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12 January 2012 @ 11:56 am
booking through thursday: january 12, 2012  
Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme that asks us about our reading habits. This week the owner of Booking Through Thursday has prepared a list of questions for us.

1. What’s your favorite time of day to read? I like to read almost any time of the day. But the best time to read is at night, after my boyfriend has gone to bed. The apartment and the world outside is dark and quiet, and there are no distractions.

2. Do you read during breakfast? (Assuming you eat breakfast.) No, I'm usually on the internet at that time.

3. What’s your favorite breakfast food? (Noting that breakfast foods can be eaten any time of day.) Cereal.

4. How many hours a day would you say you read? It fluctuates from day to day. There are days I simply can't concentrate and can't read more than a couple pages before I give up. Then there are days I can read all afternoon without getting tired.

5. Do you read more or less now than you did, say, 10 years ago? The amount I read each year is steadily growing.

6. Do you consider yourself a speed reader? I can speed read but I don't like doing it. I lose a lot of the story if I blaze through it. I prefer to read at a steady pace. It means I usually end up taking a little longer than I would like to finish a book but at least I don't miss anything important. Because I read at such a steady pace, I can remember the major details and plot lines of every book I've ever read.

7. If you could have any superpower, what would it be? To fly. I've always wanted to experience what it feels like to fly.

8. Do you carry a book with you everywhere you go? I bring a book with me to work but that's about it.

9. What KIND of book? Whatever I happen to be reading at the time.

10. How old were you when you got your first library card? My mom finally let me get one when I was about nine.

11. What’s the oldest book you have in your collection? (Oldest physical copy? Longest in the collection? Oldest copyright?) I have a book that was copyrighted in 1896. The book I've personally had the longest would be my copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I've had it since I was in fourth grade, I believe.

12. Do you read in bed? Yes but never for very long. My back gets sore; and I have to let my boyfriend sleep eventually.

13. Do you write in your books? Never.

14. If you had one piece of advice to a new reader, what would it be? I don't know if I would really give them advice. Mostly I would bombard them with book recommendations. XD