Musings From A Bookmammal

Musing Mondays–Ten Bookish Questions (and answers!)


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Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB that asks you to muse about one of several “bookish” questions… or, you can just ramble on about anything you like that pertains to books! You can join in by clicking the graphic above. Go ahead–it’s fun!

Here’s my musing for this week–

I found this ten-question bookish quiz quite awhile ago and thought I’d save it for a rainy day. Well, today it is literally raining in my part of the world–so here are my answers to ten bookish questions:

1. Do you read during breakfast? I usually eat breakfast at my desk when I get to work (lately I’ve been making oatmeal in the microwave) and I’m often reading work-related things such as emails while I eat. I don’t usually eat breakfast on weekends, but if I did I’m sure that I’d be reading a book while doing so.

2. How many hours a day would you say you read? Weekdays—at least an hour a day. Weekends—maybe 3-4 hours a day, sometimes more depending on what else is going on. Reading is definitely the non-work-related activity that I spend the most time doing.

3. Do you read more or less now than you did, say, 10 years ago? That’s a hard one. I didn’t keep track in any way of how much I was reading back then, but I’ve always read a lot. I think I’m probably reading about the same amount. However, I know I’m using the library more often instead of buying new books—my budget just can’t keep up with my TBR list!

4. Do you consider yourself a speed reader? I think I read pretty quickly compared to many people. Sometimes I need to remind myself to slow down and appreciate what I’m reading.

5. Do you carry a book with you everywhere you go? YES! I always have a book or magazine in my car, and I usually have my kindle in my purse. You just never know when you’re going to be stuck in traffic, in a waiting room, etc!

6. How old were you when you got your first library card? I don’t remember the specific age, but I can’t remember NOT having a library card. I assume I got it when I started school—so probably age 5-6. Before I had my own card my parents took me to the library regularly and checked out books for me on their cards.

7. What’s the oldest book you have in your collection? (Oldest physical copy? Longest in the collection? Oldest copyright?) I have an ABC book that was my dad’s–the copyright date is 1937!

8. Do you read in bed? Yes—nearly every day! If I wake up early on the weekend I’ll stay in bed and read for awhile. I always try to read at least a couple of pages right before I go to sleep at night. I used to be able to stay up really late to read, but not anymore!

9. Do you write in your books? Yes—I don’t have any issues with writing in books that I own. I’ll often write page numbers on the inside front cover if I don’t want to underline in the text for some reason.

10. If you had one piece of advice to a new reader, what would it be? Read as many different kinds of books as you can as often as you can! Don’t let others tell you what you should or shouldn’t be reading—if it’s of interest to you, that’s reason enough!

How about you? Do we have any answers in common? Please feel free to share your own answers to one of more of these questions in the comment section!

Author: bookmammal

I love books, reading, writing, cooking, eating, reading while eating, and sharing thoughts about all of the above–plus a bit more! I usually post about topics relating to books and literacy during the week, and then participate in a variety of non-bookish memes on the weekend. Please feel free to join in! Some random things about me– –I have multiple bookshelves in every room of my home except the bathroom. They’re all filled to bursting. They help to make my house my home. –I have two cats who I love dearly, but who I definitely do NOT dress in human clothing. Ever. –I’ve never had a cavity. –I make a mean spaghetti sauce. –I’m a newcomer to yoga and I love it. –My day is not complete without a little chocolate.

14 thoughts on “Musing Mondays–Ten Bookish Questions (and answers!)

  1. I used to be able to read in bed at night for hours, but now I doze off very quickly. I know I’m reading a REALLY good book if I don’t fall asleep reading in bed. On the other hand, now I wake up early and read in bed for while. I guess it’s all part of the aging process.

  2. Great answers 🙂 I’m a library fan too, my poor budget would be far too strained otherwise!

  3. I love your posts with the questionnaires. Our answers are pretty much similar for this one although I would never write in a book and I don’t have a book that old! 😉

  4. Looks like we were around the same age when we got our library cards. They definitely make indulging in good books much easier and cheaper. This is a neat quiz. I look forward to answering it on my own blog one day soon.

  5. I love this with all the questionnaires! Great post. Here’s my Musing Monday:

  6. Great questionnaire! I think we have some very similar reading habits. I have to read at least a few pages before bed otherwise I can’t sleep it doesn’t matter how tired I am. Kindles make having a book easier. No more panic if the wait exceeds the length of the book I’ve got on me!

    • That’s very true–I always prefer a “real” book at home, but if I’m traveling, nothing beats my kindle! It doesn’t matter how long I may have to wait at an airport–I’ll always have plenty to read!

  7. luv the questions!
    and lots in common – including library since 5/6 yrs old =) Mom used to walk us across town to visit the library and oh, the fun of making choices and discoveries!

  8. Great list! I used to love to read during breakfast…that’s one of the things I miss most from my pre-children life. Breakfast is no longer a peaceful time in my house! And I always have my Kindle with me…you never know when you’ll get a free minute…I read waiting in line at the bank today!

  9. I definitely carry books everywhere! Thank god for eReaders right! It definitely makes my bag a little lighter and I’m never without choices 😉
    I would totally read at breakfast if I ever got up early enough to do more than scrabble for the bus, haha, but I definitely read a lot during lunch!

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