Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday Stealing: Nerd Alert

From Sunday Stealing
Nerd Alert Meme

1. Favorite childhood book?

A. Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery, tied with Miss Osborne the Mop, by Wilson Gage.
2. What are you reading right now?

A. Factory Man, by Beth Macy. It's nonfiction, and written by a local writer.
3. What books do you have on request at the library?

A. None at the moment.

4. Bad book habit?

A. Eating while I read.

5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?

A. A Stephanie Plum book, a Fannie Flagg book, a Stuart Woods book, and an Anita Shreve book.

6. Do you have an e-reader?

A. Yes, I have both a Nook and a Kindle.
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?

A. I prefer one at a time, though I always have an audiobook on in the car, so generally I have at least two going at once.
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?

A. No.

9. Least favourite book you read this year (so far)?

A. Runaway, by Alice Munro
10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?

A.  The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd

11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?

A. You mean, like every time I pick up the newspaper? Or reading horror or true crime when I don't really care for them? I read the newspaper every day and find some of that quite uncomfortable.
12. What is your reading comfort zone?

A. I'm not sure I understand these questions, but I like fantasy, mysteries, etc., so long as they don't get overly gruesome or pornographic.
13. Can you read on the bus?

A. I used to when I was younger. I doubt I could now.
14. Favorite place to read?

A. In my green chair.
15. What is your policy on book lending?

A. If it is a book that I have read or one that I don't care about having in my personal library, I lend them. I never lend out a book and expect to actually get it back.
16. Do you ever dog-ear books?

A. I have at times. Mostly I use book marks, though.
17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?

A. Very seldom.

18. Not even with text books?

A. Not even with text books.
19. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?

A. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce.
20. What makes you love a book?

A. Good writing. Good characters, interesting plot, nice descriptions, and a little something to think about.


  1. I recently finished The Invention of Wings, I didn't know what to expect from it but really loved it.

  2. There are only a very few people in the world that I lend a book to that I want to keep in my collection. If I lend a book I generally don't care if I get it back.

  3. I didn't quite get that comfort zone thing either. Sometimes, I'm glad that I'm not getting graded :)

  4. I confess that I keep several books going at once on my Kindle. Depends on what I feel like reading at that time.

  5. This didn't seem to post the first time. I'm just wondering what the advantage of 2 e-readers is... And if you prefer one over the other.

  6. 1 - I loved the AofGG series.
    2 - Undercover Encounter by Rebecca York (an older rom-suspense)
    3 & 5 - None
    6 - I don't have one of my own, but occasionally borrow a friend's oldest Nook (she has three, plus a Kindle)
    7 - I prefer one book at a time
    13 - I do read on the bus


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