Look what I found in my drafts! First of all, I would like to thank Cara for being a fairly steller napper. Second, I’d like to thank Laura, whom I borrowed these questions from like a year and a half ago. Yay!
1. What is your favourite fictional food or drink?
I don’t think I’ve ever consumed a fictional food or drink. I hear butterbeer is pretty good? Hmmm–I guess I’ve likely also had green eggs in my lifetime (for St Paddy’s Day) but I wouldn’t call it a favorite.
2. How long did it take you to finish your last book?
On Thursday I devoured The Sculptor by Scott McCloud. I read 400 pages of it in one sitting (it’s a graphic novel), so it took me two days to finish. Before that I think it took me about 10 days to finish the 198 page Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. Most of this is because it was a paper book so I couldn’t read it on my phone (which I do a lot these days).
3. How many times do you stare at your books or bookshelves each day?
LOL! Genius. Wait–does the book I’m actually reading count? Otherwise, anytime I walk into the room with my bookshelves. Sadly this isn’t every day. But it never fails, even though I’ve seen those books a zillion times, I still stare at them!
4. How many Goodreads friends and books do you have?
It took me a while to figure this out, but I think 182 friends. I don’t use Goodreads very often–I just forget about it.
5. Do you ever quote books in public?
I do not–probably because I have a lousy memory for things like that. But sometimes I quote musicals. Ok, maybe I’ve quoted parts of “The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock” before. “Let us go then, you and I…”
6. Do you ever re-read books?
Rarely. Not because I wouldn’t like to–I keep most of the books I’ve read once in hopes that I’ll read them again, but all of those unread books on my shelves taunt me.
7. Do you judge a book by its cover?
Absolutely!! I’ve been mentally working up a post about disliking books with actual people on the covers. Like photographs of people. Nope nope nope.
8. Instagram, Twitter or Tumblr?
9. Which genres take you the longest to read?
Classics take me the longest to read–likely because my brain has to work harder for the language. Boring nonfiction also takes me a long time to read which is why I always opt for awesome nonfiction. :)
10. Who are your favourite BookTubers (or Book Bloggers)?
I have way too many subscriptions in my Feedy account. It’s a happy problem but also means that I’m often overwhelmed by favorite book bloggers. #cheat
11. How often do you pre-order books?
Never. Ok, I’ve done it twice and ironically they were both released on the same day. I had to have Armada by Ernest Cline on audio and Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee in hardback. The only other time I’ve had to have a book the day it was released was when Harry Potter came out but I didn’t pre-order.
12. Are you a shopaholic?
No. I HATE shopping. Except for crafts. I could possibly be a crafting shopaholic but I do try to set limits!
13. How many times have you re-read your favourite book?
14. Do you own a lot of books?
I’m not in the same room as my book spreadsheet but I’m guessing probably 600-700 books? Not including some of the older collections I own that just sit on the shelf and look pretty.
15. Do you take pictures of your books before you read them?
Is this a thing? I don’t know–maybe to tweet or instagram the book but not as a general habit.
16. Do you read every day?
No. Ideally I would love to read every day but some days it’s just not a priority. Sometimes I’ll go a week or more without reading a single word and I’m OK with that.
17. How do you choose a new book?
Whim. Or ask Elle to pick a book for me. The last one she picked was Salvage the Bones and it was a winner.
18. Do you always have a book with you?
Yes–sometimes even if it’s just on the app of my phone.
19. What are your biggest distractions from reading?
Life? Kids? Crafts? The billion things going on in my head at any given point?
20. What is your favourite place to buy books?
Well…since I’m still mourning the loss of Borders and my local indie bookstores and hate going to the mall where the Barnes and Nobel is, I generally buy my books on Amazon. Ooooh, or Half Price Books! Though I’ve been trying not to buy as many books the past year or so.
Well lookie there. A post! Feel free to take the questions and answer them when you need a rainy day post.
Tell me…what’s going on in your neck of the woods today? Reading anything particularly good? (I’m loving The Girl With All the Gifts).