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POST FOR NEW MEMBERS

I know that some people are frustrated by the many recent intro posts. I'm not one of them - I think it's nice to see so many new faces here - but I'd like to propose a simple alternative that I hope will make everyone happy.

Here is a totally unofficial member survey. Rather than writing your own intro post and clogging the Flists of people who don't want them clogged, why not leave a comment filling out the survey and adding anything else you want us to know? That way, those who are interested in the new members can read the comments and those who are not can simply skip it. Long-time members would also be more than welcome to fill it out, hence the first question. PLEASE FILL IT OUT HERE, don't start your own post. You can also fill it out if you already wrote an introduction. Ready? Here we go!

1) How long have you been a member of bookish?
2) Where do you live? (No need to be specific - country and state or province is plenty.)
3) How old are you?
4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author?
5) Are there any genres that you love or hate?
6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way?
7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now?
8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?)
9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it?
10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years?
11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better?

Also, I'd like to remind disenchanted veteran members that it is very easy to take the community off of your "read" list for a brief period of time - go under "friends" and then "filter friends page." If the introductions are really bugging you, and this doesn't work, maybe that would be a good thing to try.

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13_stories
Sep. 10th, 2008 12:33 pm (UTC)
1) How long have you been a member of [info]bookish? About 5 minutes.

2) Where do you live? (No need to be specific - country and state or province is plenty.) New York State, USA

3) How old are you? 49

4) What's your favorite book of all time? This is probably the hardest question you could ask me. When I was younger, I would have said The Royal Book of Oz or Mary Poppins but now I can't pick just one. Favorite author? Can't pick just one! Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Ben Bova, Isaac Asimov, Anne McCaffrey, Piers Anthony, Terry Pratchett, Robert Asprin, Patricia Cornwell, Mark Twain, L. Frank Baum, I guess I'd better stop now.

5) Are there any genres that you love or hate? I like most genres. I can't say that I've read every type of book there is, but I've given it a good try.

6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way? All of the above. If books ever became illegal I'd have to be meeting pushers in dark alleys to get my reading fix.

7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now? I recently discovered the books of Richard Matheson. Just about everything of his that I've read so far has been good. A Stir of Echoes is really good, even if you saw the movie, because it isn't exactly the same.

8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?) I write short fiction and have written three novels as part of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) but I have had only short stories published--SO FAR.

9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it? My grandmother took care of me one summer while my mother was working and we went to the library every two weeks. We always came home with a huge stack of books for reading on the porch where it was always cool and shady in the afternoon.

10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years? If anything, I've spread out. I used to find myself reading the same authors over and over and now I make it a habit every time I go to the library to find a book by an author with whom I am unfamiliar.

11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better? Hmmm, what would you actually want to know? Let's see... I'm married, have three children ranging in age from 11 to 34, and I have four grandchildren ranging in age from 4 months to 12 years. I am a Technical Communicator (a fancier version of Technical Writer but, according to my boss, Technical Writers can be hourly employees and Technical Communicators can't.) I work for a software company in New York City and in my spare time I write fiction. I have more time for reading than most, by the way, because I spend 5 hours a day commuting to and from work on the train.
lady_anemone
Sep. 10th, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC)
If books ever became illegal I'd have to be meeting pushers in dark alleys to get my reading fix.

I'm right there with you. There are a lot of things I love in this world, but books are the thing I couldn't live without.
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devi42
Sep. 10th, 2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
I've personally not added the community to my friends page yet (I'm waiting to see the posting rates after the community is off the spotlight). I've had to do this for other communities for other reasons (doctorwho while series four was airing, for example).

1) How long have you been a member of [info]bookish? About 16 hours
2) Where do you live? (No need to be specific - country and state or province is plenty.)Eastern Canada
3) How old are you?29
4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author?Someplace to be Flying, Practical Magic, Time Traveler's Wife, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, The Mirror of Her Dreams, Microserfs, Anything by Douglas Adams, Good Omens (what? surely you didn't think I'd pick just one?)
5) Are there any genres that you love or hate? Nope. Anything and everything is fair game
6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way?Regular bookstores and secondhand bookstores
7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now?Anything that I listed as a favourite, I suppose
8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?)I'm currently writing my first book (well, technically second book but, hopefully, this will be the first I've finished)
9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it?My parents. I had a weekly book allowance. Also, whenever my father went away on business trips, he would bring me back books
10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years?They've not
11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better? I sobbed my heart out when Douglas Adams died (a story I might someday post here), I learned about the "miracle" of menstruation from Judy Blume, I read His Dark Materials because the Catholic League told me not to, LAMB made me think about Christianity far more than The Passion of the Christ ever could, I get very tired trying to explain that there is no S. Morgenstern (no, I'm not kidding).
summer_moth
Sep. 10th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
I get very tired trying to explain that there is no S. Morgenstern (no, I'm not kidding)

This made me giggle - I'm so amused when people think there is!
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muse_books
Sep. 10th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
1) How long have you been a member of bookish? I joined last December not long after I started this journal.

