As you can see from the title of this post I’m not at home. Today’s question on BTT is:
I’™ve seen this series of questions floating around the ‘˜net the last few days, and thought it looked like a good one for us!
What was the last book you bought?
Actually I bought two. One is The Secret Scriptures by Sebastian Barry and the other is completely different – The Pub Landlord’s Book of Commonsense by Al Murray. I really shouldn’t laugh at Al’s jokes as he is quite rude, but I can’t help it – he is very funny.
Name a book you have read MORE than once
Pride and Prejudice but not for a long time
Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?
I don’t think so, no!
How do you choose a book? eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews
Ha Ha. All of that really. I also like to read the first paragraph and have a look at the middle as well.
Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?
I like them both although I read more fiction than non-fiction.
What’™s more important in a novel – beautiful writing or a gripping plot?
He He again. I like a gripping plot but it has to be in beautiful writing.
Most loved/memorable character (character/book)
Too hard to decide this morning. It could be Judas in the Bible as I’ve always felt sorry for him!
Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?
Only two ‘cos I’m in a Bed and Breakfast. They are Robert Louis Stevenson’s Tales of Terror and Gladys Tabor’s Stillmeadow and Sugarbridge. I’ve read some of both of them – Stillmeadow last night til I fell asleep and Tales of Terror this morning – too scary for last night!
What was the last book you’™ve read, and when was it?
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale, which I finished yesterday.
Have you ever given up on a book half way in?
Don’™t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’™t have to go searching for it) in the comments’”or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!