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Which Bennet Sister Are You?

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Are you a big Jane Austen fan? I definitely am, and I try to write as much Jane Austen based quizzes as I can. Despite Blogthings having quite a few Jane Austin quizzes, I was remiss in writing a Pride and Prejudice based quiz. Until today!

While I can’t say that I have a favorite Jane Austen work, Pride and Prejudice is a book I love to revisit again and again. The world of the Bennet sisters is just too compelling to ignore, and given how many movies and series have been based on the book, I suppose others agree 🙂 If you are looking for a little Pride and Prejudice kick, then check out my latest quiz: Which Bennet Sister Are You?

Take the quiz, and let me know what you get. Does it match who your favorite Bennet sister is?

Should You Eat, Pray, or Love?

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Are you still getting back to normal after the holidays? I know that I am having trouble getting back into my routine. I thought I would bounce right back this year after having a pretty chill holiday, but it’s proving more difficult than I thought. I even slept through the alarm today, which is very rare for me. Mr. Blogthings and I were both feeling a little under the weather during the holidays, and now it’s very cold here. Needless to say, I could use a pick me up 🙂

When I need a little emotional lift, I like to read an inspiring book or watch an inspiring movie. I think that Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert definitely fits in this category for sure. I know that not everyone liked this book or film, but most of us have at least heard of it… which makes it the perfect subject for a quiz! I like the broad theme of Eat Pray Love, which is all about self-discovery and taking a break from the drudgery of life. I’d like to think that I can find smaller ways of accomplishing that than uprooting myself for a year!

In the spirit of Eat Pray Love, I present a quiz that can help you figure out what little thing you can do to make yourself feel better. After all, we can all eat a nourishing meal, pray / meditate / journal, or show some love to someone. Which one should you do? Should you Eat, Pray, or Love? Let me know what you get, and if you think your result is a good fit!

Discussion question: Did you read Eat Pray Love or see the movie? What did you think of it?

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Quiz: What Kind of Book Are You?

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If you were a book, what kind of book would you be?

Is anyone planning on doing some summer reading? I am, although I have no idea what I want to read. (Give me suggestions in the comments, please!) I love to read every time of year, but I think we book geeks can agree that there is something special about this season. It’s cool to be reading along when everyone is getting excited about reading again. And since I somehow escaped mandatory summer reading in public school, I don’t have any negative associations with picking up a book on a hot day. (I do it inside in the A/C – Texas is too warm for outdoor summer reading!)

I love reading so much. Like many of you, I don’t read as much as I’d like, but when I do, I get completely absorbed in what I’m reading. I’m currently about halfway through an annotated copy of Emma by Jane Austen – a book that I still can’t believe I haven’t read yet. I love to read it at night after work or during a lazy weekend day. I’m especially into annotations because it means I can disconnect from the internet and just read… without having the urge to look anything up.

I don’t know if I have a favorite genre of book, but in general, I like classic or literary fiction. What about you? Take What Kind of Book Are You? and let me know what you get. And if you have any book or series recommendations for me, I’d love to hear them!

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What Kind of Book Are You? Is it true for you?
  2. Are you planning on doing any summer reading? What are you looking forward to reading?
  3. Help! What book would you recommend for me to read? I like to read all sorts of things, and I’m kind of behind in picking things out this summer.
  4. Do you have a favorite reading spot? What’s it like?

New Quiz: The Bookshelf Test

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What does your book collection say about you?

Does your book collection mean a lot to you? If you’re like many of the Blogthings fans I’ve talked to recently, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” It turns out that we’re a pretty literary bunch, and we love to read all sorts of things. I suppose it makes sense, since taking quizzes involves reading too, and I love how we all share our bibliophilia (and sometimes even bibliomania) with one another.

My book collection is one of my most prized possessions. It’s ebbed and flowed over the years, as I’ve moved around a lot and had to part with more of it than I’d like. Still, it remains special to me and pretty current too. If you come over to my house and browse through my books (I have several cases), you’ll really learn what I’m all about. I have old books and new books, unread books and read books, fiction and nonfiction… I like to have a mix of everything around because I’ll never know what I feel like reading.

In this age of instant digital books, it may seem a bit silly to have a physical book collection around. I disagree. I find that paper books are a great way to unplug from the world. They can’t run out of batteries or fizzle out on you. I also find browsing books to be a lot more relaxing when I’m actually looking at print titles. I don’t know about you, but my ebook collection is sort of an exercise in digital hoarding. My print collection is a lot more selective.

If you love your book collection as much as I do, I think you’ll enjoy The Bookshelf Test. I tried to imagine all the different sorts of reading personalities I could think of, and I imagined what their bookshelves would look like. (Or bookcases if you’re a hardcore collector.)

Take The Bookshelf Test, and let me know what your outcome is. Does it describe your reading style? Are you a big book collector?

Friday Five: Bookworm Edition

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Do you love to read? Weigh in below!

Hello! Welcome to another the Friday Five. I’ve been having so many lovely discussions with many of you about books that I felt inspired to do a book edition of the Friday Five. I’m so delighted to hear that many of you are fellow avid readers. I hope all of the readers in the group with join in and enjoy this very literary Friday Five. I even picked out some bookish gift cards to randomly give away to someone.

Please answer my Friday Five questions below. Everyone who comments below today will be automatically entered in the randomly drawn gift card contest. This week I’m giving away an Amazon.com $5 gift card and a Barnes and Noble $5 gift card to the randomly chosen winner, both courtesy of Swagbucks. (Swagbucks is a quick and dirty place to earn free gift cards that I am obsessed with.) If you don’t want to enter but still want to comment, just say that somewhere in your comment.

Without further ado… here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment 🙂

Friday Five – Bookworm Edition

  1. What book(s) are you currently reading?
  2. What’s the last great book you read that you can recommend without reservation?
  3. How do you get most of your books? New bookstore? Ebooks? Used bookstore? Library? Friends?
  4. If you were going to write a book, what kind of book would it be?
  5. What Kind of Book Are You? Take the quiz and share your result. Is it true?

New Quiz: Are You a Print Book or an Ebook?

Are you a print or digital reader?

Are you a print or digital reader?

Anyone who visits my house knows I love to read. Mr. Blogthings and I have huge bookcases full of books, and we also have fairly big ebook collections. I don’t read nearly as much as I should (it never sounds like it’s going to be as fun as it actually is), but I still would list reading as one of my favorite pastimes. Reading is such an amazing way to enrich one’s life, and I firmly believe that you can’t be a good writer (even a quiz writer) without a hardcore reading habit.

I think many of you must agree, because you’ve requested more reading quizzes for Blogthings in 2013. I’m happy to comply! I wish we had more reading quizzes, but it’s been difficult for me to think of actual ideas. I don’t want to do individual based books because we all have different taste, but I definitely want to have more literary quizzes.

My latest quiz, Are You a Print Book or an eBook?, is an attempt to get a bit more reading love into Blogthings. I personally thought this was an interesting topic since I’m on the fence, and others seem to agree. Lots of strong opinions about this one! I own both print and ebooks in droves. My print books are my very special collection – favorites from over the years, classics I aspire to read, and rare little finds I’ve picked up in my travels. My ebook collection is a bit more general. I tend to use ebook buying for impulse purchases… as well as those guilty pleasure reads I might not want to showcase on my bookshelf 😉

So let me know, which are you: Are You a Print Book or an eBook?, I’m also curious to know what sort of reading / literary quizzes you’d like to see on Blogthings.