Friday, June 24, 2011

Mrs. Lyons over at Thinking about Teaching is hosting a book study on The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller. She has interviewed Donalyn Miller, asking several questions to get to know her better before beginning the study. You can find Donalyn's answers as well as link your own answers to the study by clicking the button below.

1) What is your favourite book (or series) from childhood?
I started reading when I was 4 and have loved reading ever since so it's really difficult to narrow down to just one book or series even. I remember loving all kinds of books when I was really young. I spent quite a deal of time reading Dr. Seuss. When I got a bit older I enjoyed Berenstain Bears. In upper elementary I read a lot of The Babysitter's Club books. In high school I enjoyed Christopher Pike and R.L. Stine.

2) What is your favourite book (or series) now?
I read many different things these days. I read a lot of Christian nonfiction. My interests within fiction include children and young adult novels as well as Christian suspense and fiction. I've really enjoyed the Sisters Grimm series. My favorite novelist is Ted Dekker who has written over 20 Christian fiction novels. Another series I enjoy is the Sullivan Crisp Novels.

3) What is your opinion of e-readers?
Two of my sisters own e-readers and I've heard many good things about them. But like many other people's answers I've read to this question I just can't get into the idea of not holding an actual book ... the feel of the pages. I like knowing how much of the book I've read compared to how much I have left. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to make the switch.

4) Finish this sentence: "On Sundays I like to..."
I usually use Sundays to do my planning for the week. I'm already up at school for church and rather than tracking across town every day I stay after church to do my planning. So I can't really say I enjoy doing anything else on Sunday other than joining my church family in worship. On Saturdays I like to sleep in, read with a cup of coffee, and spend time visiting with friends.

5) Describe yourself in 5 words!
thoughtful, compassionate, dependable, reader, teacher

6) Hardcover or paperback? Why?
Paperback is definitely cheaper and so if I have the choice I'll go with paperback. I read very quickly and sometimes can read a novel a week - I can afford more paperback books. However, I've got a few authors I follow that I just cannot wait for their novels to come out in paperback and I'll grab the hard cover as soon as it hits the shelf.

7) Coffee or Tea?
The answer is absolutely positively coffee!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for joining in with the linky party! I totally forgot about Christopher Pike books....scary. I am excited to have you as part of our read along!