I don’t normally participate in memes, but I’ve seen this one on quite a few author blogs and it’s definitely topical.
1. According to my mother, I came home after the first day of kindergarten, plopped down on the couch with a book, and started to cry after only a few moments of flipping through pages. Apparently, I expected that by just going to school I would miraculously gain the ability to read.
2. At one time, I owned the first ten or so Hardy Boys novels in hardback.
3. I used to get made fun of for reading “the dictionary” in junior high because most of the fantasy books I read were book club versions that collected an entire series into one hardbound volume.
4. I used to check out all the monster/ufo books from the school library in elementary school. Religously.
5. The Chronicles of Narnia is the first fantasy series I read.
6. There are only two books that I have started to read for leisure that I did not finish: The Lost Tales, Volume I and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
7. I am more likely to buy a book than check it out of a library.
8. I have never purchased a hardback version of a novel.
9. I am currently on my third read through the Bible.
10. I have also read The Lord of the Rings and the original Shannara trilogy at least three times each.
11. I have spent the whole day in bed/on the couch reading. More than once.
12. I used Cliff Notes to write a book report on Ivanhoe my junior year in high school.
13. My personal fiction library contains: Terry Brooks, Dragonlance Chronicles and Legends, Forgotten Realms, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time, L. E. Modesitt Jr.’s Recluse series, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars.
14. My personal non-fiction library contains the following topics: biblical word studies and commentaries, graphic design, web development, copyright law, public speaking, small business management, and an assortment of Dungeons & Dragons sourcebooks.
15. I have owned more comic books than books up to this point in my life, and am not sure if the reverse will ever be true.