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BTT: Interview

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1. What’s your favorite time of day to read? I usually read before bed…  But that isn’t my favorite time, it’s just the most convenient.  I really liked reading in the morning after my shower. 

2. Do you read during breakfast? (Assuming you eat breakfast.) No.  I am very clumsy and don’t want to get breakfast on my books. 

3. What’s your favorite breakfast food? (Noting that breakfast foods can be eaten any time of day.) I really love apples and cinnamon oatmeal.  It’s not the most glamorous breakfast food, but I love it. 

4. How many hours a day would you say you read? Usually less than an hour.  During readathons, I really try to focus.  But with work 9 hours a day, making dinner, and hopefully spending some time with J, I just don’t have a lot of time available for reading.  I do try to read on my lunch break. 

5. Do you read more or less now than you did, say, 10 years ago? Definitely more.  Or at least I’m more consistent with my reading.  Ten years ago, I was in college, so most of my reading was class assigned.  I didn’t have a lot of pleasure reading. 

6. Do you consider yourself a speed reader? I definitely read faster than most people I know.  So, I guess that makes me a speed reader. 

7. If you could have any superpower, what would it be? To retain everything I read.  I know, a pretty geeky superpower.  But wouldn’t it be awesome to have total recall? 

8. Do you carry a book with you everywhere you go? Of course!  And sometimes I even have two, just in case I finish the first one. 

9. What KIND of book? Genre — whatever.  I am an equal opportunity reader at this point.  Type — Usually trade paperbacks or mass market paperbacks.  Hard back books are murder on my purses. 

10. How old were you when you got your first library card? I was probably in middle school.  I have always frequented the library, but I can’t remember if I had my own in elementary school or we just put books on my mom’s card…  I definitely had my very own in middle and high school. 

11. What’s the oldest book you have in your collection? (Oldest physical copy? Longest in the collection? Oldest copyright?) Longest in collection — The Awakening by Kate Chopin.  Oldest copyright — probably something by Jane Austen. Oldest physical copy — possibly my copy of Contact (I’m not at home, so I can’t check the book to make sure).

12. Do you read in bed? Yes.  Although recently I have learned that trying to read science fiction (e.g. Heinlein) in bed is a bad idea.  I really have to concentrate on his words and as I’m falling asleep is not a good time. 

13. Do you write in your books? No way.  They are too precious to write in.  I do make notes in journals and of course on my blog.  But I try not to write in books. 

14. If you had one piece of advice to a new reader, what would it be? Don’t be afraid to try new genres.  It might just become your favorite.

15. What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask? (Actually, leave the answer to this one in the comments on this post, huh? So I can find them when I need inspiration!) Sorry, I can’t think of any today. 

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2012 in Books

 

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BTT: In Public

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Do you carry books with you when you’re out and about in the world?

And, do you ever try to hide the covers?

As J can attest (and he thinks I’m crazy), I carry a book with me every where I go.  Part of my purse buying requirements is that it has to be big enough for a trade paperback.  I have a few “special occasion” purses that don’t meet my requirement, but every other one does.  I have to have my book.  I feel naked without my book.  I read everywhere.  There’s always that moment when you get stuck waiting for something and then panic sets in.  What am I going to do?  Never fear!  I have a book to read!

As to the covers, I don’t usually try to hide the covers.  But I am slightly embarrassed by the ridiculous romance covers I see.  I read romance, I like a little escapism now and again.  But do they have to be the most awful covers?  I don’t think it’s necessary.  Laura over at Book Chick City published a great little rant about romance covers today.  Read it Here.  I completely agree with her on every point.  I don’t hide them but I do wish they were better looking…

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2011 in Books

 

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BTT: Replay

 

 

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Have you ever finished a book and loved it so much you went right back and started re-reading it again?

(And obviously, if so, we want titles!)

There have definitely been a couple of books I have done with.

The first was probably The Awakening by Kate Chopin.  I had to read the book for an hour long presentation for my 10th grade American Literature/U.S. History class.  We had to choose an American novel from a list.  I picked Huckleberry Finn, but too many others had also picked it.  So the teacher picked for me.  I was skeptical..  But once I finished the book, I went right back and read it again.  I loved it so much.  It has since become my favorite book.  One of those that I reread every other year or so, just to feel it again.

I’ve also done with this Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Twilight, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  All from my favorites bookshelf.  Some book you just have to reread and quickly!

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2011 in Books

 

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BTT: Queue

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What are you reading now?

Would you recommend it?

And what’s next?

I’m currently reading Scoundrel (Blades of the Rose #2) by Zoe Archer and loving it!  J described it as Lara Croftish and I agree.  It has a blend of action/adventure, romance, and magic that I just can’t resist.  I can’t wait to finish this one and get started on the next one, Rebel.

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2011 in Books

 

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BTT: National Book Week

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It’s National Book Week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you. Go to page 56. Copy the 5th sentence as your status

(We’ve done something similar to this before, but it’s always fun, so … why not?)

“Load of old tosh,” said Uncle Vernon.  (hee hee, I just love British English!)

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2011 in Books

 

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BTT: Night Owl

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What’s the latest you’ve ever stayed up reading a book? Is staying up late reading a usual thing for you?

I’ve stayed up all night to finish a book.  Two come to mind: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows and Eclipse.  I was so into the books that I just kept on reading.  Unfortunately, the day after reading Eclipse I still had to be at work and teaching by 8am.  That was killer!

I am finding that my advancing age is cutting on the ability to stay up reading all night.  Eventually my eyes tire out and I can’t even see the words on the page.  I try not to stay up too late reading.  But it does happen sometimes.

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2011 in Books

 

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BTT: Rut

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All things being equal (money, space, etc), would you rather own copies of the books you read? Or borrow them?

I would definitely buy them.  I have a book buying addiction.  I love just looking at them all lined up on a shelf.  Surounded by a nice reading chair, a soft glow lamp, a cup of tea, and a comfy pillow, I would reveal in the beauty of the books.  Rarely, I would give away a very special book to a friend, but most would stay pretty on my shelf until I reread them.

Alas, I have neither money or space to buy books.  I borrow, and borrow, and borrow some more.

 
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Posted by on June 9, 2011 in Books

 

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