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I was tagged by Pretty in the City to name six weird things about myself.
1. I’m ambivalent toward chocolate.
2. I always hang the toilet paper roll so that the paper feeds over the top. If someone else in the house puts in on the other way, I’ll change it.
3. I never, ever read the ending of a book in advance, and seldom read book jackets. I want every bit of the story to be a surprise. Of course, this really doesn’t apply to nonfiction, where the outcome is often known. 😉
4. I like pancakes and waffles with lots of butter, but no syrup.
5. I adore flowers, but I’m not at all fond of bouquets or cut flowers. I like them much better ‘in the wild’.
6. I love to sing – but only when nobody’s around to hear me. No talent whatsoever.
As usual, I’m not tagging anyone specifically. Please participate, if you’d like, by posting six weird facts about yourself at your blog, with a trackback to this post.
I saw this at Quantum Leaps and since I love to read, I decided to participate. If the meme appeals to you, please feel free to carry it forward on your blog.
What’s Your Preference?
1. Novel or novella?
Although I enjoy novellas now and then, they’re over too quickly for my liking. I prefer the longer and more involved experience of a novel. I like to become completely immersed in a story and really get to know the characters.
2. Hardback or paperback?
I like hardbacks best, by far, followed by the large trade paperbacks. I dislike mass market paperbacks and try to avoid them if at all possible.
3. Male authors or female authors?
Makes absolutely no difference to me, as long as they are good at their craft.
4. Fiction or non-fiction?
I read and enjoy both. I’d say about 60% fiction, 40% non-fiction, mixed up for variety and to suit my mood. I’m a fast reader, so it is easy to achieve a good balance of entertainment and education.
5. Bestseller or obscure title?
Both, of course. I have nothing against bestsellers, although I’m occasionally guilty of avoiding a book if it seems over-hyped. I love finding off-the-beaten-track books as well.
6. Local bookstore or chain franchise?
Honestly, I don’t buy a lot of books. I’m a library girl. I couldn’t possibly afford my habit if I bought them all. I buy only the books that I love enough to read more than once or that I would want to loan to friends. When I do buy books, it’s generally online through Amazon or Barnes & Noble. There are very few local bookstores left in my town.
7. Read the book first or see the movie first?
If time allows, I’ll read the book first. This practically guarantees that I’ll have issues with the film, but I like to enjoy a book as a fresh experience, without knowing the outcome in advance. I try to approach the film as a distinct interpretation of the material so that I don’t expect perfect fidelity with the book.
8. How many books do you read in a week? A year?
I read one or two books a week, year-round.
I’ve always had a soft spot for Hello Kitty. Isn’t this a great bicycle? If only I lived in a place with good weather year-round so I could buy it and make it my primary vehicle.
I have been tagged by Nicola at Life at the Edge for eight random facts or habits.
1. I hate gardening, perhaps because I have a ‘black thumb’.
2. The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are the only television shows I watch regularly.
3. I have lived in five different U.S. states.
4. I often wish I was still in school. I was motivated, diligent, and successful. My kids, had they known me back then, would have thought me quite a square. Truth be known, they probably think so now.
5. Rarely a day goes by that I don’t take photos.
6. I was terrified of snakes as a child and could not even look at them in zoos or pet stores. Now that I’m older, I think they’re fascinating and I respect their place in nature. All the same, I don’t want to meet one in the wild.
7. One library is not enough for me. There are two library systems in my area, and I routinely borrow from both.
8. I don’t enjoy talking on the telephone, even with people I like.
I’m meant to tag eight people to carry on, but I’ll leave it to the honor system. Please participate, if you’d like, by posting eight random facts about yourself at your blog. Please be so kind as to trackback to me so I can visit your blog and read your responses.
Hope, expectation, bright promises.
The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realized.
The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or
powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity
of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be
coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future.
They might say you’re a dreamer, but you’re not the only one.