Good day, fellow online friends. :)
Faith at Stories by Firefly! tagged me for the By the Book tag, and it looks quite fun!
What book is on your nightstand now?
Well, I don’t literally keep books on my nightstand, besides my Bible and maybe a nonfiction, but the book I am currently reading is “Courageous” by Dina Sleiman – such a beautiful book!
What was the last truly great book you read?
Oh let’s see…I’ve read several that have not been so good, but the last truly great book would probably be “Land of Silence” by Tessa Afshar, followed by “If He Lives” by Sarah Holman and “The Fences Between Us” by Kirby Larson.
If you could meet any writer – dead or alive – who would it be? And what would you want to know?
Ah, hard! I like Faith’s answer of John from the Bible – it would be amazing to meet him and hear his accounts firsthand.
As for alive…I want to meet several authors! Tessa Afshar – I’d just like to listen to her talk, hear how God inspired each of her stories, etc. I’d also love to meet Chuck Black and hear first hand about his allegorical fiction. I could go on… :D
What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves?
Hmmm, maybe The Bonnets and Bugles series by Gilbert Morris…I loved that series when I was younger. Would love to re-read them. :) Or perhaps some of the Amelia’s Notebooks books…I absolutely loved those in my young tween/teenage years and upon finding copies at a book sale for cheap/free, I knew I had to get them. :)
How do you organize your personal library?
Haha, um…well, it’s a little jumbled to the outside eye perhaps. I organize by most favourites on middle shelf, great books on top and bottom (and actually some favourites are on the bottom because my middle shelf is too full!), and a different bookcase for “To-Read” :D
What book have you always meant to read and haven’t gotten around yet?
I have many of those. Like, a lot. ^.^ But maybe…”Wives and Daughters” by Elizabeth Gaskell. I adore the movie, and so badly want to read the book, but haven’t gotten to it yet…someday! :D
Anything you feel embarrassed never to have read?
Any number of the classics. I admit I’ve always had a hard time getting through one….I did read “North and South” by Elizabeth Gaskell though, and thoroughly enjoyed that. But anyway, yeah, classics, like Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, Charles Dickens, etc.
Disappointing, overrated, just not good: what book did you feel you are supposed to like but didn’t?
Alright. I’m gonna say it. “A Time to Die” by Nadine Brandes. I had very high expectations. And on some accounts it was good. But…it disappointed me, and made me angry. I can’t say much without giving it away.
Another would probably be…”The Prophetess” by Jill Eileen Smith and “Bathsheba” by Angela Hunt.
Do you remember the last book you put down without finishing?
“The Fiercest Fight” by Brent King. Not my kind of book.
What kind of stories are you drawn to? Any you stay clear of?
Up-lifting, encouraging Christian books. Biblical Fiction, magic-less fantasy, etc. If they have a strong Christian theme, I’m there. :) As for what I avoid, that would be books containing magic/sorcery of any kind.
If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?
The Bible, definitely.
What do you plan to read next?
Not entirely sure…perhaps “The Cautious Maiden” by Dawn Crandall….or whatever I feel like. :)
And I tag….
and whoever wants to do it. :) Let me know if you do, so I can read your answers! :)
And also, just a quick note: I updated my “Book Sale!” page here, so there’s new books! :)