Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Did You Know?

That it's Book Bloggers Appreciation Week?

Me either...and I'm not sure I fall into that category or not, since I like to blog about things other than my books...but, books are my M.O. (But football is a close second!)

There are TONS of book bloggers out there -- I follow a few (they are on my sidebar). It's too bad you can't vote on blogs that aren't listed. I really like Reading for Sanity's reviews and Lucy at Life Is A Spasm Who Flow, both have some of the best reviews out there, but aren't listed as candidates. Too bad.

But here is there Q&A for today -- I thought it was a fun!

Do you snack while you read?
I usually read at night, after dinner, when the kids are in bed. So, no, I don't, crumbs in a book? Or greasy fingers on a page? Blasphemy!

If so, favorite reading snack?
If I were to snack -- chips & salsa.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of
writing in books horrify you?

If it's a text book or my scriptures -- yes. But I have a REALLY HARD time making notes in my novels. I wish I did -- because if I went back to read it, I would like to know my thoughts and feelings, and how they have changed or not.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears?
Dog-ears?? Seriously!! Bookmarks ONLY!

Laying the book flat open?

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
Both -- but I've avoided YA fiction.

Hard copy or audiobooks?
Hard Copy!! Must have something physical in my hand. No Kindle either!

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?

Does falling asleep in the middle of a page count?? :) I TRY to finish a chapter -- because if I don't, I don't remember what I've read.

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

In a perfect world I would say, "Yes, I keep a dictionary by my bed and look up every word." NOT!

What are you currently reading?
Pope Joan and The Help -- and they have both been painful.

What is the last book you bought?
See previous post -- two L.M Montgomery's, Still Alice and Josephine B.

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 don't multi-task -- so one book at a time -- unless, of course, you are cramming for book group, and had to put down The Help, to start Pope Joan.

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
24 hours a day? Oh, yeah, that's not possible.

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
I can honestly say, the only series I've read is Harry Potter. I have SO many books/authors I want to read, that reading a series is redundant. I rarely even read the same author more than once -- unless the name is Austen.

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
Hmmmm....two books I highly recommend from this summer: The Moonflower Vine and These Is My Words. LOVED THEM BOTH!!!

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
I like them to look PRETTY on my bookshelves!! I also group read books and non-read books together.

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