I could have easily been a librarian, I love reading so much. And someday, maybe when I'm retired, I would love to work in or own a bookstore. I saw this book meme on Tense Teacher's site and of course, I stole it.
1. Who are your favorite authors?
David Baldacci, John Grisham, Lisa Scottoline, Jan Karon. I love Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and C.S.Lewis. As far as children's books go, I love Shel Silverstein, Kevin Henkes, Beverly Cleary, Leo Lionni, Roald Dahl, Dr. Seuss, J.K.Rowling, Laura Numeroff, and Lewis Carroll.
2. What are your favorite books?
I have read all the Chronicles of Narnia many times. I read Little Women at least once a year. Pride and Prejudice and The Lord of the Rings trilogy have been read many times.I loved The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings long before they were popular, as is the same with the Chronicles of Narnia. I read all the way through Jan Karon's At Home in Mitford series about once a year.
3. What kind of books do you tend to read?
I love historical fiction and political, legal thrillers like the ones John Grisham writes. I also like books about real people, like Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan (which I highly recommend).
4. Do you prefer to borrow books from the library or buy them?
I buy them. I like to carry them around, dog-ear them, and write in them, if the mood hits. I am very good about sharing, though, especially if it's a book that was a good read once, but I probably won't read it again. I love having lots of books in the house. My ex-husband Larry said to me once, "If the library doesn't have a book, do they call YOU?"
5. Do you prefer hardcover or paperback?
I love paperbacks. I just like the way it feels in your hand. But I have many hardbacks, too.
6. What was the last book you read? What are you reading now?
I just finished Loving Frank by Nancy Horan, which is based on the true story of Frank Lloyd Wright and his love affair with the wife of a client of his. It gave me a new appreciation of Wright's work. I may re-read it, because I skimmed over parts in an effort to find out "what happened next", and there are some good quotes I want to write down. I am still working on Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina. It is very interesting reading but it is not a quick read, since I am trying to understand and absorb it as I go.
7. Do you read everyday?
Yes. I usually have more than one book going. I read the Louisville newspaper every day, and since I was on the road with Steven, I've gotten hooked on USA Today. And I'm afraid to admit I'm addicted to magazines. I read Oprah every month, and I am likely to be tempted in the checkout line by Time or Newsweek or Reader's Digest or People. And of course, I read blogs almost every day.
8. On average how many books do you read per year?
I really don't know. I read a lot more in the summer, because I have time. During the school year I read hundreds of children's books. I am doing Shelfari's 50 Books a Year Challenge, but I didn't start until July, so we'll see how many I can get finished by New Year's Eve. I think I can do 25 Check it out here: The 50 Book Challenge .
9. Do you belong to any book clubs?
No, but I would like to if I could find the right group and time. I like the online book discussion groups.
10. Recommend a good book.
Marley and Me (see #3) or Loving Frank (see #6) or just about anything by John Grisham. And you can never go wrong with the classics. Charles Dickens is always good.
As I mentioned earlier, I am doing Shelfari's 50 Book Challenge. Here is my Shelfari book shelf: Shelfari: Book reviews on your book blog .
Let me know if you do the meme, so I can see your answers.
Have a great day.
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