Deb says…”Since “Inspiration” is (or should) the theme this week … what is your reading inspired by?”
My response: My reading is inspired by my need to learn new things. Reading is always a way to broaden my horizons, expand my mind and a way to help me relax at the end of a long day.
Deb says…”It’s a week or two later than you’d expect, and it may be almost a trite question, but … what were your favorite books from 2008?”
“Angels and Demons” by Dan Brown
“Rules of Prey” by John Sandford
“The Good Guy” by Dean Koontz
Deb says…”Happy New Year, everyone! So … any Reading Resolutions? Say, specific books you plan to read? A plan to read more ____? Anything at all? Name me at least ONE thing you’re looking forward to reading this year!”
My response: I am looking forward to reading anything new by Dan Brown, Stephen King or Dean Koontz.
What are the most “wintery” books you can think of? The ones that almost embody Winter?
“The Long Winter” by Laura Ingalls Wilder
“How The Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss
Do you give books as gifts? To everyone? Or only to select people? How do you feel about receiving books as gifts?
I do like to give books as gifts but only to people that I know will appreciate them. I won’t give a book to someone that does not like to read, because I don’t want them to feel as if I am forcing them to read. I enjoy receiving books as gifts, especially if the person giving it to me has put some thought into it…like giving me a book by one of my favorite authors.
1. Do you get to read as much as you WANT to read?
2. If you had (magically) more time to read–what would you read? Something educational? Classic? Comfort Reading? Escapism? Magazines?
I do not get to read as much as I would like to. I would like to read for several hours each day but I usually only get to read 30 minutes or less due to work and home obligations. I want to read more magazines, news reports, fiction, nonfiction, self help, a few romance books, and anything else that catches my attention.
1. Do you have a favorite author? Stephen King (Richard Bachman)
2. Have you read everything he or she has written? I have read all of his older books and nearly all of his new books that he has written under both names.
3. Did you LIKE everything? No, I did not like Lisey’s Story.
4. How about a least favorite author? Nora Roberts
5. An author you wanted to like, but didn’t? Agatha Christie
Other favorite authors I have are: Dean Koontz, Dan Brown, Jeffrey Deaver, Tom Clancy, Danielle Steel, J.K. Rowling, J.R.R.Tolkien, John Grisham, Sidney Sheldon, C.S. Lewis, James Patterson, Michael Crichton, and Robin Cook.