Lizzy at My Little Book Blog tagged me for this very fun “Day & Night” BLOG thingy-ma-jig, and I’m super excited to finally be getting a chance to do it! Thank you, Lizzy. 🙂 I’m happy you thought of me. Now, on to answering those questions. 🙂 Here we go!
D: Do you read more in the morning or at night?
I’d have to say at night. Lately, my habit of reading has been primarily blog related because of all the wonderful #BlogBattle stories my wowiweb friends write each week. But most of my reading pleasure is in the evening. I’m that person they made this meme for:
A: Are there any books that changed the way you thought about things?
There probably is at least one, but I think more often than not I’ve read books that reinforced the way I already thought about things. There are books which have certainly opened my eyes to circumstances and tragedies I was unaware of, things that break my heart, like Left to Tell
Y: YA or not?
Most definitely. While this category is supposed to be about coming of age sorts of things, I think that even us old people can identify with the characters and their struggles to a certain extent. Most of the time I think I’ve not truly grown up, that I’m still in process.
A: Are there any characters you honestly believe to be real?
No. There are plenty I wish were real, but I haven’t gotten to the point I believe any of them are real. Although, I do have to say, William Goldman almost had me convinced S. Morgenstern was a real guy. haha I’m pretty sure that whole thing with Mr. M is a story surrounding a story!
N: Nobody borrows my books or I don’t mind lending them out?
Certain books I’m super protective over, but I’m a lender for sure. I always tell my kids, books are meant to be shared. I have to remind myself of that sometimes, but they bring me joy, so it’s good that I share the happiness. Right? I hope I’m right. *bites lip and looks around, sure I’ve made a huge mistake*
D: Do you ever smell your books?
Yes. I don’t do it repeatedly, but upon first getting one, I do. I enjoy the various smells of paper books. When I get them on my Kindle I am definitely missing out on this simple pleasure.
N: Not everyone likes books, is this a positive or a negative?
It’s a tragedy, is what it is! No, really, I get it. I don’t care for noisy smelly car races, but that doesn’t mean they don’t provide some enjoyment or benefit, I suppose. I’m not 100% a “to each their own” sort of person, but I’d think it a better world if everyone liked books. ;P
I: I keep my books in the best condition or maybe not? Which are you?
I do try my best to keep them in tip-top shape, but I would be lying if I said they all stay so. I’m a maybe notter and that’s a good thing because it makes it easier to loan them out! While I want my books taken care of by others, if I get them back a little worse for wear, it just means my friend loved my book as much as me.
G: Gosh I have too many books! True or False?
Yes. That’s what my husband would say, but for me. NO. Is it even possible? I’m not so sure . . .
H: Have you ever spilled or stained your books before with something, and if so how?
Yes, but there’s not real big or exciting story attached. It was my coffee. I have a hole in my chin. Not literally, but you’ve probably heard the phrase. I’m a klutz, and I spilled. That’s the gist of it. I still love my Jane Austen Triple Book in One!!!
T: Toned or untoned while reading? . . or in other words. . .Do you read and workout at the same time?
to quote the lovely Miss Lizzy, “Me? Work out. You are kidding right?” Haha I don’t have the talent to work out and read at the same time, but I’m going to start working out again. Really. Don’t give me that look. I really am going to start . . . eventually. After I’m done with my book. 😉
Thanks for sticking with me through my answers to the “Day and Night” tag. I now tag E. Rawls to complete this challenge and anyone with a variation of the word write in their website name. That was fun! Can’t wait to read your Day and Night tag!