Reader, Writer, Reviewer

For Lack of Anything Better To Do

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I was tooling around the interweb today, shopping memes for lack of anything better to do and I found one that was somewhat original and not uber redundant.  I found it here, but it originated here.

What’s your favorite time of day to read?  Anytime, but my most productive reading time is during my morning train ride (6:37-7:35 am)

What’s your favorite place to read?  I really enjoy sitting outside my building at work.  We have a nice plaza right on the river with lots of flowers and a great view of the Sears Tower.

Do you read in bed?  Nope.  My opinion is bed is good for two things…

Do you read during meals? Yes, especially when I eat lunch at my desk at work, which is pretty much every day.

How many hours a day would you say you read? 2-3

Do you read more or less now than you did, say, 10 years ago? Waaaay more.

Do you consider yourself a speed reader? No.  Probably faster than average, though.

Do you carry a book with you everywhere you go? And if yes, then is there a particular type of book you carry with you? Yes, current read is always close by.  Especially since I carry a bag every day for my commute.

Do you write in your books? No, not since college.  But I do put an Ex Libris label with my name in all of them.

If you had one piece of advice to a new reader, what would it be?  Explore!  Read what you love and branch out from there.  You’d be amazed at how much is out there…

Author: Julie Merilatt

I live in a Chicago suburb with my husband and a house full of books. Book collecting, reading, and reviewing consume my life. I have a special affinity for all things Alice in Wonderland. I began my education at Carthage College, wanting to be an English teacher. Eventually I decided that Carthage and I weren’t a good fit anymore, so I transferred to North Park University, where I realized I didn’t want to be a teacher. So I finished my education with a degree in English with a writing concentration. I was always a voracious reader and wrote my first review in April 2007. I don’t remember why exactly I decided to write a review, only that I had just finished The Agony and the Ecstasy and had a strong feeling that I needed to express how I felt about it. This inspired me to write reviews about each book I wrote and after posting on Amazon for two years, I was invited into the Amazon Vine program. I am also an active reviewer/member of Goodreads and enjoy being an active member of the online book community.

One thought on “For Lack of Anything Better To Do

  1. I really like your answer to the last question.

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