Monday, January 22, 2024

Monday Books

I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about today, but then last night on Instagram, I saw Jen’s post with some questions about books.  So I took a screenshot and will answer them here.

What’s your favourite book?
I have so many, but I’ll go with The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

What book do you regret reading?
I read Gone with the Wind every summer when I was growing up and although I don’t regret reading it, I do sort of regret romanticizing the antebellum era. I did sympathize with Scarlett O'Hara at the time, wishing for those good old days of the pretty dresses and barbecues.  Now I can see the book for more than that. I should probably read it again now that I have a new filter.

Which one are you currently reading?
The Palace Papers by Tina Brown.  A bit of Royal Family trash reading, but I love it.

Recommend a book?
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver.  My favourite book from last year.

A book you can always reread?
I don’t re-read as many books as I used to. But I think I would buy the Winter Street trilogy books by Elin Hilderbrand because I would like to read them every Christmas.

What’s your favourite genre?
My current favourite genre is British mysteries (yes, I’m in my 40s! Haha) Books by Clare Mackintosh, Ruth Ware, etc.

What kind of book do you hate reading?
Lately the books I’ve not enjoyed have been too trying to weave together short stories as part of a larger tale, but with no forward momentum, nothing is really happening to the main characters.  I’m talking to you The Beguiling.

Do you prefer buying or borrowing them?
I get most of my books at the library, I probably buy 3-4 books a year.

Would you like to write a book someday?
I used to say I wanted to write the prequel to Gone with the Wind, and it would be about Scarlett’s mother.  But that would require a lot of research and a skill that I don’t really have.  I have thought about being a book editor.  I’m sure it’s not as easy as just “reading for a living”.

That was fun! Happy Monday!


  1. I don't think I'd like to write a book but working in the book publishing industry might be fun! I think I'd be an excellent copy editor.

  2. I also used to love rereading Gone with the Wind every summer, and I enjoy British mysteries too. Looks like I need to put Barbara Kingsolver books on my TBR list!

  3. I tend to borrow more than buy books too! I've often thought of writing a book but mine would definitely be some sort of chick-lit/ romance novel.