2) Where do you live? Warwickshire, England.

3) How old are you? 56.

4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author? It's The Lord of the Rings and my favourite author is J.R.R. Tolkien even though there are many, many authors whose work I enjoy.

5) Are there any genres that you love or hate? I have quite eclectic taste in terms of genre with fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction and crime fiction all featuring high. I am not a particular fan of chick-lit though enjoy the odd foray into that such as the Sophie Kinsella books. I don't read westerns and the only genre I avoid like the plague are misery memoirs.

6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way? All of the above though I rarely borrow from friends or lend.

7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now?
Not at present.

8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?) I do write though my forays into fiction are fairly new. I've also edited books for publication in the past.

9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it? Mum always said I was reading in the womb. I was always a bookworm though one of my Aunts did always gift me with books when I was little.

10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years? Due to my being part of a few reading groups/book clubs I have expanded my reading range and often been quite surprised at how much I enjoyed them. I have become much more into crime fiction in the past few years and less into fantasy/sci fi.

11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better? I have an active interest in pagan/magical religions, the occult and paranormal subjects.
noldoparma
Sep. 11th, 2008 11:31 am (UTC)
I must say though, that I am such a fanatic over Tolkien, that I squeal every time I see someone else mention the same. That aside, I do enjoy some of the book reviews you have put up on your journal - will you mind if I add you please?
phbtonyou
Sep. 10th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
I find this easier and a bit more fun. :D

1) How long have you been a member of bookish? It caught my interest a couple of days ago, but with work, school and homework, I only managed to get my now deleted post in last night.

2) Where do you live? In the southern portion of the US. I'm not sure, but there are a lot of peaches.... *chuckles*

3) How old are you? 21.

4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author? Hm. This is hard, because I love all the books I've read, but it's obviously hard to choose a favorite. I guess it's because I could say it's a favorite now and then something else will be my favorite some other time. So, I have no answer. There. :)

5) Are there any genres that you love or hate? Math genre. -lol- No, I'll give anything a shot (...with the exception of Twilight. Sorry, but from what I've heard of it, I'll spare myself.) I'll even read some textbooks, but more so along the lines of more ancient histories and I'll read psychology books, too.

6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way? I usually get mine from the bookstore, but since the nearest one is a good hour away and I have nearly no free time right now, I don't have a chance to go there often. Thus, I'm reading my books slowly so I don't end up being bored with nothing to read by the time I'm done.

7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now?
Hm. If you're looking for a four book series that's rather lengthy in the sci-fi department, I'd suggest Tad William's 'Otherland' series. I don't know, I'm better discussing ones I've read rather than ones I recommend. But I'm always up for the take!

8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? I'll admit, I like roleplaying one on one with another person. We can make ideas and form them into something dramatic and great, and it's awesome. I write my own things as well, with own characters and what not, but I never find it very good compared to the people on my shelf that I've read. And I...study? Part of the daily college life I suppose. But I like studying ancient histories, psychology and music. Makes me happy. :D

9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it? Mom and Dad of course. When I was learning to read, they'd take turns nightly laying and helping me read a book out loud before I'd go to bed, and earlier they would always turn off the tv and take out a book and I'd follow suit, trying to be like them of course. And it just grew from there, especially since I had a reading class all the way up to high school, and I'm about to take one in college for this fall quarter. :D

10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years? They've swayed here and there, but for the most part, it's stable. Fantasy, sci-fi, and fantasy horror.

11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better?
I like reading many books at the same time, and I can amazingly keep the pots separated. -lol- Here's what I'm reading now:
Cry to Heaven by Anne Rice
Otherland: River of Blue Fire by Tad Williams <--- currently in my bag. :D
Kinght of the Black Rose of the Ravenloft series
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
summer_moth
Sep. 10th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
I love the Otherland series :-)
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ice_elf
Sep. 10th, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC)
1) How long have you been a member of bookish? Not long at all!

2) Where do you live? (No need to be specific - country and state or province is plenty.) Greater Manchester, UK

3) How old are you? 19

4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author? The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, although it's close between that, 'Frankenstein', 'The Handmaid's tale' and 'Faherenheit 451'. I could go on...

5) Are there any genres that you love or hate? I love fantasy, sci-fi, horror and anything similar. I wouldn't say there was a genre I hate - there are books I hate - but I believe most genres are capable of producing good books. Saying that, it would take a lot for me to willingly pick up chick-lit.

6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way? A bookstore. I can resist the urge to buy online, but I find it hard to walk out of a bookshop empty handed.

7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now? I think I have enough university reading for now, but I'll probably want recommendations at some point. I would recommed that everyone read 'Fahrenheit 451' though.

8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?) I'm attempting to write my own novel, but I wouldn't say it's going very well at the moment. If I'm not reading books I'm either writing about them or trying to write my own.

9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it? My mum, who loved reading and taught me how and my Y1/2 teacher, who was the first teacher to notice that I could read, and considerably better than the rest of my class too, and made me read books that reflected that.

