hope you are all having a fantastic weekend. I found these questions on my friend Em's blog and I had to answer them...because I love talking about books.
1. Favourite childhood book.
"Das alte Haus", a book full of stories about an old lady and all her animal, the potato king etc. My mom always read it to me. Also detective stories like "Die drei Fragezeichen" and "TKKG". I was that kind of child who read under her blanket with a flashlight at night.
2. What are you reading right now?
Several crime novels by Ake Edwardson, Max Bentow and Karin Slaughter. Also a book about sewing because I want to learn how to.
3. What books do you have on request at the library?
None. I have to admit that I rarely go to the library. I am a book hoarder and need shelves full of them. They make me happy.
4. Bad book habit?
I don't know if this is a bad habit but as you can read in the previous question, I love to collect books which is why I can never resist buying them (I do buy lots of books at the flea market though) so I just keep adding more and more books and I can never say goodbye to them (it would hurt to much to give them away).
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
None. See question #3.
6. Do you have an e-reader?
Yes, I read a lot of books on my Kindle Fire and my iPad mini. They are perfect for traveling because I can take hundreds of books with me.
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
Several at once. 100%. I never just read one book at a time.
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
Well, I guess this question is meant for book bloggers and I am not one although I should maybe start to write some book reviews. But to answer the question, no I still love crime novels as much as before but I guess I am getting more book recommendations now.
9. Least favourite book you read this year so far?
It's not a new book but I forced myself to re-read "One Day" by David Nicholls to see if I like it this time but I just don't. I also started to watch the movie but had to stop after half an hour. I don't know what it is but this book just isn't my friend.
10. Favourite book you've read this year?
I started to read the crime novels by Max Bentow and really loved them. My first German crime novels to be precise. But yeah, I love so many books!
11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
When people recommend books to me or when I get a book as a gift which I would not buy for myself.
12. What is your reading comfort zone?
13. Can you read in the car?
Not always. Sometimes I get really sick. I prefer trains and planes.
14. Favourite place to read?
My couch. At least until I have my own library with a fireplace, a cozy armchair and a globe bar. Where nobody interrupts me.
15. What is your policy on book lending?
16. Do you ever dog-ear books? Break the spines?
17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?
18. Not even textbooks?
That's different. I write in textbooks all the time. They are meant to be written in. I also use different colored highlighters and post its.
19. What is your favourite language to read in?
I love reading Scandinavian crime novels in German but otherwise I read a lot of books in English. Scandinavian crime sounds better in German.
20. What makes you love a book?
A good story line and characters I either love or hate. And of course a good writing style. And lots of blood and murders.
21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
I recommend books all the time because I want other to love these books as much as I do.
22. Favourite genre?
Crime. Fiction but also non-fiction. I know it sounds like I only read crime novels but that's not the case, I swear. Just a lot.
23. Genre you rarely read but wish you did?
24. Favourite Biography?
I rarely read biographies. But maybe I should. Any recommendations?
25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
I don't need any help.
26. Favourite Cookbook?
Right now, "Isa does it". I think it is very exciting that you can find more and more vegan cook books out there now.
27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
Well, I mostly read crime novels and since I am not a psychopath I am not very inspired to commit a murder by them. But all books are kind of inspiring. The book about sewing inspires my to sew. My cooking books inspire me to try new recipes. My books about traveling make me want to discover new places....sorry I cannot come up with a fantastic answer to this question. But stay tuned for part II.
Thanks for reading, I hope you don't want to punch me because of the gif-overload. Have a happy Sunday!