- Monday, August 15, 2011 - Where is your favorite place to read?
The bathtub is my new best place to read. It's the only place I can lock the door and be assured no one will bother me. I can read as long as I want, which is usually until I can no longer stand the sight of my wrinkly toes.
- Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - Do you prefer to own books or borrow them from a friend or the library?
I would rather borrow a book than buy it. I'm at the library all the time, we can interlibrary-loan anything that we don't own and a perk of being a public librarian is I don't have to pay over due fines. Since I don't generally read a book more than once, there's just no need to own it.
I do, however, buy special books. After reading The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers by Amy Hollingsworth, I had to go buy a copy to reread and mark up and quote to people.
For some reason I have stacks of books sitting around waiting to be read. They are not borrowed from a library and they do not belong to any friend or family. I can't explain it.
- Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - Talk about your favorite bookstore.
My favorite bookstore, bar none, is amazon.com. You can find almost anything you want (if it isn't on Amazon, I can't imagine where you'd find it) at good prices and with quick, reliable delivery. The store is open 24/7. You don't have to dress up to go there, you can shop naked if you want to. You can eat, drink, smoke and do virtually anything that is allowed at wherever you are when you visit amazon.com.
If I need my book experience to be social and include people, I go to the library.
- Thursday, August 18, 2011 - What was the last book you read?
- Friday, August 19, 2011 - Do you like paper books or e-readers?
I prefer audio books. I do most of my reading in the car, I drive back and forth to Lawton almost every day which is a 25-30 minute drive each way. 3-4 days a week I go to the gym in Lawton and listen to a playaway or audio book on iphone while walking on the treadmill. I enjoyed listening to audio books when I walked outside before it started being over 100 degrees everyday. I imagine I'll do that again if we ever see temperatures in the 80's again.