Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Book Meme

Karen tagged me for this meme, about my all-time favorite hobby:

1. Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?

I don't remember enjoying reading until I got to college. I only read the Cliff's Notes for the good literature I was assigned in high school. {gasp!}

2. What are some books you read as a child?

Honestly, I only remember Frog and Toad, Amelia Bedelia, and one of my favorites: The Small Pig.

3. What is your favorite genre?

Historical fiction, and non-fiction (all types)

4. Do you have a favorite novel?

"Not My Will" by Francena Arnold.

5. Where do you usually read?

Wherever I happen to be.

6. When do you usually read?

Whenever I can catch a little time to do so. I LOVE to read while I eat. I have a very hard time eating w/o a book in front of me, although I refrain at family mealtimes.

7. Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time?

I never have only one book that I'm reading.

8. Do you read nonfiction in a different way or place than you read fiction?

Non-fiction- I almost always read out of order, starting with the topic that interests me most. Sometimes that means reading the book backwards. That doesn't work very well with fiction.

9. Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out of the library?

Library if at all possible, although I do buy reference type books (poetry books, field guides, health books, etc.) And I do own plenty of fiction: mostly children's classics.

10. Do you keep most of the books you buy? If not, what do you do with them?

I am very frugal, even with books, so I rarely purchase a book I don't intend to keep. (And I have lots of books.)

11. If you have children, what are some of the favorite books you have shared with them?

I've enjoyed most all of the Ambleside books we've read, especially "Understood Betsy" and "Five Little Peppers and How They Grew".

12. What are you reading now?

See right sidebar.

13. Do you keep a TBR (to be read) list?

Mentally and my online library list.

14. What’s next?

Good question! I'm confident I'll figure that out before I get halfway through the books I'm reading now.

Tag, you're it: Jamie, Carletta, Jenna, and LoriKY.


The Herd said...

Great answers! I love your answer to how you read fiction and non-fiction differently!

Lori in KY said...

Okay, I'll play, it'll give me a good excuse to update my poor, neglected blog! :D

Ginger said...

That's exactly why I picked you, Lori! ;)

MommaofMany said...

Good meme! Glad you picked Lori. She needed a new post!

musicmommy3 said...

I'll bet this one was easy for you!!

Jenna said...

You? Frugal? I don't think so! You spent ten bucks on a button from me, remember?


Crystal said...

We're reading Five Little Peppers and How They Grew now at bedtime! We are half way through love it!

It sounds like you enjoy reading as much as I. I can't wait to visit classics I never read as a child.

Dustinsdreamer from TCL :)