10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years? I'm reading wider, for sure, reading genres and books I would have dismissed a few years ago. This is partly because of university, partly because of realising there were a lot of good books out there that I hadn't read.

11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better? Uhm, I'm a university English student, a keen fencer and all round oddball. :P
everevie
Sep. 10th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
"A bookstore. I can resist the urge to buy online, but I find it hard to walk out of a bookshop empty handed."

Completely sympathise. I blew my bank balance last week on both ventures. That bookshop just popped up and blind-sided me, I swear! ;)
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jre110
Sep. 10th, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)
HELLO!!!!! I'm JRE!10
1) How long have you been a member of bookish? Just Joined
2) Where do you live? (USA, Tennessee for now.)
3) How old are you? 41
4) What's your favorite book of all time? To Kill a Mockingbird Favorite author? Mark Twain or Charles Dickens
5) Are there any genres that you love or hate? Love Political Thrillers and biographies.
6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way? Library, friends and used book stores.
7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now? Not right now.
8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? I have been writing a book for a few years now, a semi fictional book about my life as a child.
9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? My English teacher Mrs. Cannon and my mother who wrote constantly everyday. How did they do it? MRs. Cannon introduced me to To Kill A Mockingbird, Thoreau, Walden, Whitman, Dickens, Melville and the like. Love it ever since!
10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years? More real stories intrigue me rather than fiction. Understanding how a person became who they are, either famous or not is very interesting.
11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better? Nah.
devi42
Sep. 10th, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
Re: HELLO!!!!! I'm JRE!10
I love your icon.
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lady_anemone
Sep. 10th, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
to answer my own questions (before I disappear on vacation)
1) How long have you been a member of
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1) How long have you been a member of <lj-comm="bookish">?

Between six months and a year.

2) Where do you live? (No need to be specific - country and state or province is plenty.)

I live in Massachusetts, US of A.

3) How old are you?

Let's just say the big 30 is behind me.

4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author?

I usually can't answer this kind of question. I have a lot of favorite books. My favorite authors are Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, Mercedes Lackey, and Charles de Lint.

5) Are there any genres that you love or hate?

I love space opera and urban fantasy. I like mystery, especially set in the Victorian era or with supernatural elements. I don't read Christian lit or Westerns.

6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way?

I get most of my books from libraries - otherwise I couldn't afford my three-book-a-week reading habit. Ha ha. I also love used bookstores.

7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now?

Actually, I'm in a GLBT modern lit group right now. What would you want to see in a book group like that, if you belonged to one? What titles do you think belong?

8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?)

I occaisionally write poetry but not books. I edit books and fanfic. I study occaisionally at my own leisure but I'm not in school. I also really enjoy reading books out loud and being read to.

9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it?

I had a fantastic children's librarian growing up. She always encouraged my love of reading and helped me find new things to enjoy. My family thought my reading was a little excessive, but not her. I still think of her fondly whenever I see work by Robin McKinley, Helen Cresswell, Joan Aiken, and so many others.

10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years?

I've been expanding more into the mystery genre. Also, I have been reading more nonfiction than ever before.

11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better?

A few things about my review style, actually. I only post to Bookish with the reviews I think are the best and most helpful - if you want to see more, feel free to Friend my journal. I also sometimes post Member-locked reviews if I think my review might be very controversial or if the book I'm reviewing has a lot of adult content. (I also age-filter posts with adult content.)

I love books and I'm so happy that people seem to like my compromise. :)
majgie_moon
Sep. 10th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
1) How long have you been a member of bookish? Since February of this year, I think.

2) Where do you live? (No need to be specific - country and state or province is plenty.) Alabama

3) How old are you? 32

4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author? I don't think I can choose just one, book or author. So lets so with Elvenbane my Lackey/Norton, If I Pay The Not in Gold by Anthony/Lackey, The Listeners by Pike, The Darkest Evening of the Year by Koontz, The Eyes of the Dragon by King, Girl's Guide to Witchcraft my Klasky, Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris

5) Are there any genres that you love or hate? Love Mystery, SciFi, Paranormal, Fantasy, Thriller and have recently come to appreciate the lightness of 'ChicLit' which I used to make fun of. I'm not big on Non-fiction for recreational reading, though I will use it to educate myself.

6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, on-line, or some other way? Any way I can! I usually hit the bookstore or sometimes order from on-line.

7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now? I don't need any, I would be happy to recommend something but I would want to know more about what someone was looking for, first.

8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?) Alas, no. I did try writing but, well, I suck.

9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it? My Aunt. She used to send me books all the time. I have books that she sent me when I was 2 and 3 years old.. and one of treasures of my book collection is a beautiful leather-bound edition of Alice's Adventures that she sent when I was 4 or 5. Inside she wrote that books could take you anywhere, real or imagined. She sent books every time I sent her a letter saying that I had finished and described the book to her. Towards the end, I was getting boxes of books at a time and the deliveries probably came at least once every other week.

