Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The Bookworm Tag


The Bookworm Tag

 The (Very Simple) Rules

-Answer the questions.

-Make up new ones.

-Tag people.

I was tagged by Cindy at Cindy’s Book Corner.

Here are her questions to me and the other bloggers she tagged:

Too many books! Ca. 2000

  1. How many books do you have on your physical shelves? (It can be best guesstimate!) 

I have about 250 books on my physical shelves.

When I was a little bookworm, I happily accumulated books and accumulated books…One day, a shelf collapsed. I decided to count how many books I’d stacked and double-stacked and triple-stacked on my shelves. Oh my.  I had 8,000 books! I live in a 1,200 sq. ft. house. That is 6.6 books/sq. ft. That’s too many. So I culled and culled. I made a rule. A book comes in, and a book goes out. Brutal. But it’s what I do. 

  1. What is your favorite book-about-books?

The latest book-about-book that I love is Great Short Books by Kenneth C. Davis.

  1. What is your favorite format to read in (paperback, hardback, e-reader...)?

Once I loved paperbacks. They are easy to take with me everywhere.

But I bought a small light Kindle last year. Now I can carry a whole library with me everywhere.

  1. What is your favorite genre to read?

I love (1) children’s picture books, (2) nonfiction that reads like fiction, (3) literary fiction, (4) poetry, (5) classics, and (6) books about happiness.

  1. How do you find new-to-you authors?

I watch what my blogging friends are reading.

  1. What is a series (or book) you would/have reread over and over again?

The book I've read and reread the most is probably A Wrinkle in Time.

  1. Do you have a book (or author) you are constantly recommending people to read? If so, what is it?

My favorite book to recommend to others is—sigh— Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. People never read it. Some try, but they hate it and give up. Sigh.

  1. What is a genre you would never read?

I do not like scary books.

  1. Do you prefer long books or short books?

Short books. 

Grandpap ca. 1950, with snakeskins.
A reader as well as a Texas cowboy.

  1. Who inspired your love of reading? 

My grandfather—Grandpap—loved to read. Grandpap had to leave school in eighth grade, but he educated himself with all the books he read. He was my inspiration.

If you want to do it, consider yourself tagged! Here are my questions for you:

1. If you had to pick one book that has most influenced your life in a positive way (other than a religious book), what would it be?

2. What is the wisest book you have read?

3. Would you rather read a million books quickly or a few books slowly?

4. How many books do you read in a year?

5. Do you have a favorite poem?

6. What's your favorite classic? How were you introduced to it?

7. Was there a time in your life when you were not a reader? If so, what changed?

8. The average person in America reads less than one book a year. Do you have ideas about how we can reach the un-booked?

9. What book did you read that you thought you'd hate, but ended up loving?

10. What books led you to become a reader?

Consider yourself tagged. If you wish.

If you do the tag, come back and let me know, I would LOVE to visit your blog and see your answers.

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