These are so wonderful! I pulled this from Melody's Reading Corner. I really like answering these things for some reason. hmm, i wonder what that says about me mentally.
1. Do you remember learning to read? How old were you? I was about 3 when i started learning to read. I could before i started school. my earliest memory is actually of sitting on a couch with my dad, my feet just barely over the edge of the cushion, with a book on our laps. i don't know if he was teaching me or if he was reading it to me but i like that memory a lot.
2. What do you find most challenging to read? hmm. i'm not sure. some sort of how-to? chick lit? i guess this question is what is hard to read not what i don't like to read.
3. What are your library habits? We have a great library system in Nashville. I can request things online and pick up stuff at the various branches (one is by bf's and one is on my way to my friends' house so i can choose between those). I tend to go through stages where i am going once a week or so to drop off or pick up holds, then a stretch where i am just waiting on stuff to come in and don't go.
4. Have your library habits changed since you were younger? Only because of the internet. i end up going by a lot more. i never used to put stuff on hold as a kid. don't know if i even knew you could.
5. How has blogging changed your reading life? I've found challenges as well as a challenge in the 1001 books list. i also seem to be writing down more and more that i want to read in the future from other people's reviews.
6. What percentage of your books do you get from: New book stores, second hand book stores, the library, online exchange sites, online retailers, other? I would say about 40% library, 20% online from amazon and another 40% from bookstores. Don't know where any good second hand ones are. I don't have a lot on paperback swap so it is just a random one or two from there.
7. How often do you read a book and NOT review it in your blog? What are your reasons for not blogging about books? If by review you mean write something down that says i read it i always do that. If you mean a real, book report review i rarely write those. maybe i should start trying to write a little more deeply.
8. What are your pet peeves about ways people abuse books? Dogearing pages? Reading in the bath? I am only bothered by cracked spines in paperbacks. it will make the pages fall out. a paperback shouldn't be able to open past about 110 degrees.
9. Do you ever read for pleasure at work? Almost every day. I work in a call center and can frequently read between calls. sometimes (especially early morning) we'll have as much as 20 minutes between calls.
10. When you give people books as gifts, how do you decide what to give them? I usually only pick up books for people when i see something on a specific thing i know they would like. A lot of the time i give non-fiction. it's pretty rare that i give any fiction to anyone