Monday, March 7, 2016
questionnaire about reading habits
I'm currently reading Eleanor & Park, which I hear is very good. I am 13 chapters in and liking it. I really loved The Rosie Project. I finished it in 2 days. I highly recommend it! Eeny Meeny is next. It is a thriller, and I'm already scared. I was in WAY over my head with Pretty Girls. To say Pretty Girls was terrifying would be an understatement.
Other than reading, I have been tending to Juli (she's 2) who was really sick last week. Addy (she's 6) stayed home from school today because she is also sick. They seem to be mending though. I was supposed to share a Greek yogurt recipe for my Greek yogurt 52 ways project last week, but will just have to share it this week some time. Thanks for sticking around. :)
I came across a fun questionnaire about reading habits. I thought I'd share my answers with you and have you share your answers in the comments if you'd like. Remember those email chain letters going around some years ago? I loved those! I still have old ones saved in my email archives.
1. How old were you when you learned how to read?
I imagine I learned to read in kindergarten or first grade.
2. Were you a big reader growing up?
I was. My mom took my siblings and I to the library in LA often. I read throughout elementary, middle, and high school.
3. Are there any books that left a big impression on you as a kid?
I really enjoyed book series, in general (i.e. The Berenstain Bears, The Boxcar Children, The Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps). I distinctly remember reading The Secret Garden in 6th grade, feeling challenged (in a good way) by the mature themes, and really loving the beautiful garden setting. I also distinctly remember reading My Girl in elementary school and ruining the movie at the theater for the strangers around me (I remember one angry man behind me, in particular. ;) Are You There, God? It's Me Margaret is another book that left an impression on me as a kid.
4. Favourite genres? (Do you read mainly fiction or non-fiction? Do you have a soft spot for horror, sci-fi, or romance?)
I've enjoy mostly fiction. I like romance novels- both contemporary and classic. I also like LIGHT suspense/thriller novels. (Pretty Girls is far from light).
5. Top 5 favorite authors.
Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Jodi Picoult, Donald Miller, Suzanne Collins
6. Top 5 favorite books.
Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, The Rosie Project, The Hunger Games (all 3 books, but I'll count it as one ;)
7. Where do you prefer to read?
At home- on the couch or in bed
8. Do you like to eat or drink something while you read? If so, what are your foods and beverages of choice?
Not really... occasionally coffee
9. What do you typically wear when you read?
10. On average, how many books do you read a month?
2 to 3
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?
I prefer to borrow them from the library or buy them used and inexpensively.
12. Paperback or hardcover?
I prefer hardcover, but it doesn't really matter all that much.
13. At what point do you give up on a book?
I rarely give up on a book. Occasionally though, I'll stop reading if something unsavory happens that I really don't like.
14. How do you find about new books and authors?
From bestseller lists and recommendations from friends and bloggers.
15. Best reading-related memory?
Going to the library with my mom and siblings (and now with my girls).
16. Worst reading-related memory?
Reading the end of Allegiant. (I didn't see that coming at all and thought it didn't fit).
17. What was the last book(s) you bought?
The Mountain Between Us
18. What was the last book you checked out from the library?
Eleanor & Park
19. On average, how many hours a week do you spend reading?
20. Are you a fast or slow reader?
Fairly fast, I think
21. Do you sometimes read more than one book at the time?
22. Are you what Stephen King refers to as a Constant Reader, or are there periods where you don't read at all?
I became a constant reader in 2015 after a long time not having read very much.
23. What's the longest you've gone without
Recently- a couple of weeks
24. Why do you read? (This is a tough one, I know)
I read because it's an enjoyable and worthwhile hobby that creatively challenges me and relieves stress.
I'd love for you to share your answers in the comments! :)
Related: 10 Tips for Reading More Books, Goal-Setting 2016