The weekly Booking Through Thursday question for today is actually a series of questions:
What was the last book you bought?
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.