I picked this up off someone’s blog and thought it would be a fun thing to fill out. I decided to post it here, though I don’t know that anyone would be very interested to read it. :) I would love to read how other fill this out!
Top 3 authors:
1. A.L.O.E. or A Lady of England, would definitely be on my list of favorite books. She wrote great historical fiction from a very Christian perspective.
2. Douglas Bond is probably my favorite living author, or very near my favorite. I have yet to read a book by Bond that I do not like.
3. R.M. Ballantyne, again, I have yet to read anything I do not like by this great author. Robert Lewis Stevenson termed him “Ballantyne the Brave” in Treasure Island. His real, adventurous and Christian writing is a joy to read.
Top 3 male characters:
1. Ishmael Worth in Ishmael and it’s sequel Self-Raised by E.D.E.N. Southworth.
2. John Humphreys in The Wide, Wide World by Susan Warner.
3. Edwin Ruthven in The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter.
Top 3 female characters:
1. Gertrude Flint in The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
2. Bee Middleton in Ishmael and Self-Raised by E.D.E.N. Southworth
3. Ellen Montgomery in The Wide, Wide World by Susan Warner
Top 30 fiction books in no particular order:
1. The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter.
2. That Printer of Udell’s by Harold Bell Wright.
3. The Spanish Brothers by Deborah Alcock.
4. The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins.
5. The Robbers’ Cave by A.L.O.E.
6. Prisoners of the Sea by Florence M. Kingsley.
7. The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne.
8. The Gorilla Hunters by R.M. Ballantyne.
9. Hostage Lands by Douglas Bond.
10. The Lost Clue by O.F. Walton.
11. The Wide, Wide World by Susan Warner.
12. The White Gypsy by Annette M. Lyster.
13. The Master’s Likeness by Joseph Johnson.
14. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
15. Little Men by Louisa May Alcott.
16. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.
17. Ishmael and Self-Raised by E.D.E.N. Southworth.
18. The Crown and Covenant Series by Douglas Bond.
19. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen.
20. Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Canon Doyle.
21. To Have and to Hold by Mary Johnston.
22. Sir Knight of the Splendid Way by W.E. Cule.
23. House of Love by Elizabeth Cheney.
24. Titus: A Comrade of the Cross and Stephen: A Soldier of the Cross by Florence M. Kingsley.
25. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas.
26. The Transformation of Job by Frederick Vinning Fisher.
27. In the Days of Chivalry by Evelyn Everett-Green.
28. The Hidden Hand by E.D.E.N. Southworth.
29. Vinegar Boy by Alberta Hawse.
30. Mother by Kathleen Norris.
Top 3 books most recently read:
1. The Master’s Hands by Phillip Keller
2. Princess Hildegarde by Sidney Baldwin
3. Bernie’s White Chicken by “Pansy” (The title says it all…quite boring…)
Worst 3 books ever read:
1. Ten Nights in a Barroom by T. S. Arthur
Can’t think of any others at the moment…if I don’t like it, I usually don’t read it!
Top 5 scenes from any book:
1. The trial in court of Traverse Rocke in The Hidden Hand.
2. Edwin Ruthven’s last scene in The Scottish Chiefs.
3. When Watson is shot in The Adventure of the Three Garridebs.
4. The end of the journey in Sir Knight of the Splendid Way.
5. Carlos’ capture in The Spanish Brothers.
The book(s) that made me cry the most:
The Scottish Chiefs, The Spanish Brothers
The book(s) that made me laugh the most:
The Hidden Hand, The Coral Island, The Gorilla Hunters.
The book(s) that made me feel the best at the end:
The Scottish Chiefs, The Spanish Brothers.
Contemporary or Historical?
Nothing better than a great old book!
Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror?
I haven’t really read much, if any, of all three.
Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market Paperback?
I hate to buy paperback books if I can help it.
Barnes & Noble or Amazon?
Amazon, I buy a lot from there.
Bookmark or Dog-ear?
Bookmark, never dog-ear!
Alphabetize by author, alphabetize by title, or organize not at all?
Don’t really organize them at all…well, by series, and overall category, but that’s it.
Star Wars or Star Trek?
I must confess, I have read parts of Star Wars, only short parts (there’s so many better things to read)
Keep, Throw Away, or Sell?
Keep the ones worth keeping, throw away the trash, and give away the rest.
Keep dust-jacket or toss it?
Read with dustjacket or remove it?
They get in the way and slip off!
Little Women or Anne of Green Gables?
Probably Little Women…though I love both.
Short story or novel?
I haven’t read many short stories, though they can be just as good.
Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
If it’s late at night and when I’m tired or bored, where ever I stop, otherwise, chapter breaks.
“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?
Hmm…both? (depends on the book)
Tear Jerker or Belly Laugh?
I love to cry over books…I say to people that don’t, you’re missing a very good part of life! I do like to laugh as well, but I’d rather cry, those are the types of books that I like to remember and read over parts again.
Charlotte, Emily, or Anne Brontë?
Haven’t read either, though I’ve been wanting to read Jane Eyre for a while, haven’t gotten around to it.
Buy or Borrow?
Borrow if I’m checking it out (go to the library every week!) and if I loved it, then I want to buy it.
Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation, or Browse?
Recommendations and browsing, mostly.
Collection (short stories by the same author) or Anthology (short stories by different authors)?
Crane or Conrad?
Sorry but never read either…
Standalone or Series?
Though, with a good author like Douglas Bond, can’t beat the Crown and Covenantseries!
Tidy ending or Cliffhanger?
In a series, a cliffhanger, of sorts…tidy endings, of course, for the others.
Morning reading, afternoon reading, or nighttime reading?
Nighttime, most definitely!
Favorite genre series?
The Crown and Covenant series.
New or used?
There is nothing like an old, worn cover…leaving you to wonder, who read this book before, the writing on the inside cover…timeless!
Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter and just about all the others I listed above in the 30 favorite books list…LOL