Monday, July 21, 2008

Reading - Part 2

Hi, I'm back with more questions and answers on reading habits. I'm posting an extra day to fit all of them into one week.

6. When do you usually read?

I read my Bible, pray, and journal before I get up in the morning. At night, I try to read for 1 or 2 hours before dozing off.

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

Doesn't everyone? Maybe not. In my case, absolutely. I have between 1 and 3 books on my nightstand at any given time. I also keep a book in my desk at work. If I'm working a full day, I'll read during my lunch break.

8. Do you read non-fiction in a different way or place than you read fiction?

With a novel, I'm into the story, so the whole reading thing is more relaxed (unless it's a Frank Peretti, Ted Dekker, or Kathryn Mackel book - then I'm biting my nails). If I'm going through a non-fiction book, it requires a deeper level of concentration because there's something I'm supposed to learn.

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

I purchase about 95% of my books from a variety of sources. Occasionally, I'll borrow a book from a friend. A trip to the library is rare due to time constraints. If I hung out at the library, nothing would get done at home. Even going to the Christian bookstore is dangerous. My mother usually comes along, so she can drag me out after a reasonable period of time. ("Oh look, another row of fiction.")

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

When I was a child, one of my dreams involved having a room lined with floor-to-ceiling bookcases. While I haven't quite reached that point, I do have a lot of bookcases, and many books. I'll often loan books to friends. I've also donated books to church libraries.

Crystal's blog: You can check out her answers. She also has an awesome site called, "When I Was Just a Kid." There she interviews authors about their childhood and the experiences which led to a writing career.

I'd love to know about the books you enjoy. If you blog about it, let me know, and I'll give you a plug. You can also leave a comment with a short answer to 1 or 2 questions. We'll finish up this series on Wednesday.


Annie said...

I have to give this some thought. I love the idea of sharing about books and their impact on our lives.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Annie -

I enjoyed doing this series, and sharing my love of reading.

Susan :)