Thursday, January 12, 2012

Booking Through Thursday - Interview



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This week's question...

Booking Through Thursday is interviewing us this week. So here are the questions, along with my answers...

1. What’s your favorite time of day to read?

In the evening. I love to cuddle up in bed and read.

2. Do you read during breakfast? (Assuming you eat breakfast.)

No. Usually breakfast is on the go as I'm going to work. On the weekends, it's not so rushed, but I can't concentrate when I'm eating. LOL

3. What’s your favorite breakfast food? (Noting that breakfast foods can be eaten any time of day.)

Pancakes or an everything bagel with cream cheese.

4. How many hours a day would you say you read?

During the week, maybe 2 since I work full time. On the weekends, it's more. It depends on what's going on.

5. Do you read more or less now than you did, say, 10 years ago?

I think more.

6. Do you consider yourself a speed reader?

No, in fact, I think I'm slower than most. Sometimes I'll see huge long lists of books people read each month. I can only average about 6 or 7. Anything more is usually because I'm home from work during a vacation or holiday break.

7. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Speed.  I would love to be able to do everything in a matter of seconds like clean the house or get from place to place.

8. Do you carry a book with you everywhere you go?

Yes, I always have my Nook with me in my pocketbook.

9. What KIND of book?

Not sure what is meant by what kind of book - whatever genre I happen to be reading and an ebook since it's on my Nook.

10. How old were you when you got your first library card?

I'm not sure but it had to be in grade school.

11. What’s the oldest book you have in your collection? (Oldest physical copy? Longest in the collection? Oldest copyright?)

I don't have a collection of old books. The oldest book would be from my Harlequin Romance books which would go back to sometime in the late 1970's. (I'm just guessing.)

12. Do you read in bed?

Yes, my favorite place :)

13. Do you write in your books?

Never.

14. If you had one piece of advice to a new reader, what would it be?

Don't overload yourself with books. I find whenever I get involved in something new that I enjoy, I will go overboard. There is such a thing that you can have too much of a good thing.

15. What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask? (Actually, leave the answer to this one in the comments on this post, huh? So I can find them when I need inspiration!)

I think just about everything has been asked and maybe this has been asked, too, but here it goes...What do you look for when reading a book blog? Does the blogger have to read the same genre? Do you like reviews? Personal posts? Memes? Giveaways? What attracts you to a book blog?

10 comments:

  1. I am not a speed reader either. I am amazed sometimes when I see how many books some of the bloggers read each month.

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  2. Fun BTT post. I can't speed read either, I tend to have to go back and re-read certain passages.
    As far as blogs I like, I enjoy nice layouts, interesting reviews and fun posts.
    Your blog is one of my favorites :)

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  3. I like that I can turn my speed reading off and on, depending on my mood and desire! Now I would also like a bagel with cream cheese!

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  4. I think I read quite a lot, and maybe fast...but not a speed reader. But whatever I do read these days happens because I'm home and not doing much else besides blogging and reading. Occasional gym workouts and errands.

    I like your #15. I would like to know answers to that one, too.

    Here's MY BTT POST and
    MY WEBSITE

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  5. I like your answer not to overload yourself with books.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/01/booking-through-thursday_12.html

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  6. Breakfast does seem to be the only meal I have never read under

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  7. Good answers! And a bagel with cream cheese sounds good about now. :-)

    Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2012/01/booking-through-thursday-inteview.html

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  8. Hi Yvonne,

    Great interview, good questions and answers, makes for an entertaining post.

    I would agree that you should never overload yourself with books, which you can't possibly ever get around to reading, and I am definitely speaking from experience on this issue.

    I am certainly no speed reader either and can only look on in amazement at the speed at which some people seem to get through books and post reviews.

    I have come to the conclusion that my reading should be done at my own pace and that all my reviews should be considered and thoughtful responses, which do justice to the book. For me rushing through a book just doesn't work.

    Yvonne

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