Reading Habits Meme

May 21, 2010

I found this on and loved it!

1. Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack:
I do love to snack when I read, but I have no particular favorite. Chocolate is always good.

2. What is your favorite drink while reading?
It depends on what I'm reading- and what I have. Usually hot chocolate is always good. Sometimes I have a beer or wine.

3. Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! Here is where my book anal retentiveness comes in... the idea horrifies me. I NEVER write in books I'm reading. If I need to make notes or something I use post-its.

4. How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
I use a bookmark I've had for years (we have a bond). I'll use magazine subscription cards if I need to. The only way I'll dog-ear pages is if it's a library book and I have absolutely no other means of keeping my place. I NEVER lay a book flat open.

5. Fiction, non-fiction, or both?
Both. Mostly fiction, but I enjoy biographies and autobiographies

6. Are you a person who tends to read to the end of the chapter, or can you stop anywhere?
I prefer to finish a chapter. If I have to I can stop anywhere, but I don't like doing it. Having 2 small children has turned this ability into a necessity sometimes.

7. Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you?
Who told on me?! Usually, I would NEVER EVER throw a book anywhere. (again, my book anal retentiveness) However, Nicholas Sparks managed to get thrown across the house when he killed off a dog- twice.

8. If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away?
Only if I have to. I normally try to figure it out based on the sentence and text it's being used. If that doesn't work, I'll go look it up. I usually run into this problem when I read the classics.

9. What are you currently reading?
The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by: Lauren Willig & The Secret Garden by: Frances Hodgon Burnett

10. What is the last book you bought?
The Carrie Diaries By: Candace Bushnell

11. Are you the type of person that reads one book at a time, or can you read more than one book at a time?
I prefer to read one at a time. I love to get lost in the story and swept away. However, if the books are different types then I'd be more willing to juggle more than one, but I don't think I'd read more than 2 at the same time.

12. Do you have a favorite time/place to read?
Whenever I can, and wherever I can.

13. Do you prefer series or stand alones?
Both! If the book and characters are good I'm there, if that's a series or not doesn't matter to me.

14. Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over?Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. That book is pure magic and a wonderful read. Most of her books are.

15. How do you organize your books?
By size & type! Okay, here's more of my book anal retentiveness!! Hardcovers, according to size. Trade paperbacks, according to size. Mass-market paperbacks, according to size. I like to keep books from the same authors together, but mostly it's size.


Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read on May 22, 2010 at 2:12 AM said...

Yay, I love your answers!!! It's so great you recommend Garden Spells to people, it really is SUCH a magical book.

Jen on May 22, 2010 at 8:12 AM said...

I thought the questionnaire was fun, too! Feel free to use it!!! I read "secret garden" a long, long time ago and loved it. So now I'm gonna re-read it.

Casey (The Bookish Type) on May 22, 2010 at 9:04 PM said...

Our reading habits are very, very similar! The idea of violating a book by writing in it horrifies me too! I don't think I've ever thrown a book across the room before, but I've certainly thought about it lol. I like this meme! It was great getting to know a little bit about you =) I'll have to check out Garden Spells!

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