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I especially want to know the answers to 11. TELL ME OF YOUR OLD BOOKS.


1. What’s your favorite time of day to read? No preference; I can pick up a book any time. Except late at night. If I'm up late, I'm livejournaling.

2. Do you read during breakfast? (assuming you eat breakfast)
No, but only because breakfast is like a two-minute affair to inhale some toast and juice or maybe a piece of fruit before I get back to survey work. Sitting down is usually unnecessary.

3. What’s your favorite breakfast food? Breakfast foods are the world's best foods. I cannot narrow it down to less than five tied for first: yogurt, muffins, bagels spread with just about anything, eggs scrambled or boiled, or grapes.

4. How many hours a day would you say you read? I'm online for 10+ hours a day and much of that involves reading...or I average 2-3 books a week at an average time of 2-3 hours per book. It's hard to measure reading in amounts of time, as opposed to numbers of books.

5. Do you read more or less now than you did, say, 10 years ago? About the same, maybe a bit less.

6. Do you consider yourself a speed reader? Not in the technical sense, but compared to others I'm pretty quick.

7. If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Being able to immediately know where a lost item is.

8. Do you carry a book with you everywhere you go? If I'm reading one and it fits handily in my purse.

9. What KIND of book? A real one. :P  (Contemporary YA, mostly)

10. How old were you when you got your first library card? Five.

11. What’s the oldest book you have in your collection? (Oldest physical copy? Longest in the collection? Oldest copyright?)
Physically oldest: I have a beat-up primary school textbook from the late 19th century somewhere around here. Otherwise, A Knight of the Wilderness, 1909.
Longest in collection: Goodnight Moon was a gift from a family friend when I was born.
Oldest copyright: Sense and Sensibility

12. Do you read in bed? Of course. At least, when there's enough room for me to sleep in it and it's not covered in items haphazardly dumped there and not put away.

13. Do you write in your books? Never. Except the ones I bought for college, where it was practically mandatory that you write things in the margins, particularly during class discussion. But nearly all of those were miserably unimportant books, so it was not an issue.

14. If you had one piece of advice to a new reader, what would it be? There's no such thing as outgrowing a book, so don't be in a rush to get to the grown-up ones.

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So this (and others like it) showed up on Tumblr:

Which necessitated that I find this to explain it. In conclusion, ASDKLFJASDKLFASD. You know how a show rises to #1 in my personal rankings? Setting up a pipeline to my brain and consistently granting wishes. Congratulations, Castle, you and Glee have edged out all the other competitors to become the only shows I am intensely excited by right now. And you did it all on your own, without relying on musical favors to sing your way to the top.
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Chuck Versus Bo
1. At the beginning, I literally thought they were dousing dead bodies in gasoline and preparing to light them on fire to cover their tracks at the end of a mission. Then I realized who the people were. Then I realized I was still hoping they were dead bodies being lit on fire.

2. SLEEPY MORNING CUDDLING.

3. Sarah: "I want to stop spying." YES! Too bad you said that too early in both the episode and the season for it to stick. Still, to quote how I praise my dog: good girl, good girl, such a good girl.

4. Casy: "No more Buy More. Let's kick the creepy cousin out of the family." YES. LET'S.

4.5. (insert realization that I didn't even have time to do a happy-dog dance about Chuck being grabbed for yet another abduction of the year before --)

5. WALKER NOOOOOOOOOO!

Reaction to preview: I apologize for statement #5. Woohoo! Season 4 finale redux!
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Basically: even for January, TV was incredibly boring this week. I'm pretty sure the most exciting thing I watched was half of Wipeout, and I wish I could get my work-weekend out of the way right now. Next week, TV turns both crowded and awesome (Castle, Private Practice and Chuck all look especially exciting, Hawaii Five-0 is earning an appearance, and CSI, Southland, Glee and Raising Hope are all back from break), so naturally that's the weekend for which I am stuck with work.

On the bright side, it snowed today and everything looks pretty again.

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