Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Day 9: Meme from day 7

CW's meme from day 6/7 via normblog  

Yeah yeah, I'm slow...

Do you snack while reading? Sometimes.  I like to read while eating my lunch.  Mostly I don't though. Unless I'm having a cuppa as well. Or some chips have made their way into the house.

What is your favourite drink while reading? I don't really have a fav drink - whatever I feel like at the time.

Do you tend to mark your books while you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?*Shudder* can't write in books.  Sacrilege!

How do you keep your place? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book open flat? Bookmark mostly - a bit of paper, shopping list, receipt.  I never dog ear, but confess to laying the book face down and open.

Fiction, non-fiction or both? Both, but definitely more fiction.

Do you tend to read to the end of a chapter or can you stop anywhere? Anywhere.

Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you? No. 

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away? No, I get the meaning from context.  Having said that, I haven't come across any words I didn't know in a long time.

What are you currently reading? Tu by Patricia Grace.  It is good.

What is the last book you bought? Walter the farting dog by William Kotzwinkle. (A birthday present for a 5 year old).

Do you have a favourite time/place to read? I read a lot in bed or in my armchair by the fire.

Do you prefer series books or stand-alones? No preference. I just need to read.  I read the cereal box at breakfast even.

Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over? It really depends who is asking.  There is no point me recommending some authors to my MIL for example because I know she wouldn't read them ever.

How do you organize your books (by genre, title, author’s last name, etc.)? I need more bookshelves.  At present the fiction ones are organised by author and size and the non-fiction is mostly by subject but we're limited in shelf size so some bits are higglety-pigglety.

Barbara’s additional question: background noise or silence? I just read.  Though if the conversation is interesting enough I'll stop reading.  I can tune out pretty much anything.


  1. i love to mark in books! i participated in a book group once where we marked up a book and then mailed it to the next girl, who marked it in another color, and it came back to us after a few rounds. you would have hated it!

  2. lol at Suzannah's comment. I could imagine the look on your face if you got a book back in rainbow colours lol. I can stop reading anywhere and I use anything as a bookmark, bus tickets, enevelopes etc. Who throws a book though? Thats just odd.

  3. thanx for doing the meme i love reading everyones answers.

  4. Lol - I also will read the cereal box if necessary! And I also "need" to read

  5. Haha, we have VERY similar reading habits, Penny.

    I am ALWAYS reading. If I run out of something to read I'll read the back of boxes in the pantry etc.

    I can't bring myself to dog ear a book to mark my place. Dad drummed into us as kids that it was a big no-no.

    What really gives me the heebie jeebies is people who write in library books. Not just non-fiction either. Oh no! I've had novels where a previous reader has scribbled narrations all through the book. Unbelievable!