10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years? I have started reading Chic-lit. In the past, when I needed a light funny read, I would reread an old book that I didn't have to pay attention to because I knew the story so well, something like a Xanth. Now, I will pick up a Chic-lit (which also has a lot of great paranormal writers as well). Also, I would have never thought about reading something classified as a romance. I thought all 'romance' books were like Harlequin. I was wrong.

11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better? Not really :)
summer_moth
Sep. 10th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
1) How long have you been a member of bookish? Since yesterday.

2) Where do you live? Sheffield, UK

3) How old are you? 26

4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author? I hate this question! I'm gonna give the same response I gave on another recent post, which is The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny - the sheer number of times I read these books growing up speaks for itself really - or more recently The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - because I think it's an amazing & unusual love story that I am certain I will re-read many times for years to come. Zelazny is up there as one of my favourite authors, but there are so many that I love besides him, I can't even begin to make a list right now!

5) Are there any genres that you love or hate? I gravitate towards fantasy & science-fiction, because that's what I grew up reading. Recently I've been enjoying a lot of historical fiction by people like Tracy Chevalier & Joanne Harris (rather than the bodice-ripper romance type of historical fiction!). I like things that are quirky & innovative, and I love fairy tales(& modern fairy-story-type stories) especially those with a slightly dark twist. I'll give pretty much anything a go, although I would tend to avoid things like generic formula romance...and there are some books I've read that were so bad I vowed never to pick up anything by that author again (Shadowmancer springs to mind immediately - the writing was just sooo unbelievably poor and the Christian elements were rammed down your throat way too much!).

6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way? Generally bookshops (and I'm a big fan of second-hand bookshops, they're a haven for obscure or out of print sci-fi & fantasy!), although I sometimes get books from the library or borrow from friends...the problem I have is that if I like a book I don't want to give it back! I don't like eBooks - I can't get used to reading on a screen & I think I need the physical feel of the book in my hand...

7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now? There's a bunch of things I have lined up to read, so I don't think I need any recommendations right now. Hmm, books I think everyone should read...The Time Traveller's Wife obviously, also Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Suzanna Clarke, Knowledge of Angels by Jill Paton Walsh, Stardust by Neil Gaiman (so much better than the film!), The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier...I could go on but I'd better stop there for now

8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?) I try to write, in the 'having lots of ideas but never finishing anything' sense. I might do NaNoWriMo this year...

9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it? Basically, my parents! They are both book nuts & our house always had more books than there was room for on the book shelves (much as mine does now!), and it was also them who got me hooked on fantasy/sci-fi. My dad read me The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings as bedtime stories when I was little, and then let me read my way through their collection as I got older (although some books were restricted until they thought I was old enough!)

10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years? They've got wider I think...I got into a bad habit at university of just re-reading my old favourites, and have since started to expand my tastes again & read new things in different genres.

11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better? Um...I'm married (but no kids!), we have cats & chickens (mmm...fresh eggs), I try to be creative (I draw, write, sing & sew) but am fundamentally very lazy, I do tabletop roleplay & more recently LARP, most of my friends are geeks, goths & folkies. Take a look at my journal if you want & feel free to friend me if you think we'll get along...most of my LJ friends are people I know in real life, but I'm always happy to meet new people! :-)
unsugared
Sep. 10th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
I like things that are quirky & innovative, and I love fairy tales(& modern fairy-story-type stories) especially those with a slightly dark twist.

I think for this I can recommend The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly? (if you haven't read it yet) It's a good book with a slight dark twist to quite a lot of famous fairy tales. It also has bits of adventure and other genres as well.
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everevie
Sep. 10th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
I can't remember if I'm actually a member or not, but you're on my f-list and I love you to teeny, tiny pieces even if I don't post much.

1) How long have you been a member of bookish?
Not entirely sure about that either sorry.
2) Where do you live? (No need to be specific - country and state or province is plenty.)
South Australia.
3) How old are you?
21.
4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author?
Oh, now I'm really sorry but I can't answer that because I like nearly every book I read. In fact, it would be easier for me to answer the books I haven't liked (which are American Gods - Neil Gaiman and Starbook - Ben Okri). I don't really have a favourite author though.
5) Are there any genres that you love or hate?
I'm not fond of the dark/urban/twisted kind of fantasy - it tends to leave a bad taste in my mouth when plots confuse me or when I don't understand it.
6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way?
Mostly online and department or book stores (the new or used kind).
7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now?
Not after any recs at the moment - my to-read shelf is stacked! But I would definitely recommend The Secret River - Kate Grenville if you haven't read it yet for an interesting historical novel on settler Australia.
8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?)
I'm studying to be a Librarian and am working on some children's picture books, but they're needing a LOT of work - believe me.
9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it?
My Mum most definitely. She used to own a bookstore when I was born and had me around books since I was bub even if I could only chew and slobber all over them. ;)
10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years?
I've definitely broadened my horizons and increased my volume. I'll browse a whole store looking for a good read now instead of just sticking to sections I know.
11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better?
Not much to know really. Stop by my LJ if you're wanting a poke around. :)
gliter_lust
Sep. 10th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
1) How long have you been a member of [info]bookish? Just now at 9:43AM
2) Where do you live? (No need to be specific - country and state or province is plenty.)In South Carolina
3) How old are you? 23
4) What's your favorite book of all time? I can't just pick only one, but when I was much younger I would have said The Chronicles of Narnia (and even then it was more than just one book!) Favorite author? I have so many of these, and that's because reading fits my moods so a short list would be: Kurt Vonnegut, C. S. Lewis, Chuck Palahniuk, William Gibson, etc.
5) Are there any genres that you love or hate? I am open to trying any book at least once.
6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way? Since I am a student worker at my Uni I check books out more, but then I also at times get them from online (I live in a very small town, so the bookstore doesn't always have a good variety).
7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now? Catch-22
8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?)I am going to do NaNoWriMo this year.
9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it? My father would read to me every night, and if we didn't get a new book, he would makeup a story for me.
10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years? I use to really only read the "classics," but now I find myself really liking scifi.
11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better? I am in my last year of school and I am a graphic design major, while working at the Mac Lab and the Library ^.^
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seasidebyebye
Sep. 10th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Hello Everybody
Gone With the Wind is one of the most amazing books.
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dncingmalkavian
Sep. 10th, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
1) How long have you been a member of bookish?
I just joined today (September 10th, 2008).

