Wednesday, September 16, 2009

BBAW Reading Meme

We're supposed to keep our answers brief- five words or less. Ha. To see links to other bloggers' responses, you can go to

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack? Tea and a homemade scone.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? Sometimes. It doesn't bother me.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? I dog-ear with wild abandon.

Laying the book flat open? No.

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both? Mainly fiction.

Hard copy or audiobooks? Hard copy, please. No audio or e-books.

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 can stop anywhere.

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

What are you currently reading? Official Book Club Selection, by Kathy Griffin, and still working through The Hakawati by Rabih Alameddine.

What is the last book you bought? The Jewish Husband, by Lia Levi.

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 can read several books at once.

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read? At coffeeshops any time of day.

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books? Stand-alone. I'm not a series person.

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over? It depends. Everyone's taste is different.

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?) I organize books roughly by genre and from there it's all a jumble. If I had a house with tons of bookshelves I'd love to really work on a great system of organization. It's the librarian in me.


gautami tripathy said...

I too love tea with my reading!

BBAW: Reading meme

Blodeuedd said...

Fun, perhaps I should do it too :)

Stephanie said...

I thought this was fun too!! I love your answers, though it seems we are worlds apart!! I seem to be completely opposite!

Michelle said...

Can you share some of that bookish organization with me? I'm structured everywhere else in my life BUT my bookshelves. LOL

Meghan said...

I used to dog ear my books, but now I prefer to use bookmarks. And I'm a solely hard copy reader too - no ebook device and I don't have the concentration for audiobooks.

Meghan @ Medieval Bookworm

SFP said...

I have no qualms dog-earing my own books, but I use bookmarks and post cards (in theory so I can jot down unknown vocab) for library books.

I had fun with this meme! My answers here:

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

Those were great answers, and I don't think I followed the rules on being brief on my meme.

Anonymous said...

I love to have tea and a scone while reading!

I don't dog ear my books, but use bookmarks.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

You did a great job with this one Marie. Tea or water for me too!

ImageNations said...

I read best whilst lying down. For academic works I read whilst sitting. Can't read well when the sun is high especially between 12 noon and 3 pm except when I am in an air-conditioned room. Mainly fiction, but with some non-fiction too...

bermudaonion said...

My books are all a jumble, too, I'm sad to say.

JoAnn said...

Tea and scones...yum!!

Trisha said...

I have quite a few shelves at home and originally they were organized by broad genre and then by century written, but then more books came in and some went out and now back to a jumble! It's a never ending process isn't it.

Alexia561 said...

Oh, I love Kathy Griffin! Can't wait to see what you thought of her book!

And while I love tea and scones, I just can't eat while I'm reading. I'm afraid I'll mess up the pages. :(

Great answers!

Memory said...

I completely forgot to mention tea when I answered the snacks question. A hot drink goes oh-so well with a good book. I'm a big fan of hot chocolate, too.

Anna said...

I really enjoyed reading your answers. I could use a house with tons of bookshelves myself!

Diary of an Eccentric

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I'm impressed that you stop to look up words right away; I have good intentions, but poor follow-through.

almost as impressed as I am with the homemade scones!