Just for fun, we decided to ask each other 5 questions about our reading selves. You can tell so much about a person by their reading habits and opinions, don’t you think? If you’re feeling curious, you can ask us questions too! Leave us a comment below.
Mel and her bookcase
What was your ultimate favourite book/s as a child?
I would read anything by R.L. Stine and the Babysitters Club series. Thankfully my school libraries always had the entire series, so I would work my way through each book during class (don’t tell my teachers!)
If you could be any character from a book you’ve read, who would you like to be?
This is a tough one. I didn’t want to say someone that most would expect, Harry Potter *cough* Hermione *cough*.
As a fellow spouse-to-a-non-reader, how do you cope with that? I find it frustrating, to be honest…
It irks me that I can’t recommend books to the husband, or that he doesn’t recommend reads to me. Also, reading time in bed is so relaxing and then he will climb into bed with the iPad and watch videos which I find really distracting as I’m trying to get into a story. JUST START READING ALREADY!
What reading goals would you really like to kick this year? Eg. A certain number of books read? Experimenting with a new genre?
I would like to get into authors I have never read before. I have begun my first Stephen King novel and am kicking myself that I have never read his stuff before.
Next on your reading list?
I would like to read H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. It has great reviews and sounds really different from my normal comfort reading zone. *Janelle says – Ha Ha, I scored the next copy at the library before you :p
A “shelfie” from Janelle’s house
As a parent of two small children, which book/s are you most excited for your children to read when they are old enough?
Oh, I think you know the answer to this one. I have been daydreaming about reading the Harry Potter series to my children, since before they were even born! It’s hard to hold off considering my eldest, Mia, is 5 now, but in my heart of hearts I still think she’s too young for us to start. Soon, my precious, soon….
If you could live in one book forever, what book would it be and why?
Eat Pray Love? Pretty sure I could handle not working and travelling the globe to “find myself” instead! Plus, there’s food, and yoga. Sign me up! I mean, ideally without the emotionally devastating divorce beforehand.
If you could only read 3 books in a year, what books would they be?
Now that’s just cruel! Why? Why would you only limit me to 3?!
Instead of choosing books that I know and love, I’m going to go with books that I have been dying to read. I would choose Bird Box by Josh Malerman, The Martian by Andy Weir, and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
What genre of books do you tend to shy away from and why?
I have turned my back on romance up to this point, which I wrote about here. But I am definitely open to changing that!
When someone asks you for book recommendations, what book/s do you find you tend to recommend more than others?
I don’t get asked a lot for recommendations, but more just get involved in conversations with people about books we’ve read. BUT the book I’ve been telling everyone to read since I read it myself, is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. An instant favourite for me, so good.
What about you – how would you answer some of those questions?
Joining in with The Weekend Rewind over at Maxabella’s