Saturday, June 30, 2007

I guess I'm it... but what, exactly, am I?

Alright, I’ve been ‘tagged’ by the Queen Goddess of the Sparkly-Handled Crop and I must obey or suffer (or is that enjoy?) the consequences.

Here are the rules:
a. Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves.
b. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed.
c. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

Eight book-y things about me…

#1 - I read about 1000 books or more a year. I thought that number sounded absurdly high but I usually read 2-3 books on a normal day (some days I read more depending on time). Needless to say, I don’t read 1000 different books - I do A LOT of re-reading.

#2 - I read in the shower. Yes, it’s bizarre, I’m well aware of that – I’ve been doing it for almost 20 years now though and have it down to a science.

#3 - I began reading adult romances around age 11 or 12. I didn’t even understand some of the sex-scenes but I was hooked! The librarian at our small rural library eyeballed me many times because of my selections.

#4 - The first adult romance I ever read was Silver Angel by Johanna Lindsey.

#5 - I have 10 different library cards – I’ve got ALL of the surrounding cities and suburbs covered – LOL!

#6 - I love audiobooks and I wish ALL books could come out with an (unabridged – I HATE abridged) audio version in addition to the print version. I use them when cleaning or working on home-improvement projects, exercising, running errands, etc. etc. etc. However, audiobooks cannot take the place of reading for me and so I usually read the book before listening to the audio version.

#7 - I’m so anal - I keep the following book-related spreadsheets:
Future books (auto-buy & to-be-considered)
Books from favorite author's backlists that I’m hunting for
Books that I want to read but won’t buy so I'm hoping a library gest them
Authors I like or love divided by sub-genre and degree of enjoyment
Audiobooks available at the library
Audiobooks in my own collection

#8 - I’m an aspiring writer - although, my current story has been shoved aside because of home improvement projects for the last month. *sigh*

I’m tagging:


Yeah, I CAN count! I just don’t know enough ‘bloggers’ yet.


Lila Dubois said...

Ohh, I didn't know all those people had blogs, YAY!

~Queen of the Sparkly Handled Riding Crop

Ange said...

Oh... poor Lila. Headed straight for disappointment. Two of them blog but only on their myspace pages. Since I KNOW how much you LOVE myspace, you'll want to hop on over to check it out! *snicker*

Amy said...

Ange, how in the heck do you read like that???? 2-3 books a day??!!

Ange said...

LOL! I read FAST and I can do a lot of different things while reading.

I usually read a book when I get up in the morning, then I read one during the day (usually pick up/put down when I get a chance), and I read at least one after the kids go to bed, although sometimes I read more than one.

Strangely enough... it all fits into a day filled with kids and classes. Plus, I don't watch TV at all so if you replace the time that a person normally spends watching tv with reading instead... that's me.

Amy said...

But how do you read so fast? Are you skimming or reading? Compared to you I read slow. But I think I am pretty average! I have to read every word or it makes no sense to me! I wish I could read faster. I could read more books then!!