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Nose in a Book

I was reading Rugby’s blog who posted the below questions regarding books and reading. She found them via these two blogs: t https://oceanbream.wordpress.com and  https://mythsofthemirror.com.

1.  Do you have a specific place for reading? In bed, in the bathroom or, while driving, Audible books.
2.  Bookmark or random piece of paper? Random piece of paper.
3.  Do you eat or drink whilst reading? If I’m hungry or thirsty, yes.
4.  Music or TV while reading? No.
5.  One book at a time or several? Several.
6.  Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere? At night, at home. During the day, while going from home to elsewhere–an Audible book in my car.
7.  Read out loud or silently? Silently
8.  Do you read ahead or skip pages? Never.
9.  Break the spine or keep it new? Unless borrowed, break it’s back.  Easier to read.
10.  Do you write in books? Sometimes. Rarely.
11.  What books are you reading now? A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman, Don’t Let Me Go by Catherine Ryan Hyde, My Life So Far by Jane Fonda and Chicken Soup for the Soul, Dreams and the Unexplainable.
12.  What is your childhood favorite book? Old Mother West Wind Stories. My dad used to love reading them to us and I loved having him do so.  My mother made up her own stories and I loved that, too.
13.  What is your all-time favorite book and why do you love it? Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being because it is enthralling and totally unique. I also love anything by Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice my favorite) or Barbara Kingsolver (Pigs in Heaven my favorite) because they are beautifully descriptive and character-driven. I even did a retablo about Kingsolver’s The Lacuna and gave it to her. Her creations have given me so much pleasure that I wanted to create something to give her pleasure as well. I’d do the same for Austen if she were alive.