Please welcome Florinda, who blogs at The 3 R's Blog: Reading, 'Riting, and Randomness.
NAME OF MY BOOK BLOG:
The 3 R's Blog: Reading, 'Riting, and Randomness
I HAVE BEEN BLOGGING SINCE:
GENRES COVERED MOST ON MY BLOG:
Contemporary adult fiction (non-genre-specific), memoir/biography, topical nonfiction
MY EARLIEST MEMORY OF READING:
Reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears aloud to my kindergarten class. (I was already reading when I started kindergarten, but can't remember the first book I read on my own.)
FIRST BOOK I READ OVER AND OVER:
The first book I remember reading over and over was Little Women, but I'm not sure it actually was the first book I did that with.
THE BOOK I HAVE RE-READ THE MOST TIMES:
Probably also Little Women (which I'm actually in the midst of re-reading again, for the first time in decades!)
MY FAVORITE PLACE TO READ:
I have several--
In my old green armchair (with the matching ottoman)
At Starbucks, over coffee
MY MUST-HAVE READING ACCESSORIES:
My (non-prescription, magnifying) reading glasses, because I've now reached an age where I literally cannot read without them!
MY BOOKSHELVES ARE:
Untamed and overstuffed. (I have photos to prove it.)
MY TBR LIST/PILE IS:
I define my "to be read" books as books that are in my physical possession but that I haven't gotten around to yet. (A book I want to read but don't yet own is "on my wish list" and not a "TBR.") Because books may wait on my shelves for months or even years before I make time for them, I refer to all of my unread books as being in "TBR Purgatory" (although "TBR Limbo" may be more technically accurate). All of my books are cataloged on LibraryThing, which shows the current population of TBR Purgatory at 516. (You can view Florinda's TBR Purgatory here!)
A BOOK I DON’T LIKE THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEMS TO LOVE:
Wuthering Heights (OK, I do know other people who don't like it either, but I think we're way outnumbered.)
A BOOK THAT INTIMIDATES ME:
Ulysses, and/or anything else by James Joyce. Also, anything by William Faulkner. Almost any novel with overly complex language, really--I lack the patience and am not fond of getting headaches.
MY FAVORITE NON-BOOKISH ACTIVITY:
Several of them, in no particular order of preference:
Going to the movies
MY FAVORITE BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION:
The Lord of the Rings trilogy (and I like the movies much more than the books!)
MY BOOK BLOG STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD BECAUSE:
I blog about a lot of things--maybe too many things!--that aren't directly about books, but often about the blogging/online life.
MY MUST-READ BLOGS (PLEASE LIMIT TO 3):
Sophisticated Dorkiness (Kim)
Book Chatter (Ti)
You've GOTTA Read This! (Sandy)
MY READING PERSONALITY (http://www.bookbrowse.com/quiz/) IS:
Eclectic Reader! "You read for entertainment but also to expand your mind. You're open to new ideas and new writers, and are not wedded to a particular genre or limited range of authors."
Thank you for joining us today, Florinda! Remember to check out Florinda's blog, The 3 R's Blog: Reading, 'Riting, and Randomness, and leave a comment or question below!