Which I stole from A High and Hidden Place.
20 Years Ago: (12 )
What was that, sixth grade? I don’t think I actually remember any of that.
10 Years Ago: (age 22)
Oh boy. That was the year I graduated from college and went to work for real. I started dating Michael about 4 days after my 22nd birthday. I read a lot of Jane Austen that year. I really didn’t care for the whole working for a living thing, so I liked to read about people who didn’t have to work.
5 Years Ago: (27)
I had one baby. I was working in a group home for delinquent teenage girls. I bought this house. Big year. Luckily, I also was writing down everything I read. Let’s see if there are any big ones…Well, no. Not really. I read some Trollope. I read a lot of junk. Lots of mysteries.
3 Years ago: (age 29)
I see from my handy dandy little notebook, that I read the Gossip Girl books, and went on an Anne Rice kick. That was when Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust came out.
Last Year: (age 31)
Oo. Lots of book club books. And the Aubrey and Maturin books. Ahhh. Tommyland. Must have read The Dirt the year before. A lot of historical fiction. Namely, continuations of Pride and Prejudice. Oh, and there was that obsession with Janet Evanovich books. I heart Ranger.
This Month: (age 28)
This month I started War and Peace, which I thought was going to be a lot harder than it is. I’m really enjoying it. I’ve also read High Fidelity; Eats, Shoots and Leaves; another Read or Die manga; The Know-it-All; and now I’m working on Prep and the 3rd Promethea graphic novel.
Booking some more
3 Favorite Reading Locations:
3 Reading habits:
I sniff books. We’ve discussed this before.
I won’t loan my books to someone who is known to break spines. Even in cheap paperbacks, it drives me bananas.
I often fall asleep reading, and wake up when the book closes.
3 Things that distract me:
Guilt. If I feel like there’s something else I should be doing, I can’t concentrate.
3 Characters I’d love to be:
Hmm. I’ll have to think about it.
3 Three Characters I despise:
That chick from the Shopaholic series. So dumb.
Any other dumb broads from chicklit books.
3 Favorite Book Beverages:
Java Dave’s Frozen Grasshopper
3 Favorite bookmarks:
The Book Thong my friend Cara gave me before she moved to Atlanta 2 years ago.
A bookmark with a watercolor of old books on it. It’s very calming.
The one Michael cross-stitched for me before we got married. He designed it and stitched it himself. It has a book on it (duh) and says Love is a NeverEnding Story.
3 Dead Writers I’d love to meet:
3 Alive Writers I’d love to meet:
So…now…what about YOU?