Archive for August 31st, 2010

Meme: Reading Habits

I dug this out of my drafts folder on WordPress.  It’s a meme I found on the Joeyanne Libraryanne blog ages ago and it’s a bout time I answered these questions:

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?

Not really a habit of mine, although I usually read a book while eating lunch.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?

I’m not horrified by marking books but since almost all the books I read are from the library I generally don’t do so.  About the only time I write in a book is when it is for a class or research.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?

Bookmark.  Frequently lost, sometimes pulled out deliberately by my mischievous imp of a son.

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?

Both, although I lean to non-fiction.

Hard copy or audiobooks?

I was hard copy snob for a long time but now I listen to audiobooks at work.

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?

I try to read to the end of the chapters but I don’t always get there.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?

No, but I should.

What are you currently reading?

The Law of Love by Laura Esquivel.

What is the last book you bought?

Bought?  I’m a librarian.  I read library books.  Probably bought something for my son.

Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time?

Generally I have one print book and one audiobook going at the same time, sometimes more.

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?

I love to read on public transportation and in bed.  Any time of day is fine with me.

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?

Stand alone books.

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?

I’ve recommended Jasper Fforde to a lot of people.

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)

Once upon a time I split my books into fiction and non-fiction.  Fiction was organized by author’s last name.  Non-fiction was grouped by subject matter.  With marriage, a move, and parenthood there is no order to my books except virtually.

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