Thursday, July 17, 2008

Another Collaborator: Introducing Bethany

Bethany, a friend from college, will also now be posting her book reviews. She's already posted lots of them over at her blog, and as she has time she'll re-post those and her new ones.

She filled out a bookworm meme the other day and I thought I'd re-post it here for you.

B is for Bookworm
1. Do you remember how you developed a love for reading? I remember loving books my whole life, as far back as I can remember. I know I was read to as a child, and we went to the library often. I was in a book club and received books in the mail. Reading was always exciting to me.

2. What are some books you read as a child? I had favorites in the book club books. There was one I loved because of the pictures of the little girl. It was a Little Golden Book. I don't know the exact title (Maybe my Mom can help me out). I loved books by Beverly Clearly as well as the Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin. I enjoyed the Little House series. I don't think I ever finished it all though. It seems like I read the first couple of books multiple times.

3. What is your favorite genre? I enjoy children's literature (the teacher in me) and Christian fiction or Christian romance. Sometimes I like historical fiction, but I have to be in the right mood!

4. Do you have a favorite novel? As a child Charlotte's Web was always my favorite.

5. Where do you usually read? I read in the car when we are driving (anywhere...My husband teases me about always having a book with me, even for short trips). Lately I haven't been reading as much in the car, I guess that is why I haven't finished as many books! I read in bed and in the bath tub while I soak too.

6. When do you usually read? I read before bed and when I'm in my bath. Sometimes I'll read for a few minutes during the day, like when my son is napping.

7. Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time? Yes, almost always.

8. Do you read non-fiction in a different way or place than you read fiction? Yes. I usually have my non-fiction books that I read as part of my daily quiet time. I don't read non-fiction while traveling much.

9. Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out of the library? I borrow them from friends or check them out at the library. My friend and I have our own little book club where we trade out books. It's fun!

10. Do you keep most of the books you buy? If not, what do you do with them? I keep some and share some. I've sold some at a "book barn" too. Non-fiction I like to keep as a reference.

11. If you have children, what are some of the favorite books you have shared with them? Were they some of the same ones you read as a child? We have read many books together, and I love to share my love of books with him. The book I'll Love You Forever is one I have enjoyed sharing with him. Also one we read to him even before he was born was You Are So Special Little One.

12. What are you reading now? I'm reading one book for my continuing ed. credits called 7 Keys to Comprehension. Another one I'm reading is Parents Guide to the Spiritual Growth of Children and a fiction book called A Rush of Wings by Kristen Heitzmann.

13. Do you keep a TBR (To Be Read) list? Yes. When I see a book in a review, in an ad, or as a blog recommendation I add it to my list.

14. What's next? I have a few in my stack that I borrowed from the library. They are just random books that looked interesting. I want to finish the "Annie's People" series by Beverly Lewis.

15. What books would you like to reread? I want to read some of the ones I read in high school and see how they are different to me now that I am older. To Kill a Mockingbird and The Awakening are two.

16. Who are your favorite authors? Karen Kingsbury, Beverly Lewis, Lori Wick

Are you a bookworm also? Answer these fun book questions on your blog!

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