Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Book Meme from BBAW

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
Sometimes if I'm hungry I snack while I read. I don't have a favorite snack in particular. The weirdest food thing for me, though, is when I read fantasies they always talk about eating some type of roasted meat, and I get the strongest craving for some meat. It's not really a snack you can grab while reading.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of
writing in books horrify you?
Whoever thought up this question just wanted to make me cry. I don't write in books. I don't even like to write in books that were meant to be written in, like workbooks.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
Definitely a bookmark! When I was a lot younger I dog-eared books, but the thought makes me shudder now. The only time I lay the book flat open is when I have to set it down for a second to get my kids to leave me alone so I can read.

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
Definitely fiction. The only non-fiction books I read are Christian ones, but it's not too often.

Hard copy or audiobooks?
Hard copy. I try to listen to audiobooks, but there's nothing like the feel of a book in my hands. I download books to my mp3 player, and then never listen to them.

What is the last book you bought?
I can't remember the last book I bought. I'm the type of person that really utilizes the library, and I used to use paperbackswap a lot to get books, but not so much anymore.

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
I love reading any time, but probably after the kids go to bed is my favorite time, since there are fewer interruptions. My favorite place is in the bathtub. So nice!

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
I like both. I do love it when I finish a really good book, and I know there are more books about the same characters waiting for me. But sometimes authors take it too far, and I think enough already. Or authors take forever to come out with their next book so that you forget what happened in the previous books. I'm talking to you George R.R. Martin.

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
It really depends on what the person I'm recommending to likes to read. I have favorite authors of all genres.

3 comments:

ibeeeg said...

I agree with you, I do not like it takes forever for an author to come out with the next book.

I have a couple of favorite author/books that I like to recommend over and over again but I also do take into account whom I am recommending to.

Love the library. A wonderful place to walk out of feeling like you have won the jackpot!

Rasco from RIF said...

Oh, my, I had forgotten how much I use to love to sit in a bathtub and read...I have to try that again, great reading space! Thanks for sharing your reading habits.

Kim said...

Just catching up on my Google R -- How DO people read in a bathtub and not get their book wet? You see them doing it in the movies, but...
Signed,
Just Curious