Friday, May 14, 2010

Reading Habits!

*Yanked from Pure Imagination and Book Crazy! Please join in on the fun! :)

Do you snack while you read? If so, favourite reading snack:

I like to keep my books in pristine condition if possible, but sometimes my stomach gets the best of me! :P When that happens, I usually eat cheese and crackers or something light that wont stain the book pages!

What is your favourite drink while reading?

It depends. I have been known to drink water, juice or the occasional coca-cola. :)

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

I honestly depends on the book. Most books I read nowadays are just for fun and enjoyment. I have written in the margins of certain books, such as Howl and The Fountianhead.

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

Bookmarks!!! I have always used bookmarks! I have tons of them laying around the house. If I don't have one for some reason (which is rare), I'll remember the page number I am on.

Fiction, non-fiction, or both?

Fiction!! I read to escape. <<<>

Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you?

No. Even if I don't like a book, I keep it in good condition to give to someone else who might enjoy it.

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

No, I'm pretty good at context clues. <<< I agree with Lori, again!

What are you currently reading?

Right now, I am reading The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia.

What is the last book you bought?

Last week, I spent a small portion of my tax money on an awesome stack o' books that I have had my eyes on for while! I posted said list here. :)

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

Definitely one book at a time. Occasionally, I'll add an audiobook to the mix while I'm driving, but I really prefer to read one at a time. Also, I almost always prefer books to ebooks or audiobooks. I just love holding them, turning the pages....Ok, I'm weird! :P

Do you have a favourite time/place to read?

Whenever I have the time! Since I am a night shifter, I tend to read late at night...getting my best reading done at 2-5 A.M. I usually read in my big, comfy bed, propped up on pillows! :)

Do you prefer series books or stand alones?

Both! If it's a good book, I am all for reading it! :)

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

It honestly depends on who I am recommending the book too. I try to customize it by their taste. I do usually recommend Rand's work, as well as Gaiman and Caine. :)

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

I guess I don't really have a system. I have a bunch of bookshelves, all ranging in size. As my collection grows, I rearrange as best I can. ;)


  1. I love this meme!! It was fun reading your answers!

  2. Great answers! :)

    There's also an award for you at my blog :)

  3. How fun! I feel ya on preferring fiction cause you need to escape :)

  4. Fun! I much prefer real books to e-books and audio books, too! It's the feeling of having a real book and turning pages that's so relaxing :) You just don't get the same feeling by reading e-books..

  5. @Lori
    It cracked me up how many answers we had in common! :P

    Thank you for the award. :)

    It's the honest truth! I just prefer fiction! :)

    @YA Vamps
    Agreed! There is nothing like holding a book! :)

  6. LOL...your habits are very much like my own. All my books look brand new. But I am very odd and put my books in order according to hight even when the series are out of order. great blog.