Five on Friday

  1. How many books do you read per month? How many are for work/school? One or two, depending on the nature of the books (Jane Austen takes longer to read than average fluff). I don’t read books for work unless I’m at work, and that’s rare (though I talk about it here when I do – the last one was my 1200 page Access 2002 book that I “read” in a week, but that was back in September-ish).
  2. What is your favorite genre of book (fiction, self-help, etc…)? Fiction all the way. It’s why my bookshelves are filled with books I haven’t read – all the non-fiction ones (that I really want to read) get put aside for fiction ones that I can get into much easier. Plus, I like reading as entertainment and a way to relax, and most of my non-fiction books are definitely thinking books, about theology and psychology and homelessness, etc. Not so much a “free time” activity, or something to read before going to bed.
  3. Do you subscribe to any magazines? Which? Are there any you’d like to subscribe to but haven’t? got me a subscription one year to Real Simple but I let it expire, so I purchase it when I think about it and I’m at Target. Other than that, I haven’t had a magazine subscription since high school, when Teen and YM and other silly magazines were the source of divine wisdom about boys and how to be pretty.
  4. Where do you get your reading materials? Online? Bookstore? Library? I buy most of my books at the Borders across the street from Target, because it’s easy for me to get there. Amazon is another favorite, but I haven’t used it much lately. I’m technically not allowed to buy any more books until I read the ones I’ve got, but that hasn’t stopped me (just slowed me down).
  5. List 5 books you recommend people read:
    1. Anything Jane Austen
    2. The Red Tent by Anita Diamante
    3. Anything by Jennifer Weiner (if you like good chick lit) or Kristen Billerbeck (if you like good Christian chick lit)
    4. The Bible (you know it was going to show up here, didn’t you?)
    5. Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard