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!


  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!

  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 :)