1. How old were you when you learned how to read?
2. Were you a big reader growing up?
Yes, I loved reading. Hard to get me to do chores
3. Are there any books that left a big impression on you as a kid?
Trixie Belden books, Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys
4. Favorite genres? (Do you read mainly fiction or non-fiction? Do you have a soft spot for horror, sci-fi, or romance?)
I'm not big on non-fiction, but do occasionally read about famous figures, FDR, Churchill, etc. I do love mystery, historical romance, & Sci Fi.
5. Top 5 favourite authors.
Oh -Jane Austin, Georgette Heyer, JK Rowling, lately I am into Jodi Picoult & Stephanie Meyer.
6. Top 5 favorite books.
Harry Potter series, Twilight series, These Old Shades, Devil's Cub, Bartimaeous series, anything Asimov or Madeleine L'Engle, .
7. Where do you prefer to read?
In my big comfy chair.
8. Do you like to eat or drink something while you read? If so, what are your foods and beverages of choice?
Drink juice, tea, or water. Nothing that would distract me.
9. What do you typically wear when you read? (I swear, I don't mean this in a dirty way. My mind is a pure as the first snow of the year - before it gets contaminated by dog poo and engine exhaust, that is. ) Casual wear? Pyjamas? Jeans? Something more elaborate and stylish?
Casual, jeans, pajamas, but mostly comfy sweats.
10. On average, how many books do you read a month?
Well, I was on vacation recently and read 10 books in 14 days, but mostly around 6 to 8 a month.
11. How do you get hold of the books? Do you buy them at a bookstore, visit an online store, borrow from a friend or family member, or do you use the library?
Many from the library, family members, and a lot from a local used bookstore where I recycle and receive credit for books I bring in which is applied to books I take out. I never have to pay cash for those because I have a lot of book credit with the store; in fact when you bring back a book that you "bought" from them, they give you back the same credit that you "paid" for it.
12. Paperback or hardcover?
Both, but I love hardcovers - they are so much easier to hold. Just feel great in my hands. But, I have a lot of soft covers as well - trade paper.
13. At what point do you give up on a book?
Well, I will stick it out through at least a third of the book before rejecting it as a waste of my time. If I still don't care for it after that, I will jump through it. (Skim over to get the essentials until either a good point or the end is reached).
14. How do you find about new books and authors? (Aside from the FORT, that is.)
Library, family, browsing a used Bookstore, or through Amazon.
15. Best reading-related memory?
Reading and discussing books with my mom, sister, or niece.
16. Worst reading-related memory?
When I read a book and have negative emotions afterwards - I really don't like that feeling.
17. What was the last book(s) you bought?
"Eclipse" by Stephanie Meyer
18. What was the last book you checked out from the library?
Jodi Picoult's "Plain Truth"
19. On average, how many hours a week do you spend reading?
Maybe 20, since I am currently working as a consultant; when I was working FT I guess about 10.
20. Are you a fast or slow reader?
21. Do you sometimes read more than one book at the time?
No - I am focused/absorbed in just that one.
22. Are you what Stephen King refers to as a Constant Reader, or are there periods where you don't read at all?
Not constant, through my life I have had constant periods but I do seem to move in waves, influenced by family and outside interests.
23. What's the longest you've gone without reading?
Less then a day, I will always find some time for reading a little at least.