Reading meme

I saw this at Mrs Chili’s blog; she got it from Chatty. I could’ve sworn I saw it somewhere before. I can’t find it, though. Was it at your blog?

1. Who are your favorite authors?
I find it very difficult to choose favorites, of anything. I’ll say: Dorothy Sayers, Tolstoy, Randy Alcorn.

2. What are your favorite books?
It’s so hard to choose! Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn, Sigrid Undset’s Kristin Lavransdatter series, Story of the Stone by Cao Xueqin.

3. What kind of books do you tend to read?
Fiction. I love literary fiction, historical fiction, mysteries.

4. Do you prefer to borrow books from the library or buy them?
I try to get books from the library; I usually only buy if the library doesn’t have it (which isn’t all that few, we have a poor library). I just don’t like spending the money when it’s likely something I won’t read more than once.

5. Do you prefer hardcover or paperback?
I prefer paperback because it’s lighter; but hardcovers stay open easier when I’m reading! I guess I don’t really have a preference. If I could own all nicely bound books, and still have lots (to fill my only-ethereal-at-this-point library) that would be heavenly.

6. What was the last book you read? What are you reading now?
The last book I read: Till We Meet Again by Penelope Stokes
Currently reading: The Moviegoer by Walker Percy and Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

7. Do you read every day?
Books? Sadly, no. Something? Probably yes (Bloglines, magazine …)

8. On average how many books do you read per year?
I’ve tried to keep track several times, but I’ve never succeeded in sustaining my count past January or February — until this year. Now I’m blogging about each book I finish. My count so far is 22, so for the year that would put me on pace to read about 40 this year.

9. Do you belong to any book clubs?
Sadly, no. I intended to join the one at my local library (I went to one meeting), but that was before I quit my full-time stress job, and I couldn’t convince myself to go at the time. I’m not sure they’re even still meeting.

10. Recommend a good book.
Both of the books I’m reading now (see above) are exemplary. I wish everyone would read Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. Even thinking about it makes me smile.

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