"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." (Francis Bacon)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Booked by 3 October Answers

Ack. I can't believe I kept forgetting to answer this month's questions. So, finally, here they are.

Reading Habits: Have your reading habits changed over the years?

  1. Do you read more, less, or approximately the same amount? Less, unfortunately
  2. Do you read different types of books or different genres now than before? I went through a spy phase and then science fiction almost exclusively, and in the '90s, I decided to read a bit more widely again. I do tend to binge read at times, like my current obsession with Minette Walters.
  3. Do you read as much, at different times, in different places than you used to? Not really. Except that I used to read a lot at night, books mostly, and now if I read at night, it's blogs and comics. My book reading is mostly on my subway commute, at the gym, and sometimes, while eating dinner.
Bonus Question: Have you developed any reading superstitions or routines? Not unless my reluctance to read library books or others that have been read by other people first. I like being the first to read a book and prefer to buy my own copies.