I’m an oddball reader for sure. I’ve got plenty of reading habits that would probably make absolutely no sense to anyone else. People contact me all the time and share their various unique habits related to reading. So let’s share, shall we? Giving away a Starbuck’s card and signed book this month.
1. Do you ever read the ending of the book first? I do occasionally, mostly when I’m worried that the beloved family dog/horse/cat/etc. is going to die. Characters, I can stand losing. Pets….ack! I know a woman who always reads the end first so she can then relax and enjoy the journey of how the author got to the solution! Love it!
2. Do you ever write in your books? I don’t. Pretty much ever. I just can’t make myself do that, though I stick Post-its and dog ear pages like crazy. Odd, huh?
3. Do you have a little reading recipe for yourself? By this, I mean do you have a particular diet of books? For me, I have to be reading some nonfiction (usually research), probably a magazine (Reader’s Digest or the Food Network Magazine) and a fiction novel. I feel best when I have those three things going, rather than feeding myself only one type book at a time. Is that odd?
I’m looking forward to hearing about your reading quirks!
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They say everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe there’s some truth to that because St. Patrick himself wasn’t born in Ireland! In honor of the big day tomorrow, take this fun five question quiz to test your St. Paddy’s Day smarts! May the luck o’ the Irish be with you!
Share your results and you’re entered to win the March blog prize!
I’ve got calendars, big ones for the big writing deadlines and little ones for the daily minutia of blogs, marketing details, and speaking events. On the schedule for today? Add a thousand words for each of two writing projects. Final proof and send a proposal to my editor. Write this blog and contact a photographer about the use of a darling doggie photo I saw online. It’s a daunting schedule and if I let myself think about it too much, I could get a little overwhelmed. Without the schedule though, I would happily plod along on one project and leave all the marketing biz for another day. I might feel more relaxed without the detailed schedule, but I sure would be less effective as a writer and that would create more stress in the long run.
So what does your schedule look like? Do you keep an organized plan for your days or do you find that uncomfortable? Giving away a Starbuck’s card and a signed book this month!
Ummm, February sort of got away from me, blog friends. My apologies for this late post about the February prize winner. Anyhoo….the winner for February is….Rhonda Caldwell! Congratulations, Wanda, and thank you to all who posted comments to the blog!
I’m not talking about Dr. Who. No, I’m referring to that amazing Doctor who wrote a book on a bet and created the most beloved stories of all time…Theodor Geisel, AKA Dr. Seuss! Twenty years after his death there is BIG news because his wife discovered two complete Seuss manuscripts while she was cleaning out his study. The first entitled “What Pet Should I Get?” will be released by Random House this July. It features the same brother-sister duo that appeared in “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.” Now isn’t that exciting throwback news?
Did you grow up with Doctor Seuss? What was your favorite title?