Q. How do you acquire books? Do you have a budget?
Some I have been gifted, borrowed or bought on impulse. I’ve never had a budget for books.
Q. How do you select which books to buy?
I read any kinds of books,as long as they fascinate my mind. I am more inclined to books on poetry, motivation, psychology and self growth. Lately, I have found new love on spiritual books.
(Part of Sheila’s library)
Q. Do you lend out books? Which one(s) would you never give out?
I used to lend out my books alot and I lost a number of them along the way, so I am careful on whom to lend the books to. Most of the times I do more of exchange.
I would never give out my psychology books; it would hurt me to lose them as I mostly use them for my profession as well.
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Q. What is your reading culture like?
I always try to read at least 30 minutes before getting to bed, but mostly I just read at anytime or anywhere. It’s amazing that we can now carry books in our phones. This has helped me develop the habit of reading; whenever I am travelling- short or long distance – i just read.
Q. How has being a reader impacted you?
Reading helps one become knowledgable and a better conversationalist.
It is the best way to pass time whenI have nothing to do, or even at night when I can’t sleep.
The spiritual and motivational books have helped me view life and circumstances from a whole new perspective and with an open mindset. I am more positive with life now.
I have gained alot of knowledge from books that I believe I would not have gained if I never read.
Poetry books have helped me improve my poetry writing.
Q. What are your books/library goals?
I plan on budgeting for at least 2 books per month and getting a serious bookshelf for them.