Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Reader's Survey

I'm not even going to try to explain why it has been so long since I've posted.  Just be glad I'm on now.  And I'll try to do better in the future.

This survey was shared with me, and since they say you have to read voraciously in order to write well, I thought it would be a good survey to share.  I'll follow up one of these days with a similar survey geared toward writing.  Wouldn't it be interesting (though not necessarily surprising) if the two aligned fairly closely?

  • What are at least 2 of your favorite genres? Young adult (YA) and mystery
  • What is your least favorite genre? Western
  • What is your all-time favorite book? Way too many to choose from
  • What is the first book you remember reading? A children's book called something like The Good Witch
  • Do you prefer books or audio books? Books (haven't tried audio much)
  • Who are your favorite authors? Stephanie Meyer (I know, I know; not "classics" but totally engaging); Rachel Ann Nunes
  • How many books do you read in a year? At least 15-20
  • Do you buy books or borrow them from the library? Both
  • How many books do you own? 3 bookcases full
  • What is your most prized book? Probably Black Like Me
  • What are the worst books you have ever read (or tried to read)? Most recently The Lost Boys
  • Have you read any modern day sequels you liked? Twilight; The 13th Reality (Go James!; check out; Emeralds and Espionage (Lynn Gardner); Tennis Shoes (Chris Heimerdinger)
  • What is your favorite quote from a book? "The Heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of."  The Heart Has Its Reasons by I don't remember
  • Who is your all-time favorite male character? No idea
  • Who is your all-time favorite female character? No clue
  • What highly recommended book have you not liked? The Lost Boys
  • A character you love to hate? Can't think of one off the top of my head
  • Do you belong to a book club? No
  • What was the last book you purchased? For myself, The 13th Reality by James Dashner
  • What are you reading now? Potty Training in One Day, and about to start Speak
  • What book made you cry the hardest? Can't think of one
  • What book made you laugh the most? Too many to name
  • What is your favorite children's book (one you would choose to read to your kids)? The Other Side (among others)
  • If you were to choose a book to give as a gift, what would it be? Completely depends on whom it's going to
  • List 5 books you have read more than once? Black Like Me, In My Hands, all scriptures, several others
  • What is your favorite book made into a movie? Often I read the book after, so not a fair question to answer
  • Did you like the book or movie better? Book
  • What book would you like to see made into a movie? In My Hands by Irene Gut Opdyke
  • Do you prefer hardcover or softcopy? Soft
  • Do you leave the dustcover on while you are reading a book? Yes
  • Where do you usually read? Anywhere, but frequently at home
  • When do you usually read? Anytime I can
  • Do you keep a TBR (to-be-read) list? Yes, and it continues to grow rather than shrink
  • Do you usually have more than one book that you are reading at a time? No, but I finish them quickly, so I move from one to another quickly
  • Do you remember how you developed a love for reading? Constant reading; I often had to put off reading until long weekends or I would read rather than do my homework.
I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about my reading habits. I'd love to hear about some of yours in the comments.