Sunday Bookish Questions

Posted 12 April, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook / 22 Comments


10 Bookish QuestionsSeveral weeks ago Trisha from Eclectic/Eccentric tagged me in a little Bookish Questions meme. I’ve been saving these questions for a rainy weekend, and here we are!

1. What time of day do you typically read/do you prefer to read?

Have I mentioned to y’all before that I don’t always read every day? Sacrilege, I know! Though I do tend to listen to audiobooks almost every weekday when I travel to and from work. Sometimes I’ll read during lunch, but mostly I just waste this hour away and have no idea where it goes. Occasionally I’ll read at nighttime, but most nights we watch TV together. Holy cow–do I ever actually read? I cherish nap/quiet time on the weekends and can usually get in an hour of reading then.

2. What is your strangest book related obsession?

Does Outlander (including the Starz show) count? Because I really don’t think my crush on Jamie OR Claire is healthy…

Outlander GIF

3. Like which author do you wish you wrote?

I have Cheryl Strayed on the mind lately. She writes so beautifully and with such raw honesty. I would love to be able to craft such emotion in my sentences.

4. Who do you think is the most over-rated author?

*cough cough* John Green *cough cough*  I mean, I like his books but I don’t go gaga over them. The Fault in Our Stars was just OK for me. Loved Looking for Alaska, though.

The Fault in Our Stars Cover

5. What do you think is the most over-rated book?

See above. The Fault in Our Stars. I feel like this makes me a bad person. Also The Secret History by Donna Tartt, though I still think it was the audio that ruined this book for me.

6. Which two authors would you like to see go head to head in a word-off (like a dance-off)?

Cheryl Strayed and Stephen King. Right?? Epic awesomeness. At least in my mind.Strayed vs. King

7. I’ve always wanted to read Lord of the Rings in a cabin in the mountains or Nora Roberts in an Irish inn or The Woman in White in an abandoned asylum. What book-location pairing do you wish for?

Wuthering Heights midst the English Moors. Not sure I’d be game to read anything in an abandoned asylum!!

8. Describe your bookish self in three words.

Eclectic, Emotional, Ecstatic

9. Name one of your favorite characters and what you would do with him/her if you had one day together.

Bridget Jones. And we’d likely just get sloshed. It would be epic.

Bridget Jones GIF

10. If you had one extra day in the week, that nobody knew about and didn’t count, what would you with it?

THERE COULD BE AN EXTRA DAY IN THE WEEK AND NO ONE WOULD KNOW? GIVE IT TO ME NOW! I would likely hang out in my crafting room for the majority of the day. This seems to be the one place that is hard for me to hide away in because of the proximity to the girls’ rooms. I’d probably read for a little bit. Maybe do some tidying up (hoping this will make my house happier). Maybe bake something for later. And probably a lot of just staring into space while enjoying the quiet.

Grab the questions and play along! I’d love to see your answers.


Sunday Funday. I’m headed out of town next week for business and it will be the longest that I’ve been away from both girls at the same time. I plan to take some books for the evenings, but I’m not sure I actually expect to get any reading done. Today will likely be filled with miscellaeous travel prep.

What does your Sunday look like today?


22 Responses to “Sunday Bookish Questions”

  1. Kay

    Love the Bridget Jones reference. I need to watch that movie again. Good luck on your trip. It will be OK. I used to travel when my girl was a preschooler and she did just fine with her dad. Take care.

  2. I agree with you about Cheryl Strayed. I recently read Tiny Beautiful Things and was blown away by her writing! I’ve read Wild and Torch, but I think TBT was the best of the bunch. I might have even convinced my husband to read it once he’s finished with his own writing project.

    Are you going any place fun? Safe travels!

  3. I agree with you on John Green. I felt like The Fault in Our Stars was emotionally manipulating. I feel bad because I know he wrote it with a cancer-striken fan in mind, but, oh well. I feel what I feel.

    An extra day would be heavenly. Until it became normal and we’d wish for a ninth day. There will never be enough time. ::sigh::

  4. What a fun twist on Sunday Fun….thanks for adding dimensions to your “bookish self.” Sometimes, despite the glimpses we get through blog posts, we think of our online friends as always reading.

    I read a lot, but I am also addicted to TV shows and movies. And sometimes getting sloshed…LOL.

    Thanks for sharing…here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  5. Fun questions! I do think The Secret History would be a bear on audio…but I’m also not a fan of audio in general. I love the overrated author question…I did love Fault in Our Stars, but it’s the only John Green I’ve ever read and haven’t really wanted to read others. My overrated authors are probably Ian McEwan (in the “literary” fiction category) and Liane Moriarty (in the “popular” fiction category).

  6. Great questions and great answers! I’d get sloshed with you if you ever need a real-life Bridget Jones! Any Bronte sister book read on the moors would be awesome, wouldn’t it?

    Good luck on your business trip! Make sure you keep us posted on how it goes and whether you need some working mother support!

  7. It’s fun getting to know you through memes! That’s hard, being away from family for work. I always missed my little boy (now 26) when I had to go out of town

  8. Susan in TX

    I have to about John Green AND the abandoned asylum. And, yes please, when the extra day is found, I would like one too. :) Fun meme!

  9. Hooray for the Cheryl Strayed love! My best friend got me a signed book of hers for Christmas and I was one happy camper.

    The traveling away from the kids is tough, but also kind of nice to have some time to yourself (even if you have to work). I hope you have a great trip!

  10. Cheryl Strayed is my obsession, but the podcast! Her voice PLUS her words? I feel like a total fangirl. And I got Wild from the library, but it expired before I could read it.

  11. I loved John Green UNTIL The Fault in Our Stars. So not a fan of that one. Or Cheryl Strayed. I know! I loathed Wild, and since everyone was raving over Dear Sugar I sat down with it in the bookstore a few weeks ago. And left it there. She continues to annoy me on so many different levels. Or maybe I just can’t get past that loathing of Wild…

  12. I mainly read on my breaks at work and sometimes in the evenings if the kids are occupied with something else. And also at their practices if I am there by myself which is uninterrupted bliss :) I still haven’t read Outlander yet but I just got my copy back since my Mom finished it. She is even thinking about watching the series now which surprised me. Guess I need to get my butt in gear and see what all the hype is about! Have a great week Trish!

  13. OMG. Everyone LOVES The Secret History so I have quietly hidden the fact that I just didn’t see the appeal. I finished the book with a bad taste in my mouth. I’m glad to finally see I’m not alone! Now I’ll go back to quietly disliking it since there are so many rabid fans around. ;)

  14. it would be so cool, spending a day with Britget Jones!! Hahaha

    Also, you might be right about John Green’s books…at least the one I’ve read.

  15. Um, I love everything about this. EVERYTHING. Because, you know. OUTLANDER. And! I want to get sloshed with you and Bridget! I love her, even though I can’t bring myself to read her latest installment. I’m going to grab these questions and save them for a rainy day :).

  16. I don’t think you have an unhealthy obsession at all. (Because if you do then I do) lol I can’t wait for the next season to come out on DVD!!!!!

  17. Two weeks of neglecting my Feedly, but I’m here now! :D

    I’m with you on John Green. I totally love him as a person, and have never liked anything I’ve read by him.