Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Reading Habits Meme

This has been making the rounds lately, so I've decided to go ahead and do it too.

Do you snack while you read? If so, favourite reading snack:
I usually don't, for fear of messing up my books. If I have anything it's gum or some kind of candy.

What is your favourite drink while reading?
Usually some kind of cola. Coke, Pepsi, whatever.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
It horrifies me! I would never write in a book. Never ever.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
I usually use some kind of paper as a bookmark. Whatever's handy. A receipt, a business card, sticky note, anything's fair game!

Fiction, non-fiction, or both?
Fiction, definitely. Especially fiction with an impossible element, like fantasy or sci-fi.

Are you a person who tends to read to the end of a chapter, or can you stop anywhere?
I can stop anywhere, but I usually stop at the end of a chapter. I hate cutting someone off mid-thought.

Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you?
Nope. Again, I don't want to mess up the book. Plus, I'm not very emotional, so I usually don't get that irritated while reading.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away?
I usually just keep reading and figure it out in the context of the sentence.

What are you currently reading?
Morpheus Road: The Light by D.J. MacHale.

What is the last book you bought?
A hardcover copy of Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier. I wanted my whole set to match.

Are you the type of person that reads one book at a time, or can you read more than one?
I usually read one at a time. I don't want to get my characters, settings, or anything else mixed up.

Do you have a favourite time/place to read?
I like to read in the chair in my room. It's comfy.

Do you prefer series books or stand alones?
I lean more toward series books, but I also get frustrated with them because I want the next one IMMEDIATELY after I'm done.

Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over?
Depends on the person I'm recommending to. I always recommend Harry Potter, but most people have read that one.

How do you organize your books? (by genre, title, author's last name, etc.)
I like to group by author, but especially by series.

Let me know if you do it too!


  1. Great questions & answers. I found myself answering many like you, though I sometimes like to snack. I love fantasy too.

  2. I have a love/hate thing with series too. They are awesome, but sometimes the wait for the next book is unbearable! And nothing is better than a comfy chair to read in. :)

  3. Love that meme - I think I'll do it later this week!



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