Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Stealing: Books

From Sunday Stealing

Bookish Questions

1. How long did it take you to finish your last book?

A. I usually have several going at once - one on audio in the car, which can take weeks to listen to, depending on how much I am driving, one I read at the doctor's offices, which can also take weeks, and my book club book, which usually I read in a week or less, and then whatever else I have handy, which can take anywhere from a couple of days to a month depending on whether it is fiction or nonfiction and my interest in it. I am not sure which book I finished last so I can't really answer the question any better.

2. How many times do you stare at your bookshelves each day?

A. Geez, I have no idea. They are in my office, which is where I tend to stay most of the time, so I see them constantly.
3. How many Goodreads friends/books do you have?

A. For some reason, I am not on Goodreads. So I have none.

4. Do you ever quote books in public?

A. Yes. Usually lines from Lord of the Rings, though I have been known to suddenly spout off something from Edgar Allen Poe.
5. Do you ever re-read books?

A. Yes. I am currently re-reading the Newberry Award winners. I started with Island of the Blue Dolphins (which took me only a few hours to read).
6. Do you judge a book by its cover?

A. I judge a book by whatever is written about it, subject matter, and whether or not the first page holds my attention.
7. Do you take pictures of your books before you read them?

A. No.
8. What are your biggest distractions from reading?

A. Not feeling well because I'm taking medication, playing video games, doing housework, playing the guitar - other hobbies.
9. Where is your favorite place to buy books?

A. I buy them at either Amazon or Barnes & Noble. We don't have any independent stores nearby.
10. Do you always have a book with you?

A. Yes, for the most part. Now I carry a Kindle Paperwhite with me most of the time, and it is full of free books I've downloaded so I always have something new to read.

11. Do you read during breakfast?

A. I read the newspaper during breakfast.
12. How many hours a day would you say you read?

A. Four or five, maybe? But that includes news articles, Internet stuff, things like that.
13. Do you read more or less now than you did, say, 10 years ago?

A. I read less than I did 10 years ago, mostly because my eyesight has worsened and because I am taking medication that makes focus difficult.
14. Do you consider yourself a speed reader?

A. I used to. Not so sure now.
15. Do you read in bed?

A. Yes.

16. How old were you when you got your first library card?

A. Elementary school, I guess.


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  1. Our reading habits sound remarkably alike. Several books going at once, how we judge a book, an e-reader full of free books, and if I had counted blogs, newspapers and such our reading time would be nearly equal.

  2. I agree with Stacy. We are very similar.

  3. I spend some time every day on Goodreads--I like the community of books, I pick up a lot of great titles there.

  4. I just re-read Island of the Blue Dolphins this summer! It's my favorite book :)

  5. Island of the Blue Dolphins is a great book. And, you aren't on Goodreads, because I did look for you just now. I wondered...... hehe This is my first time back in just an AGE.
    Eyes.. I'm sorry to hear it. that sucks. I have to rest mine too, now. Detached retina scars and just age. Ah well, the first hundred years are the hardest! Thanks for that Hug and ((Hugs)) back!

  6. I want to start reading again. I used to have so many books and read a lot. I think being online has become a major factor in my reading less. I want to change that.

  7. I think I'm going to have to borrow/adapt this one for a T13.


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