Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Favorite Books/Authors Quiz

Top 3 authors:

1. J.R.R. Tolkien

2. Sharon Hinck

3. Mindy Starns Clark

Top 3 male characters:

1. Kieran from The Sword of Lyric Series by Sharon Hinck

2. Sterling MacRae from Escape the Sunrise by Susan May Warren

3. Boromir from The Lord of the Rings

Top 3 female characters:

1. Jo Tulip from The Smart Chick Mysteries by Mindy Starns Clark

2. Kale from The Dragon Keeper Chronicles by Donita K Paul

3.Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Top 30 fiction books in no particular order:

1. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

2. The Restorer's Son by Sharon Hinck

3. Blink by Ted Dekker

4. The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis

5. Blind Dates Can Be Murder by Mindy Starns Clark

6. The Shadows of Lancaster County by Mindy Starns Clark

7. The Ordinary Princess by M. M. Kaye

8. Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

9. Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright

10. The Uncrowned King by Harold Bell Wright

11. The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald

12. The Dream Thief by Stephen Lawhead

13. Hostage Lands by Douglas Bond

14. Dragonspell by Donita K Paul

15. Dragonknight by Donita K Paul

16. The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

17. The Singer Trilogy by Calvin Miller

18. Fireflies in December by Jennifer E. Valent

19. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

20. The Guardian by Dee Henderson

21. Vanish by Tom Pawlik

22. North! Or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson

23. The Curse of the Spider King by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper

24. Flee the Night by Susan May Warren

25. 4:50 From Paddington by Agatha Christie

26. A Thousand Tomorrows by Karen Kingsbury

27. When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright

28. The Mitford Books by Jan Karon

29. MissMatch Erynn Mangum

30. Snoopy's Guide to the Writing Life compiled by Monte Schultz

Top 3 books most recently read:

1. North! Or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson

2. Double Trouble by Susan Mary Warren

3. The Dragon King Trilogy by Stephen Lawhead

Worst 3 books ever read:

1. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

2. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

3. Red Badge of Courage

Top 5 scenes from any book:

1. When Kieran and The One battle, The Restorer's Son

2. Any one of Sir Beccaroon's conversations with Wizard Fenworth, The Vanishing Sculptor

3. Gandalf's conversation with Frodo about Gollum having some good in him, The Fellowship of the Ring

4. When Lacy threatens Micah with a fork, Flee the Night

5. When Ryan proposes to Laurie, Matchpoint

The book(s) that made me cry the most:

1. Whichever book it is in the Mitford Series when Miss Sadie dies

2. A Thousand Tomorrows by Karen Kingsbury—the whole entire thing

3. Saint by Ted Dekker—when it describes the mindwashing methods used on Johnny

4. A Sword for the Immerland King by F.W. Faller, particularly when King Sandihar and Verclan die

5. The Lord of the Rings, particularly any time when Sam proves his loyalty to Frodo

The book(s) that made me laugh the most:

1. MissMatch by Erynn Mangum (gotta love Laurie!)

2. The Restorer's Son by Sharon Hinck (primarily because Kieran is so sarcastic and gets himself into so many awkward situations)

3. The Trouble With Tulip by Mindy Starns Clark (gotta love Jo too!)

4. Castle Craneycrowe by George Barr McCutcheon

5. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy (explanation of last two—old "romantic" style of writing, which is so overblown it's hysterically funny sometimes)

The book(s) that made me feel the best at the end:

1. Flee the Night by Susan May Warren

2. Shadows of Lancaster County by Mindy Starns Clark

3. Dragonspell by Donita K Paul

4. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

5. Blink by Ted Dekker

Contemporary or Historical?

1. Contemporary

Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror?

1. Fantasy, without a doubt—the tiniest bit of scifi—and I can't think of any books I've read that could be labeled "horror", not even Vanish and that's the creepiest book I've read in a long time

Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market Paperback?

1. Old hardback, like 1920s or earlier hardback. Other than that, paperback

Barnes & Noble or Amazon?

Barnes and Noble used!!!

Bookmark or Dog-ear?

Dog-ear—you can tell the books I read all the time because they're falling apart. My books are well-loved…

Alphabetize by author, alphabetize by title, or organize not at all?

By author's last name, exactly like a library

Star Wars or Star Trek?

Neither—read one Star Wars book and was not impressed…

Keep, Throw Away, or Sell?

Keep almost every book I buy—if not, sell. I don't think I've ever thrown a book away

Keep dust-jacket or toss it?

Keep it.

Read with dustjacket or remove it?

1. Remove it

Little Women or Anne of Green Gables?

I'm not particularly fond of either.

Short story or novel?

1. Both!

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?

When tired

It was a dark and stormy night or Once upon a time?

Once upon a time, usually

Tear Jerker or Belly Laugh?

Both, because it shows the true worth of an author to be able to draw his readers into the story so much that he gets physical reactions like laughs or tears.

Charlotte, Emily, or Anne Brontë?

Only read Jane Eyre, and that's all I want to read even though I semi-sorta liked it.

Buy or Borrow?

Both!

Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation, or Browse?

All!

Collection (short stories by the same author) or Anthology (short stories by different authors)?

Both—just give me something to read!!!

Crane or Conrad?

Yuck. Never heard of Conrad, but The Red Badge of Courage was awful!

Standalone or Series?

1. Both!

Tidy ending or Cliffhanger?

Mostly tidy endings, especially if the sequel's not coming out for another year!

Morning reading, afternoon reading, or nighttime reading?

Nighttime unless it's something creepy like Vanish or The Curse of the Spider King

Favorite genre series?

Lord of the Rings! (I take it this means your favorite series from your favorite genre).

New or used?

1. That's tough to choose! I love the feel and smell of an old book, but then again there's also a certain excitement when you smell fresh paper and ink too…

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?

Lonoma's Map and A Sword For the Immerland King—no one seems to have heard of F.W. Faller, which is really sad cause he's a great author!

5 responses:

Lostariel said...

The only thing in my head after reading this was, "On the Star Wars/Star Trek thing, no comment on books, but if it has anything to do with movies made in the past ten years, Star Trek all the way!"

I should have so much more to say, but that's what stuck in my head. Sci Fi is growing on me; I think I'll try out writing it.

Fopias said...

lol, you did this too...it's actually pretty fun, but parts of it were hard to come up with answers.

Galadriel said...

I have so many favorites, I don't know what I'd choose.

Kyleigh said...

RYC - I never thought about it being weird at all... it's just a new exciting part of life. :) We all knew it was coming, anyway - when Cait and my dad told the rest of the family back in November then my brother said "Well it's about time!" :D

The Traveler said...

Hey, Heather
I know that you're busy, but I'm leaving comments on EVERYONE's blogs, so I didn't think you should be left out. LOL
I just wanted to make sure you know about the short story contest I have going right now. You can find all the info on my latest blog post, but there's only a week or two left to enter! We had a lot of fun last time, and it would be cool to have even more entries.
Hope to see you there!
~Trav

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