Yesterday was an extremely hectic day for me so I missed posting my Booking Through Thursday post. Luckily, this week's question is really a set of questions (a meme) that works just fine as an everyday post.
What was the last book you bought?
KnitPicks (an online knitting store) is having a book sale this month. I purchased three books: Kilt Hose & Knickerbocker Stockings by Veronica Gainford, The Knitter's Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn by Clara Parkes, New Pathways for Sock Knitters by Cat Bordhi.
Name a book you have read MORE than once:
Since it only asks for one: Pride and Prejudice
Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?
Not that I can think of... there have been times when I've read the right book at the right time and it helped me through a difficult period. One that springs to mind is PS, I Love You, which comforted me after my cousin died unexpectedly.
How do you choose a book? eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews
Any or all of the above. I usually don't let cover design be the sole determining factor (I'll always read at least the blurbs before impulse-buying), but you just can't deny the allure of the cover.
Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?
What’s more important in a novel - beautiful writing or a gripping plot?
It depends. See this post.
Most loved/memorable character (character/book)
Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
What was the last book you’ve read, and when was it?
The last book I completed was The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler. I've been listening to an audio version while doing coding. I believe I finished it yesterday. (Of course I'm in the middle of reading a number of others)
Have you ever given up on a book half way in?
Yes, most recently Carnevale by MR Lovric. See this post.