An interview

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

Mid afternoon, between about 1 and 4. The kids get home from school at 4 & I am usually busy with other things around the house & errands & work until 1 or so. It’s quiet & I don’t feel like I have other things to do for those 3 hours usually so I can have a cup of tea or coffee & sit & read and there is nothing in the back of my mind nagging at me while I do.

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

Yes, I read blogs & Facebook while eating breakfast. I read magazines during lunch & cookbooks sometimes during dinner, depending on who is eating with me. Sometimes the kids & I all read books during supper if DH isn’t home.

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

Cereal. I have had Honey Nut Cheerios (or it’s generic equivalent) and a cup of coffee most days for the past 4 years. I’m also fond of cinnamon rolls

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

3 hours on average, sometimes less, sometimes more depending on work & other hobbies.

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

About the same. I was a childless 35 year old 10 years ago. Though I would get pregnant with my first then.  I have more distractions now with the kids, but before they were born I worked outside the home & actually had less free time to read.

6. Do you consider yourself a speed reader?

I read quickly, much faster than most people I know, but not speed levels

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

Persuasion. With the power of persuasion you really wouldn’t need much else as long as you were dealing with a human being.

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

Now that I have a kindle app on my phone, yes I do.  Before the kindle it was hit or miss. I took one with me if I knew I would be gone awhile or waiting some place but didn’t always have one in my bag

9. What KIND of book?

An easy read, something I have probably read before. Or maybe whatever I am reading now, depends on where I am going & how long I think I will be reading. Very often it’s an Agatha Christie paperback

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

I cannot even recall. I have memories of being in the library at the age of 7 or 8, checking out Bobbsie Twins books. I know I had a card at 10 because they had to call my parents to get permission for me to check out some books that they thought were too adult for me.

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

I have some Dragonlance paperbacks from 1980. They would be the oldest I have ever bought myself. My Little House on the Prairie boxed set from 1976 is probably the longest in the collection. I have a 1965 copy of Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex but Were Afraid to Ask, which was my parents (they were married in 1965) & is probably the oldest copyright.

12. Do you read in bed?

Yep, every day. It’s my favorite reading spot

13. Do you write in your books?

No.I have had too many years of library books & still get most of my books from the library, so my habit has always been to keep index cards nearby & write on those & then use the card as a bookmark. I also don’t really read stuff that would make me write in a book – mysteries & romances don’t really lend themselves to it and apart from need to keep track of how lots of characters are interrelated in some fiction and some interesting vocabulary in some other books (conurbations, prolegomena, logomachy & excursus all from a single mystery novel written in 1952) I have never really felt the need to write down stuff

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

Find a topic you love & read about it. You are under no obligation to finish any book you start. If you don’t like book within 50-100 pages, toss it aside & move on with no guilt. There are so many books & so little time & no one is keeping track of what you finish except you. Read what you love & then branch out to discover new things to love.

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