Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Getting To Know Me
I decided I would join in on the festivities of Book Blogger Appreciation Week a bit too late to swap an interview with one of you awesome bluestockings, I thought I would take on this nice little getting to know me questionnaire!
Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
It really depends on what 'snackage' is around at any given time. Though, an ideal would be a steaming cup of Irish Breakfast/Cocoa/Chai, and some kind of biscuit.
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
I think a bunch of you will cringe upon reading my response, but I not only mark my books while I read, I write whole passages of thoughts at times. There's something about imprinting books you read that intrigues me. Of course, it depends on the book. If it's an expensive, epic tome, perhaps I'll save my ink for elsewhere ;-). I like to think of it as a sort of diary. When you go back to read it again, you'll know just the kind of impression you had of it/how it affected you at the time.
How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
I either use one of those handy Strand Bookstore markers they give out for free, or a Fuji Instax polaroid... they're fun! I love breaking the spine of a paperback...makes me feel accomplished ;-).
Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
Fiction mostly. I love losing myself in other worlds, but every now and then something that's non fiction will grab me. I particularly love Christian Inspirational Non-fiction.
Hard copy or audiobooks?
Hard copies...period. I'm not sure I can stomach someone else voice reading over a novel for me...but I guess if the actor/speaker used is awesome, I could.
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 try to read until the end of every chapter. It can be so strange to try and reconnect midway the plot, after you've had to take a break.
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
Most times, I'll underline every unfamiliar word, and look them up afterwards. This is a bit easier if I'm reading on a Kindle or iPad.
What are you currently reading?
I'm currently reading Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. SUCH a good book so far.
What is the last book you bought?
My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares...also a good book!
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'm a bit jumpy when it comes to books. I try soooo hard to stick to one at a time, however, I always end up feeling like I'm missing something, or being counterproductive if I don't read, at least, one extra. It's a deceit, I know :-).
Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
Everyday, anytime, anyplace. But I have been wanting to find a place like Bryant Park, or a beautiful library.
Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
I think over the years I've grown so used to reading books that are a part of a series that when a stand alone does creep onto my TBR it's often bittersweet.
Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
I think I've recommended The Hunger Games so many times, I know I should break from it. It's just so good.
How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
Organization? That exists?
Thanks so much for reading along with me on day two of Book Blogger Appreciation Week! I can't wait to look at all of your interviews!