Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Salon/Weekly Geeks: Ten Things About Books and YOU

This weeks Weekly Geeks' asks:

Tell us ten things about you with regard to books and reading. Let your imagination run wild!

I am listing ten bookish things about myself, in no particular order:

1) I inherited my reading from both my parents. My dad was into Science stuff, my mom into short stories. And I can read anything.

2) I read a lot of poetry, from classics to contemporary. 

3) I always use a bookmark.

5) I can't read in bed, although I do read lying down on the couch in the living room.

6)  I can read anywhere, except by travelling in a car or bus. (No, I don't read in the bathroom either!!)

7) Anywhere I go, the first thing I look up, is a bookstore. Used bookstores too.

8) I love the old libraries too. It makes me feel so much at ease.

9) I can't read e-books or listen to Audio ones. Love the good old paper ones.

10) Except for YA, I can read any genre, although nowadays, I am read more of Crime Fiction (which in itself contains a VAST genre)


Unknown said...

I've always done my best reading while riding in a car or bus. Or a train. Planes are no good for reading anymore. There is not enough room to comfortably hold a book on them now a days.

bermudaonion said...

Reading in bed is one of my favorite things to do!

Harvee said...

I like audio books on long car rides. Have listened to a few good books that way. Also after eye surgery when I had to keep my eyes rested.

Molly (Restless Reader) said...

I love reading in bed or on the couch. Actually, the shower is the only place I can't read a book!

Vasilly said...

I like your ten things. I can't read in bed either. If I do, I 'll definitely fall asleep.

Marce said...

Do you have a favourite bookmark(s)?

I can't get into audio books, I fall asleep within 5 minutes and have to go back and read it.

Cool 10

Nise' said...

My mom and I are going to Florida next month and she asked me if I looked up where the used bookstores and libraries are yet! Gotta check 'em out wherever we go!

Unknown said...

I've never really been in an old library, I've been in a section of the library with old books. My son's college has such a section. I even took some pictures (on the sly). Those books were so dusty.

Mouseprints said...

Love your answers here.

I inherited my reading from my mom. My dad has only lately really gotten into books.

I'm with you on #7. Even when we did a port of call in the Coast Guard, that was the first thing I looked into: where is the closest bookstore?

Reading in a car makes me sick. Audio books are essential on long car trips.

NotoriousSpinks said...

I love the good old paper books too! Nothing like it.

Vikk @ Down the Writer's Path said...

I have a problem trying to listen to audio books, too. I always drift away.

Vikk @ Down the Writer's Path said...

I have a problem trying to listen to audio books, too. I always drift away.