2) Where do you live? (No need to be specific - country and state or province is plenty.)
I live in Rhode Island, United States.

3) How old are you?
I am twenty-six years old.

4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author?
Favorite book: hard to say, but the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, the Tithe Series by Holly Black, and The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett definitely are up there.

My favorite authors include Holly Black, Arthur Golden, Ken Follett, Stephen King, Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, and Silver RavenWolf.

5) Are there any genres that you love or hate?
I read mainly fantasy, horror, and science fiction, and those are my three favorite genres. I also enjoy historical fiction, philosophy, and spirituality-related books. I really despise most romances. Ugh.

6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way?
I spend a lot of time at the library, though I do sometimes go book shopping at B+N or Borders.

7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now?
I very much recommend the Dark Tower series by Stephen King, as well as the other Territories-related books (The Talisman, Black House) for horror fans. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden is worth reading, as well as The Edge Chronicles by Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart. I'm presently reading The Sirens of Baghdad by Yasmina Khudra, and that is also very much worth reading, along with the rest of his trilogy. I enjoyed Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, though it was a little dry at times and took some time to slog through.

I'm looking for some recommendations for new historical fiction or fantasy/sword and sorcery. No Dragonlance, I'm not really interested.

8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?)
I write fantasy fiction in my spare time, primarily Dungeons and Dragons based.

9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it?
My mother is almost wholly responsible for my love of books. She read to me from the time I was a very small child (1-2 years) and encouraged me to read as I grew up. I was reading at a collegiate level by the age of twelve, thanks to her guidance.

10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years?
They haven't a lot, really. I've always loved fairy tales, and from there it was a short step to fantasy, horror, and from there sci-fi. My taste in historical fiction came about when I read the Pillars of the Earth for the first time in high school, and I've enjoyed reading books of that sort ever since.

11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better?
I am primarily a musician, and my inspiration occasionally comes from books. For example, a song I wrote for my third album, "The Faery Bird," was inspired by Holly Black's "Valiant." Music is a huge part of my life. Anyone who wants to know more about my music project can feel free to write to me.

Happy reading!
summer_moth
Sep. 10th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
Have you read Tad Williams' Memory, Sorrow & Thorn trilogy? It's a very good fantasy series in my opinion
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seasidebyebye
Sep. 10th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
1) How long have you been a member of bookish?
About a week?

2) Where do you live?
London, England

3) How old are you?
19

4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author?
Well this a really difficult question that I don't think I can really answer. I can list a few books that I particularly love such Gone with the Wind, Pride & Prejudice, Nicholas Nickelby, Of Mice and Men, Lord of the Rings and list goes on. As authors go I'm fond of Charles Dickens and Jane Austen although there are a lot of contemporary authors I love.

5) Are there any genres that you love or hate?
I love the Horror and Romantic genre but I don't dislike any genres in particular, it really all depends on the book.

6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way? When I was younger it was definitely more from friends and the library but I mostly get them from bookstores or online now.

7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now?
It would be a pretty long list, what I recommend is that you read a book that you would not usually read or have wanted to read.

8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?) Nope I just read them for my own pleasure.

9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it? My Parents, particularly my mum she always encouraged me to read from a young age but I've been told that it was never a struggle to get me to read.

10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years?
I'm definitely more open to reading books that I usually wouldn't pick up five years ago, but that might just be down to age.

