|Thanks for tagging me Victoria!|
Onto the questions!
Do you read more in the morning or at night?
I definetly read more at night than in the morning. I pretty much have a built in reading time right before I go to sleep at night. I am not a morning person, at all, so I can't really imagine reading a novel right after I wake up and before I start my day. The only time I read in the morning is if I need to read something for a class that I'm on my way to, haha. I do listen to audio-books when I take the bus to work and school, so if that counts than I do read in the morning.
Are there any books that changed the way you thought about things?
This is a tough question, because I feel like books do that all the time to me. I'm not going to go into detail here, because I want to write an entire post on this. However, I will center out a few:
A Year of Living Prayerfully by Jared Brock
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Some of these books made me think about life differently and some of them made me think about literature differently. Stay tuned for an entire post on this.
YA or not?
I think YA is great, and I've really enjoyed reading it.There's some really stellar stuff out there. A good story transcends age. But, right now I'm feeling a bit tired of the genre. I'm working on reading All the Bright Things by Jennifer Niven...and I'm having a hard time. It just feels really melodramatic, but I have high hopes for a good ending. Anyways, I'm starting to venture into more literary fiction in the Adult section *GASP*!
Are there any characters you honestly believe to be real?
Nobody borrows my books, or I don’t mind lending them out?
I love lending books out. I feel like I can extend my influence over people when they agree to borrowing books from me, haha. Lately, I've also been encouraging people to write in my books when they read them. I watched this video by Ariel Bissett and had my opinions on annotation changed forever.
Do you ever smell your books?
Sometimes. But sometimes I'm afraid to, haha.
Not everyone likes books. Is this a positive or a negative?
I try to be open-minded, but if someone says they don't like reading...well I immediately re-evaluate my opinion of them.
I keep my books in the best condition… or maybe not. Which are you?
I tend to keep my books in moderate condition. Ever since I've learned to sell my used books, I tend to be a bit more careful with a book, if I think it might be something I don't want to keep forever. With books I like, see the question on lending books.
Gosh, I have too many books! True or false?
False. Always false.
Have you ever spilled or stained your books before with something, and if so how?
Hmmm...nothing major comes to mind. I am guilty of crumbs in my books, but those usually can be brushed off. I did get a tea ring on my study Bible since I rested my mug on it during Bible-study, but that was a minor incident.
Toned or untoned while reading? In other words, do you read and work out at the same time?
I do listen to audio books when I'm walking or taking the bus, if that counts, but I don't exactly "work-out."
If you paid close attention you'll notice that the first letter of each question spelled out "day and night" which gives the title to the tag. I just thought that was a super fun and kind of geeky detail. I want to hear your answers to these questions! Do a response post or leave your thoughts in the comments! And don't forget to check out Victoria's original post here.
Reading: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Listening: Mumford and Sons