This is really a “part 2,” but I missed “part 1,” so.
1. What’s your favorite time of day to read?
I don’t have a favorite time to read, really… My days are usually pretty busy, so I have to squeeze it in any time I can. But I do love cuddling up with a book first thing in the morning.
2. Do you read during breakfast? (Assuming you eat breakfast.)
I don’t usually, but lately The Mr. and I have been listening to the Harry Potter audio books during breakfast. (The Stephen Fry version, which I like so much better than the Jim Dale ones!)
3. What’s your favorite breakfast food? (Noting that breakfast foods can be eaten any time of day.)
Mmm… cheesy omelets, maybe. Or oooh! A ham and swiss croissant. Oh yes.
4. How many hours a day would you say you read?
Probably less than one, unfortunately. Maybe about one, or a little more.
5. Do you read more or less now than you did, say, 10 years ago?
Less, again sadly. When I was young all I DID was read. Oh to have that back… (well, the option, at least!)
6. Do you consider yourself a speed reader?
Not remotely. I’m a fairly slow reader. I like to hear the characters’ voices in my head.
7. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Sometimes I think I’d like to freeze time, so I could read and write and finish as many things as I want to.
8. Do you carry a book with you everywhere you go?
I try to.
9. What KIND of book?
Whatever I happen to be reading that is most gripping. Lately I’ve been preferring to carry a blank book, though, because my journaling has suffered even more than my reading these days.
10. How old were you when you got your first library card?
Good question… ten? Twelve? Maybe much younger. I didn’t really start using the library until I was in my twenties, though. I was fairly spoiled in books before that. Then it became a lifeline.
11. What’s the oldest book you have in your collection? (Oldest physical copy? Longest in the collection? Oldest copyright?)
I don’t know that it’s the very oldest, but I have a Longfellow’s Complete Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that was published in 1899, and it is one of my absolute treasures.
12. Do you read in bed?
Whenever I get the option.
13. Do you write in your books?
No…. not yet, at least. I did tentatively edge into marginalia in college (usually to make snarky remarks on other peoples’ marginalia in library or used books) but I so love the pristine look of a printed page. Maybe when I’m a rich author and can afford to have multiple copies of something to mark one up and keep one lovely.
14. If you had one piece of advice to a new reader, what would it be?
Don’t be afraid to try different things. Or OLD things. Classics are classics for a reason—most of them, at least.