Friday, September 18, 2009

BBAW: Wednesday's Questions (On A Friday)

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack? Sometimes I'll eat lunch and read at the same time, but I don't usually snack while reading. Too messy.
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of
writing in books horrify you? I've never felt the need to write in books, especially since most of the books I read are library books. Next time I re-read House of Leaves I might mark it up a bit, though.
How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears?
Laying the book flat open? Bookmarks! Definitely bookmarks. Dog-ears are ugly and leaving it flat open is just begging for a broken spine.
Fiction, Non-fiction, or both? Both. I love them both, and I'm usually reading at least one of each at any given time.
Hard copy or audiobooks? I prefer hard copy, since audiobooks are usually too slow, and the experience can easily be ruined by horrible voice acting or weird pronunciation.
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 usually read to the end of chapters, but if the chapter is too long I can put it down in the middle. And sometimes I don't have enough of an attention span to make it to the end.
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away? Yes, unless I can figure it out with context clues, and then sometimes I look it up anyways just so I'll know 100% what it means.
What are you currently reading? Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, Specials by Scott Westerfeld, and Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser.
What is the last book you bought? The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can
you read more than one at a time? 99% of the time I'm reading more than one book. It has to be an incredibly engrossing book for me to focus on just one.
Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read? Late at night, curled up in bed.
Do you prefer series books or stand alone books? I probably have a slight preference for stand alones, but not by much.
Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over? I'll always rec Dune to sci-fi fans, John Irving to just about anyone and Dancers at the End of Time to people who I want to mess with (in a good way).
How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?) Organization? Hahahahahahahahahahahaha...