Monday, July 21, 2008

Reading - Part 1

My blogging pal, Crystal Laine Miller, has posted some questions on reading habits and favorite books. I thought it might be fun to give them a whirl here.

1. Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?

I've discussed this at length in a previous post, but here's the short and skinny version. After a rocky start on the road to literacy, I read my first full-length novel called, "The Doll House." The story revolved around an actual doll house with live, miniature people. How cool is that? If I could find it, I'd re-read it. I don't remember the author's name. This was the first book where I was able to see the action in my mind. If anyone knows the author's name or where I could pick up a copy, please leave me a comment.

2. What are some of the books you read as a child?

The Little House on the Prairie series, Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, Nancy Drew, The Bobbsey Twins, the Sue Barton series (nurses), Cherry Ames (nurses), and On Your Toes Susie to name a few.

For a time, I thought I wanted to be a ballerina or a nurse. It didn't take me long to figure out I was too tall to be a prima ballerina and too afraid of needles to go into nursing. LOL

3. What is your favorite genre?

While I read many genres, my favorite is suspense. The fast pace and plot twists often keep me reading way past my bedtime.

4. Do you have a favorite novel?

No, but Frank Peretti's, "This Present Darkness," comes close. I'm also a big fan of Kathryn Mackel's work.

5. Where do you usually read?

Snuggling in bed with a good book is how I unwind after a busy day. I'll also read in the Employee Lounge during lunch hour when I'm working a full day. Magazine reading is limited to the Laundromat or doctor's office.

Five more questions to go. We'll pick up on Wednesday. If you want to jump in and post these questions on your blog, feel free. Leave a comment with your blog address, and I'll post a link.


Crystal Laine said...

This is really fun! I love reading the answers to this and look forward to tomorrow's!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Crystal -

Thanks for stopping by. For some weird reason, I missed the fact there are 16 questions not 10. I may have to post an extra day to get everything in.

Susan :)

Annie said...

What a great list! I noted that we've read many of the same children's books. I'm wondering, have you ever read any of the Lamplighter books?

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Annie -

I don't think I've read the Lamplighter books. What are some of the titles?

My list was a small sampling of the children's books I've read. Our small library eventually ran out of titles. (I used to read 7 books per week.) That's when I began borrowing books from other people and blowing my allowance at the bookstore.

Susan :)