FIR '10: The Final Questions

Fall Into Reading 2010 @ Callapidder DaysAs part of the Fall Into Reading Challenge, Katrina @ Callapidder Days decided to post a weekly question related to the challenge.

She writes, “I thought it would be a great way to keep Fall Into Reading participants connected throughout the course of the challenge.”

This is our last Weekly Question before FIR ’10 ends! It seems like just yesterday we were just starting the challenge and now it is almost over, there is snow on the ground and winter is knocking at our door!

There are actually four question for this week:

  1. Do you write in your books?
  2. Can you read in the car?
  3. Does the rest of your family enjoy reading?
  4. What’s the longest you’ve gone without reading?

Here are my answers:

  1. No, I do not write in my books. I’ve occasionally thought that a good quote might merit it, particularly in college with textbooks, but it was just never a habit that sat well with me. I never felt my thought needed to be marring someone else’s book. I have made notes on a sticky note and put said note in the book – and have made a few highlight type note things on my Kindle but that’s as close as I go.
  2. I do not often read in the car, but I am capable of it. I know some people get motion sickness when they try, but I don’t think I’m afflicted with that particular travesty. That said, I’m rarely in a car long enough to read and when I am, I’d usually rather talk to my husband or listen to the radio (though I have been known to pull out a book if I’m sitting in the parking lot with a sleepy baby and was clever enough to anticipate that and bring along reading material.
  3. We are definitely a family of readers, although the youngest might be too young to say that with certainty. My husband doesn’t read with quite as much zest as I do, but that’s mostly just because he’s far pickier. My son loves to “read” books and be read to and I look forward to him learning to actually read and seek out books of his own choice.
  4. I don’t think I can even answer that question to be honest.

So, in one week the Fall Into Reading 2010 challenge will be over? How did you do? Have you met your goal yet?

I read all of the initial books from my FIR’ challenge list and 2 others. I’m now working on a 3rd book which was not on my initial list either, but no less exciting as it’s in a series that I love (the Thursday Next books by Jasper Fforde). What are you reading right now?

One thought on “FIR '10: The Final Questions

  1. Love your answers here. I’ve written in textbooks only because I planned on keeping those books.

    Get sick as a dog if I read in the car. I’m always envious of people (my hubby!) who can. I do try to keep a book in the car though for emergency stops. Makes life much better!

    Hubby, the Princess & I are all readers but the Prince is steadfastly denying that he even knows how to read. Truly sucks!

    I’ve gone a few days w/o reading when I had Lasik done on my eyes. It just about killed me.

    I had to answer the questions cause they were fun. Right now I’m rereading an old favorite, Bazil Broketail.


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