Category Archives: Ask the Readers

Ask the Readers – Do You Hate a Book?

Last month, I asked for you to ask some questions that we can ask the readers. Here is the third question, although a little late. Again, it’s from Solveig. First, I’ll answer the question, then it’s your turn.

Is there a book you hate? Why?

I don’t think I’ve ever hated a book. I’ve been lucky to never have read one that I couldn’t finish. There are some I felt somewhat indifferent to, but nothing I hated. So, I personally can’t answer this question.

How about you?

Maybe some readers have an answer to this question. What’s a book you hated and why? I’m interested in seeing the answers, if there are any hated books. I’m sure there are some, but I think people usually avoid reading books that don’t seem interesting. So, it’s your turn! Leave your answer in the comments below.

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Ask the Readers – Your Favourite Book

A couple weeks ago, I asked for you to ask some questions that we can ask the readers. It’s time for the second question! Again, it’s from Solveig. First, I’ll answer the question, then it’s your turn.

Is there a book you really love?

This is a very difficult question for me, because there are too many. But I think there’s one that has stood out in the past couple of years. That would be Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson. It’s all about the colonisation of Mars and the beginnings of terraforming. It’s a fascinating look at this process that is very heavy on the science. It’s perfect for me. But it may not be perfect for others. Since I studied astronomy and physics in university, I like this type of hard science fiction.

How about you?

Now it’s your turn. Is there a book you really love? Let us know in the comments below, and maybe you can discover some new books. And of course, don’t be afraid to engage in a conversation with other commenters! Finally, please share this post with others.

Ask the Readers – First Memory of Reading

A few days ago, I posted a request for you, the reader, to ask some questions. It seems most of the questions are about books. Since this blog does focus on books, reading, and writing, it is kind of appropriate. So, I will be asking and answer the first question now. But before I do, if you have any questions about any topic, please go to the original post linked to above and ask your questions.

The first question was asked by Solveig. Actually, she asked several, so consider this the Solveig phase of Ask the Readers. I will answer the question myself, then it’s your turn. Since this is for the readers, this is for you to answer!

What is your first memory of reading?

What a difficult question to answer. I don’t clearly remember, but there are several instances of reading that I remember in my very young age.

In Kindergarten, I remember Curious George, but the teacher mostly read it to us, even though I had no trouble reading at that age. Other early reading memories are of books about dinosaurs. I was crazy about them, and I still like them.

While I don’t remember this, my mom says that I used to use magnetic letters to spell out words on the blackboard we had in our first house. I was about four years old, and I was spelling and reading by myself without being taught how. It’s not a book, but it is reading.

How about you?

Now it’s your turn. What’s your first memory of reading? Leave your answer in the comments below. Let’s have a great conversation!