Saturday, August 23, 2008

Ooh I'm so Book-cited

So I've been tagged by Random Bytes and it's only fair if I do the honour of replying the tag. Anyhow, this is also my FIRST EVER TAG, yeah pathetic I know (cos nobody wants to tag me!!!) but I'll try my best nevertheless being an amateur at this.

Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?

I think I've got a pretty good start at reading. I've been reading ever since I can hold a book although I might not understand the words, who says I can't read pictures?!! I attended the nursery when I was just 4 years old so I should have been an early reader!

During my time, there were no GameBoys and Playstation, no electric-powered bikes or eletronic pets, so the only thing I can do was to read and play Barbie dolls and build Legos.

What are some books you read as a child?

It definitely can't be Sidney Sheldon or Dan Brown or JK Rowlings right?!! I love the Ladybird Peter and Jane series. I'll read from (a) series to (b) series. Some of the other books I love was the Disney book collections. My parents will read a story to us each night before we sleep although most of the time my Dad would mumble to himself after 2 paragraphs and he'll continue to read as if it's for his own understanding. After the end of the story, he'll close the book and asked us to sleep. We usually won't get to understand the story after all due to his mumblings.

My collection of children books

What is your favourite genre?

It has to be children books when I was young, romance & literature when I was in my teenage years, and now it would be any books that I deem nice to be read be it romance, fiction, or motivation titles.

Some of the random books I have

Do you have a favourite novel?

I do have my favourite novel such as the Shopoholic series by Sophie Kinsela. Kept me laughing at every page.

Where do you usually read?

In the toilet. There's where I spend quality time with the book without any interference. Sometimes on the plane, especially on Air Asia when there's no meals to expect.

When do you usually read?

Anytime of the day when I'm not busy with anything else. And it has to combine with the right mood.

Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time?

Yes. Always. I get distracted when the book I'm reading is not hooking me enough to be loyal to it. I'll stray to other books I can find and then return to the earlier book when I'm sick of the new books.

Sometimes I can just read the book halfway and never to touch it again.

Do you read nonfiction in a different way or place than you read fiction?

I don't. I treat them the same way. Just read it!

Fiction & Non-fiction mixing well

Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out of the library?

The only time I was in a library was years ago when I was in College trying to borrow some textbooks for the assignment. I usually buy my own books because I want to possess the books and torture them by reading it at my own sweet time and never have to take good care of it. I put my books everywhere and I flip and fold the pages as to when and how I like it. Thus, I can never borrow books or I'll get fined for ill-treating them.

Do you keep most of the books you buy? If not, what do you do with them?

I kept them all except for the children titles which I gave them to my cousins. I put all of them into the book shelves. I can almost start a library within my own house. I think I have a few hundred of books.

If you have children, what are some of the favorite books you have shared with them? Were they some of the same ones you read as a child?

I'll share Peter and Jane, stories by Hans Christian Andersen and Enid Blyton with them. As they grow older, I'll show them the Harry Potter books and later I'll train them on literature especially those Shakespeare ones which I love - The Taming of The Shrew, Twelft Night, Macbeth, Midsummer's Night Dream and Romeo and Juliet. I'll expose them the beauty of English literature, the wonderful poems ever written like Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare, The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, works by John Keats, Y.B Yeats and Wordsworth.

What are you reading now?

The Catch by Mark Mason (a book I left untouched for years after buying it).

Do you keep a TBR (to be read) list?

Yes - when it comes to books with series. I also have a TBR when I heard good reviews about some books.

What’s next?

It has to be the LittleBlackDress books with many different titles for light reading. It's easy and relaxing to read these books. They're full of romance and mushy mushy predictable endings! I dig them because I like to live in a world where dreams are possible to come true one day. Just like the previous book which I've finished it in 4 airplane rides from KL-KK, KK-Labuan, Labuan-KK and KK-KL!

This is the book I finished on the plane.

Honestly, I would really love to read the books that my father loves such as the books written by Tom Clancy, Jack Higgins, Jeffrey Archer and John Grisham. I find the books a bit difficult to read maybe due to my level of reading, understanding and the small fonts! He does have a huge collection of these books and I've tried to pick up one of them but I just can't seem to pass one chapter! If I can ever grow to love these books, I'll save a lot of money on buying books.

My Father's Collection of Tom Clancy expands to 2 book shelves.

Jack Higgins? I only know Jack & the Beanstalk

What books would you like to reread?

My joke books!

Who are your favourite authors?

William Shakespeare, Sophie Kinsela, JK Rowlings, Jack Canfield, Stephen R.Covey

My Chicken Soup to cure my starvation for inspiration

For the finale, I would like to tag these people. Wanna know why?!!

1. Yiling - My youngest sister whom loves reading.

2. Ziling - My younger sister. Do you read?



suituapui said...

Ah...the book tag! I was tagged by cc but I have not done it yet! Hopefully I will remember! Hahahahahahaha!!!!

-eiling- said...

haha...better do it fast before you forget about it.

LD said...

didn't know you have passion for literature. very good :)

i like the part about living in a world of dreams... my sentiments exactly!

-eiling- said...

LD: Haha. Is there a need to expose everything of me so soon eh? I took English Lit as a subject beck in high school. Me too. The secret behind every success is a dreamer of great dreams!

ziling said...

WTF! I read HARRY POTTER, Mitch Albom, Cecelia Ahern, Sohpie Kinsella books okay! Do you huh do you?!!?!

KY said...

ooo kena tagged, ok ok i shall get to this eventually! I read ok, I do I do I do.

Anonymous said...

A girl like you normally go out with older or mature guy?

Simon Seow said...

KY also party.

Jen said...

books, glorious books! *sings and runs across hills and mountains* not a bad collection you got there =D

-eiling- said...

Ziling: Now I know....

KY: KYREADS!!! *clap*

Anonymous: A girl like me goes out with guys I like whether they're older, mature or younger.

Simon: Yes, we all know that too.

Jen: Thanks. I'm sure you have a good collection too!

Jack said...

i listen to book... Audio Book.. lolx.. time well spend on traffic jam don't u agree *grin* :D..

Jack said...

oh.. btw ziling: you may wanna try Artemis Fowl series book.. and have u read Sophie Kinsella - Remember Me?

YilingL said...

ziling: mostly all those books who buy one?? the cecilia ahern series, nicholas sparks, mitch albom, sophie kinsella, meg cabot.

eiling: eeyer no wonder the books so smelly :p

Jack said...

smelly books?
(>_<") too much info.....

-eiling- said...

haha...don't ever ever borrow my books. hehe

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