TSS: Reader Survey (!)(!) Humor me (!)(!)

Hey SSers et al. I totally had some great SS posts sketched out in my head, but then, time slipped away from me and BAM here we are on Sunday. I'm a lil bit too sleepy and lacking the much needed caffeinated beverage right now to write them out.

Whew! It has been a exhausting two weeks. I just got home (i.e. finally could sleep in my own bed) this week. As I mentioned in last SS, Mom had hip replacement so I've been at her place taking care of things during her initial recovery.

So, I'm sorta stalling for a post and have been wanting to do this for some time and viola, decided, let's combine. Huh? Does anyone other than me know what I just said?

OK. Here's the dealio. I want to know more about you. So, here's some nagging questions that I loved to have answered. I'll make them quick. I know that you've got better things to do. Like, er, read!

(1) Where are ya? (State, City, Country, Planet?)

(2) Do you tweet? (I haven't tweeted myself - damn does that sound anti-Ms. Manners!- but am thinking about it...Just what I need, another time suck.)

(3) Describe yourself in six words or less.

(4) What are you reading now?

(5) Biggest reading pet-peeve?

Oh, and in case you're interested...my answers are below:

(1) Jamlando, Florida

(2) Nope. But I'm thinking about it. Oh yeah, I said that up there. :)

(3) Booknerd who aspires to create booknerds. (Side note, if you play Words with Friends that's my id. EXCEPT it's b00knerd ("o" = "zero").

(4) Picturing the Rose: A Way of Looking at Fairy Tales by Marcia Lane

(5) When people tell me that they don't have time to read. Ana covered this topic a while back and did a superb job at it!


  1. Vallejo, California
    No tweeting for me, thanks.
    Teacher, Reader, Internet Addict, Husband, Dog-owner
    A Single Man
    People who read the coffee shop paper and don't put it back together when they are done.

  2. 1. Alexandria, Virginia

    2. Yes, I tweet (@teresareads), but I don't live on Twitter.

    3. Copyeditor, theology student, and constant reader.

    4. The Hidden Shore by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

    5. When people assume I read a lot because I have nothing better to do. Reading IS the something better to do.

  3. Long Beach, California.

    I tweet but not as often as I used to. @vasilly

    I'm everything to everybody.

    Right now I'm reading The Passage by Justin Cronin.

    When people write in library books. Especially when they're brand new.

  4. 1. New Orleans, LA

    2. I do! @chrisa511

    3. Read, Counsel, Sleep...in that order

    4. I'm reading The Last Exit to Normal; Animal, Vegetable, Miralcle; and Come to Me (a collection of short stories by Amy Bloom)

    5. When people totally dismiss an entire genre of books because "they just don't like that".

  5. 1. Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania
    2. nope, and don't plan to
    3. introverted reader with lots of time to read (ok, that's 8)
    4. The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason
    5. dog-earred pages, stains and icky bits left in or stuckt to pages in library books.

  6. 1. Near Salem, Oregon

    2. Yep, although my tweeting is sporadic. My tweet name is athomewithbooks.

    3. Reading mom in need of coffee.

    4. The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean, Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, and several audiobooks. Oh, and The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott. I think I may have started too many at one time last week. :)

    5.People who think I'm bored and must be in need of conversation if I'm reading.

  7. 1. Orem, Utah
    2. No. I'm wondering if I should.
    3. Mommy.Reader.Writer.Outdoors.
    4. The Help, An Abundance of Katherines, A Curse Dark as Gold
    5. Only one? When people ask how I find time to read, or tell me they're too busy to read. (Like everyone else..)

  8. Hi there!

    Orlando, Florida

    Yes, I tweet (occasionally). I'm @BookAddictHeath

    Loving family, loving friends, loving books. (in that order :)

    I'm reading The Rooftops of Tehran, Everything is Broken, and Raven Stole the Moon.

    Biggest pet peeve is when people ask what I'm reading when it's clear they don't care. Just don't ask if you aren't really interested!!

  9. Fun! :)

    1. McKinney, Texas
    2. Sometimes. @trinicapini
    3. On verge of nervous breakdown :)
    4. Les Miserables and Wuthering Heights--see #3
    5. Not being able to read a chapter in one sitting.

  10. (1) Where are ya? Central Indiana...literally amid the corn n soybean fields.

    (2) Do you tweet? Nope, but I really enjoy facebook.

    (3) Describe yourself in six words or less. Colorful, curious, caring, weird, passionate

    (4) What are you reading now? The YadaYada Prayer Group by Neta Jackson

    (5) Biggest reading pet-peeve?
    I'm with the rest of you in that it is SO annoying when folks say they don't have time to read--as if I must not have anything better to do. Reading IS the better thing, as Teresa said ^^ up there!


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