Got the questions from @Shining_Garnet
I would LOVE to hear your answers, too!
What book are you currently reading?: My Particular Friend by Jennifer Petkus. It's a book I'm reviewing for the Baker Street Babes. It's a hilarious novel that recasts Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as unmarried young women in Jane Austen's Bath.
What are your favorite books?: Till We Have Faces by CS Lewis, The Outsiders by SE Hinton, Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton, and too many more to list.
How did you learn to read?: My mom has a master's degree with a specialty in teaching reading, and she taught me before I went to Kindergarten.
What foreign languages do you read?: I have some familiarity with Spanish and Latin and rudimentary Greek
What's the funniest book you ever read?: The Theatrical Tapes of Leonard Thynn by Adrian Plass
What books have changed the way you look at the world or the way you live your life?: Many, many books. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time helped me understand the world through an autistic person's eyes, and Reading Lolita in Tehran helped me understand what ordinary women deal with under repressive governments.
What books have affirmed what you believe about life or the way you look at things?: Surprised by Joy and Mere Christianity by CS Lewis and Orthodoxy by GK Chesterton.
What books have you changed your mind about?: The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers. I really didn't like it at first, but I ended up thinking it was fantastic.
What are some of the scariest books you've ever read?: I'm not really into scary books.
About how many books do you think you have read in your life?: Over 500, exact number not known
How many books do you own?: I can't even begin to fathom, if you count the ones I own individually and as a part of my family. Hundreds, possibly thousands.
How many books per month do you usually borrow from the library?: I'm a nook user more than a library borrower. Millions of books are available for free for nook through Google Books, and I download lots of those. I'm also a book reviewer for the Baker Street Babes, and I have free books sent to me all the time for review purposes.
How much would you say you've paid in library fines in your life?: Personally not much, but my family was notorious for returning things late when I was a child, so quite a bit.
Do you read in bed?: Sure
Do you ever read while walking or driving?: Not when I'm driving, possibly if I'm walking
Where is the strangest place you've read a book?: I've read on three different continents. Otherwise, nowhere that weird.
Do you listen to audio books?: Sometimes. I like it if it's done really well. If not, it's just annoying.
Has anyone ever read aloud to you or you to them?: My mother read to us a lot when I was a child. She read very difficult books like Ivanhoe and David Copperfield when I was really young, and she would stop every few paragraphs and explain anything I didn't understand. It really increased my vocabulary.
What book was the most difficult to read?: Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray was hard to get through because it's extremely long. Ditto Lorna Doone.
Do you read every word of a book or skip parts that don't hold your interest?: I don't skip anything unless I find it objectionably graphic.
What books do you keep intending to read but put off?: War and Peace, The Portrait of a Lady, A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Do you buy new or used books, paperbacks or hardbacks, leather or collector's items?: Anything, as long as it's a book :) Since I've gotten a nook and an iPad, I buy a lot of e-books.
How do you feel about writing in books, dog earing..: I went through a phase of writing notes, but I don't any more. I don't dog ear. I either use a bookmark or prop the book open.
Do you ever read the ending first?: Not before anything else, but if I'm not sure if a book is worth it after a few pages, I might check out the ending to see if it's worth getting there.