A Bookish Questionnaire

Hey bookdragons! It’s me, Eden, back with another bookish post concerning all things bookishly bookish!

That’s right. I’m doing a questionnaire all about books! (who’d have guessed?!)

If you’ve spent any amount of time on this blog, you know that when it comes to books I get rather long winded. So, just settle down and get comfy, cuz we’re in for the long haul.

(This questionnaire was created by Emily but I originally found-and stole it-from Rachel at the Striped Pineapple Blog.)


1. What’s the last book that made you cry?

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech.

I was reading it to my sister and got to that part where the one character dies and the Grandpa’s reaction and then what Sal says and my heart just melted into a little puddle of sobbing mush.


2. What’s the last book that made you laugh out loud in public?

Uhhh…well, it’s been awhile, considering that I’ve been reading quite a few morbid books recently and I’ve been locked up inside my house the past six years. Oh, sorry, what was that? Only three months you say? Weird. I was sure it had been a couple of years at least. *scratches head*

In all seriousness, I literally cannot remember. Maybe The Promise of Jesse Woods? I dunno. Moving on.


3. What’s a book that people make fun of but you secretly love?

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell.

I don’t know if people make fun of it, but my sisters make fun of me for liking it.

I’m not sure why I like it so much. My sisters think it’s terribly boring and tell me so every time I mention it.

Sure, the gossiping old ladies who have nothing better to do with their time then gab about the latest drama in town do get a little annoying, but, in my opinion, the book was very interesting. The story is set in a time and place that I’m unfamiliar with, so I never knew what to expect next. Just watching the characters interact with each other, and their community, and the wider world…it fascinated me. Plus it’s such a sweet, cozy, feel-good book.

I don’t find the book boring and to this day it holds a special place in my heart. (and the BBC adaption is simply wonderful…although I am kind of bitter about how they chose to depict some of the characters. 😠)


4. What’s the longest book you ever read?

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas.

And boy, was it long.

So very very VERY long.

It felt even longer because the majority of the book, I just sat there goin’:

I was not prepared for this book. At all.

*tries to find the words*

*fails*

It’s just…I can’t…what?…um so…okay…no…how…please help me.

I think I need therapy.


5.What’s a genre that you love so much that you’ll read even sub-par books so long as they’re in that genre?

Middle grade.

Is midde grade considered a genre? Or is it a category? Whatever. All I know is that I love it and if I was going to read sub-par books, I’d read them in this genre…category…thing.


6. What’s the last book you purchased?

Quarantine can be hard, y’all.

Sometimes you just need to hide away in a good book. Or several.

A couple weeks ago I decided that I needed some fresh reading material and splurged on, you guessed it, middle grade novels.

Story Thieves by James Riley, Orphan Island by Laural Snyder, The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood , Okay For Now by Gary D. Schmidt, and Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley.

As Salamanca Tree Hiddle would say, I’m thumpingly excited.


7. What was your favorite book as a pre-teen?

I didn’t really have favorites as a kid, I devoured one book and then moved right onto the next one.

But if I have to choose one, it would probably be a book from The America Adventure Series. I read those books obsessively. They were my childhood.

Cheesy? Sure. Historically inaccurate? Probably. Intensely exciting? YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!!!


8. What was your favorite book in your late teens/early 20s?

Haven’t got there yet, so I don’t know. It will probably still be Lord of the Rings. The book is timeless.


9. What’s your current favorite book?

The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech.

This book has a special place in my heart. IT’S SO RIDICULOUSLY PRECIOUS. *sobs with happiness*

And of course, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. The ending, guys, the ending. I sobbed for half an hour after finishing that book, no joke.

I’m also currently obsessed with the James Herriot books. Because humor and cute little pets and the Yorkshire Dales is exactly what ones need when fighting the quarantine blues.

And…Lord of the Rings. Always Lord of the Rings.

(that was four books but whatever)


10. Have you ever read a book so many times that you ruined your copy of it?

Henry and the Great Flood by Gary Richmond.

I loved this book. It was about a grumpy little bear named Henry who was prone to throwing fits.

Henry had a lot of bad days. He liked it that way.

Why do I connect to that sentence so deeply?

