Found a Meme

I’m having too much fun with a meme-week, I couldn’t stop. I found this one at Bloggin’ ’bout Books.

Do you remember how you developed a love of reading? Not really. I can’t remember my parents reading to me, though I’m sure they did. My earliest memory of reading is of the Little House books. I devoured books but I can’t remember much about how I came to enjoy devouring them….

What are some books you loved as a child? The Little House books, Harriet the Spy, Jacob Have I Loved, The Secret Garden, The Wizard of Oz (and subsequent books) are ones that come to mind (right now anyway).

What is your favorite genre? YA, specifically fantasy. But pretty much all YA.

Do you have a favorite novel? Nope. When pressed, I come up with some Jane Austen. Though I really like Shannon Hale right now.

Where do you usually read? In the easy chair in the family room. Or in my bed. Or on the sofa in the living room. Sometimes, I’ll even read while cooking dinner…

When do you usually read? People have asked me how I get so much reading done. (“So much” being relative…) I let the girls watch a movie in the afternoon — there’s 1 1/2 hours. And I put them to bed by 8, so I have 2 or more hours in the evening (that’s not worked this summer too well)…. And I read in fits and snatches throughout the rest of the day when they’re not pulling on me (or I’m not blogging).

Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time? Nope. Can’t do it and don’t like to.

Do you read non-fiction in a different way or place than you read fiction?

Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out from the library? Library! Love the library!! Can’t live without the library!!

Do you keep most of the books you buy? Yes. I try not to buy a book unless I really love it and want to keep it.

If you have children, what are some of the favorite books you have shared with them? They love the Tasha Tudor books A is for Annabel and 1 is One; both are from my childhood. M liked the Little House books, and C really likes Wizard of Oz. A and K are up for grabs right now.

What are you reading now? Leave it to Psmith, P.G. Wodehouse.

Do you keep a TBR list? A couple, actually. One on the library’s website of books they have, and my Amazon wish list serves as a secondary TBR list. Then there’s the piles of books by my bedside…

What’s next? I’ve got a couple of books to read for August’s Estella’s Revenge up right next. Then 13 Little Blue Envelopes. And then I have to decide whether or not I want to take Tess of the D’Ubervilles or Rebecca on vacation. (Any thoughts??)

What books would you like to re-read? I have decided that there are too many books and not enough time (and I don’t read fast enough) for me to re-read compulsively. I have re-read the Austen books this year, but that’s the last books I can think of re-reading.

Who are your favorite authors? Right now: Shannon Hale. Jessica Day George. Sarah Beth Durst. Jeanne Birdsall. (Ack. All women and all YA/middle-grade…)


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