Thursday, 3 July 2008

Book Meme

I have been tagged by Alice to do a meme about books and reading and all things bookish!

Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?

Nope, it would appear from all recollection that I was born with a book in my hand! I really cannot remember a time when I didn't read!

What are some books you read as a child?

The Famous Five definitely made an appearance and although I did read others, it's these that immediately come to mind when I think of my childhood reading, as does The Magic Faraway Tree - also by Enid Blyton!

What is your favourite genre?

Romance! I do have a soft spot for Fantasy, but my feet will always take me to the Romance section of Borders before allowing me to go anywhere else!

Do you have a favourite novel?

Heck, I have too many favourites to pick out one!

Where do you usually read?

Anywhere I possibly can, but at weekends you can usually find me ensconced in my red oversized armchair with a cup of tea and some biscuits, often with the cat sitting alongside me!

When do you usually read?

When do I not read!! I always read before I turn the light off last thing at night, I used to read during lunch hours at work, but now I still read, only I am reading the umpteen blogs that updated since yesterday! (thank goodness for Bloglines! Except when it messes up and tries to give me hundreds to read that I have already read!! Get that bug sorted out Bloglines!!)

More to the point, if there's anything like housework to be done - that's when I read most!! ;-)

Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time?

Not usually no, but it does happen!

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

Not a difference place no, but a different way yes - I tend to read fiction all in one go, whereas I read nonfiction much more slowly as by the nature of the reading I can't just whiz through a book!!

Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out of the library?

It varies, at the moment I am buying books (either from the usual places or from charity shops), I used to use the library a lot, but they think that I have a large fine and have kept a book (so not true) so I am avoiding them at the moment!!

Do you keep most of the books you buy? If not, what do you do with them?

If I have bought them from a charity shop then they usually go back to the shop when I am done with them, otherwise I may pass them on to Mum or a friend if I don't particularly want to keep it myself, otherwise yet another book gets added to my ever-groaning bookshelves!! (must show you all a photo one day!!)

If you have children, what are some of the favourite books you have shared with them? Were they some of the same ones you read as a child?

Don't have children, but would be very likely to get them reading things The Magic Faraway Tree or The Enormous Turnip - apparently I really liked this book when I was very little!

What are you reading now?

Surprisingly enough I am reading two books (when I said that I don't usually have more than one book on the go, but these are all nonfiction) - The Gospel according to Harry Potter by Connie Neal and Reaching for the invisible God by Philip Yancey. I do have some other unfinished books, but can't really count those as I am not reading them at this moment.

Do you keep a TBR (to be read) list?

No, I do have a TBR pile (or scatter) in the house, but don't actually record them to remind myself to read them later!!

What's next?

Don't know, would have to go and have a look at the scatter! I do have a book about the history of the Union Jack (British flag in case you didn't know!) that I picked up on sale from Borders a few weeks ago - that is probably next.

What books would you like to reread?

Heck, I reread most of my books eventually!! I could not possibly pick a set of books that I would like to reread, but my most reread books are my Nora Roberts ones.

Who are your favourite authors?

Nora Roberts is my number one and then there are several other romance novelists that I keep an eye out for, like Debbie Macomber, Lisa Kleypas, Sherilyn Kenyon or Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

And there you have it - it's too late for me to think of who I want to tag for this, so if you fancy telling me all about your reading habits, now's the time!!


Melody said...

I enjoyed reading your answers, Sam. :) Funny you mentioned The Enormous Turnip because that's my daughter's favourite too!

Alice Teh said...

Thanks for playing, Sam! Love reading your answers - fun!

The Enormous Turnip sounds like fun. How did I miss that?!! I'll go for it, soon.

Glad to see another Nora Roberts fan. :D

Tess said...

Me again - I've done the Meme - it will appear at my blog on Saturday. We sound eerily similar!!

Josette said...

Hi there Sam, I found your blog through Alice's and I did this meme too! It's a fun one, isn't it? :)

I hope you can visit the library again without accuses *being thrown* at you soon! :D

Tipper said...

Neat post. I love love to read too! Can't imagine life without books.

Me said...

Ok this looks like a great meme! :) I am going to borrow it! :)