Do you have a specific place for reading?
Yep – any place that’s light enough.
Bookmarks or random pieces of paper?
I’ve collected some cool bookmarks over the years, but they never seem to be around when I need them. Random bits of paper, ftw!
Can you just stop anywhere or must it be at the end of the chapter?
I really, really, REALLY hate stopping at a random place, so I only do it when there’s no other choice.
Do you eat or drink while reading?
I get the feeling I’m in the minority here, but yes – when I’m deeply committed to a story, there’s no way I’m stopping just because my tummy is rumbling!
Music or TV while reading?
Again, I haven’t seen many affirmatives for this one, but while I prefer silence, I’ve been known to keep a one ear on the TV/radio and one eye on my book (like a demented game of Twister – LOL!).
One book at a time or several?
I used to be a one-at-a-time gal, but I’ve grown more adventurous over the years. Now I can do as many as three at once.
Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?
I think I need to reword the question – “Do you prefer to read?” Yes, yes I do. *grin*
Read out loudly or silently?
99.9999999% of the time, silently. Every now and again, something really strikes me, and I have to read it out loud to hubby and/or the kidlets.
Do you read ahead or skip pages?
What is this, “skeeeep paaagiz” thing of which you speak?
Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
While it seems a bit counterintuitive, given I eat whilst bookworming, I do try my very best to keep my friends in the best shape possible.
Do you write in your books?
When I was a kid, I used to write my name, address, the date, and a plea to return said novel to me in the event it went wandering. Nowadays, not so much.
But wait – there’s more!
The wicked awesomesauce Hayley decided to add some extra questions into the mix (check out her post HERE)
What book are you reading now?
I finally had the chance to check out the Guardians series by Shelley Wilson (I’ve had the first two books on my Kindle Reader for ages!) – I’m almost done with Guardians of the Dead (Book One), and it’s excellent! Next up on the list – The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, by request of the youngest (who just finished it, and we plan to have our own little mini book club discussion of it afterwards – great mother/daughter bonding subject matter, eh? *grin*).
Favorite childhood book?
One? Really, only one? Ugh… okay, I suppose it would be The Velvet Room by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. Just don’t tell the others on my bookshelf – no need to hurt feelings.
All time favorite book?
Seriously, Hayley? How could you even ask that? It’s just not possible to pick only one. Even narrowing it down to a handful is going to be challenging, but here goes (in no particular order) –
~ The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher
~ The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
~ The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
~ The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
~ Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
~ The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
~ Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Once again, I’m taking the lazy way out, and nominating anyone who wants to jump in. Be sure to shout out if you do your own version, and I’ll add your link to this post. Oh, and speaking of books (and the awesomeness that is Hayley) be sure to check out this brand new virtual book club – it’s gonna be a blast!
Oh, last thing – if anyone wants a version of the graphic below featuring their own name/website, shout out and I’ll send one along!
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