This questionnaire was put together by Lydia over at the Literary Lollipop. In desperate need of something to post on Sundays I have stolen it (what? what do you mean she’s giving it away?) Like so many other lazy bloggers who have been breaking this up into several parts to fill their Sundays, I will, shamelessly, do likewise.
1. Favourite childhood book: I am trying to recall some of the books that my parents read me as a child and all I seem to be able to recall are The Cat and the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. Both of which I like, but I don’t know that they were favorites. When I was in perhaps grade 3, I remember reading a book called Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle. For the life of me I cannot remember what the books is about, but I remember loving it. It has gone on to my TBBought list for my up and coming YA month.
2. What are you reading right now? I am very patiently trying to slog my way through Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey. I am having a very tough go of it, but I am determined not to put it back on the shelf unfinished.
3. What books do you have on request at the library? I am a bit embarrassed to admit…I don’t use the library. I know, I know…bad Robbie!!
4. Bad book habit: Not really paying close enough attention to a book when I put it in my basket at the bookstore. I get more unintended (and sometimes disappointing) books this way.
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library? I think I have a copy of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? that was checked out in 1992, but I’m not sure on that one.
6. Do you have an e-reader? Not on purpose. My boyfriend has an iPad. I have experimented with e-books on it, but they don’t seem to really do it for me. I need to feel the paper and be able to flip back and forth with ease.
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once? I had always been opposed to reading more than one book at a time, but as I found I am encountering some terribly dull and long reads that I am determined to finish, I am seeing there is a need to break them up into chunks and read some other shorter books at the same time.
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog? This is perhaps most interesting for me, as I have only been blogging for a month and a half now. I do find that I am paying more attention to the length of potential reads. Most of the books I gravitate towards have a tendency to be a bit on the chunky side (i.e. 500 pages or more) so I have been consciously seeking out shorter reads to create some sort of balance. I always like to have something to review. More than anything though, I find that reading OTHER book blogs has changed my reading habits/interests.
9.Least favourite book you read this year: Waiting for Columbus by Thomas Troffimuk. I didn’t review this one, as I read it long before I began my blog. A word to the wise, if this one is sitting on your TBR pile…send it back!
10. Favourite book I’ve read this year: Hmm…I’m not going to answer this one, because I am sending the book to Ulrike over at The Bookkeeper as part of theCrazy Book Swap being hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables. I don’t want to spoil the surprise.
11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone? Before I started blogging, I would have said absolutely nil. Now I am starting to venture out, but I couldn’t really give any sort of number. It’s not a lot yet, but I want to increase it.