Diana passed on a tag and posed 13 questions to her followers with this re-blog. The best part of the her post was the John O’Donohue blessing about how our words make the invisible visible through our personal artistry and creativity.
- Do you have a favourite place to read? No, I read everywhere but in vehicles.
- Do you use bookmarks or random pieces of paper? I use both and more. I turn corners, highlight, and use sticky notes with notes.
- Do you eat or drink while you read? I drink tea, but rarely ever eat while I read.
- Do you listen to music or watch TV? There always seems to be music playing, but I find the TV distracting. Music fades into the background.
- Do you read one book or several at a time? I do both. I find reading one book helps me focus, but I cannot help reading more books.
- Do you prefer reading at home or elsewhere? There is a small coffee shop a few minutes from the house. The baristas and owners welcome me almost each day.
- Do you read silently or out loud? I read silently most of the time, but, when I read something of particular interest, I read it to Kathy. I enjoy reading to our grandson when we visit with him.
- Do you read ahead or skip about? I skip about. I like to read the index in a book and see who references are if it is a book I use for my writing. I cheat and read ahead in non-fiction.
- Do you break the spine or treat it like new? I buy many of my books used, so they come well used. If I get a new book, I mark it up inside, but treat it like new.
- Do you write in books? I mark them up with a felt marker and make notes for future reference. The exception is when I read non-fiction and poetry.
- What books are you reading now? I am reading The Company of Strangers by Parker Palmer.
- What is your childhood favourite book? I don’t have one, but I remember reading Little Golden Books and having them read to me as a special part of my early reading.
- What is your favourite book of all time? That is like choosing who my favourite child is. I think it depends on mood and time. I enjoy great poetry i.e. Mary Oliver and Wendell Berry. I read books about spirituality i.e. Parker Palmer. I read about education i.e. William Pinar, John Dewey, and Madeline Grumet. I read about philosophy i.e. Aristotle, Hannah Arendt, and Paul Ricoeur. My favourite fiction writers are John D. MacDonald and Paulo Coehlo.
Thanks so much for playing along with the tag. Most people don’t write and highlight books, so I’m glad I found a kindred soul in that regard. Happy Reading!
You are welcome and thank you Diana.
What fun. Truthfully, I never would have expected you to turn down the corner of a page! LOL
I have some books I would not do that to, but many I will.
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Somewhere in early elementary school I fell in love with Winnie the Pooh books. When I had children I fell in love with Goodnight Moon and have since passed that on to the grandchildren.
I have not read Goodnight Moon. I will have to look for it.
Please do! It’s a wonderful children’s book.
I remember Little golden Books too! and I have always love The Secret Garden, books about the Arthurian legend, and others.
We used to get Classic Comics and they had stories like the Legend of King Arthur. As I was learning to read, the pictures gave me a way of recalling what it was I read.
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Fun and interesting to read, Ivon. I want to read more from Paolo Coelho.
He is an easy read. I started with The Alchemist, which was his first book.
A pleasure getting together with you again, Ivon. We share many habits and attitudes towards reading.
We do. Somehow, I had lost track of your blog. It is a pleasure to get together again. Take care and enjoy.
I went to college at Texas A&M University which seemed to specialize in making one wait in long lines to register for classes, eat, get tickets to anything, graduate. I learned after waiting in line for 2½ days for tickets to my first football game that I needed something to read. Ever since then I always have reading material with me. Doesn’t matter where I’m waiting, I’m reading—doctor’s office, post office, grocery store. Some people look at me like I’m weird. Little do they know……….LOL
There are many aspects of the world which are hurry up and wait. Books help solve the challenges of waiting. I tend to do the same.