bbaw: reading meme September 15, 2009Posted by Katie in community.
Welcome to the third day of Book Blogger Appreciation Week!
Today, we were prompted to complete a reading meme! From the website: “We encourage you to be creative with this! Please choose one or two questions to answer or try to answer all the questions in five words or less.”
Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
Diet Coke – my blogging fuel.
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
Useful, but not my taste.
How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears?
I remember the page number.
Laying the book flat open?
Read balanced in one hand.
Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
Both, more fiction though.
Hard copy or audiobooks?
Hard copy. No CD Player.
Are you a person who tends to read to the end of chapters, or are you able to put a book down at any point?
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
Nope, use context.
What are you currently reading?
“Rampant” by Diana Peterfreund.
What is the last book you bought?
Five. See “IMM #13.”
Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time?
One at a time.
Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
[Okay, I'm going to answer the last three in longer answers. Because I can.]
Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
I tend to get into moods where I want a series or a stand-alone. I’m frustrated right now that fantasy (my favorite genre) is making everything into series/leaving stand-alones open for a series. Not everything can be capitalized (::cough “Twilight” cough::), and some books are not meant to be a series. Of course, I sometimes do want more.
Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
Lately, it’s been “The Hunger Games.” I told my teen book club tonight that we’d be reading it as a club when it came out in paperback (does anyone have a paperback release date?), no need to vote on it — it was my pick. They looked at me and said, “It must be the best book ever written.” (I never force them to read books, I prefer to let them have the decision making in club. So, it’s a rarity that I take control like that. And I showed them my mockingjay pin. They loved it.)
How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
Right now, by however I can fit more books in a shelf. One day, I’ll be able to separate them into YA sections and adult sections, and then alphabetically. Additionally, I want a separate series bookcase! I’ve given a lot of thought about this, can you tell?
And that’s it! Go check out everyone else’s memes!