Booking Through Thrusday - Interview, Part 2

Booking Through Thursday asks this week:

1. What’s your favorite time of day to read?      My favourite time of the day to read is during the afternoon, due to the fact that I am not focused on making dinner or watching a movie or a TV show or don't have an evening activity.  If I don't have anything up, I sometimes do read during the evening, usually during hockey game.

2. Do you read during breakfast? (Assuming you eat breakfast.)  No, unless you count reading the newspaper online before going to work.  But typically I will watch a news show before heading off to work.

3. What’s your favorite breakfast food? (Noting that breakfast foods can be eaten any time of day.)  My favourite breakfast food is scrambled eggs, toast, hashbrowns, sausages.

4. How many hours a day would you say you read?  I probably read typically about 3 hours a day, but there are days I don't open anything.

5. Do you read more or less now than you did, say, 10 years ago?Its really hard to say, but since I was in university at the time 10 years ago, I probably read more.  Being a history major isn't great for reading a ton of non-school stuff.

6. Do you consider yourself a speed reader? I do not consider myself a speed reader, but that depends on the book that I am reading, but I tend to be a fairly slow reader and try to take in everything that I am reading.

7. If you could have any superpower, what would it be? If I could have a superpower, it would be to be more patient and not to get irritated as often as I get.

8. Do you carry a book with you everywhere you go? Yes, I do; I even bring a book to read during church service, although there are some instances in which I would never bring a book, but I bring a book with me as often as I can.  At one point, I always had a book on me, even when we went out to dinner.

9. What KIND of book? The type of book that I bring with me is something that is on my reading list, but usually its something that can fit in my bag or my purse.

10. How old were you when you got your first library card? I probably got my first library card when I was 8 or 9.  I think before then I usually got books on my mom's card, but I do remember getting one when I was at that age.

11. What’s the oldest book you have in your collection? (Oldest physical copy? Longest in the collection? Oldest copyright?)  The oldest physical copy is a copy of a 1915 math text book, the longest in my collection is Ramona the Pest (dad bought it for me when I was in Grade 2), which I have had since the late 1980s.  As for the oldest copyright, I would probably say either The Orestia or The Illiad.

12. Do you read in bed? Yes.

13. Do you write in your books?  Depends on the book.  If something catches my eye, I will underline it, but for the most part, I don't; just want to enjoy the book for the sake of the writing.

14. If you had one piece of advice to a new reader, what would it be? Start by reading anything you can get your hands on; you never know what you are going to enjoy.  Even if you have to read books that appear in series form (ie. The Babysitters Club, etc.), as long as you are reading and also challenging yourself with what you read, you will probably read for most of your life.

15. What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask? (Actually, leave the answer to this one in the comments on this post, huh? So I can find them when I need inspiration!)


Gigi Ann said…
I think all of us bookies carry a book with us, wherever we go. I enjoyed reading your answers today.
I liked this exercise....and I see several answers that are similar to mine. We read a lot!

Here's MY BTT POST and
I liked reading your answers.
Vicky said…
I'm an English major at university and I have to agree with you on the compulsory reading part - sometimes it's really hard to fit both in school reading and your own books.

Great answers!
Here's my interview
Pepca said…
Interesting answers! Here is my BTT.
Rachel said…
I read before church but I have never actually read during church. I think I would probably get caught. :)
Heidi said…
Great answers - here are mine
Bev Hankins said…
Like your answers! Here's mine:
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