Monday, September 6, 2010

Reading Habits

So I’ve been reading some author blogs, again instead of working on my own novel, and found this meme, that was started here, that I decided to try.  Feel free to do the same.  :-)  Let me know in the comments if you do and I will stop by your blog and take a peek.  :-)

Do you snack while you read?
No, never.  Don’t know why, just never craved a snack while reading.

What is your favorite drink while reading?
If I drink anything it’s usually either water, tea, cocoa, coffee, milk, soda, or jucie.  Just whatever is on hand at the moment.  Don’t usually drink while reading either though.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
I did highlight Stephen King’s “On Writing” but other than textbooks I don’t mark in my books.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
If there was something on the page I really wanted to look up later then I will dog-ear the page, but other than that it’s bookmarks, paper, or laying flat.

Fiction, non-fiction, or both?
Usually fiction, but I’m big into self-help books and sometimes memoirs so a little non-fiction as well.

Are you a person who tends to read to the end of a chapter, or can you stop anywhere?
I usually like to read to the end of the chapter but here lately I’ve been stopping in the chapter when I get tired or had my fill of reading for the moment.

Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you?
No, never did that.  A lot of crying over things the author did, to the point of having to close the book and collect myself…what can I say, I get wrapped up in the characters, but no throwing of books as of yet.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away?
I usually do it but not lately because I read one book where the author used as many big words as he could to simply describe going to get a newspaper.  So I gave up on the dictionary and read the novel in my pleasantly dumb state.  :-)

What are you currently reading?
Oh goodness.  I’m currently reading 4 books.  Never did it before, and it kind of happened accidentally.  I am reading “Along For The Ride”, “Breaing Dawn”…I  don’t want to hear it, Witch Week…for research, and a murder mystery that the name completely escapes me.  I think it’s something like “The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder”, or something along that line.

What is the last book you bought?
A punk knit pattern book from the Dollar Tree.

Do you have a favorite time/place to read?
I have started to love reading at night after everyone has gone to sleep. I lay in my bed in read.  I also like to read while exercising.  Makes it go by faster.

Do you prefer series books or stand alones?
I like both.  I love series because you can invest in the characters and learn about their lives and follow their journey.  I also like stand alones for that simple story of a person’s life and what happened to them and how they solved whatever problem they came across.  Both are equally good.

How do you organise your books? (by genre, title, author's last name, etc.)
Right now they are organized in any way that will get them on the shelf or to stack up.  I’m hoping to get a big bookshelf one day where I can put them up by author in alphabetical order.  Yeah, that’ll be nice.  :-)

Ok so there are my answers.  I am finding it interesting how other people read.  It’s nice to see others treat their books like babies or treasures too.  LOL!  Ok just wanted to share this with you.  Talk to you all soon.  Bye for now.

Writing away,

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