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01. Favorite childhood book?
Ein Stueck Himmel (A Square of Sky) by Janina David

02. What are you reading right now?
American Colonies: The Settling of North America by Alan Taylor

03. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
Execution Dock (Anne Perry), Dark Assassin (Anne Perry), The Book With No Name (Anonymous), The Wine Of Angels (Phil Rickman)

04. Do you have an e-reader?
No

05. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
I usually read several at once

06. Least favorite book you've read this year (so far?)
The Maidenstone Lighthouse by Sally O'Rourke

07. Favorite book you've read this year (so far)?
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson

08. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
Not very often

09. What is your reading comfort zone?
Non-fiction (history), historical fiction, murder mysteries/thrillers, fantasy

10. Favorite place to read?
I don't have one

11. What is your policy on book lending?
If you want a book, you can have it

12. Do you ever dog-ear books?
No

13. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?
No

14. Not even with text books?
No

15. What is your favorite language to read in?
English. I buy more and more books in English instead of German.

16. What makes you love a book?
A good plot and believable characters. Good writing doesn't hurt either *g*

17. Favorite genre?
The same as my reading comfort zone

18. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did?)
Poetry

19. Favorite biography?
I've read a couple of biographies but I don't think I have a favourite

20. Have you ever read a self-help book?
No

21. Favorite cookbook?
I don't have one

22. Favorite reading snack?
I don't snack while I'm reading

23. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience
The Thirteenth Tale. I'm still wondering if I read a different book than everyone else

24. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
If I don't like a book, I'm going to say it. I don't see what's wrong with that

25. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?
I already read in a foreign language (English) but if I could choose another one, I think it would be Spanish

26. Most intimidating book you've ever read?
I honestly don't know what an intimidating book is supposed to be. I get that one can be bored by a book or not interested in reading it but intimidated?

27. Most intimidating book you're too nervous to begin?
see above

28. Favorite Poet?
I don't have one. I don't like to read poetry

29. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
Between 2 and 6

30. How often have you returned a book to the library unread?
It happens occasionally

31. Books I'm most likely to bring on vacation?
Non-fiction books or murder mysteries/thriller

32. The longest I've gone without reading.
I don't know

33. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
Ulysses by James Joyce

34. What distracts you easily when you're reading?
Music

35. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
Lord of the Rings, Krabat (2008 version)

36. Most disappointing film adaptation?
There are too many to choose just one

37. The most money I've ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
I guess around 70 Euros

38. How often do you skim a book before reading it?
Never

39. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
If it's boring me

40. Do you like to keep your books organized?
I try to keep them organized by genre

41. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you've read them?
Books I enjoyed I keep, the others I give away

42. Are there any books you've been avoiding?
I try to avoid romance, chick-lit and sci-fi

43. A book you didn't expect to like but did?
The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue

44. A book that you expected to like but didn't?
Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier

45. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
Murder mysteries and thrillers
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