55 Quirky Questions for Readers

This was originally posted by The Literary Lollipop, when I seen it I didn’t have a choice but to answer them myself. My brain started thinking and wouldn’t stop until I went back and found it again. Thank you for making me think!

55 Quirky Questions for Readers:


Words Crush Wednesday

Anna Quindlen quoteIt seems I am stuck on Anna Quindlen for the moment, but I just can’t help it! This is so true. I live in Louisiana, and I’ve been to about ten other states in the US. Never have I ever had a better trip than the ones I take in books I read. With each new book, chapter or page I can be anywhere in the world. Your probably saying “yeah right” but guess what…. if you read the way I do and totally lose yourself in your books, you would feel the same exact way!

I’ve seen this quote a couple times and it always sticks in my head. Now thanks to WCW I finally have a good reason to share it! Hope you all enjoy it as much as I do. And hopefully have that same feeling one day.

Predatory Kill by Kenneth Eade

Predatory Kill Kenneth EadeBrent Marks had paid his dues as a lawyer, having taken his share of divorces and drunk driving cases over his 20 year career, but had finally reached a place in his life where he could take on cases of social importance.  What he least expected was for April Marsh’s predatory lending case against the big banks for wrongful foreclosure on her parent’s home to turn into a murder investigation.  April’s parents were brutally attacked in their Santa Barbara home; her mother murdered and the only witness to the crime is her father, who survived the attack but is completely incapacitated. The police have no leads, but April believes the predatory lender is behind it.  Are banks really that above the law?

This was the first book I’ve read by Kenneth Eade, and it was by mistake. I messed up and read Book 2 instead of starting with the first in the series. Guess that’s what I get for not paying attention when choosing books.

Other than that, this book was great. Full of suspense, and a little romance. The plot was full of serious surprises and keep you reading to find out more. Kenneth Eade has a great talent, never dull. And please, don’t read this book right before bed you will NOT be going to sleep!!

Brent is a wonderful lawyer, not at all boring ;). Honestly though, Predatory Kill shows a different side to lawyers. It shows a part of their personal lives: romance, friendships, and the risk that a lot of lawyers take on a daily basis. Thankfully his personal safety threats didn’t come to pass, but there are many that do every single day.

And corrupt bankers? Who woulda thought….

I can’t wait to read the rest of this series… I HAVE to know who this murderer is!!!

You can find out more about Kenneth Eade here.

Reading Habits

Thank You Jeanne Owens, author for sharing this!

I found this while browsing on the Reader today and thought it would be fun.

You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?   

I believe my TBR list is pretty close to this, but I sort them by genres then it depends on how I feel. My moods really determine what I’m reading… Other than that, I look for series and try to read the stand alones first, or be sure to have the whole series(if all are published)

You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or commit? 

It depends. If I’m not into because I can’t concentrate on it I quit. If it’s just not a very good book I tend to commit. You just have to find out what happens..

The end of the year is coming and you’re so close yet so far away on your GoodReads challenge. Do you quit or commit?  

Commit. Who cares if it’s not the exact number I was aiming for, I’m still reading!

The covers of a series you love DO. NOT. MATCH. How do you cope?  

If it’s a hard cover a lot of times I’ll just remove the dust cover and use it as my book mark, but the cover itself doesn’t really matter to me.

Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?  

You can always find someone who agrees with you.. rather online, at the library or just a stranger on the street.

You’re reading a book and you’re about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

Cry, then if anyone asks just tell them to read the book.

A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a summary on GoodReads? Cry in frustration?  

Re-read, mostly just skim over to refresh my memory.

You don’t want ANYONE borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people “nope” when they ask?  

My name, phone number, and the date I finish it are in there and I know where you live…

You’ve picked up and put down five different books in the past month. How do you get over the reading slump?

I’ve never really had a reading slump. There are times that I am just too busy to read, but as soon as I can I get back to it.

There are so many new books coming out that you are dying to read! How many do you actually buy?  

One or two at a time, then buy new ones as I finish the others.

After you’ve bought a new book you want to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf until you actually read them?  

I finish whatever I’m reading first, no matter how much I was to set it aside, then I will start the new one

Go Set A Watchman….Another Day

For now I will be setting Go Set a Watchman aside. With the hubby being home this week I can’t actually remember anything I’ve read..(SO hope he doesn’t pick this post to read) He’s a trooper and tries to let me read, but when I know he’s around the corner just waiting for me to set the book down for a second to rush in… I’d rather be spending the time with him anyway. I will try it again in a week or two, maybe. I will also keep reading something while he sleeps 😛

There will be a new Book Review on August 4th as promised yesterday.

Blogging 101- Day 15

Today’s task: develop a regular feature for your blog.

Today’s task for Blogging 101 is to develop a regular feature for your blog. I have been thinking about how to do this for a couple hours now and believe I’ve made a decision.

Word Crush Wednesday will be continued as well as a regular weekly Book Review.

The reviews will be posted on Tuesdays. If I have not read a new book to review that week I will be talking about some old favorites, or something I want to read. If you have any suggestions please send them my way. I am always looking for something else to read, no matter how many books I have piled up.

Then on the open days be prepared for whatever it is I’m thinking about.

So Remember:

Word Crush Wednesday: Will be posted on Wednesday’s of course 🙂

Book Review Tuesday: Every Tuesday starting August 4th

My Brain: Whenever I think 😉