Here’s this week’s challenge: The idea is simple. Tell us ten things about you with regard to books and reading. Let your imagination run wild!
1. While I have stacks and stacks of unread books in my house, I still am always eager to find a new book recommendation from a friend, a review, browsing the bookstore or library or from a fellow blogger.
2. I’ve always thought a great scent for a candle would be new book.
3. While I don’t try to restrict myself to just one genre, I will admit the first section I browse in the bookstore is sci-fi and fantasy. Second on the list is mysteries.
4. I have a couple of autographed favorites in my collection. They range from a couple autographed by Garrison Keillor to almost a complete set of autographed books by Rick and Bubba. I don’t have any books autographed by Stephen King, but I’d like to have one someday. Preferably The Stand, The Shining or The Green Mile.
5. I prefer not to break the spine on books I’m reading. It causes me to wince when I see people doing it.
6. While I’d like an e-book reader just for the ability to have hundreds of books on one device that ‘s easy to carry, I still have not taken the plunge. Part of this is I like the physical weight of a book and turning pages. Another is I’m not sure which format will win the battle just yet. Third is they all look tempting.
7. I always prefer to read the book before I see the movie–even if it’s an older release. I have had Logan’s Run on DVD for a while now and intend to watch it. But only after I read the book. And tracking down a copy wasn’t easy.
8. I’m sure I’m not alone in this, but I’d like to write a book and have it published someday.
9. I am an avid library user. I visit my local branch at least once a week. I put lots of books on reserve. This number has increased with book blogging because I’ll see a review or recommendation and want to read it. I then jump over to my library’s on-line catalog and request it. Sometimes this leads to my either having a wave of requests come in at once or sometimes having to recall where I heard about a book and why I requested it.
10. I love using old tickets from games or other events as bookmarks.