|Yes, this is me and my little dog in our window alcove.|
PLEASE READ ME A STORY!
1. Describe your favorite place to cozy-up with a good book. I love reading in my sunny window alcove with a large window overlooking the water; it's the favourite feature of my house. My comfortable leather couch fits exactly in that spot.
Our doggies spend their days on the back of the couch, napping and guarding the yard, occasionally barking at an intruding squirrel or bird.
2. What do you read when you're on the toilet? I do not read on the toilet ..... I am in and out of my bathroom in minutes. No two-hour turds for me!
3. Do you read when taking a bath? Yes, I love to, but usually a throw-away magazine or newspaper because of the dampness.
4. If you can, do you read when at the gym? No, I would never read at the gym (I'd rather check out the man-candy) and besides, I've never worked out at one. Ever!
NOTE: My favourte young hookup guy, Big Red, suggested this week that we go to the athletic complex together; work out, swim and enjoy the whirlpool and sauna together.
I think that would be a lot of fun! I just wish he was 20 years older ... I'd never let him go!
5. Do you still read newspapers and or magazines? Yes, I read our every-shrinking local rag every day at school. As a cancer survivor, my main interest is the obituaries. I never buy magazines but read many magazines which I can sign our from the public library.
6. What are your favorite genres to read? I like murder-mysteries, forensic science books (author Kathy Reichs), historical novels and even the occasional bodice-ripper romance. I can't resist biographies and autobiographies of interesting people from all walks of life, past and present, including autobiographies written by US First Ladies and Canadian Prime Ministers.
7. Do you read one book at a time or can you read several? One at a time is all that I can handle.
8. If you start a book, do you finish it no matter what? No. If it doesn't grab me in the first ten pages, I stop reading it. Life is too short. I don't have any time to waste!
9. Did your parents read to you when you were growing up? Never. Not once! I've never seen my parents read a book, ever. Part of the reason was that they were from the Old Country and English wasn't their first language. My mother especially wasn't confident in her reading skills.
One of the greatest joys of my childhood happened during a grade five field trip to the public library. I never knew libraries even existed! A treasure trove of books!
From that moment on, I made a weekly bicycle trip to our downtown library (about two miles away) and signed out six or more novels of all types.
10. Have you read to your kids/nephews/nieces? I read to my children constantly from birth to the age of five. At that point, my daughters because voracious readers but my son preferred more active pursuits.
11. How do you feel about reading books vs. using electronic devices? Have your feelings evolved from one or two years ago? I've never read an e-book and have no plans to, yet. I don't like the eye strain associated with squinting at an electronic screen; I do enough of that at work all day long!
When was the last time you looked at or read an adult magazine to satisfy yourself? When was the last time you even saw one? Twenty-seven years ago), I bought several Penthouse Magazines, theoretically to look at the naked women. Isn't that what 24 year old men were supposed to do?
But looking back, I now realize that I was more interested in looking at the hunky, big-cocked men.