Friday, June 10, 2005

Booking Through Thursday

I found a link to this through Annette's blog and since I am a very avid reader(even have a Master's in it) I thought I'd jump in, so Friday's will probably be dedicated to posting for the Booking Through Thursday meme.

Here goes with the first two weeks(I'll do two at a time until I catch up):

I once knew a man who read about WWII. He read everything he could get his hands on on the subject. He had a whole wall of books that were all about WWII. It amazed me. How could he continue to find one subject that engrossing? My mother, on the other hand, loves to read best sellers. I've known other people who read science fiction to the exclusion of everything else; for others it was philosophy, self-help, or history.

So, to the questions...

What kind of books do you like to read?

I enjoy reading fantasy, science fiction, horror type books, and also young adult literature(I'm a secondary reading specialist, so I need to find stuff I think kids will enjoy). On occasion I read romance stuff but it usually has some sort of weird twist to it(like the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon). I also enjoy reading classic literature like Shakespeare, Poe, and Chaucer.

Why? Provide specific examples.

I enjoy the fantasy element of most of the books I read and I've always had a fascination with vampires, werewolves, and dragons--so I'll read anything that catches my fancy along those lines. I have really become intrigued with the ways in which authors integrate these characters into their stories--for example, vampires. Most of the books I read aren't about the "Dracula" type of vampire. Anne Rice, Laurell Hamilton, and Sherrilyn Kenyon all have very different ways of integrating these beings into their work--and it all seems to work well. And who cannot love a werewolf like Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter series :)

Some people read one book at a time. Some people have a number of them on the go at any given time, perhaps a reading in bed book, a breakfast table book, a bathroom book, and so on, which leads me to...
Are you currently reading more than one book?

Nope, I am a one book at a time person(at least with fiction--I don't think that constantly referring to knitting books for reference should count as more than one book at a time).

If so, how many books are you currently reading?
Is this normal for you?

One book at a time is very normal for me. I like to really absorb myself in what is going on in the text and reading more than one at a time tends to confuse things in my mind. I have enough distractions in reality; I don't need to bulk them up more in fiction :)

Where do you keep your current reads?

On my nightstand at night, on the kitchen counter or in the car during the day.

Aloha :)

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Man, I wish I had more time to read lately. It is frustrating. It seems that I either have enough time to read or enough time to knit, but not both. However, I probably compound the problem by having like six books going at once, thereby ensuring that I never finish any of them.... :)