- Do you read more in the morning or night?
I think I read at both times of time in equal measure most of the time. I read while on the treadmill or elliptical, and that’s in the morning. And then I read before bed. I sometimes listen to books while driving or cleaning though and that’s in the afternoon. Um, I’m an equal time opportunity reader?
- Are there any books that changed the way you thought about things?
Oh tons! In fact, that’s one thing I enjoy most about reading…when an author can make me see something or think about something from a different perspective. There are too many to name, honestly, but here are a few: Tara Lain is good at making me think about prejudices gay men suffer via her Love in Laguna series. Jane Austen. Tara Westover and Yaa Gyasi very recently. Michelle Mankin. Stephenie Meyer. Gah! There are so many! But these came to mind easily.
- YA or not?
Well, since my love of EVERY genre really started with a little book called Twilight, I have to give YA some love. I actually enjoy YA a lot. There is much more variety in the genre than when I was a teen and I’ve liked reading and sharing books with my own teens. AND there are some really, really powerful YA books out there!
- Are there characters that you honestly believe are real?
LOL Are y’all going to judge me if I say yes? 😉 But I do have to admit to seeing people and feeling like they so closely resemble a character it *must* be them. And then there are the characters that I spend so much time with they feel real to me. So yeah…judge away!
- Nobody touches my books or I don’t mind loaning my books out?
I don’t mind sharing my books. (I do mind not getting them back!) But I feel loaning is one of the best ways to share the love of books and reading!
- Do you ever smell your books?
Never. Just kidding. Is this another time when y’all are gonna judge? Just last week, I walked into my library (the one in my home) and I inhaled deeply thinking, “I love the way this room smells of books.” Sigh. I also smell books when I’m reading. 😉
- Not everyone loves books…is this a positive or negative?
As a reader, it makes me sad that not everyone loves books. But to each their own, right? I don’t love mountain biking. So I think I’ll go with it being positive because it’s our differences that make the world an interesting place.
- Gosh I have too many books! True or False?
There is no such thing as too many books. Just too few shelves! Although I will admit that while I love having a choice, the sheer abundance of choice I have is, at times, daunting. I have trouble picking a book!
- Have you ever spilled or stained books before with something, if so how?
Sigh. Unfortunately this has happened to me. I spilled my coffee on Outlander. *gasp*
- Toned or untoned? In other words, do you read and workout at the same time?
I most certainly do read while working out. I’ve heard it said that this isn’t a good idea as you don’t get as good a workout BUT I don’t care. Reading while exercising makes the time pass AND it’s the only time I allow myself to read during the day. Thus ensuring I exercise! 😉
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