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My time lately have been very tight and I just haven't been able to put as much as I would like into reading and blogging so I've got some catching up to do!
Last week's question:
School of Reading. We all started reading somewhere, and more often than not, we were influenced by someone. Who got you into reading? Your parents? A friend? A librarian? One teacher who always lends out his/her books? How helpful was your school in helping your reading habit / fueling your book addiction?
I think the reading bug is a divine gift to many. I was given it but it took a long while for me to recognize and accept it. I do recall a spark for reading during elementary years in response to a school reading challenge program but it pretty much ended when the challenge was completed (or so I thought). Unfortunately, my parents weren't book readers (Dad read newspapers) so I had very little reading influence at home. However, in retrospect, I found no burden in reading required readings during all my school years, including college, and I did read for pleasure every so often. It wasn't until a couple years ago that it just clicked for me and I finally started to refine the gift. I had had it all along, I just needed to polish it. So happy I finally got to this point. :)
This week's question:
Reading Habits and Book Formats. Where and how do you read? Can you read anywhere and everywhere, or do you need a certain place/mood/state of mind to get reading? Do you read more in the morning or at night or any minute that you can? Where and how do you usually read? Are you exclusively for print, or do you go for ebooks more than print? Have you ever tried audiobooks?
I read whenever and wherever I can squeeze it into my day/night. Sometimes when I'm on that reading zeal I put some things aside, like house chores, and read instead ..sometimes overnight. It catches up on me sooner or later and I find myself on a major reading rut! So generally, my reading habit can be quite a roller coaster. I'm still figuring out a balance.
I mainly read printed books. It's the format I prefer. However, I've discovered a love for Playaway digital audio books for the ease of use and convenience. I am able to "read" while on the go and it's fabulous! However, I'm limited to what my library has because they're too expensive for me to actually purchase to own. Furthermore, a few months ago, I finally experienced the world of ebooks and I like it more than I thought I would. Problem with that is that my TBR list have doubled because Amazon makes it easy for me to place books in my Kindle!