I haven't done this in a few weeks, but this week's BTT is a pretty easy meme.
What was the last book you bought?
Batman and Philosophy.
Name a book you have read MORE than once.
umm, any? Gone with the Wind
Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?
Sure. last one would be Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
How do you choose a book? eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews
all of the above? basically, no matter what the cover or summary, I'd have bought the Batman book because i like the subject. But i just read Never Let Me Go which first interested me purely from it's amazing cover. I read The Book of Lost Things earlier this year because of reccs and reviews.
Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?
They are about even for me. Maybe slight advantage to fiction.
What’s more important in a novel - beautiful writing or a gripping plot?
plot, no wait characters.
Most loved/memorable character (character/book)
Most is hard! most recent that i've really liked are Jacob from New Moon and Lyra from His Dark Materials.
Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?
I don't read in bed so how about a few i've got from the library? The Way Station by Clifford Simak, Coming Home to Eat by Gary Paul Nabhan, The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop, and The Black Tower by Louis Bayard
What was the last book you’ve read, and when was it?
The last one i finished was Go Green, Live Rich.
Have you ever given up on a book half way in?
yeah definitely. Most recently i stopped reading The Master and Margarita. I'd had it from the library for about 3 months and just couldn't finish it. I'll pick up a cheap copy from McKay's and finish it up soon.