Questions About Books and Reading

So I found a list of 55 questions related to books and reading on Tara Therese’s blog. I thought they were interesting enough to answer myself. BUT there’s a twist. If I wrote out answers to all 55 questions in a single post you all would not read all the way through. I know because I wouldn’t. Instead I’m going to answer 10 questions each day this week with the final 15 coming on Friday. This is a little different from what I normally post, but eh. Let’s go ahead and get started.

1. Favorite childhood book

I wasn’t a big reader as a child. So I’m going to have to to say Crispin: The Cross of Lead. This is the first real book I remember reading, though I have no idea when it was. 2003 maybe? No clue. You’ll notice that this is the book I mention in my ridiculously long bio on my About page.

2. What are you currently reading?

It’s actually a book written by a fellow blogger. But we have some stuff coming for that so I won’t say.

3. What book do you have on request at the library?

Unfortunately, none. I haven’t used the library much in recent years. Maybe I should. Well see.

4. Bad book habit

Bad book habit? I have no bad book habits. Unless you’re damaging your books by dog earing the pages or bending the covers all the way back, then I don’t see what habits there could be. I mean, not talking to a human being for 12 hours straight because you’ve been reading isn’t bad, right?

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

Well this is stupid. Nothing. If I actually used the library, then I’d most likely have something on request, right? Dumb question asker. (Who am I yelling at?)

6. Do you have an e-reader?

Of course. But don’t go punching me in the face. It was given to me as a gift by someone I no longer talk to. It’s a Kindle Keyboard. So it’s one of the first models, though I’ve never had any problems with it. I’ve read maybe 20 books on it in three years.

7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time or several at once?

I feel like I’ve written posts about all of these questions. One book for me. Everyone who reads several is a crazy person. Just kidding. Nope.

8. Have your reading habits changed since starting your blog?

Well yes, but the blog has nothing to do with my reading. Last year I was finishing up my undergrad and then writing my first book. This year I’ve just been lazy.

9. Least favorite book you’ve read this year

Easy. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.Didn’t like it at all. Not going to explain further because I’ve already written about it.

10. Favorite book you’ve read this year

Another easy one. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. Best book I’ve ever read. If you haven’t read this for some reason, then you need to right now. Right now.

So there you have the first 10 questions and tomorrow shall bring 10 more. Any thoughts? Also, I just realized that she skips random numbers in her post, so I may have less than the 55 I’d said unless I start searching the internet for others who have answered the questions. We’ll see.

823 thoughts on “Questions About Books and Reading

  1. It is not a bad habit to be isolated reading for 12 hours. I concur.

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  2. I was reading these thinking: he’s already talked about all that! Haha! I guess that means you’re just really thorough with your blogging. I hope the next few questions give us some new info.

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  3. I’d like to put in a good word for e-readers, since you mentioned them. I see the obvious potential damage to authors that Kindles and Nooks and any other e-readers may present. We cannot stop progress, can we? My entire library is on my Kindle. I can order and receive a book in 30 seconds. I don’t think that’s an exaggeration.

    I do not easily forget the authors and books that I’ve read. Their titles and book jackets in dazzling color dance by my eyes everyday. I don’t have to battle the dust on my private library shelf (if I had one) to remember them. I like that about my Kindle.

    E-books will not replace hard-copy books, at least not certain kinds of books, particularly non-fiction. If you want to study a book, you will need the hard copy to mark up and underline favorite passages.

    I know people that purchase e-book novels all the time, but when they find a book they really like, even though they have already read it on their e-reader, they will order a hard copy, also.

    Remember, too, that book lovers want author-signed copies. Try signing an e-book for your readers. If I want a hard copy of a book, guess what! I want the e-book as well. I don’t like turning paper pages or trying to get the light just right over my shoulder onto the book page.

    See. It’s not all bad.

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    • I like E readers. I bought a Kindle when my eyesight began failing me a year or so ago. I can enlarge the font on my Kindle and read comfortably. My home is so small I have no room for a lot of books, so the Kindle is a good option. When I travel, I have tons of book on one device, and I can read whenever I want without having to lug books around. I do like paper books, and I have some. I do mark some of them up for study and reference. But I’m not ready to give up my Kindle.I’m thinking of upgrading my older Touch to a newer version.

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    • Well just because I don’t use my Kindle very much doesn’t mean I’m anti e-reader. I just wrote the post last week about Kindle Unlimited in which I said I’m signing up.

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  4. 12 hours sounds reasonable to me. πŸ˜‰

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