Booking Through Thursday

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The weekly Booking Through Thursday question for today is actually a series of questions:

What was the last book you bought?

I bought three: The Longing by Beverly Lewis, Sunset by Karen Kingsbury, and Summer Breeze by Catherine Palmer and Gary Chapman. I’ve finished the first one and I am in the middle of the second one.

Name a book you have read MORE than once

Little Women and its sequels, the Little House series, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Changed Into His Image by Jim Berg, Winning the Inner War by Erwin Lutzer, Amy Carmichael of Dohnavur by Frank Houghton, several of Isobel Kuhn, Rosalind Goforth’s, and Elisabeth Elliot‘s books.

Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?

The Bible primarily, and other Christian books have enhanced the way I see life, especially missionary biographies.

How do you choose a book? eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews

All of those have influenced my choice of books, cover design probably the least. Cover design may catch my eye if I am browsing in a store, but if the summary doesn’t sound interesting, I won’t get it. But recommendations and reviews often cause me to seek out particular books.

Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?

Christian fiction and biographies are my favorite genres.

What’s more important in a novel – beautiful writing or a gripping plot?

Seems like we’ve discussed this one before, but if you don’t have a plot you don’t have a story. Yet the writing has to be engaging to some degree or else it doesn’t draw you into the plot.

Most loved/memorable character (character/book)

Oh, so many…Beth and Marmee in Little Women, Jean Val Jean in Les Miserables.

Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?

My Bible and Daily Light for the Daily Path devotional book.

What was the last book you’ve read, and when was it?

The Longing by Beverly Lewis October 4.

Have you ever given up on a book half way in?

I did with The Tale of Two Cities a couple of times — probably less than halfway in — before I finally completed it. It became one of my favorites and I immediately read it again.

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9 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday

  1. That’s interesting that it took you several tries to get into A Tale of Two Cities, but then you loved it. What made you keep going/what was the watershed moment when the book picked up for you?

  2. I like all of these questions and your answers. I recently bought another series by Beverly Lewis. I’ve never read her books but found some of them on a bargain table. I haven’t begun yet.
    I’ve never read either of those classics. When my daughter was in school, she had a reading list and I read some of the ones on it like: Grapes of Wrath and one by Pearl S. Buck: The Good Earth. I like the Steinbeck novels. I haven’t read them all. I should. I enjoyed Falkner, also. Have you read As I Lay Dying?

  3. Thank You for visiting my blog 🙂 I don’t know what it is but I just can’t seem to want to reread books aside from the Bible, I am the same way with movies, I will watch them again but usually a considerable amount of time would have to pass, unless it is certain movies like Grease and Dirty Dancing,lol. Sorry, I know totally off topic!
    Have a great day!

  4. I love “Little Women” and the “Little House” series. Read that when I was younger. I probably need to go buy me a copy as the old one is ripped, of course not done by me

    Thanks for visiting my blog, Happy BTTs and Thursday!

  5. Hi Barbara,

    Thank you for the kind words on the christening gown.

    I am a big Elisabeth Elliot fan too…. and missionaries biographies or accounts are always favorites of mine as well!

    Blessings!

  6. Those were fun questions and great answers. I read a lot of books through ones I’ve seen on blogs that have been reviewed. And covers definitely do attract me, too.

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