It was actually my siblings who destroyed it…by the time it got to me it was almost completely wrecked. For many years it sat on a top dresser in my mom’s room because any farther use would probably have sent it to the grave forever.

Now, many years later, my dear mother has finally patched it back together and returned it to readable form.

And I love looking through it now almost as much as I did when I was eight.


11. Tell a story about something interesting that happened to you in a bookstore.

I don’t go to bookstores every often. Goodwill is my jam.

I can’t really answer this question because nothing particularly interesting has ever happened to me while at a bookstore.*shrugs*

On a second thought, there was this one time when I was at my library’s annual book sale and it happened to be one of those really good book-buying days and I was finding books left and right and it was amazing. I ended up with an armload of a books, which thrilled me, but was rather startling to the cashier, I think. As I walked over to pay for my hefty stack, she gave me this funny look and asked, in a rather disbelieving tone, “Do you want all of these?”

Maybe she thought I was buying to many???

I stared at her for a moment, my happy-sauce-soaked brain having trouble understanding the question. Then, I just smiled and was like:

I hope my evident love of books inspired her to start reading more. (and to keep her nose out of customer’s buying choices. πŸ˜‚)


12. If you could forget the entire plot of one book, just so you’d have the chance to read it for the first time again, which book would you choose?

The Adventures of Robin Hood by Paul Creswick. (plus a thousand other ones.)

Many happy hours were spent in the company of Robin Hood and his band of merry vagabonds and I would be more then happy to return.

I mean, I don’t think I’d want to experience the heartbreak of the ending again-it absolutely destroyed me the first time I read Robin Hood-but other then that, I think it would be delightful to read the book again with fresh eyes.


13. Have you ever read a book all the way through, thinking you loved it, but the ending just destroyed it for you?

Peace Like A River by Leif Enger.

I wanted to like this book, I really did.

The prose was absolutely phenomenal. I would give my right hand and a million bucks I don’t have to be able to write like this guy. SERIOUSLY SOME OF THE BEST WRITING I HAVE EVER READ.

But the story just wasn’t my thing. It felt unrealistic and the characters annoyed me. And the ending…well, I hated the ending.


14. Do you prefer fiction or nonfiction? Why?

I’m not choosing between them. I can’t.

That’s like asking me to choose between hedgehogs or puppies . NOT A THING, OKAY?!


15. What book has given you advice that still sticks with you?

Again Walk Two Moons is the book. The title comes from a saying that is repeated often throughout the book and goes like this:

Don’t judge a man till you’ve walked two moons in his moccasins.

It’s a good advice.


16. Which fictional man would you most like to marry?

How exactly is one supposed to answer this question?

When one has read many books, and encountered many an attractive male within the pages of a fore mentioned books, this question does not come easily. *sighs* But I promise I’ll try and keep it down to three.

1. Frederick Wentworth from Jane Austen’s Persuasion. I don’t think this choice needs to be explained. HE’S PURE GOLD. (And while we are talking about male characters from Jane Austen books, I’d go for Mr. Bingley too, and Mr. Tilney, Mr. Knightly, and Captain Harville. But what about Mr. Darcy, you say?! Well, I adore Mr. Darcy. He’s one of my favorite characters, but honestly, I think he would hate me.)

2. Faramir. You knew I was going to say that.

He’s just so sweet and kind and p r e c i o u s. I’ve loved him ever since I was first introduced to the Lord of the Rings.

(It would give me great joy to launch into a long and detailed narration of all the male characters I love from LoTR and why I love them, but I’ll spare you. This time.)

3. The young Edmond Dantes from Alexander Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo. Please note that I place special emphasis on young. Because in the beginning of the book, Edmond is this young, handsome man full of life and vitality and good wishes for all humanity. He’s absolutely brimming with happiness and joy and he’s just so…so…WONDERFUL. I don’t want to spoil anything, so let’s just say he changes. A LOT.

I also have this obsession with Mr. Tumnus from The Chronicles of Narnia. I’m not sure why…he’s just so stink’in cute!! AND HE LOVES TEAAAAA! The only thing is, I don’t know how comfortable I would be marrying a faun. *ponders this* It would probably keep life interesting.

Okay, I’m done.

