I got this from Carrie at Reading to Know. It looks fun, so I'll do it.
Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?
I always loved reading as a child. My mom read to me and my sister and encouraged us to find our own niche as readers.
What are some books you read as a child?
Loved, loved, loved Nancy Drew and fell in love with Brother Cadfael when I was in my teens. I also loved English history and read exhaustively about the British royal family.
What is your favorite genre?
For personal reading, mysteries.
Do you have a favorite novel?
When do you usually read?
Whenever I feel like it.
Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time?
There's generally some overlap, but I tend to find that if I read too many books at once I lose focus -- especially if one of the books isn't as interesting as another. I like to finish what I start, so it's better for me to get through books one at a time.
Do you read non-fiction in a different way or place than you read fiction?
Not really. I like to read in any organized way, so regardless of what I'm reading I set myself a number of chapters to cover each day.
Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out of the library?
I use the library almost exclusively.
Do you keep most of the books you buy? If not, what do you do with them?
In general, yes, but then again I don't buy too many books.
If you have children, what are some of the favorite books you have shared with them?
I don't have children. But if I did, I'd probably buy many of the books that I loved as a very young child.
What are you reading now?
Devices and Desires, by P.D. James. I'm also hoping to complete The Brothers Karamazov, from which I took a break several months ago in order to finish my thesis.
Do you keep a TBR (To Be Read) list?
Sort of. But it's fairly flexible.
Not sure. I have another P.D. James and several of my book club books coming from the library.
What books would you like to reread?
The Nine Tailors, by Dorothy Sayers.
Who are your favorite authors?
Tolkien, Dorothy Sayers, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jane Austen, Ellis Peters, Thomas Cahill, Peter Ackroyd.