Thanks so much to Faith on the Farm for tagging me! This one was super hard for me. Maybe it’s telling me I’m not enough of a bookworm. 🙂
- Thank and link to the blogger who nominated you
- Include the tag graphic in your post
- Answer the ten questions the blogger asked
- Nominate between five and ten bloggers
- Ask your nominees ten book-related questions!
- Don’t feel bound to these rules
- (Most importantly) Have fun!
And without further adieu …
What are two books you would and have recommended over and over again?
Number one, the Bible. But in regards to fiction … I don’t really recommend that many books to people, but I’m pretty sure I have waxed on and on about A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White and Sarah Sundin’s Wings of Glory series.
What’s a fictional book that helped you understand God better?
Hmm … Al Lacy’s fiction books were pretty influential to me when I was young. Recently, though, I’ve been inspired by my sister’s latest release, especially the title. I see it often because I have a copy of it in my bedroom, and the title, Promises Unbroken, always reminds me that God’s promises will never be broken, that they’re eternal in spite of my failures.
What are two authors that you think have a very similar style of writing?
This one is super hard, so I came up with a detailed answer: Susan May Warren’s historical fiction and J’nell Ciesielski. Susan May Warren’s suspense novels aren’t like that at all, but both of these ladies’ styles are quite flowery and poetic in these contexts. But then again, they have their differences too …
Have you ever almost guessed every single plot twist in a book? What book was it?
I don’t think I could say every single plot twist. I’m not that smart. However, in a recent book I read, Anchor in the Storm, I saw the way the romance was going to go a hundred miles away. It was annoying.
What are two fictional characters who could almost sum up your personality?
This one’s really hard, too! One character would have to be Peter Holstein from Roseanna M. White’s A Name Unknown. Peter’s an author and generally very shy and just wants to write his books. And he doesn’t want anyone to know he writes. That resonates with me. He’s also not the toughest guy in the world, and (spoiler if you haven’t read the book) I’d be the type of person to throw a piece of fruit at a villain, too. Except I’d be sad to throw a good piece of fruit at someone instead of just eating the fruit …
And this second person is interesting – Libby Sinclair was another Roseanna White book, The Nature of a Lady. I recently reviewed this book, and I had major problems with it. And Libby also got on my nerves.
And I realized she was like me. 🙂
One of those moments, right? She just kind of let everyone walk over her and was desperate to avoid conflict. Me right there. So maybe I need to work on that? Anyhow, she was one of the few characters I’ve actually thought, yeah, she’s like me. Cringe.
Are you the person constantly getting more book recommendations than you could ever keep up with or are you the person always recommending tons of awesome books? Or something in-between?
Always getting more book recommendations than I can ever keep up with. I’m not the fastest reader in the world, and I don’t set aside enough time for reading. There’s so many good books out there, and I have yet to get to them …
Has a book ever made you appreciate something (or a food, in particular) more than you did before? What was it (the book and the “thing”)?
Recently, I read The Butterfly and the Violin, and all of the sufferings of the people in the concentration camp made me appreciate food and freedom and family.
What is a book that has made you both laugh and cry? (If you don’t have one, you could pick one for each, I suppose).
I was always cracking up at Sally in To the Uttermost. She was hilarious. Crying? Hmm … I really don’t cry over books all that often. (Sounds coldhearted …) But I’m pretty sure I teared up while reading To the Uttermost, too.
What’s one book (fiction or nonfiction) other than the Bible that you wish every single person on the planet would read?
This is so hard … I really loved Martin Luther’s Commentary on Galatians. It just beats justification by faith into your head, and as humans, we need that—our hearts are so prone to wander!
I’d also suggest Spurgeon ….
Would you consider yourself a bookworm? If so (or if not), how many books do you read each month?
Um … I feel like I’m going to get into trouble saying this, but no. I really enjoy reading, but I don’t read enough to classify myself as a bookworm. I average about a book a week, depending on what’s going on in my life at that point, so about four books a month. I feel like this is a terrible author confession. 🙂
Thanks again to Faith for tagging me!
And here are the questions:
- What’s a book that reminds you of your childhood?
- What’s the longest book you’ve ever read?
- Who’s one of your favorite characters?
- How often do you read non-fiction vs fiction?
- What’s the most important thing you look for in a good book?
- Do you judge a book by its cover?
- What’s your preferred method of enjoying a story? Ebook, paper book, audiobook, etc.?
- Do songs remind you of certain books? If so, what book and what song was it?
- What is one of the most memorable lessons a fiction book has ever taught you?
- What is one of the best fiction books you’ve read in the past year?