I’m not even gonna get started on guys from Charles Dickens novels…


17. Which fictional woman would you most like to be friends with?

OOooh, I love this one!! But like the above question, it’s impossible to only give one answer, so here’s five:

  1. Anne Shirley from L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. I think she would help remind me how wonderful and precious a thing it is to be alive. Plus, she has a sense of humor. And she knows how to hold her ground.

2. Anne Elliot from Jane Austen’s Persuasion. SWEETEST THING EVER. She’d be the type of friend that every single person needs in their life.

3. Margaret Hale from Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South. I like getting into arguments and discussions with my friends and I feel like Margaret is the type that you could have really deep, satisfying conversations with.

4. Fantine from Victor Hugo’s Les MisΓ©rables. I would not have said this two years ago. I used to hate Fantine. I felt like people victimized her and gave her an easy pass because she could play the “martyr card”. But I hope I’m less of a jerk now and if I could, I honestly would want to be her friend. (Goodness knows she needs them.)

5. Lucy from C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia. Lucy has always been a favorite character of mine. She’s curious, kind, and loyal. Her relationship with Aslan is one of the most beautiful and compelling ones in the entire series.

I’d like to meet Jane Eyre, but I don’t know if we could be friends because she’s so strong, and intelligent, and put together that I would feel like an immature twelve year old just by sitting in the same room as her. (And I’m pretty sure the fact that she married Mr. Rochester would be a strain on our friendship, just sayin’.)


18. Which fictional house would you most like to live in?

Okay, I hate these kind of questions because THEY ARE SO HARD.

Bag End. Of course. There’s tea and snacks aplenty although the silverware can never seem to stick around.

Or maybe Pooh Corner. I’ve always wanted to live in a tree. And having endless supplies of honey wouldn’t be all that bad either.

Green Gables to be near the Lake of Shining Waters and the White Way of Delight.

Minas Tirith. Not a house but I’m still adding it to this list.

IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL.


19. Has anyone ever read a book over your shoulder on public transportation?

I don’t think so.

But I have. Many times. πŸ˜›


20. What book(s) are you currently reading?

Cheaper By The Dozen which is funny but the Dad low-key stresses me out. And The Christians Vol. 4: Darkness Descends, involving the fall of the Roman Empire and many other dark and depressing things. Also, Ben Hur.


Welp, friends, that brings us to the end of this quite extensive list.

So much for writing shorter posts.

If you’re still reading, congratulations, you’ve just been promoted to Coolest Follower of the Year!

You’re ability to focus for long periods of time and comprehend even the least coherient of posts is truely admirable!

Seriously, tho. Y’all are the best.

Happy reading and hedgehugs all around!

Eden

26 thoughts on “A Bookish Questionnaire

  1. This post made me so happy!! ❀ Thanks, Eden!

    (And yes, I made it to The End of it. πŸ˜‰

    Why oh why did you not mention Pemberley in the house list? πŸ˜‰

    I agree with every single one of your fictional woman friends picks.

    And Faramir. Sigh. (I do agree with you on Darcy – although I don't think he'd hate me, I think our personalities are so similar that we would be great friends but not marriage partners… Mr. Tilney would be at the top of the list. Maybe fighting places with Sir Percy Blakeney?)

    (I've been in a reading and writing slump for the past month… so sorry if I've been absent…)

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    1. I’m so glad! 😊

      (*high-fives* you da best!)

      YES. PEMBERLEY. Shame on me for not listing it! πŸ˜„ I would LOVE to live there.

      Ahh, yes, Percy is one of a kind and definitely a choice to consider. πŸ˜€ I could only list so many…πŸ˜‚

      (Hey, that’s okay! Please don’t feel bad…we all need to take breaks. Hope thinks start looking up, friend! ❀️)

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  2. This is so much fun! I mean, books. So obviously.
    Walk Two Moons was quite good! I read it for the fist time some time in the past…three…six months? Year? I’m not totally sure, but it feels somewhat recent. I loved pretty much everything about it except that the thirteen-year-old romance low-key disturbed me.
    I love Middle Grade so much. I get you. And you bought Okay For Now, I APPROVE. I love that book so much.
    Ah, The Lord of the Rings is so good. Just…classic. I will always love that book too.
    Library book sales are the BEST. They are the greatest source of books for people who don’t have oodles of money. Every time I buy a new book I am amazed at how much it costs and how much money I don’t actually have. I mean, I could buy like twenty used books for the price of a new one. And I DO.
    Faramir is pretty much just always the right answer when trying to decide which fictional character to marry.
    Haha, Jane Eyre is so awesome, but I would be so intimidated by her I think. Lucy Pevensie would be a capital friend.
    BAG END. That house is so appealing to me.
    Great post!

