FMM: Bookworms (Revisited)How often do you read for pleasure? Every time I read it is for pleasure, with my commute to and from work though I have become a HUGE fan of the audio book. I have at least 3-4 on my ipod at all times so that I am never without while en route. It makes getting through books quicker since I can listen as I drive, walk to and from, sit at my desk if it's slow (don't tell). I do still enjoy sitting on the couch curled up with an actual book though...there is nothing like it.
Are you currently reading a book? If so, which one? I just started Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs.
It is a fun and quirky read (er listen). SO far, it reads a lot like a David Sedaris, and I LOVE David Sedaris...so we shall see. I don't think it is going to disappoint though.
Do you subscribe to and magazines/or newspapers? If so, which ones? I have a subscriptions to Parents magazine, Everyday Food (by Martha Stewart Living), I had a subscription to Self but it expired. We also get National Geographic, the Smithsonian, Consumer Reports, Wild Animal Baby (for the 2 year old) and the 10 year old just outgrew her Highlights subscription. We also get our local newspaper.
Do you prefer reading traditional books or using an e-reader? I don't have an e-reader, but for practicality sake I must admit my audio books are MUCH easier than toting along books and I can use them virtually anywhere and be very discrete about it. :) I prefer traditional books though.
How often do you go to the bookstore? Not often enough. I love bookstores, although they have become so over commercialized with coffee chains and knick-knacks, I tend to frequent my local library more often. Plus, the kids like the library. They can fill a shopping bag with books faster than anything.
Do you read at the gym? I do when I can. At the gym, I am usually with someone and then the chatting starts so not as much there I guess. It also depends on what I am doing. If I am in need of a serious run, I need my running tunes...If I am on a stationary bike I can usually listen though.
Have you ever been a member of a book club? Not officially, but I would love it. My friend Miranda and I do a back and forth of recommendations online and share thoughts.
Do you wear glasses when you read? Only if I have already taken out my contacts, or if it's the AM if I haven't put them in.
Has anyone read the Hunger Games? If so, would you recommend? Loved, loved, loved the Hunger Games. The main story is brutal, but it's a wonderfully written trilogy. I am actually leaning away from seeing the movie because I don't want it to ruin the imagery I have in my head.
What is your favorite thing about reading? It's an escape, a vacation for a small price. Now it's also the added bonus of seeing how my children react to stories as well. We make reading a priority in our house. I hope that my girls will feel as strongly as I do about books and literature in general. I am slightly interested in an e-reader, but can't let go of the smell of books. I just love them!