I was watching Inside the Actor's Studio the other day and was reminded of how much I love the questionnaire at the end, and how much I've always wanted to answer those questions for myself.
So that's exactly what I'm going to do. :)
1. What is your favorite word?
2. What is your least favorite word?
3. What turns you on?
Eloquence, intelligence and a good sense of humour. (Couldn't pick just one).
4. What turns you off?
5. What sound do you love?
The tapping of keyboard keys.
6. What sound do you hate?
Humming, especially tunelessly.
7. What is your favorite curse word?
Fuck. I don't use it often, but when I have reason to, I feel really good afterwards, like it was a huge sigh of relief.
8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
9. What profession would you not like to do?
Anything in the medical profession. Needles make me hyperventilate, and blood makes me queasy.
10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
You did everything you could. Rest now.
That, or: We have an ever-updating library, chocolate that doesn't make you fat or rot your teeth, and Wi-Fi that won't ever cut out. Make yourself comfy.
1. What’s your favorite time of day to read?
I don't know if I have favourite time to read as such, but most of my reading happens in the afternoon or at night.
2. Do you read during breakfast? (Assuming you eat breakfast.)
No. During the week, I eat at my desk when I get to work, and on weekends I just have a cup of coffee. I sometimes read during lunch, though, and I often read newspapers during dinner.
3. What’s your favorite breakfast food? (Noting that breakfast foods can be eaten any time of day.)
Don't have one. Apart from eggs and/or bacon, which I don't consider breakfast foods anyway, I hate breakfast foods.
4. How many hours a day would you say you read?
Hard to say because it varies. I read less during the week; maybe only a couple of hours. One weekends I can sit and read for hours. I've slept whole days reading if I'm really into the book.
5. Do you read more or less now than you did, say, 10 years ago?
Hmmm...I was...12...so I probably read less now, but I would say I read wider. At that age I tended to read the same books over and over again, and didn't venture far from the authors I knew.
6. Do you consider yourself a speed reader?
Yes, but I'm pretty speedy at everything, just in general.
7. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Does instant teleportation count as a superpower? I'd love to be able to do that; my life would be so much easier.
8. Do you carry a book with you everywhere you go?
Yes. Sometimes more than one.
9. What KIND of book?
Fiction, as that's pretty much all I read.
10. How old were you when you got your first library card?
11. What’s the oldest book you have in your collection? (Oldest physical copy? Longest in the collection? Oldest copyright?)
I have no idea. The first book I can remember receiving just for myself is Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone when I was ten, so I'll just go with that.
12. Do you read in bed?
13. Do you write in your books?
Not since my high school English classes. I never had a problem writing in those, I think because they weren't mine, per se; I wouldn't even have bought them if they weren't assigned. I never write in books I buy for enjoyment.
14. If you had one piece of advice to a new reader, what would it be?
What is a "new reader" exactly? I guess I'd tell them to not be afraid to try new things. Branch out, and don't read something just because everyone else is.