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23 Oct 2016
The last book I finished was "The Cat Who Went to Paris" a
book I picked up at the book store where I volunteer. I finished it
during my four hour shift. I always have three or four books going,
including the one I'm listening to in the car, which may take weeks or
months to finish (usually I have two books going in the car, one that
I listen to while driving around town, one that Walt and I listen to
together on trips out of town. On a trip to Santa Barbara we finish a
book in 2 days, but if we aren't traveling much, it could take months to
There are bookcases in every room of this house, so
182 friends, 357 books. I don't remember when I
joined, but I only add books that I have read, not books that I am currently
reading or want to read.
My Goodreads profile.
Often. I quote books and movies. I have no
I have, in the past, but not now. I have so many on my "want
to read" list that I have no time to go back and re-read old friends. My
favorite re-read was "East of Eden," which I think I read 3 times, once
along side Steinbeck's "Journal of a Novel," which is a collection of
letters he wrote to his publisher while writing the novel. Reading
those two books together is a fascinating experience. As a kid I often
re-read books, my favorites being the Black Stallion books, the dog books of
Albert Peyson Terhune, Little Women and, when I was in my teens, Marjorie
Morningstar, which I read many times. Actually, at the book store, if
I can't find something I feel like reading, I will pick up any Diana
Gabaldon book, open it at random and read. I can immerse myself in the
Outlander world any time.
Yes, and no. My choice of a book is based on many
things, friends' reviews, reviews I've read, recommendations in TV
interviews, or, sometimes, the cover. A lot of the books I choose are
kindle downloads where I don't even see the book cover.
Only the books I read at the book store, which get posted as the Photo of the Day here.
8. What are your biggest distractions from reading?
TV...though many times I read while watching TV.
Apologies to lots of people, but Amazon. Most of my
books come as Kindle books through Amazon. Second would be Logos books, the
used bookstore where I work. It's a dangerous place for a book-loving volunteer to
Always. I learned that a long time ago. I almost
always have my Kindle, which means that I don't get upset when I have to
wait in line or at the doctor's office...it's always a chance to read my
book. (I also always read during intermission of shows I'm reviewing).
Having an audio book is wonderful for coping with the frustration of traffic
is much less if I'm engrossed in a book.
No. I never got into the habit of reading while
eating. Sometimes if I'm eating in a restaurant alone, I will try to
read, but it's often difficult because the table is too far from my eyes.
It varies a lot. Sometimes less than one, sometimes
more than four. That's reading books, but if you factor in all
the stuff on the Internet that I read, you could say I read most of my
I probably read more now because of audio books and books I
pick up at the book sore. In 2006, I read 27 books. So far this
year, I have read 36 and there are two months to go.
I've always wanted to be a speed reader, but the older I
get, the slower I read.
No. First of all, I don't sleep in a bed, but when I
do try to read while going to sleep, I am good for a page or maybe two
before I fall asleep. (It's a good excuse for reading on Kindle because you
never have to worry about finding your place again if you fall asleep and
the book falls from your hands!)
I don't know, but sometime during grammar school. I
went to the library once a week, picked out six books, and walked the mile
home, uphill (really!)
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