Thursday, January 05, 2017
I'm borrowing this week's topic from a Sunday Stealing of a few weeks ago . . .
01. How long did it take you to finish your last book? Five days.
02. How many times do you stare at your bookshelves each day? As there are shelves in almost every room, I see them every day.
03. Do you ever quote books in public? It has been known to happen.
04. How old were you when you got your first library card? I was in second grade, and we lived across the street from the library.
05. Do you ever re-read books? Occasionally. I am more likely to re-read a classic or book from my childhood not read in years than something more recent.
06. Do you judge a book by its cover? It has been known to happen. Let's face it, some covers are not just bad, but downright CREEPY. If I have a choice between covers, I will chose one that is a) more aesthetically pleasing and b) in better condition.
07. What are your biggest distractions from reading? Work, Crafts, TV.
08. Where is your favorite place to buy books? Most of my books come from Half Price Books or the library's monthly used book sale. I also buy a lot of books for my Nook (B&N).
09. Do you always have a book with you? Of course!
10. Do you read during breakfast? In bed? I do sometimes read during meals, and almost always read for at least a half hour in bed at night. If I have trouble sleeping, I will try reading for a while.
12. How many hours a day would you say you read? At least an hour every day, some days much more than that, depending on if I have an entire day off and no plans.
13. Do you read more or less now than you did, say, 10 years ago? Do you consider yourself a speed reader? In 2010-2015 I averaged 8.3 books a month, for a total of 100 per year. Last year's total read was down to 84, or 7 books a month, owing to changes in my work schedule. Obviously, I get more read in some months than others, depending on length and authors' writing styles. Some would say this qualifies me as a fast reader, but I know people who read 200-300 a year. Of course, I often wonder how much of what they read is actually retained.
LINKING TO: Thursday Thirteen