Friday, June 15, 2007

RevGals Friday Five

Just for fun today, I'm playing the RevGals Friday Five, this week on books:

1. Fiction what kind, detective novels, historical stuff, thrillers, romance????
I love the classics - Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, plus I love C.S. Lewis' Chronicle of Narnia, Barbara Kingsolver's books, and of course, Harry Potter.

2. When you get a really good book do you read it all in one chunk or savour it slowly?
For really really good books, I tend to get through them as fast as I can. But some books, even good, are just too dense. I don't usually intentionally savor them, it just happens sometimes!

3. Is there a book you keep returning to and why?
Oh, I have quite a few I regularly reread (which my brother doesn't understand). Louisa May Alcott books - they always inspire me for a simpler way of life, and they remind me of the holidays, so I usually read them around Christmas. I reread Jane Austen novels because of the good romance - who couldn't use a little more Mr. Darcy? Ditto Bridget Jones' Diary and Mark Darcy. I reread The Chronicles of Narnia fairly regularly - for fun. And Harry Potter - to remember what happened in preparation for the next book in the series!

4. Apart from the Bible which non-fiction book has influenced you the most?
Maybe The Working Poor by David Shipley. But I'm not sure.

5. Describe a perfect place to read. ( could be anywhere!!!)
In bed on a cold and rainy day.


Anonymous said...

Reading on a cold and rainy day--perfect!

Sally said...

The working poor sounds awesome- another addition to my list! for in bed on a rainy day- oh yes!!

Melissa said...

Oooh, Jane Austen...I recently checked out Emma from the library as an audiobook, and I love it!