2. What are some books you read as a child? I read all sorts of things. I remember finding a box of books in this house we lived in--I think it came with the house. In it were copies of JANE EYRE, GONE WITH THE WIND, HIS BEST GIRL, and a biography of Albert Schweitzer. I read every one of those books over and over--and I think I was about seven or eight. If I didn't understand something, I just kept going. :-)
3. What is your favorite genre? I don't really have a favorite. The only thing I don't particularly care for is fantasy--sorry to say so, but the Lord of the Rings just leaves me yawning. I have no idea why.
4. Do you have a favorite novel? Without a doubt--THE NUN'S STORY, by Katherine Hulme. I think this book was also in that box of books, and I've read it dozens of times. Wonderful, and based on a true story!
5. Where do you usually read? In my library chair, or on a plane. These days I really have to work to find time to sit and read for pleasure.
6. When do you usually read? My favorite time is on an airplane. No distractions, and nothing to make me feel guilty!
7. Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time? Oh, yes. I have piles of partly-read books all over the house, but most of those are nonfiction. With novels, I tend to read until finished, unless I get bored with it.
8. Do you read non-fiction in a different way or place than you read fiction? See above.
9. Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out of the library? I buy them. Because if nobody buys books, authors starve. Sad but true.
10. Do you keep most of the books you buy? If not, what do you do with them? I keep them for a while, then I either give them away, exchange them, or shelve them. But I ran out of shelves a long time ago. Around here, we shelve and then we stack!
11. If you have children, what are some of the favorite books you have shared with them? Were they some of the same ones you read as a child? My son has never been a reader, and my daughter loved to read until the school's accelerated reading program killed the joy of reading for her. I'm still upset about that.
12. What are you reading now? I just finished BECKY for my neighborhood book club. And I have a half dozen nonfiction legal books on my desk, fodder for the WIP.
13. Do you keep a TBR (To Be Read) list? List? No. Stacks. Everywhere.
15. What books would you like to reread? The Nun's Story . . . MODOC, and THE CALL OF THE WILD.
16. Who are your favorite authors? Now I'm going to get in trouble--I have too many author friends and too many favorites! So I'll name authors I don't know personally--Jodi Picoult, Anita Shreve, Allison Weir, and Phillipa Gregory come to mind.