As far back as I can remember or well knew how to read I loved reading. I was the girl that would want to fill her suitcase with books instead of clothing when going on vacation. Even now I only buy purses big enough to hold the books I am reading. These purses have to be on the bigger side since most books I read aren't tiny.
Now don't be fooled by the title of this blog page. It isn't going to be about chick flick type books. I used this catchy title as a spin off to my family blog 3 Chicks and a Rooster. Honestly I am a lover of all genres.
I found this survey from The Introvertz Book Survey and thought I would use this for you to get a little background into what kind of reader I am... If I am writing about what I read this survey seems befitting.
1. What book are you reading now?
I am actually reading 2 different books at the moment.
The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian
2.What are your favorite books? [You can put specific books or genres or both.
I truly have only one book that I can read over and over and over again. I have read and analyzed this book to death. If you see my original copy you will find writing all over the margins and highlighting galore. This book is:
3. What 's the funniest book you ever read?
I would have to say The Queen of Babble series by Meg Cabot.
4.What books have changed the way you look at the world or the way you live your life?
This book made me get out of my "It's all about me" phase and showed me that there truly were bigger issues in the world.
5. What books have affirmed what you believe about life or the way you look at things?
This would be one of the books I am reading now.
The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian
6. What books have you changed your mind about?
A question like this always makes me chuckle, because the answer is the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I was one of those that did nothing but slam the series and wondered how one book could gain such a following. Then one semester in college I had to take a Children Lit class. What book was on the list? None other than Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. After reading that I couldn't put the rest down.
7. What are some of the scariest books you've ever read?
I honestly don't think I have read one that was the scariest. Now I have read plenty that kept me on the "edge of my seat" so to speak.
8. About how many books do you think you have you read in your life?
Wow this is one question I cannot answer for I have read too many to count!
9.About how many books do you own?
This is again another question I really can't answer. This number changes every time I head to the library to donate books. I also have many many boxes of books stored. I have no room and these books I can't part with.
10. How many books per month do you usually borrow from the library?
I honestly haven't been to the library in months. I have many books I have bought to read that I am trying to catch up on them before I add more to my stack.
11. Do you read in bed?
Always! Can't go to sleep without reading my current book. Something I have been doing for a while now.
12. Do you ever read while walking or driving?
Walking yes and with driving only if I am reading directions. If I feel I am not safe texting and drive there is no way I am reading a book while driving.
13. OK, let's get real. Where is the strangest place you've read a book?
I have read a book in many places but I would call them strange.
14. Do you listen to audio books?
I don't have the attention span to listen. I must read... I have always been a visual learner.
15. What book was the most difficult to read?
I have read many difficult books, but they were difficult in many ways. Some were to thick with information and difficult for me to grasp. The language in some were hard to understand (Shakespeare for example).
I am ashamed to say that if a book gets slow in many parts than I give up. There are few that I have tried reading again.
They used to be school books that just didn't interest me. When I put off a book the main reason is for lack of time to concentrate. These books are usually my classic literature books that I must concentrate on the language and underlying meanings.
I try to by used or paperback , but sometimes I take the plunge and go for hardbacks if that is all the book store has. There are a couple 1st editions I want to acquire at one point.
If it is a book I am reading for school than I will write all over it. Especially if I am writing a paper related to it. Some books I don't mine but some are too precious to me. As an adult I refuse to dog ear. Especially if I will be donating. I try to keep the book I donate in pristine condition. Well as pristine as I can with my youngest Chick finding her way to them.
Well I can remember the first series I read. That series was The Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin.
If I am going to donate them then I have no problem lending them out. If they are treasured books I would hire Large Louis to get them back. The person they are lent to would be forewarned.
23. What children's books do you most enjoy as an adult.
Classic children books like Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne and the ones listed above.
This is a question I can't answer because my philosophy is to choose books you want to read. I have learned this by my oldest daughter. I have given her many recommendations and even bought her some as a surprise. The only books she finishes are those she has chosen on her own. I have told past students that it is important to choose books you are interested in reading.
Have I been tempted? Absolutely. Will I ever? Absolutely not! I just can't ruin the story for myself!
If you haven't taken a book survey I suggest you do. It would be fun to read the different reading personalities out there!