11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better?
I'm the type of person that goes through phases of reading a mass of books one after another and I'm definitely in that phase again at the moment.
arshes_nei_2005
Sep. 10th, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
1) How long have you been a member of bookish? I'd say about ten minutes or so.
2) Where do you live? (No need to be specific - country and state or province is plenty.) Massachusetts, United States.
3) How old are you? As old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth. :D
4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author? Aww, just one? I can't do that! *thinks* Demian by Hermann Hesse, Canone Inverso by Paolo Maurensig and The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon are a few books I particularly like. As to authors -- besides those two, I love Patricia A. McKillip's writing as well as J.R.R. Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey, Terry Pratchett, Elizabeth Haydon and Edgar Allan Poe. I could write much more, but I'll just point you to my profile. ^_^
5) Are there any genres that you love or hate? Not really, though I tend to shy away from non-fiction. I intend to remedy that; it's one of the reasons I joined this community.
6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way? Hmm -- I guess online, lately.
7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now? See the answer to number 4.
8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?)Well, I'm one of those people with a "novel in the works" that's been stretched over years and years. Maybe I'll finish, maybe I won't. I write poetry, though -- even if I haven't written much lately.
9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it?Yes. My mother. She would read to us every night before bed.
10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years? I've branched out a bit due to a wish to expose myself to new ideas and writing styles.
11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better? well, I guess that depends on what you want to know -- but you're always free to ask about specifics! If you're interested in reading my journal, you can find out a good bit by clicking on tags you find interesting.
juurceka
Sep. 10th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
1) How long have you been a member of [info]bookish? Not much longer than a day.

2) Where do you live? (No need to be specific - country and state or province is plenty.) Philadelphia or Vancouver.

3) How old are you? 17

4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author?Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn. I read it when I was about 10 year old and have read it about every year since. It means a lot to me. Sharon Shinn or Orson Scott Card.

5) Are there any genres that you love or hate? I'm not really a fan of books that are ONLY one particular genre. For the most part, I find books that draw from several genres are better. However, genres do exist - I prefer fantasy, science fiction, and .. regular? fiction. Mystery books with quirky death puns usually don't attract me.

6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way? All of the above! My mother would be my top source. After her, I'll usually go to my friends (Katy mainly), the library, and the bookstore.

7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now?

Currently, I am working on a book list. In the past, when I found a book I liked I would just read it over and over instead of moving forward and finding something else fantastic. With recommendations, I would like if anyone has book suggestions for me, whether they are something you think everyone should read, or a book you just love, or a book you think I would love. I'll be marking down things that sound good to me; you may feel free to fling anything at me.



8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?) Definitely. Right now, I write regularly and study (oh the sheer amounts of study time!) and have done some fooling around with book binding and altered books.

9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it? When I was much younger, I struggled in reading. It was difficult to get those basics in my head, but as soon as the switch was turned on I was reading all of the time. My mother would definitely be my number one in this department. She is an intensively serious reader. Once I began reading, she began flinging books at me.

10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years? Five years ago, I was 12. There have been some changes. For the most part, I have learned not to judge a book by it's cover.

11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better?

Recently, I have learned to take pride in the book I am reading - whatever book that may be. I'm determined not to let any of my preconceptions keep me from something that could be worthwhile. As long as I am enjoying it, I don't need to worry about the impression that book in my hand makes. When it comes to books, I'll give anything a try. However, I won't promise I'll enjoy it (*cough* LordoftheRings *cough*). :D
makeitstopjamie
Sep. 10th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
It was difficult to get those basics in my head, but as soon as the switch was turned on I was reading all of the time.

It was the same way for me too. After about the fourth grade I would read when I was forced to go outside.
confused90
Sep. 10th, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
1) How long have you been a member of bookish? About five seconds!

2) Where do you live? (No need to be specific - country and state or province is plenty.) England

3) How old are you? 17

4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author? A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. And the Harry Potters. Authors I like, Stephanie Meyer, comedian Jo Brand, Bronte sisters, Jane Austen.

5) Are there any genres that you love or hate? Love something that'll keep me guessing, hate stuff that is overly descriptive when you're not enthralled yet.

6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way? Library

7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now? Need to find auto/biographies of famous lawyers. Something inspiring.

8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?) Am doing IB English, so I have to study them. Alot

9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it? I can't remember! I've been reading avidly since I was really little.

10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years? I used to love girly, predictable books about teenage angst and stuff. Now I like to read novels that are sorts gothic, or in general more gripping.

bookbatkat
Sep. 10th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
1) How long have you been a member of [info]bookish? Unsure... I'm not really a new member but I never really introduced myself so I will now.

2) Where do you live? New Hampshire, USA

3) How old are you? 35

4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author? A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

5) Are there any genres that you love or hate? I primarily read contemporary fiction, young adult, mysteries, romantic suspense, etc with an occasional classic thrown in. I don't read horror, and (though I have gone through phases where I do) I usually don't read sci-fi/fantasy.

6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way? Usually online, then bookstores, then libraries... I mean to get more from the library but they usually don't have exactly what I want.

7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now?I'm currently reading Fingersmith by Sarah Waters and think it is very good. I also have read her first two books Tipping the Velvet and Affinity. I think she is an excellent author. They are the sort of books that you get totally caught up in the characters and story that you almost forget the writing of it but then you'll read a sentence so beautiful you realize just how lovely it all is.

