Category Archives: Wednesday Reader Questions

What genres of books do you enjoy the most?

Every Wednesday we are going to give you readers a chance to tell us about different aspects of books and reading in your life. One or more of the Page Turners will answer the question and then we would like to hear from you!

I most enjoy books written about women of the African Diaspora set pre-1960’s.  Probably 70% of the fiction that I read is of that genre.  Also I am a huge mystery/crime story buff.  I would call them my guilty pleasre but that would require guilt, lol.

 

What genres of books go you enjoy the most?

Who is your favorite book character?

Every Wednesday we are going to give you readers a chance to tell us about different aspects of books and reading in your life. One or more of the Page Turners will answer the question and then we would like to hear from you!


My absolute favorite book character Dominick Birdsey the protagonist from I Know This Much is True, by Wally Lamb.  I mostly loved this character because he was written so complex, yet believable.  His reactions to extreme  adversity and the writing of his relationship with his schizophrenic twin brother is some of the most brilliant character development and storytelling I have encountered in my reading history.

Who is your favorite book character?

Who is your favorite author?

Every Wednesday we are going to give you readers a chance to tell us about different aspects of books and reading in your life.   One or more of the Page Turners will answer the question and then we would like to hear from you!

Gloria Naylor

 

My favorite author of all time is Gloria Naylor.  She is most famously known for The Women of Brewster Place which was also a very popular TV-Movie.  I have read all of her books multiple times.  Some of my favorites include Mama Day (which I reviewed here), Bailey’s Cafe, and Linden Hills. I love her intricate story telling, depth of character development, and realistic dialogue and subject matter.  I feel she is one of the most important and dynamic 20th century American writers.

 

Who is your favorite author, and why?

What is your favorite film adaptation of a book?

Every Wednesday we are going to give you readers a chance to tell us about different aspects of books and reading in your life.   One or more of the Page Turners will answer the question and then we would like to hear from you!

Quite often books are turned into movies, some of them being terrible, but there are some that manage to make a great impact and provide us with some fabulous entertainment.  My favorite is “Shawshank Redemption” which is a film adaptation of the novella  Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, by Stephen King from his collection Different Seasons.

What is your favorite film adaptation of  a book?

What is the worst book you’ve ever read?

Every Wednesday we are going to give you readers a chance to tell us about different aspects of books and reading in your life.   One or more of the Page Turners will answer the question and then we would like to hear from you!

 

I actually have a long list of disappointing books.  However, one of the worst boks I remember reading is actually a very popular one.

Yes,  “How Stella Got Her Groove Back”, I despise this book.  When I was a teenager I was a part of the whole Terry McMillan craze.  I remember reading “Mama” and “Waiting to Exhale” and loving them.  However, this book just didn’t cut it.  I remember being frustrated by Stella pining over and over  the fact of  the age difference between her and her new lover.   Dang Stella, we got the point!   That book and even the movie were supremely lame to me and very boring.  Also we see how Terry McMillan’s real life “Groove” worked out.  Nuff said.  What is the worst book you have ever read?  Share, we won’t bite.

What is your favorite book from childhood?

Every Wednesday we are going to give you readers a chance to tell us about different aspects of books and reading in your life.   One or more of the Page Turners will answer the question and then we would like to hear from you!

YAY Grover!

My favorite book growing up was “The Monster at the End of This Book,” by Jon Stone.   I had a huge bookcase when I was growing up, I have always been a big book nerd. I think the books I read as a child were probably the most applicable to adult life. Really, when it comes to life, the rules/guidelines are pretty simplistic. We just make things harder than they need to be. Here is a brief description of the book from Wikipedia

In this book, Grover is horrified to learn that there is a monster at the end of the book, and begs the reader not to finish the book, so as to avoid the monster.

Fearful of reaching the end of the book, Grover constructs a series of obstacles, such as attempting to tie pages together and laying brick walls, to prevent the reader from advancing.

Increasingly frightened (and also in awe of the reader’s strength at overcoming the obstacles), Grover pleads with the reader to stop reading as the book nears its conclusion.

However, the monster turns out to be Grover himself

This book made a profound statement, that what we are scared of in life is 9 times (plus 1) out of 10 within ourselves, or made up in our own mind.   I am realizing the monster at the end of the book, was just lil’ ol’ me (and Grover).

 

What is your favorite book from childhood?  Don’t be scared, we don’t bite!