Obscure

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What’s your favorite genre that other people might not read? I mean, mysteries, romances, real-crime … these are all fairly widespread categories. But real readers don’t usually limit themselves to just the “big” genres … so what’s your favorite little-known type of book? Books on dogs? Knitting books? Stories about the space race? Mathematical theory?

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Sick

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What do you read when you’re sick and just want something easy and comforting? Or do you watch TV instead?(Assuming you’re not napping, of course.)

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Shakespeare

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Okay, show of hands … who has read Shakespeare OUTSIDE of school required reading? Do you watch the plays? How about movies? Do you love him? Think he’s overrated?

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(And yes, I DID update the template to give the site a new look. Thoughts?)

Family

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Do other people in your family also like to read? Or are you in this on your own?

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Your recommendation

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If a friend asks you to recommend a really good book—good writing, good characters, good story—but with no other qualifications … what would you recommend?

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School Discoveries

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We all had to read lots of different things in school—some of which we liked, some of which we didn’t. Are there any authors that you’ve grown to love because you were introduced to them in your English Lit class? Or—the contrary. Are there any you hate because you were forced to read them? Did you ever go back to try them again?

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Enmity

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Any books or authors you hate? Why? Is it the writing? The stories? The author’s personality? And—would you read their work anyway?

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Mystery

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Do you read mystery novels? If so, why? Is it the mysteries themselves that appeal to you? The puzzle-solving? The murders? Or why don’t you read them? What about them doesn’t appeal?

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Bookcases 2

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I’ve always considered that my bookcases give a pretty fair representation of me as a person—they show my interests, what kind of things I like, that I have a curious mind, the kinds of things I study … all that. But with the increase of e-books, that litmus test of personality is going by the wayside. Unless someone takes my Kindle and browses through it, there isn’t an immediate, visible display of my interests … am I the only one who finds that kind of sad? Going forward, about the most we’ll be able to tell about someone is that they OWN an e-book reader … but no real idea of what they actually read. I’m going to miss that.

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Bookcases

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When you visit a friend’s house, do you find time to browse their bookcases? Does it shock you if they don’t have one?

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