Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among my Interests

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Book Blogger Apreciation week Meme

Here are some questions I am answering for book blogger week.    I hope everyone will feel free to jump in with their comments.

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
I do not normally snack while reading-I do drink iced green tea a lot while reading.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of
writing in books horrify you?
I mark in my books-I underline-I make notes in the margins

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears?
I dog ear all my paperbacks-I bookmark Hardbacks.

Laying the book flat open?
I never lay the books flat open.   I never read at a desk.

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
Mostly fiction but I read royal biographies and literary biographies also.

Hard copy or audiobooks?    Hard copy-I never listen to audio books any more-when I commuted I did.

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 am 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?   50/50

What are you currently reading?   Henry V,   Teach Us to Out Grow Our Madness by Kenzaburo Oe,   Emperor of Japan:  Meiji and his World-1852 to 1912- by Donald Keene

What is the last book you bought?   Teach Us to Out Grow Our Madness by Kenzaburo Oe

Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can
you read more than one at a time?   I always read at least 3 to 6 books at a time.

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?    maybe between 900 am and 300pm

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?   No Preference

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?     Not really

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)    Sort of by author but not real rigid on it-


Patrick said...

Interesting meme. Is it common for book lovers to eat or drink while reading? Because I don't and probably would never do that. I do love to eat but definitely not during my reading time. I ask the same question about writing in books. I don't ever write anything on a book aside from the date of purchase. I'm glad the secondhand books I've bought so far don't have any scribbles on them.

Suko said...

Mel, it's interesting to learn about your reading habits. Many, but not all, of my answers would be identical to yours. I used to write in (paperback) books but now write on separate papers.

gautami tripathy said...

Intriguing books your are reading and bought!

BBAW: Reading meme

Elizabeth said...

I wish I could read that many books at once! I usually have 1 fiction and 1 nonfiction, but that's about the most I can do.