1. Do you remember how you developed a love for reading? When I was in jr. high, my folks made the decision to get rid of our t.v. The library became my best friend. I could get lost for hours in a book! My favorite series was set in Williamsburg by Elswyth Thane. I was thrilled when I found the out-of-print books at an antique store after my marriage.
2. What are some books you read as a child? This is terrible, but I don’t remember. I loved reading Beatrix Potter to my kids.
3. What is your favorite genre? Historical and Christian fiction.
4. Do you have a favorite novel? That’s a tough one. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, The Suncatchers by Jaime Langston Turner, and Sophie’s Heart by Lori Wick are at the top of the list.
5. Where do you usually read? In bed, at the table when eating alone, or in the bathroom. I’m always reading whenever possible. If there is nothing handy, I’ll read the label on the ketchup bottle in front of me.
6. When do you usually read? I like to read in bed right before I turn out the light. It relaxes me. I also read on long trips in the car when hubby is driving! When I had each baby, I bought a new book and packed in my hospital bag. Actually, anytime is a good time to read a book!
7. Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time? Yes! There is one by the bed, one by my chair, and one with my Bible. Oh, and I almost forgot, there is one in my bathroom toiletries’ basket.
8. Do you read nonfiction in a different way or place than you read fiction? Definitely. I can read fiction almost any time. I like to read missionary biographies when I am resting or restless. If I am reading something that I want to really digest, it has to be quiet without any interruptions.
9. Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out of the library? When I was stateside, I would often borrow from a friend or the library. When I buy, I use half.com or Amazon. I keep most of my books. They are my friends! Now my daughter is reading some of the books that I read as a teen-ager.
11. If you have children, what are some of the favorite books you have shared with them? Bible story books, Beatrix Potter and the Little House books were among my favorites.
12. What are you reading now? Thin Within by the Hallidays, With Love from Bliss by Ruth Glover, A Chance to Die by Elisabeth Eliott and What is Modesty? by Michelle Brock.
13. Do you keep a TBR (to be read) list? Yes. It’s in my mind and sometimes, lined up on my shelf.
14. What’s next? I want to read North and South by Elisabeth Gaskell. I’m thinking or rereading A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller.
15. What books would you like to reread? I don’t know where to start. Changed Into His Image and Created for His Glory by Jim Berg, A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller, anything by Eugenia Price, and Isobel Kuhn’s In the Arena would be a good starting point.
16. Who are your favorite authors? Eugenia Price, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Jim Berg, Isobel Kuhn, Jerry Bridges, Lori Wick, Jan Karon, Elisabeth Elliott, L.M. Montgomery and Jaime Langston Turner.