8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?)I used to write poetry and had some published, though I really kept almost all of it to myself. Now and then I dabble with writing fiction but have not made any serious progress on that front. I do hope someday to write a young adult novel though. I also am involved with a short story discussion group that meets about every other week.

9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it?My mother read to me at night before bed when I was too little to read myself. I'm sure that helped. I grew up in a house where people read some books but weren't real bibliophiles. I however have always been one. Ever since I learned to read in first grade, I've been obsessed with reading. That became obvious pretty quickly to my family and they generally teased me about always having my nose stuck in a book. But it wasn't mean teasing and they would buy me books for Christmas and stuff. To me books are like food and to consume them is a natural instinct.

10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years?I don't think they have much. I go through phases now and then where I get into a certain type of book and read a lot more of that than usual. Those are cycles though that will repeat themselves periodically. I don't think my reading tastes have changed much since .... ever really....

11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better?I collect bookmarks. I buy way too many books but I'll also every couple years purge a bunch of books without a second thought. I much much prefer paperbacks to hardcovers. I read about a book a week if it is adult fiction and about two books a week if it is young adult fiction. So I usually end up reading about 75 books a year. I only read one book at a time. If I don't like a book, I won't finish it - no matter how much or how little of it I have read. I enjoy rereading my favorite books. I always carry a book with me, like a security blanket. I even have a book tattoo.
cweb
Sep. 12th, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
I remember reading "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" when I was about 14. I wanted to be a proofreader for a major newspaper ( and most days, I still do...typos and spelling mistakes drive me mad)
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jetsetrabite
Sep. 10th, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC)
1) How long have you been a member of [info]bookish?
Since I joined LJ
2) Where do you live? (No need to be specific - country and state or province is plenty.)
Great Britain
3) How old are you?
22
4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author?
I could not pick a single book.
5) Are there any genres that you love or hate?
I love fantasy and can't stand period things.
6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way?
Amazon, same price and always have what I want.
7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now?
Paper ones.
8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?)
I use books for studying but also one of my hobbies (wargaming) involves lots of books and rules that need remembering, so I suppose I memorize books too.
9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it?
Nope. I didn't find reading until about 5 years ago with the HHGG trilogy.
10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years?
I don't think my reading taste shave changed, just expanded to include more science fiction and non-fiction.
11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better?
I do not have a pet panda.
devi42
Sep. 10th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
I do not have a pet panda.

That's not acceptable at all.
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siriuslyjames
Sep. 10th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
1) How long have you been a member of bookish?
I'm not really sure. About a year now, I think. I've never posted, though. I'm a lurker. ;)

2) Where do you live?
Texas! I'm near Austin right now for school, but I live in the Houston area.

3) How old are you?
18

4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author?
Well I'd have to say the Harry Potter series is my favorite of all time just because of how big a part it has played in my life. My favorite author is Markus Zusak.

5) Are there any genres that you love or hate?
I love fantasy. I hate... things that aren't fun to read. :P

6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way?
All of the above? I love the bookstore, though. I should stop going, it's bad for my bank account.

7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now?
Right now I have plenty to read with school, but thanks anyway.

8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?)
No... just read.

9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it?
My mom is an avid reader. I wanted to be just like her. Still do, actually...

10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years?
Of course.

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kircabob
Sep. 10th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
1) How long have you been a member of bookish?
few months
2) Where do you live?
ontario
3) How old are you?
18
4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author?
A Complicated Kindness - Mariam Toews
Fav Author: Margaret Atwood by far...
5) Are there any genres that you love or hate?
nope
6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way?
used book store. i trade in old books that i don't want to keep and get new ones
7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now?
I recommend The Time in Between by David Bergen, it is a sad story but beautiful.
I would like to know of a good fiction book about hippies or about somebody who has a special relationship with a lion or any other type of animal...
8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them?
One day I want to be an editor. I'll also write a book one day but right now I'm not writing books.
9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it?
My mom always read to me as a kid...
10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years?
Yes, I've grown to love books that take place in foreign countries such as India or China. I would love a recommendation for one of these :)
11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you
better?
nope...
drgndspchr
Sep. 11th, 2008 11:47 am (UTC)
You might try Gayle Greeno's 'Ghatti's Tale' series....'Finders Seekers', 'Mindspeaker's Call', 'Exile's Return'
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house_kitten
Sep. 10th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
1) How long have you been a member of bookish?
A few months, I think.

2) Where do you live? (No need to be specific - country and state or province is plenty.)
in a dream world.

3) How old are you?
21

4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author?
It is impossible for me to give just one answer to this question...
- Paradise Lost by John Milton
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
(these are the two books that have completely changed my life)

5) Are there any genres that you love or hate?
I love Science Fiction, English Restoration Literature, and Elizabethan & Jacobean drama/poetry. There aren't any genres I really hate, but a few I'm not particularly fond of.

6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way?
bookstore and library mainly.

