Wednesday, September 16, 2009

BBAW 2009, Day 3: A Reading Meme

Today we are answering some questions posted over on the BBAW site about our reading habits. I'll keep them short--which might be hard, if you look at the answers I gave Angie of Angieville in my interview yesterday. But I'll try to keep them short. Really.

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
Sometimes. I like cookies best.
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
I have written in margins. Mostly I stick to Post-Its and Post-It flags. (I don't like reading books that are written in, with few exceptions.)
How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears?
Whatever scrap of paper is handy. Sometimes with the book of Post-It flags (but those don't stay put well).
Laying the book flat open?
Not usually.
Hard copy or audiobooks?
Typically, I like to be able to flip the pages, but hubby & I like audiobooks for road trips.
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
Hardly ever. That's why, for nearly a decade, I thought "nonplussed" meant "not impressed."
What are you currently reading?
Hush, Hush. 4 Poets. A couple other books I haven't officially declared that I'm quitting for good.
What is the last book you bought?
Catching Fire
Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
It's easier to read when my husband's out of the house. He's really distracting.
Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
Deerskin by Robin McKinley. Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes.
How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
Usually, I have a shelf of ARCs and review copies, then under that, two shelves of books I want to read next. Then a shelf of books I wanted to read at one time, but no longer feel a need to read immediately, if ever. Then there are shelves and shelves of books I've already read. And I have a shelf of signed books and books I've had a hand in (I'm even named in a couple of them). Of course right now, somehow, our books are all still in their boxes from our move in July.


Lezlie said...

The Things They Carried is *such* a great book!!


Angiegirl said...

Lol. Husbands are distracting, aren't they?

I love the idea of a shelf of signed books! *plots*

Meghan said...

Amusingly, I totally thought the same thing about nonplussed! That's one of the few I got wrong from guessing. LOL.

bermudaonion said...

I love audiobooks for road trips - my hubby just tolerates them.

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

I'd love to know what you mean by "books with your name in them?" What's the story behind that?

Jen - devourer of books said...

Catching Fire is the last book I bought too (actually The Hunger Games at the same time)! I sort of forgot about it when I answered this meme, though, because I preordered it online, and I didn't buy it in a bookstore.