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    1. Sameee! I love Walk Two Moons but the romance/awkward-relationship-thing between Sal and Ben was rather unnerving. 😬 Glad I’m not the only that was disturbed. πŸ˜‚

      In my experience, Middle Grade is always a good choice…so when I don’t know what book to get next, MG it is. 😍 Yes, I am very excited to start Okay For Now, but I’m reading The Wednesday Wars first by recommendation of a friend.

      I just love my library book-sale! It’s so random and you never know what you’re going to find there. πŸ˜„ I know, right?! It’s gotten to the point where I almost feel guilty for buying books new on Amazon. How else can one feel when they’ve obtained the majority of their books for 95 cents?! πŸ˜‚

      FARAMIR. *swoons* Don’t get me started…he’s just so perfect in the best ways possible.

      I LOVE Jane Eyre. She’s such a wonderful woman, but she also scares me a little. 🀣

      Thank you!!! 😊

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  3. What do you think of Darkness Descends so far? I’ve been enjoying the Christians: Their First Two Thousand Years series, although I’ve only read two volumes, and volume four covers such an interesting time period.

    And yes, the James Herriot books are fantastic!

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    1. Oooh, that’s so cool that you’re reading The Christians too! Almost everybody I talk to has never heard of them. πŸ˜‚

      I’m really enjoying Darkness Descends! Roman history fascinates me and reading about it’s fall is especially interesting.

      Thanks for reading!

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  4. I really enjoyed this post! πŸ™‚
    And I would’ve had almost the exact same answer to every question, lol.
    (A Walk Two Moons, is the only book that’s ever made me cry. And most of my books came from thrift stores, too. Haha!)

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    1. I’m glad! Thanks so much for reading my frightfully long post! πŸ˜€

      Book buddies! *high-fives*

      Yes, Walk Two Moons is such lovely, sad, tear-inducing book! (There’s just something about looking through the book section of a thrift store, never knowing what to expect, the surprise of finding your favorite book in almost new condition and the thrill of walking out of the store with a arm load of books that barely cost you anything. Ahh, yes, it’s wonderful! πŸ˜„)

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  5. ahahaha
    I WAS WAITING FOR YOU TO SAY FARAMIR.
    But then I can’t blame you because he’d be on my list too. πŸ˜‰

    AHHH this post makes me so incredibly happy! ❀ ❀ ❀

    Haha Cheaper By the Dozen is hilarious but also like you said kinda stressful. xD

    "Don’t judge a man till you’ve walked two moons in his moccasins." Okay now I have yet another book on my tbr. *dies*

    The Boy on the Porch *cries buckets of tears* that book was so incredibly sweet.

    AND I HAVE HAD THAT SAME EXACT BOOKSTORE EXPERIANCE. Except it was the library and I was carrying about twenty books out and people were giving me *the* look. πŸ˜†

    YOU BOUGHT OKAY FOR NOW AND CIRCUS MIRANDUS
    I AM SERIOUSLY FANGIRLING RIGHT NOW
    WHY AM I TALKING IN ALL CAPS
    I DON"T CARE

    okay i should probably go before i start hyperventilating thinking about those books.

    LOVE THIS POST ❀

    (okay i'm really going now)

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    1. (ahahah I AM BACK. I forgot to ask which portrayals of which characters in Cranford are you mad about?? that movie is a classic in our household and it is funny and most terribly awful and painful at the same time. AHHH that scene where they all talk to the young doctor and his life falls apart because he’s so terribly nice in a innocent absentminded way. Every time. I die inside. I actually don’t like him much or the person he ends up with. I know. I’m a terrible person for that. xD)

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      1. (okay, so it’s basically just jem and martha, who aren’t even main characters but I adored them in the book and they weren’t anything like themselves in the movie. also dr. harrison isn’t really what I imagined him to be in the book, but that’s just me. otherwise I absolutely adore the miniseries! ❀️ well, dr. harrison and miss hutton weren’t my favorites but I still liked them.)

