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Randomness Meme

Randomness Meme

Since my laptop is still out being repaired, I have very limited computer time. That is leaving me with a lot of time for reading. I’m trying to go through some old magazines I have piled up around here, as well as some books I checked out from the library a week or so ago. You’d think I would be exercising more, on that treadmill we bought a few months ago. Or cleaning out closets. Or something productive. But NO, why on earth would I do that? :mrgreen:

On to this week’s questions from the Randomness Meme; they’re book-related, so I couldn’t resist!

randomness…feed your mind and your blog

This week’s questions are book related….

1. Who are your favorite authors? I’d have a hard time picking, as I like a lot of them, both Christian fiction and secular.

2. What are your favorite books? Some of the ones I’ve read and loved are the Redemption and Firstborn series by Karen Kingsbury, books by Kristin Billerbeck, The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg (and most other Berg books I have read), most of the books I have read by Jodi Picoult, The Southern Sisters cozy mystery series by Anne George, and most every other cozy mystery I’ve consumed. The list goes on and on.

3. What kind of books do you tend to read? Sci-fi, Romance, Mystery…etc…? Christian fiction, “women’s” fiction and cozy mysteries are my favorite. I do try to branch out, but not too much!

4. Do you prefer to borrow books from the library or buy them?Both. I do them about equally. Believe me, I have the groaning bookshelves and overused library card to prove it. 😀

5. Do you prefer hardcover or paperback? I actually like the trade paperback size the best, then probably hardbacks next. The small paperbacks are ok, but usually harder for me to hold and harder on my ever-aging eyes!

6. What was the last book you read? What are you reading now? I just finished “Fearless Fourteen” last night and will start the second book in the Restoration series by Terri Blackstock tonight. It’s called “Night Light”.

7. Do you read everyday? I try.

8. On average how many books do you read per year? Let’s see, I started keeping count a few years ago. My average was 35, then 70 and then last year I read 104. I doubt I’ll read that many this year, but I hope to hit the 70-80 range.

9. Do you belong to any book clubs? Nope.

10. Recommend a good book. see #2. Also, I just read Garden Spells and The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen and liked them. I also recently finished “Comfort Food” by Kate Jacobs and loved the foodie aspect of it. I’m going to give her first one, the knitting one, a try. I also like books by Dorothea Benton Frank and Debbie Macomber, what I term “women’s fiction”. 🙂

  1. jen Said,

    Too bad we dont live close I would make you come over and hang out with me. I’m stuck inside while they tile my kitchen. I’m bored. Miller is sleeping.
    You should join a book club….you may enjoy it.

  2. Shawna Said,

    I signed Scamp up for a summer reading program at our library. I’m supposed to read her at least 30 books from there. So we go often. I have to keep myself from checking out so many books, because I have so many to read here already. I just can’t help myself!

  3. mamichelle Said,

    Oh, Stace, hope you are up and running soon! Treadmills and exercise are overrated.

  4. Debi Said,

    I think reading is productive! It keeps your mind healthy, which is every bit as important as keeping your body healthy!

  5. Christy Said,

    I just stumbled onto your blog from Jenny’s website…

    I am a HUGE reader myself and Love Janet Evanovich, Debbi Macomber, and several of the books you listed. I am always excited to find a fellow reader!

  6. Jenny A. Said,

    I just had to stop and say hi—it’s been a long time since I visited you! Thanks for all the book recommendations. I am reading East of Eden right now. Steinbeck! I have only a little bit of time to read lately, but I hope to get to some of your choices sometime soon.

  7. randomness Said,

    hi, great answers!

  8. Jill Said,

    Wow, you read a lot of books in one year. I have been keeping yearly lists since 1996 and my highest is 52 and my lowest is 5. I hope to top 20 this year, but am not holding my breath.

  9. Gail Said,

    Some of those first answers could also be mine, suprise!
    But you read more books in a year than me; I’ve gotten so busy it’s hard to read much some days.

  10. YellowRose Said,

    I’ll fill th is one out, I LOVE to read!! I’ll do it later this evening!! 😉

  11. Maria Said,

    Great meme! I loved reading your responses. I am so enjoying reading more on my summer vacation.

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