I've been feeling like I'm fight off something nasty and have been sleeping a lot lately day and night. So since I have not been doing much reading, I thought I might give my 2-cents on one of these memes that have been going around for the last week so. Jane's Post, inspired me, so here are the (11) questions posed by Jane:
1. Which is your favorite genre, and has that changed over time?
When I started reading as an adult, it was mostly romance (Danielle Steel) or horror (Stephen King, Peter Staub). While I still like Stephen King, my favorite genre is literary or contemporary fiction (no romance please).
2. Do you create a reading list for the year and if so, how well do you stick to it?
I don't create a reading list as I never seem to stick with it when I tried that. I am more of a mood reader.
3. Do you have a reading goal for the year, such as xxx books? Why or why not?
I do have a goal -- It's (125) for 2012. At one time I read over (200) books a year, but that was when I only worked 3 days a week.
4. Who is your favorite living author?
I actually have too many favorite authors -- have long been a fan of: Stephen King, Anita Shreve, Chris Bohjalian, I also like Margaret Atwood, Hilary Mantel and many others.
5. What's your experience with reading challenges?
I love to participate, but always feel compelled to finish what I start, so I try and keep my challenges to a manageable number -- (5) this year I think.
6. How do your organize your books on shelves--alphabetically (by author or title), by genre, by publication date, or some other method?
No particular science here -- I do tend to keep all books by a particular author together, and the same is true for favorite imprints, such as Europa and Persephone books I own. I also have a few shelves of books I hope to read sooner than later.
7. Do you read e-books or audio books?
Love both eBooks and audio books, and preferring eBooks to print books lately.
8. How do you choose what to read next?
Sometimes it's a book i feel compelled to read, because I've committed to review it -- try to make fewer commitments though. As I mentioned I am a mood reader and need to read what I want when I want.
9. Do you read books in parallel or strictly serial?
Hmmm- not quite clear on this question??
10. Which books have had the biggest impact on your life?
Mostly Classics like - To Kill a Mockingbird, Death Be Not Proud , A Separate Peace -- books I read early in life that made a huge impression on me.
11. Which characters have you felt are the most real or believable?
I tend to gravitate to books with a first-person narrator, as they seem the most realistic to me.
No tagging or new questions from me, but feel free to play along.