Friday, July 18, 2008

Bookworm Meme

Lisa over at Lisa Writes (one of my fellow reviewers over at 5 Minutes for Books) posted this meme and blindly tagged any other book bloggers to participate. I'll do the same. If you want to do it, great! Have fun.

Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?
I know it came from both sets of parents. My mom was the one who drove us to the library once a week though to load up on books. We'd check out the maximum amount allowed and enjoy.

What are some books you read as a child?
I was big into mystery stories so I gobbled up Nancy Drew, The Dana Girls, Hardy Boys, Trixie Belden and the more recent Mandie series Louis Gladys Leppard.

What is your favorite genre?
Hmm. Favorite of all? I absolutely really cannot say. I like a little bit of everything.

Do you have a favorite novel?
Anne of Green Gables. For always.

When do you usually read?
I have a 21 month old, so I read when he naps. Naptime is my sacred reading time and I really try my best to guard it.

Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time?I used to read several books at once but I can't really get away with that anymore. I'm not sure why the change, but I'm pretty much a one book woman these days.

Do you read non-fiction in a different way or place than you read fiction? I think I read at the same speed no matter what I'm reading.

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

Do you keep most of the books you buy? If not, what do you do with them? I tend to keep all the books that I buy. However, I've been getting into the habit of giving away books I either didn't enjoy or know I won't read again.

If you have children, what are some of the favorite books you have shared with them? Were they some of the same ones you read as a child?Yes! Dr. Suess early readers! I'm writing up a blog post about the glories and merits of Dr. Suess books in the near future . . . just really fun books!

What are you reading now?
Foxe's Book of Martyrs.

Do you keep a TBR (To Be Read) list?
I don't know that I'd say I have an official TBR list . . . although I have a mental list that changes and varies from day to day and Semicolon Saturday reviews. Does that count?

What's next?
The Testament, by John Grisham

What books would you like to reread?
Anne of Green Gables (series) by L.M. Montgomery, The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis, and Gleanings in Joshua, by A.W. Pink.

Who are your favorite authors?
Lucy Maud Montgomery, C.S. Lewis, Jan Karon, Randy Alcorn, P.G. Wodehouse, Victor Hugo.


Lisa Spence said...

I simply CANNOT believe I left Nancy Drew off my childhood loves! I may just have to go edit my post for that very reason...

Great list, thanks for planning along!

Sarah M. said...

This was a fun post. Thanks for sharing. Btw... I started my own "book blog" and hope it's ok, I wanted to put a sidebar link to this book blog. Let me know if it's not ok.

Unknown said...

I don't know if we've "discussed" this or not, but I loved Trixie Belden as well. I've tried to hook Amanda, but she finds them "boring."

Anonymous said...

I played along!

I tried to get my daughter to read Trixie Belden, too, but like Jennifer's daughter, she wasn't interested.

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