May 27th, 2010


Reading Habits Meme & Poll

This came from Bookish NYC

Do you snack while you read?
No, but I can’t eat on my own without reading at the same time.
What is your favorite drink while reading?
Do you tend to mark your books while you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
I used to mark text books but never mark books now. Sometimes they bristle with little strips of paper because I can’t find the Post-its.
How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book open flat?
My sister *waves* has made me a lot of lovely bookmarks and they’re all in use as I tend to have several books on the go. I have a collection of items used as bookmarks collected from second hand books I’ve bought. They range from out of date currency to pressed chocolate bar wrappers. I'm a very clean reader and hate dog ears.
Fiction, nonfiction, or both?
Probably a ratio of one non-fiction to every nine fiction. I’m slightly ashamed of this.
Are you a person who tends to read to the end of a chapter, or can you stop anywhere?
I prefer books with short chapters, as I like to stop at a sensible place.
Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you?
I don’t think I’ve ever thrown a book.
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away?
Probably. It annoys me to find a word I don’t know and I feel irritated with the author for using it: show-off!
What are you currently reading?
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg.
What is the last book you bought?
Jennings in Particular at the market. I’m sad; I already had the book as a reprint in a dustwrapper but this was a first edition.
Do you have a favorite time/place to read?
Bed, because it’s the only place I feel really relaxed. Unfortunately, I tend to fall asleep over the book.
Do you prefer series books or stand-alones?
Most books are stand-alones. There is a huge pleasure in starting a series and always knowing exactly what you’re going to read next.
Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over?
Charlotte M Yonge, O Douglas.
How do you organize your books (by genre, title, author's last name, etc.)?
Series books are organized in the correct reading order. Other books have to take their chances of finding space on a shelf.
I’m adding another question to this, in the form of a poll.

I prefer to read with backgound noise e.g. radio or TV.


I like silence when I read.