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Waaay back in October author and blogger Diana Peach published a blog called “A Book Lover’s Tag” (you can read it here) and I’ve been eager to play the game. Below is a list of questions in the game of Book Lover’s Tag. I encourage you to consider yourself tagged if you want to play! Just leave your responses in the comments below. And, like Diana, I will compile a list of favorite books and post it at a later date. Enjoy!
Do you have a specific place for reading?
No. I will read anywhere and everywhere. I’ve read in doctors’ offices, hospitals, schools, cars, buses, my bed, my couch, my desk, the patio, the beach, the pool, other people’s houses, parking lots, libraries, and the list goes on and on. You get the point.
Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Yes! I use anything at hand, whether it’s a bookmark or any piece of paper. I’ve also been known to use candy wrappers, nail files, my Kindle, ribbon, pens, etc.
Do you eat or drink while reading?
Not usually. I don’t want to get drips or spills on what I’m reading.
Music or tv while reading?
No! The only time I can tolerate that is when I’m in the car (as a passenger, not the driver!) and the rest of the occupants vote for music. Even then, I can only read magazines, not books.
One book at a time or several?
Several. Usually three.
Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?
I prefer to read at home, but I’ll read anywhere.
Read out loud or silently?
Silently, unless I’m reading non-fiction and it’s something I need to remember.
Do you read ahead or skip pages?
I try not to, but sometimes I just can’t bear to wait to see what happens next.
Break the spine or keep it like new?
I would love to keep my books like new, but I always end up breaking the spine. Well-used books are well-loved books.
Do you write in books?
What books are you reading now?
Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers, Fifty Shades of Cabernet (a mystery anthology), and The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.
What is your childhood favorite book?
That depends on what part of childhood you’re talking about. By the time I was eight I loved the Nancy Drew mysteries and I remember those very fondly. I also loved The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
What is your all-time favorite book?
I would say it’s a three-way tie: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. And, of course, I love anything by Phyllis Whitney (my favorite is Black Amber) and M.C. Beaton, author of the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series.
Tag, you’re it!
Until next time,