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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Self-indulgent questions about books and reading 8

36: Are you a fast reader?
I don't feel like I am, but I guess in comparison to average I am? I can read a whole, typical novel, in a day if there's nothing else going on; usually I take about three days to read a novel. Back in the day, I'd read them all together, but now that I'm adult and have things to do, I'm usually reading one or two books a week, with space between reading sessions.

37: Are you a slow reader?
I don't feel slow. I feel slower than I used to be (about 30 books a year slower!). And slower than I want to be. When I was in elementary school, though, I started reading on my own because the books we were reading together were taking forever to go nowhere, and I was so bored.

38: Where is your favorite place to read?
Wherever there's a book (or ebook), somewhere comfy to sit, and good light. I'm not picky about places, I'll read anywhere, much like how I'll sleep anywhere. If I'm choosing an ideal day / situation to hunker down and read, though, I'd say it's that classic / cliched rainy day + tea + cat + comfy chair by a bay window overlooking a garden or the woods. Incidentally, that's also a good day for napping, so I'd probably alternate. I love napping almost as much as I love reading.

39: Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?
Nope. It's harder to concentrate when I'm not reading, most days. Real life is frequently stupid and lacks plot development. I can block out most things, but I hate when someone is sitting next to me making dumb, meaningless noises when I'm trying to read.

40: Do you need a room to be silent while you read?
These questions overlap a whole lot.

Silence is not required for almost anything I do. It's nice if there's not a TV yammering, or kids making silly noises, or elephant-neighbors bowling again like they always are, but if I waited until there was a perfectly silent room, I'd never get to read.



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