Sunday, February 16, 2014

Another "Getting to Know Me" List!

I "stole" this from my friend Mel over at "Mellodee's Musings."

It's ANOTHER one of those lists.  More insight about ME!

It’s all about books:
1: Favorite children's book?   
I received a copy of Peter Pan in grade school.  Loved it.  Also, The Bears of Blue River was a childhood favorite.
2: What is the next book you plan to read?    

I just ordered The Language of Flowers to read for my book club.
3: Books on your "to read" list?  
I generally don't keep a list.  I get notification from my public library of their new fiction and also from Amazon, so I watch for things that interest me.
4: Top 5 authors?   
My current favorites, in no particular order – Paul Doiron, Harlan Coben, James Patterson, Lee Childs, Lisa Scottoline, Earlene Fowler. 
5: Favorite genres?   

Thriller/Suspense, mystery, legal and political, and western. 
6: Do you have multiple books in process or just one at a time?  
One at a time.  Multitasking is something I cannot do with anything.  I’m a one-thing-at-a-time kind of guy.  
7: A book that you've cried over?
Fine Things by Danielle Steele, and The Notebook.  
8:A book that made you laugh out loud?  
I can’t think of  anything that really tickled me so much that I laughed out loud!  Sorry!
9:Fiction or nonfiction?    

I have always said I read enough for knowledge while in college, so its fiction all the way!
10:First book you've read by your favorite author?  
I don't have just one favorite author.  The first book by Louis L’Amour that I ever read, The Last of the Breed, was my favorite by him.  I like and have read just about everything all of my listed authors have written.
11:Best book-to-movie adaptation?  
Probably Gone With The Wind, and I say that one because I don’t usually go see adaptations.
12:Do you read comics/manga?  
13:Hardcovers or Paperbacks?   
I prefer hardcovers, but I do read paperbacks and I own a Kindle, but I don’t use it much.  Too much like a video game!
14:Do you buy books as soon as they come out or wait a while?  
I rarely buy a book.  I have a huge public library practically out my back door, so I use it.  I reserve books as soon as they are released, though.
15:Do you buy books spontaneously without any prior knowledge of what happens in it?  
See # 14.. but I want to know what I’m getting, so I do some prior research, and always read the fly jacket before I either check it out at the library, or make a purchase.
16:Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone?   
17:Where do you usually buy your books?  
If I buy one, I go to Amazon, Goodwill, Half-Priced Books, Costco, garage sales, Barnes and Noble, flea markets, drug stores......I'm not picky!
18:Book that had a strong impact on you?   
Brave New World, Ben Hur, The Help, The Art of Racing In The Rain.  There are many.
19:Historical or science fiction?   

20:Dystopian or Utopian?  
21:Once you start to read a book, do you feel compelled to finish it?   
Not anymore.  For years I thought if I started a book, I had to finish it.  But a few years ago, I began giving myself permission to close a book if I didn’t enjoy it.  I am selective when I choose a book, so it is rare that I don’t finish one.  But it does happen occasionally. Life’s too short to spend it doing anything one doesn’t have to do.
22: What genres do you refuse to read?   

Horror, porn, historical fiction of the “bodice ripper” genre, fantasy and sc-fi.
23: How many books do you own?   
Many.  But I have purged my shelves of things I have read and won’t reread. But still have LOTS of books! 
24:Do you go the library?  
All the time.  They know me so well I don’t have to show them my card.  They even call me if they get something in that they think I might like.  I can walk there in 5 minutes, why not!!
25:How many books do you read a year?  

Since I retired it has usually been around 80-120 a year. I also like to craft and have a house and yard to keep!
26:Do you enjoy reading the "Classics"?    
27:Do you ever re-read a book?  

I have one that I have read 3 times.   It's like visiting an old friend!

Peace (and quiet...I'm reading),


Curley said...

Interesting. Good to know those things about you.

Mellodee said...

Okay, so we're not identical twins! Still you love to read and so do I. That's where the twin-dom comes through!! LOL! I wish I had a library close by. Austin has many libraries, but the closest one to me is still a twenty minute drive from here! Annoys me to no end! :)

Anvilcloud said...

We use the library a lot too. But I sure don't mind reading from a tablet.

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