August 24, 2010
1. Favourite childhood book: Lots. Maybe „Mio, my Mio“, by Astrid Lindgren?
2. What are you reading right now? Technically, „Northern Lights“, by Pullman, but I left it in Vienna, and I haven’t started anything here, yet. (I can’t decide.)
3. What books do you have on request at the library? I don’t use libraries. Libraries are for people who know what book they want to read before they pick it up to actually read. I am not one of those people. My hand will sort of wander aimlessly over the ouija-board of my bookshelf and touch down somewhere…eventually.
4. Bad book habit: I leave books the bathroom floor , which I only recognized as a bad habit when the washing mashine flooded said bathroom a few months ago. (*sniff*) I’m also lethal to dustcovers.
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library? See above.
6. Do you have an e-reader? No. I read books on the computer (primarily if I don’t want to spend money on them – *cough*anitablakeandsookiestackhouse*cough*), but I don’t have an e-reader. The e-reader I’d want hasn’t been built yet.
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once? One at a time. But I admit that I will put books down even though I’m somewhere in the middle, then read two or three (or twelve) other books, then pick up where I left off.
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog? No.
9.Least favourite book you read this year: „The Difference Engine“…I haven’t finished it, yet, and I’m not sure I ever will. On the one hand I want to know what’s happening with the weather. But having to read the book just to find out how it ends seems like too high a price to pay.
10. Favourite book I’ve read this year: „The City and The City“ by China Mieville, hands down.
11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone? By choice, never. As a feeble defense, my comfort zone is an oddly-shaped, multi-genre construct.