9.30.2010

Thursday Book Questions: Part 3

Five questions a week. Eleven weeks. Post your answers in the comments (or on your own blog if you prefer, just link back in the comments) and I'll do the same thing.

Last week, we were split down the middle on e-readers (with feelings ranging from "No, thank you" to "can't live without it"); favorite books were typically in the YA fantasy (Twilight and Artemis Fowl) and classics (works by Austen, Tolkien, and Lewis) categories; a couple of very popular authors got thumbs-down on specific books (even though we like the rest of their work) and it turned out that most of us, despite our best intentions, wind up reading numerous books at once.

This week's questions:

11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
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12. What is your reading comfort zone?
(answer here)
13. Can you read on the bus?
(answer here)
14. Favorite place to read?
(answer here)
15. What is your policy on book lending?
(answer here)

What are your ways, oh readers? I can't wait to hear.

6 comments:

  1. 11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
    About once a month. I'm part of a book club, and we have very different taste in books. To make up for the times when I've picked the book for club, enough people say "Hey, you should read..." about something I wouldn't normally pick up.

    12. What is your reading comfort zone?
    Tales with vivid characters, affectionate relationships and satisfying outcomes (i.e. happy or decently bittersweet, not tragic or ironic.) When I lay the book down, I want my mind to feel purified and uplifted, not dragged through muck and betrayed. This means I read a lot of Jane Austen and kids'/YA fantasy. :)

    13. Can you read on the bus?
    What else would you do on a bus?

    14. Favorite place to read?
    Home. It's my favorite place to be.

    15. What is your policy on book lending?
    I'll do it, but it always makes me nervous unless the lendee and I are very, very good friends. After several years, Deb still has my copy of a Hilary Duff movie; I've got Shelly's Sacred Pathways and Matt S.'s worship songbook. What do you do when you don't see someone and don't have them on email or Facebook? I don't know.

    Oh, right, and I forgot to give Erin back her copy of The Clan of the Cave Bear this week...

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  2. 11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
    Almost never. I read for comfort, so why make my comfort uncomfortable? :-D

    12. What is your reading comfort zone?
    Happy endings, good winning over evil, no blood guts or gore, a likable protagonist.

    13. Can you read on the bus?
    Uum... I don't know. I can't read in a car, saaaadly, but I can read in a plane.

    14. Favorite place to read?
    Oh how I wish I had an overstuffed comfy chair. But I don't, so in its absence I usually lie in bed with the pillows stacked to mimic the effect.

    15. What is your policy on book lending?
    I don't do it if I ever want to see my book again. If I don't really care about the book, you can borrow it (this is an across the board policy) :).

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  3. 11) Not as often as I should.

    12) Jenna's answer pretty much sums up mine too. I also don't mind conflicted or not necessarily nice protagonists but they've still got to be somewhat likable or easy to identify with.

    13) Been years since I've been on a bus, but yes, I can read there. I can read practically anywhere. In a house with a mouse, in the rain on a train, in a box with a fox, etc, etc.

    14) At home, in my sitting chair in front of the TV, with 1-3 cats on top of me.

    15) A little harder to lend eBooks although it is possible. With physical books I don't lend them out often but when I do I usually don't expect them back & will just buy a new copy. As a pastor I give out lots of books that I think good for people.

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  4. FCW, I FORGOT about the likable protagonist part. I'm with you on that. Of course, I'm sort of a Jane Bennet as far as liking people goes, so unless the protagonist is really selfish or otherwise bad, it's not usually a problem.

    George, I love that you read with three cats sitting on you. A cuddly purring cat makes the world more comfortable, I must admit.

    Also, nice Dr. Seuss reference. And cheers for giving out books. :)

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  5. Apologies for being a few days late--been traveling and now, alas, suffering from a bad cold of sorts. Here are my answers:

    http://donnarosemary.blogspot.com/2010/10/thursday-book-questions-on-sunday-and.html

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  6. 11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
    I don't know if I really have a comfort zone with reading?

    12. What is your reading comfort zone?
    Anything interesting, I do really prefer unrealistic happy endings though, apparently.

    13. Can you read on the bus?
    I don't know. I can't read in a car anymore though. So, I'm guessing probably not on a bus.

    14. Favorite place to read?
    In bed

    15. What is your policy on book lending?
    I do it with close friends.

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