Sunday, October 23, 2016

Bookish Questions

I love this meme. This is just up my alley. Makes what has already been a great weekend even better. I've already seen a play (Our Lady of Perpetual Succour - which was excellent.And it looks like it was the same cast as this.) Then dinner at a very swanky restaurant, Vue de Monde.

Questions, as always, from Sunday Stealing.

1. How long did it take you to finish your last book? 

About three days. I re-read "The Light Between Oceans" for book group. Great book.

2. How many times do you stare at your bookshelves each day? 

Three or four. I love my book shelves.

3. How many Goodreads friends/books do you have? 

Not that I ever thought about it, but I have 27 Goodreads friends.

4. Do you ever quote books in public? 

More poetry than prose, but yes. I can do Jabberwocky when I'm pissed. Rote. :)

5. Do you ever re-read books? 

Rarely. Often for book group as something I've read a year before comes up on the list. Have read "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" seven or eight times and I've been over the Harry Potter series quite a few times too.

6. Do you judge a book by its cover? 

I try not to.

7. Do you take pictures of your books before you read them? 

No. Why would I do that?

8. What are your biggest distractions from reading? 

Work, and life in general.

9. Where is your favorite place to buy books? 

I love independent book shops. But as I'm trying to keep the stuff in my flat down, I buy a lot on Amazon for my Kindle.

10. Do you always have a book with you?

Yes. Very rare that I don't have my kindle on me, and I have a kindle app on my phone.

11. Do you read during breakfast?  

Only if I'm having a relaxing breakfast out by myself.

12. How many hours a day would you say you read? 

Not enough. Probably only 30 minutes or so. Sometimes I get the luxury of reading all day.

13. Do you read more or less now than you did, say, 10 years ago? 

About the same I'd reckon.

14. Do you consider yourself a speed reader?

I'm certainly not a slow reader, but I wouldn't say I speed read either.

15. Do you read in bed?

Of course. Best place to read in my opinion.


Zippi Kit said...

Oh yes, bed is the best place to read. Yes yes!
I love "Captain Corelli's Mandolin"
Quotes from Jabberwocky when passed. Check! LOL

Stacy said...

Bookshelves make a home, well...homey, don't they?

I love that we all seem to be baffled by the question about taking pics of our books. I thought it was a "thing" that I just didn't get, but it looks like none of us get it.

Kwizgiver said...

Sounds like you've had a most excellent weekend!

CountryDew said...

I realize that I have occasionally taken a picture of a book when I write a review to post on my blog. But not every time.

Glad you had a good weekend.