child, at least all the hardcover ones I received as gifts. If it's the second, it's the fourth Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I read the first three and gave up.

What is the first book you bought for yourself?
A Spell For Chameleon by Piers Anthony. I can still remember what a thrill it was to use my own money to buy a book I wanted.

What is your current read, your last read and the book you'll read next?
Right now, I am re-reading The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, and I am re-reading it because I finished her latest book right before: Bellman & Black. Both: so good. My next book? I will probably re-read Ken Follet's Fall of Giants because I just bought his sequel, Winter of the World.

What book did everyone like and you hated?
I usually don't read best sellers or top ten books because I'm a total book snob. I disliked The Da Vinci Code rather a lot, but I can't say I hated it. I actually hated The Catcher in the Rye quite a bit. AND William Faulkner, everything he ever wrote. Also, I didn't like The Alchemist and didn't really get why everyone thought it was so fantastic. *snore*

Which book do you keep telling yourself you'll read, but you probably won't?
War and Peace, Anna Karenina, The Diary of Anne Frank, the rest of the Harry Potter books.

Last page: read it first or wait till the end?
Usually no, but once in awhile, if I really can't stand it, then I sometimes peek.

Acknowledgments: waste of ink and paper or interesting aside?
I read everything in a book, if I like it. Preface, intro, dedication, afterword, reading guide questions, table of contents, and the page on the back of the title page that has the publishing information.

Which book character would you switch places with?
Diana Barry, so I could be kindred spirits with Anne of Green Gables. Claire from Outlander. JAMIE! hahahaha! Except I have no medical training and wouldn't survive more than 15 minutes in the 1700s.

Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life (a person, a place, a time)?
Um. All of them.

Which book has been with you to the most places?
Since I have lived in 29 places and have taken all my books with me every time, all of them, I guess.

Used or brand new?
What a dumb question, who cares? BOOOOOOOOOKS!

Have you ever seen a movie you liked better than the book?
No. Most of the movies I've seen that were adapted from books, even if they were excellent, were not as good as the book. And most of the movies that people say are better than the books are ones that either I haven't seen the movie of or I haven't read the book. No wait! There is one. The Muppet Christmas Carol was better than Dickens' version. Hee!
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(Anonymous)

I generally always like books better than movies. The one exception would be John Grisham's "The Firm." In the book, they have to leave the dog behind, but in the movie, the dog gets to go with them. Wonder why I like the movie better? :)

-Heather

haha! I would vote for that one, too!

From Megsie

This is so fun! I don't think I will read War & Peace or Anna Karenina either. I have already read Diary of Anne Frank, although I don't remember it. And Harry Potter is my FAVORITE. Seriously.

Re: From Megsie

I keep thinking I really should because I bet they get referenced a lot, and I miss the references. I remember that happened when I finally read Sherlock Holmes. All the way through, I kept saying, "Oh! That's from this, too!" Drrrr

In high school we had to read The Diary of Anne Frank and while I remember what happened, I can't say the writing stuck with me. Which isn't a surprise really, but it does mean I count it as a book I've read but don't think about re-reading. Maybe when Ingrid has to read it for school, I'll do it then.

I've read so much ABOUT it and so much other stuff about WWII and that particular type of story that I FEEL like I've read it even though I never actually have.

I'm amazed you didn't have to read Anne Frank in school (I found it worth reading; it still touches me as an adult).

Soooooo with you on The Muppet Christmas Carol, lol! I can't stand Dickens; the stories are great, but the writing is terribly tedious -- he got paid by the word, and man, does it ever show.

Can't stand anything by Dan Brown, because his writing is so plain awful. One of the few authors whose books I actually consider throwing across the room in disgust.

Goblet of Fire desperately needed a more dedicated editor. I made it through the entire series, but that one is my least favorite.

The book that's been the most places with me is Islandia, by Austin Tappan Wright; it's my go-to book for anywhere I have to fly to, because it's nice and long and will last an entire plane flight despite the fact that I'm a lightning-fast reader; I never really get tired of re-reading it...

I have never even heard of Islandia, now I shall go check it out! :D

I threw an Anne Rice once, and Pet Semetary by Steven King got thrown. AWFUL.

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