Friday, October 10, 2008

Reading Meme

I was sent this meme on MySpace. Since it's about books and reading, I have to do it.

Do you remember how you developed a love of reading?
No. Books have just always figured prominently in my life. I remember having to get new library cards several times in one school year because old ones got filled up. I've been collecting books forever.

What are some books you loved as a child?
children's mysteries, books about animals

What is your favorite genre?
mystery, most realistic fiction, children's, classic, essay/article compilations

Do you have a favorite novel?
Les Misérables

Where do you usually read?
I prefer to read in bed, in an armchair, but, really, anywhere is fine.

When do you usually read?
When I have time

Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time?
No, I finish one, then start on the next.

Do you read nonfiction in a different way or place than you read fiction?
not necessarily

Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out of the library?
buy, check out of the lib (but mostly buy)

Do you keep most of the books you buy?
always, unless some mannerless person borrows one and never returns it

If you have children, what are some of the favorite books you have shared with them?
I have a two-year-old, so some simplified Beatrix Potters, Tasha Tudors, etc.

What are you reading now?
Sue Grafton

Do you keep a To Be Read list?
Loosely

What’s next?
The Secrets of Pistoulet (if I can get a copy)

What books would you like to reread?
Newbery winners I have no personal copy of

Who are your favorite authors?
Victor Hugo, Jane Austen, Cynthia Voigt, Sue Grafton, Elizabeth Enright, Sharon Creech, Fay Weldon, lots more

Did this in a hurry. Will edit if something else occurs to me.

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