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    2. You were not disappointed then. πŸ˜‚ (Faramir is such an underrated, gem of a character and if anyone deserves to be on the list of Fictional-Male-Characters-That-Would-Make-Wonderful-Husbands it should be him. πŸ˜„)

      I’m so glad and your comment made ME incredibly happy so now we’re both happy! πŸ˜„β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ *happiness all around*

      YES. YES. YES. Read Walk Two Moons. It’s weird but wonderful!

      Every time The Boy on the Porch is mentioned I just melt into a puddle of sobbing happiness because it’s JUST SO PRECIOUS!!! (I think I need to stop using the word precious so much or I’m going to sound like Gollum…)

      Hahaha, really?! πŸ˜‚ I think there should be a term for that look people give you when you startle them with your obsessive love of books. πŸ˜†

      AGGHHH YES I AM SO INCREDIBLY EXCITED
      I CANNOT WAIT TO READ THEM!!!
      (I got Circus Mirandus after hearing you talk about it actually 😊)
      (also talking in all caps is delightful, I do it often. no worries)

      Hyperventilating, especially when expressing ones love for books, is highly encouraged on these premises and will not be taken as an offense.

      Thank youuu!!!

      (now I’m gonna go over to your blog and comment on your latest post…prepare yourself. I’m probably going to scream a lot. πŸ˜‚)

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  6. Oh, this post is great! Screaming about all things bookish is always incredibly fun. πŸ˜€

    Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! The Mysterious Howling! The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series (that takes a while to type XD) is a new favorite of mine! They’re delightful, so sweet, and the very definition of charming. (I would just add a tiny little content caution, there’s a little emphasis on soothsayers and an attempted sΓ©ance in the third book, but other than that they are wonderful books πŸ™‚ ).

    THE LORD OF THE RINGS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK AND ALWAYS WILL BE (and The Return of the King – Extended Edition – is my favorite movie of all time and always will be πŸ˜‰ ). I cannot fangirl enough about them.

    F A R A M I R. He’s just…he’s just…he’s my favorite LOTR character and such…a WONDERFUL character all the way around!

    Okay, Bag End and Green Gables are some of the most desirable fictional homes ever (and Minas Tirith, too, even though it’s not a *house* and provided that I could live there when…*cough*…orcs aren’t storming the place XD).

    Cheaper By the Dozen is a hilarious book! (But, yeah, the dad is kinda stressful).

    I did make it to the end of this post and loved it all! (And I’m excited to see all the great things to come, as I’m a new follower of your lovely blog! :D)

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    1. Aw, thank you so much for your lovely comment, Amelie! 😊

      Yes, I’m very excited to start reading it! If nothing else the cover of the first book is absolutely fantastic…so weird and cute! πŸ˜„

      YES. YES. YES. When people ask me what my favorite book is about, I never say Lord of the Rings because it’s in a category all of it’s own. πŸ˜„ It has transcended above “favorites”!

      Yeah, I would move into Minas Tirith preferably after any and all orcs have been eliminated. πŸ˜‚

      Thank you! I’m glad I’m not the only one who found the dad a bit overwhelming. πŸ˜›

      Why thank you! It’s a pleasure to have you along for the ride! 😊

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  7. FARAMIR IS THE BEST. My family recently watched the movies, and every time Faramir came on screen my little sister said, “What a guy.” He truly is the best. I’ve never read Count of Monte Cristo, but I used to watch the movie all the time. I always loved Edmond at the beginning, and then…the whole revenge thing sort of sent him downhill. AH, the end of Tale of Two Cities! Ok, so now I’m curious. Who are your favorite guys from Charles Dickens novels?

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    1. YES. πŸ˜ƒ Your little sister sounds like she has good taste! πŸ˜‚

      Poor Edmond. 😒 He really had so much potential! In the end, he’s redeemed but I much preferred the old Edmond to the new one.

      Arthur Clennam, Allen Woodcourt, Tommy Traddles, John Chivery, Daniel Doyce so forth and so on. πŸ˜„ I love David Copperfield too, but he’s kind of an idiot and in terms of marrying, he would not be an option. Pip is endearing, but again, kind of an idiot. πŸ˜‚

      Thanks so much for reading!