7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now?
A Bloody Field By Shrewsbury by Edith Pargeter for anyone who is into historical fiction. Look it up! :-)

8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?)
I cuddle them like teddy bears :-P

9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it?
My parents, who read to me constantly from the moment I was born. They have never thought a book was too high or low for me to read. As a result I was either reading or having read to me Dickens, Shakespeare, Poe, etc.

10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years?
Most definitely. If anyone had told me five years ago that I would be a raving Milton fan, I would have called them insane.

11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better?
I'm a bit crazy, very enthusiastic about reading, and very rarely serious.
cweb
Sep. 12th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
If you like English Restoration, you might enjoy Robert Neill's excellent trilogy...
Crown and Mitre
Lillibullero
The Golden Days
bibliophile0614
Sep. 10th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
1) How long have you been a member of bookish?
Few months, I think

2) Where do you live?
Upstate NY

3) How old are you?
25

4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author?

My favorite book of all time is I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, by Hannah Green. I'm not sure if I have a favorite author, but I certainly like James Patterson a lot.

5) Are there any genres that you love or hate?
I will try pretty much anything, but I have noticed that, for whatever reason, real crime books have so much detail that they bore me.

6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way?
Usually Barnes and Noble, www.half.com, Amazon, or through www.paperbackswap.com

7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now?
Not really, no.

8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? Not until the spring when I hopefully go back to school to finish up my 2nd degree.

9) Is there anyone that encouraged you love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it?
I would say my mom. She always used to buy me one of the Golden Books (if anyone remembers) when we went to the supermarket, and for christmas I always got books in my stocking. She also let me go to Waldenbooks in the mall and buy books there with birthday money or what have you. She also bought me whatever kinds of books I wanted. If I wanted a scary book, she got it. She didn't try to censor what I read. I think that might be why I read all sorts of genres today.

10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years?
Hmm... I'm not sure, but now I actually make time to read. In fact, if I don't read for 30-60 minutes before bed, I don't sleep well.

11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better?
I have 4 cats, and so my favorite bookmark that I own has an Italian Proverb that says "Happy is at home with at least one cat". heh.
devi42
Sep. 10th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
I totally remember the Golden Books.
shootthepoet
Sep. 10th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
1) How long have you been a member of bookish? Less than a minute.
2) Where do you live? (No need to be specific - country and state or province is plenty.) Scotland
3) How old are you? 18
4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author? my favourite author is stephen fry. my favourite book is a clockwork orange.
5) Are there any genres that you love or hate? im not a fan of sci-fi or non-fiction. except russell brand's autobiography.
6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way? generally from charity shops to save money, but it tends to be all danielle steel & jackie collins, so sometimes i take a trip to borders.
7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now? i always get stuck on what to read, i like satire, & pretty much anything which will make me laugh or is a bit different. i'd also like to read more on political philosophy, but sometime i find it difficult to read books which were written 400 years ago.
8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?) i'm a philosophy student so i am supposed to read a lot of philosophy books, as yet i have only read the bare minimum to pass, although i do enjoy it a lot.
9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it? my dad took me to the library every saturday & i'd get out 6 babysitters club books.
10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years? well pretty much the whole time i was at high school i did not read at all, but in the past year i've really gotten in to it. i spend a lot of time travelling on buses so it's the perfect way to pass the time.
11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better? i dont come across as very clever, but i am (ha.)
unsugared
Sep. 10th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
1) How long have you been a member of bookish?
Erm... two weeks? Or maybe less than that.

2) Where do you live? (No need to be specific - country and state or province is plenty.)
Malaysia. But is currently studying in New Zealand.

3) How old are you?
20.

4) What's your favorite book of all time? Favorite author?
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. I don't really have a specific fave author.

5) Are there any genres that you love or hate?
I love books where the plot line is about lost ancient artifacts, or something in the same genre. Not too keen on heavy violence. Chick lit is the definite NO for me. For non-fictions, I like reading about the Ancient Worlds - Greek, Rome, etc.

6) Do you usually get books from a bookstore, from a library, from friends, online, or some other way?
Most of my fiction books I bought myself from bookstores, while the non-fictions were usually from the libraries or someone gave as present, since most of them are simply too expensive for me. XP

7) Any book recommendations you're looking for or want to give us right now?
For now, no.

8) Do you interact with books in any way other than reading them? (Write, edit, study, make book art?)
Not really, unless I counted in my failed attempts to write before.

9) Is there anyone that encouraged your love of reading when you were younger? How did they do it?
My Mum. She's an avid reader herself and being the one closest to her, I guess I just got influenced by her. She also encouraged me to read by giving me books as gift. Or money, since she knew I always ended buying books instead of anything else.

10) How have your reading tastes changed in the past five years?
A lot, I think. Five years ago, since most of the books that I read were from the school library, I didn't have a lot of choices. I just read whatever is available. The books I prefer now are usually not available in school library.

11) Anything else you want to tell us so we can get to know you better?
Hurm... I also read manga, maybe a bit more than other books. But that's all. For now.
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The Book of Lost Things is simply amazing! Glad to see someone else who appreciates it! ♥
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