Friday, July 18, 2008

Bookworm meme

Mocha with Linda has tagged me with a bookworm meme!

Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?
I just always have, as long as I can remember! Some of my favorite memories include going to the library on Sunday afternoons, perusing the aisles, and finally deciding on six books to check out (the maximum allowed). I would devour them as quickly as possible and then impatiently await the next Sunday library trip!

What are some books you read as a child?
The Little House on the Prairie series, Anne of Green Gables, Sue Barton, Cherry Ames, the Little Women books (all three).

What is your favorite genre?
I like all genres, if they are well written, but if I had to pick just one, it would be Southern fiction with the classics running a (very close) second. I also enjoy the challenge of Christian non fiction that encourages me to exalt the Lord Jesus in all things.

Do you have a favorite novel?
Pride and Prejudice, no doubt about it.

Where do you usually read?
Anywhere. Not the bed so much, but the sofa, the van during soccer practice, the back porch...

When do you usually read?
Anytime, especially if the book is particularly compelling. Like last night, for instance, when I stayed up through the wee hours of the morning unable to put the book down!

Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time?
*sigh* Always.

Do you read non-fiction in a different way or place than you read fiction?
Usually a LOT slower...

Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out of the library?
Most of the fiction I read I try to check out of the library. Non fiction I generally buy.

Do you keep most of the books you buy? If not, what do you do with them?
I generally keep them all, but I will give away the fiction books that I'm sure I won't read again.

If you have children, what are some of the favorite books you have shared with them? Were they some of the same ones you read as a child?
I have read Goodnight, Moon, Mr. Brown Can Moo and The Very Hungry Caterpillar thousands of times. Maybe thousands upon thousands of times. Now that the boys are older, our reading is done pretty much independently.

What are you reading now?
Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, The Excellent Wife (s-l-o-w-l-y), What Jesus Demands of the World

Do you keep a TBR (To Be Read) list?
I've got a TBR stack as well as an ever growing amazon wish list!

What's next?
Breaking Dawn (releasing August 2!), a couple of books for review at 5 Minutes for Books, maybe Mark Dever's 9 Marks of a Healthy Church (if my husband will let me swipe his copy for awhile) or Tim Challies' The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment

What books would you like to reread?
One can never tire of rereading Pride and Prejudice. Never.

Who are your favorite authors?
Fiction: Jane Austen, Charles Martin, Jan Karon, Melanie Wells (to name only a few among many)
Non fiction: John Piper, John MacArthur, David McCullough

Any other bookworms out there looking for a meme? Consider yourself tagged, and let us know in the comments so we can check out your bookshelves as well!

7 comments:

  1. I am in the middle of reading the Austen books I've read the least. I just read Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park. Next up, Persuasion. I'm reading Peter Leithart's Miniatures and Morals along with the books. Austen was a very effective social commentator. As I was finishing up Mansfield Park, I was reflecting how the story definitely demonstrates what happens when strong male leadership is lacking from the family.

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  2. Loved reading your answers! Mr. Brown Can Moo is one of Logan's current favorites, so it's playing a big part in the bedtime reading rotation.

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  3. Wow, Barbara's meme is really getting around! I'm glad you did it. It was fun reading your answers. I can totally relate to the difference between fiction and non-fiction in that non being much slower!

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  4. I did it!

    http://readingtoknow.blogspot.com/2008/07/bookworm-meme.html

    Cherry Ames! I absolutely loved that series and hunted far and wide at various used book stores as I was growing up. I only ever found a handful but the few I had were very well enjoyed.

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  5. Fun answers, much like mine--slower with the non-fiction, reading everywhere.

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  6. I can't believe I forgot to put the Anne of Green Gables series on mine!

    Just read through all your posts I missed while I was gone. And wow! I missed visiting my friends!

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  7. We LOVE just about the same books...I knew I liked you!

    I just may have to take up your offer for this meme over in Mel's World.

    I can't seem to get enough of great books, and yes, I read multiples at the same time too.

    Melissa

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