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      1. Oh, I love Arthur Clennam and John Chivery! I haven’t read David Copperfield yet, but I’ve heard wonderful things about Tommy Traddles from my sister. I agree with your description of Pip XD (Also, speaking of Great Expectations, Herbert Pocket is one of my favorites)

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  8. I’m just going to randomly comment on like every single thing in this fabulous post. XD

    Walk Two Moons in on my TBR!! Love That Dog by Sharon Creech is one of my top ten favorite books, so I’m excited to try more of her work. πŸ™‚

    So is The Promise of Jesse Woods!! What did you think about it??

    OH MY GOODNESS I MUST READ CRANFORD. I really like North and South by her. Is there a good movie/BBC of it??

    YES Middle grade is //tHe bEsT gEnRe//

    Thumpingly excited should be overused to the point that it becomes cliche. It is a worthy expression. Lol

    β€œCheesy? Sure. Historically inaccurate? Probably. Intensely exciting? YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!!!” β€” I died XD

    Lord of the Rings is so amazing!!!

    I MUST READ THE BOY ON THE PORCHHHHHHH

    And James Herriot is a blessing forever amen

    Henry from Henry and the Great Flood sounds like me lolol

    Yesss the end of Robin Hood broke my smol heart as a child oh my goodness

    FARAMIR IS MY BABY (also Prince Idris from Fairest Son and Jingle/Hillary from Pat of Silver Bush I WOULD TOTALLY MARRY)

    ALL THOSE LADIES ARE FABULOUS AND I WANNA BE FRENSSS

    I love Jane from Jane Eyre haha do you not approve of Mr. Rochester?

    I would love to live in Bad End and Pooh Corner. ❀

    I’VE DONE THAT TO PEEPS ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TOOOO

    I love Cheaper by the Dozen!!! The dad is so efficient and hilariously stressful hahaha

    β€”

    That was a lot of excitement in one comment

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    1. This was one of the funnest comments to read. πŸ˜„

      I really want to read “Love That Dog” but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’d love to hear your thoughts on “Walk Two Moons” when you’re done! 😊

      SOooo, “The Promise of Jesse Woods”. I’m not really sure what to say…I haven’t quite sorted out all my feelings yet. I will say that it’s still haunting me and for someone who tends to forget books pretty quickly, that means a lot. Also, it really impressed me for being Christian fiction (which I tend to judge pretty harshly πŸ˜‚). So, yes, I liked it. πŸ™ƒ Have you read it? Did you like it?

      YES! Please read Cranford…I can hardly find anyone else who’s read it. πŸ˜„ I must caution you, though. If you like fast-paced, action-packed, very interesting books then probably stay away from this one. It can tend to get long in places and it’s definitely not an “adventure” story. But if you decide to read it I WANT TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK!!! 🀩

      When you asked me if there was a good movie adaption of North and South I started hyperventilating. *screams* GIRL. BBC’s 2004 adaption of North and South is absolute PURE GOLD and yOu MuSt SeE iT!!! *runs around room screaming and crying and laughing hysterically* It’s so beautiful and wonderful and adorable and precious and sweet and a m a z i n g!!! ❀️❀️❀️ I hope you like it…but I know that sometimes you read a book that you absolutely love and then someone recommends the movie and you don’t like it. I understand if you don’t like it but I’d definitely recommend it!

      Thumpingly excited is such an underrated expression, I agree.

      YOU MUST READ THE BOY ON THE PORCH. I repeat, you must read The Boy on the Porch. Shall I say it again? πŸ˜›

      James Herriot’s books have literally become my retreat of safety and warm happiness from the storms that rage. πŸ˜‚ Ahh, I just adore them. ❀️

      Sorry and no offense, but I DESPISE Mr. Rochester. Arrogant, manipulative, selfish, jerk. My mind will not be changed on this point.

      Thank you, Emma, for your comment. It made me so happy. 😍

      P.S. I like excited.

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      1. I love long and sometimes rambling books with fabulous and magnetic characters!!! So hopefully Cranford is a great fit for me. 😊

        I will try the North and South BBC and tell you!!!!!!

        Lolol I can see why. He’s an interesting character to say the least. πŸ˜‚

        Awwww I’m so glad πŸ˜πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

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