Wednesday, 16 September 2009


Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
Occasionally. And it really depends. Nuts are good 'cause then I don't get the pages sticky. I do always have a cup of tea at hand.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
Depends on the book I'm reading. I have stared doing it more and more since Susan Wise Bauer said we should and could in her book The Well-Educated Mind. It really does help me think.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
To remember where I am? Neither (unless I am running up to answer the phone or something and I will be right back to the book in which case I leave it flat open, then my dad yells at me)

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
Both but mainly fiction.

Hard copy or audiobooks?
Both. I like to listen to a book while I'm eating breakfast or lunch or when I am doing some other (boring) household task. And I can also listen to books I have already read when I drive.

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?
Depends on the book if I want to put it down or just read one more page! I usually carry a book that I can put down at any point for when I am waiting at the bus stop/doctors office/generally waiting but I need to put it down once it is my turn.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
Not unless it really bothers me that I don't know it. Often I can guess the meaning from the context.

What are you currently reading?
Queen of Sorcery by David Eddings, The Year of Living Biblically by A. J. Jacobs, Running for Mortals by John Bingham and Jenny Hadfield and I am currently reading my way through the Bible in a year.

What is the last book you bought?
The Epic of Gilgamesh

Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time?
Well as you can see from my answer above I read several books at once :D

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
Time of day: No. I read all the time. Favourite place: My bed or curled up in the Red Chair of Doom (unfortunately for me the Red Chair of Doom is on a different continent from me).

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
Hmmm...series probably. But only because I have a compulsive need to know what happens next.

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
J.D. Robbs In Death Series, David Eddings The Belgariad and The Mallorean, Anne McCaffrey's Pern Series and the Anne of Green Gables Series.

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
Right now? Where ever they fit. I am once again running out of bookshelf space. One day when I have my own place (which at this rate is going to need to be a mansion) I would like to organise my books by genre and then author's last name. I like organisation.


Belle said...

I'm starting to really think about making notes in books while I'm reading - will check out the Well-Educated Mind link next! I just bought the first three Pern novels in one ebook volume for re-reading - I loved those novels so much when I was younger. And Anne-girl! Rilla of Ingleside always makes me cry.

Zee said...

Thank you for the comment!

The Well-Educated Mind is a great book about reading books and becoming well educated. I am slowly working my way through it.

And Rilla of Ingleside is one of my favourite Anne books. Anne was my hero when I was 11-13. Then Rilla took over. I read Rilla of Ingleside at least once every six months between ages 13-16. Usually inter-spaced with Pern and Eddings :D

bermudaonion said...

I don't have to stop at the end of a chapter, but I do always stop at the end of the first paragraph on the page.