D.A.Y. and N.I.G.H.T Reading Tag

I’m still catching up on some recent blog tags and awards, and here’s the next one. Elizabeth Rawls nominated me for the D.A.Y. and N.I.G.H.T. Reading Tag, which asks bloggers questions about their reading habits and overall love of books. Plus, if you pay attention to the first letter of each question, you’ll find that it spells a word or two (or three) from the tag’s title. 😉

So, let’s get started!

D: Do you read more in the morning or at night?

I do most of my reading at night. (Yes, I’m one of those readers who stays up late to finish a book! *winks*) But I don’t mind reading during lunch on the weekends, while waiting in a doctor’s office, or if I’m traveling and not in the driver’s seat.

A: Are there any books that changed the way you thought about things?

Too many. J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist… Honestly, those novels and everything else I listed for the 10 books that have stayed with me this past fall would be part of this answer. If you visit the link, you’ll also find out why I included each novel or series.

Y: YA or not?

Yes! I go back and forth between YA and adult literature, and I don’t have a preference of one over the other. The story itself matters more.

A: Are there any characters you honestly believe to be real?

I don’t know if I’ve ever believed any fictional characters to be real… But I’ve definitely connected with or related to certain characters over the years, or thought that a character reminded me of someone I knew from real life. Neither is the same as believing that a fictional character exists, but it’s close enough, wouldn’t you say?

N: Nobody borrows my books, or I don’t mind lending them out?

I don’t mind letting friends borrow books. But if you hang onto it too long, I might start pestering you about when you’ll finish it. 😉

D: Do you ever smell your books?

Not on purpose. I do like that new-book smell, but I let it drift up naturally from the pages rather than stick my nose right in there. *lol*

N: Not everyone likes books. Is this a positive or a negative?

Negative, with a caveat. I accept that not everyone enjoys reading. However, I have a harder time understanding why Person A would tell Person B outright that reading is a waste of time, especially if Person B loves to read. I’ve been criticized for being a bookworm before and was told that I “shouldn’t spend so much time with my head in the clouds.” That was the only instance when I wanted to respond with, “You have no idea what you’re missing.”

I: I keep my books in the best condition… or maybe not. Which are you?

I try to keep my books in good condition. Some have gotten worn from use, and a few have food stains on one or two pages thanks to weekend lunches or accidental tea-sloshing. But I’ve never purposely “harmed” a book.

G: Gosh, I have too many books! True or false?

I’m leeeeaning towards “True,” since I always seem to add to my TBR pile after making a dent in it. But I know plenty of people who have more books than I do!

H: Have you ever spilled or stained your books before with something, and if so how?

Yup. See my answer to the “condition” question above. 😉 A couple books might have water stains on some pages from being carried through the rain, too.

T: Toned or untoned while reading? In other words, do you read and work out at the same time?

Oh gosh, no. I don’t think I could read and work out at the same time. It would be like rubbing my stomach and patting my head simultaneously. (*gulp*) My exercising is mainly walking, aerobics, and yoga, which all need my full concentration. If anything, I’ll listen to music on my iPod while exercising, but I won’t read.

My Nominations for the D.A.Y. and N.I.G.H.T. Reading Tag

Since I still have a few more tags and awards to catch up on, I’ll save specific nominations for those posts. So, consider this one an open tag. If you’d like to try D.A.Y. and N.I.G.H.T., be my guest! Just link your post back to mine when it goes live. 😉

What are some of your D.A.Y. and N.I.G.H.T. reading habits? How would you answer the questions above? Feel free to share your responses by commenting below.

15 thoughts on “D.A.Y. and N.I.G.H.T Reading Tag

  1. This is a good one, Sara:). I really like the questions and your answers. Hope you’re having a good summer and the weather is better with you than it is here! The grandchildren have been staying over this last week, so I haven’t been on the computer as much as usual. Hope to catch up with your articles and you, generally this coming week…

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    • No worries, Sarah! It was relatively quiet here over the weekend because of WDC, but things will start picking up again very soon. 😉

      Summer… well, I talked about a “rather interesting” summer experience in last week’s Time Flies. (Note the sarcasm dripping from those quotes.) Otherwise, it’s been pretty normal weather- / temperature-wise. I hope you’re enjoying your visit with your grandchildren! 🙂

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  2. Really liked your answers, Sara! Glad you were able to get around to this tag, it’s a fun one. 🙂
    “shouldn’t spend so much time with my head in the clouds.” ? What? Ooo, that is so frustrating! Especially since that person is probably watching TV and playing games, which is another form of entertainment. But with books you can learn so many things, and your imagination grows, the opposite of “head in the clouds” IMO.

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    • Thanks, E.! Funny you mentioned that, because everyone else in my family is either a TV watcher or a video game fanatic. 🙂

      That’s a great point about books: You can learn so much from them. Even if you’re reading mostly for entertainment or escapism, there’s always a lesson or value you can glean from it.

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  3. Good answers. I agree with pretty much all of what you said. I too am a night-time reader, mostly. I’ve been known to stay up into the early hours because I can’t put a book down. 🙂 But I’m not sure there’s such a thing as too many books. Too many books I haven’t read, yes, but not too many books owned, just not enough space to store them. 🙂

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    • “…I’m not sure there’s such a thing as too many books. Too many books I haven’t read, yes, but not too many books owned, just not enough space to store them. :)”

      *lol* Yes, that’s a better way of putting it. Too many books I haven’t read yet, and not enough space for all of them. 🙂

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  4. I have tried working out and reading once. It works only when I’m power walking on the treadmill, otherwise I’d be soooo bored. I read a great Amy Stewart novel on earthworms in one go. Very fun. 🙂 But it definitely couldn’t be an every day thing.

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  5. This is a cool tag! Since it’s open, I think I’ll do it. ^ ^ I’ve saved so many tags. 😄 I think I’m going to start doing two or three at a time like I’ve seen people do to get through them all haha. I question the intelligence of people who don’t read. 😄 It’s scientifically proven that reading makes you smarter.

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    • Great! I’ll keep an eye out for it at your blog.

      “I question the intelligence of people who don’t read.”

      😄 On a more serious note, I’ve also heard that fact about the benefits of reading. There are others, too, though I can’t recall specifics at the moment…

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      • I’ve done some research on it. It helps the brain in many ways whether through comprehension or memorization or vocabulary or many other things. It can help with emotional stability as well. It’s pretty fascinating.

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