March 3rd, 2007

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How do you read?

I've now read 182 pages of Toto of Oz, which is twenty-two chapters out of thirty. I think I've also read most of John Swartzwelder's Double Wonderful, although I don't have the book here with me to check. They're both short books, so it's not like I'm a speed reader or something. But I am reminded of how bethje has told me that she enjoys being in the middle of reading a good book. I, on the other hand, tend to hurry through them. I guess I'm pretty much the same way with food. People say that you should savor foods you enjoy, but I want to eat things I like quickly, and then have more. Sometimes, however, there IS no more, and I guess that'll also be the way with Oz books after I'm done Toto. But I do like to have finished a book, because then I can mull it over and discuss it with other people (not that I know very many other people who have read Toto, but I can still write a review on my journal). I was wondering what other people's thoughts on the matter are, and since I think I'm now able to make polls, I might as well go ahead and try that.

Poll #939117 Your Reading Habits

How quickly do you usually read books (when you're reading for fun, that is)?

I rush through as quickly as possible!
0(0.0%)
I'm pretty fast, but I'll take occasional breaks and such.
6(30.0%)
I much prefer to savor it, and read slowly.
2(10.0%)
I try to read slowly, but I have trouble putting a book down.
1(5.0%)
I try to read quickly, but I just can't seem to manage it.
1(5.0%)
I read most of it, and then leave a little bit at the end that I save for a while.
0(0.0%)
It really depends on the book.
4(20.0%)
I don't read books!
0(0.0%)

Do you re-read books?

All the time! If I enjoy a book, once is never enough!
0(0.0%)
I re-read a lot of books, but by no means all of them.
5(25.0%)
Only books that I really enjoyed
7(35.0%)
Only books that fit certain criteria (author, series, subject, etc.)
0(0.0%)
Only short books
0(0.0%)
Only if there's something I think I missed the first time through
0(0.0%)
Only certain parts
0(0.0%)
Only if I absolutely have to
0(0.0%)
I never read a book more than twice.
1(5.0%)
I never read a book more than once.
1(5.0%)
Didn't I already tell you I don't read books?
0(0.0%)

What book have you read the most times?

Do you ever look ahead in a book you're reading?

All the time! Heck, I hardly ever read a book in order.
0(0.0%)
No, that would ruin it!
6(30.0%)
It depends on the book.
5(25.0%)
Sometimes, but I always end up feeling bad about it
3(15.0%)
I try not to, but I just can't help it.
0(0.0%)
Only if I already have a pretty good idea that I know what will happen
1(5.0%)
I don't, but the idiots on the Internet always ruin it for me anyway!
0(0.0%)
No, and I read in total isolation to avoid spoilers.
2(10.0%)
How many times do I have to choose the last option before you get the message?
0(0.0%)


In other entertainment news, one of my Sims just died of old age, and it was pretty crazy. The Grim Reaper showed up with hula girls, and Hawaiian music played. As I suspected, it doesn't take that long for an elder Sim to end up in the grave. I guess there's always that Elixir of Life for Sims I want to keep around. How does that work, anyway?