Saturday, 15 January 2011

More about books :)

Just a quick post to tell you all I am still alive ;) I have had a fabulous couple of days - I went to see Matilda the musical at the rsc on thursday and then today I've had a fab day at orchestra, then lunch and bowling with a couple of friends I haven't seen for yonks and then the evening with another group of friends. However, due to this I'm feeling absolutely shattered and not really in the mood to write a proper post about all the exhilarating events which have happened to me :) Indeed, yesterday I went curled up in bed at about 8 in the evening to read a book and then the next thing I knew it was half ten!

However, talking of books, I'm going to leave you with a few other question and answers about books. Over on daisy yellow what is apparently The Annual Book Quiz has been posted! As you know I have a rather ambitious target of books to read so I thought it would be fitting to play along :)
  1. What is on your reading list for 2011? {Well, the biggie is of course my list of 100 books everyone should read. Talking of which, I really need to get a move on with reading them. I haven't really been in a reading mood of late. I'm sure I will come across many other books I want to read though.}
  2. What was the best fiction book you read in 2010? {I have to admit, I've become quite taken with the Poldark series this year. I've been borrowing them off a friend and they are so good - I'm in the eight so far. I also enjoyed the Titus Groan series by Mervyn Peake - very very odd and sureal (although I'm not sure whether it was this year that I read them. And Fire by Kristin Cashore Although, I am sure there are many others but I read so much I think they've probably slipped my mind.}
  3. What book was the biggest let down in 2010? {Oh gosh - I can't really think of anything off the top of my head...}
  4. Do you remember the first short story you wrote as a kid? What was it about? {hmm..I'm sure there were earlier, but I remember writing this really long tale in year 6 - some ind of adventure story with secret passages and the like I think.}
  5. Do you keep track of the books you read? {No, but writing this made me realise that I really need to. I read so much but to be honest I have a vague memory of plots etc. or at least connecting plots to titles and all that jazz}
  6. How many books are on your TO READ list? {100 :) But 'm much more of a 'pick-up-this-looks-interesting-lets-read' type of person than a list type.}
  7. Where is your favorite reading spot? {in bed}
  8. How many books (fiction + non-fiction) did you read in 2010? {no idea - a couple of hundred probably. I read a lot and pretty ferociously when I get going}
  9. Do you read more than one book at once? {well, never used to but I've started to do that occasionally. I do annoy myself when I do it though. Its the kind of thing I might do if I have a on-fiction and a fiction book going on or am reading something I'm not really enjoying very much, or if something comes along that I have been waiting to read for ages}
  10. Do you read more fiction or non-fiction? {much more fiction (pretty exclusively) especially of the fantasy or historical bent}
So there's me in a nutshell at this point in time. Now off to carry on reading Cranford :)
And just to whet your appetite, here is a pic of how the bowling alley lighting gives you fluorescent shoelaces!
Hannah

2 comments:

  1. Hannah, Thank you for taking part in the 2nd annual book quiz. So much fun to compare book notes, so to speak. I think I need a to-read list because I am so forgetful and I fear that I will forget what I'd meant to read!

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  2. Hello I just popped over to say thanks for visiting and commenting - am just reviving my blog after a long half-hearted hiatus, nice to "meet" new people! I'm going to have a wee look around now :)

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