BBAW – Book Meme

Continuing with the program of the Book Bloggers Appreciation Week – today everyone is answering these questions. So here goes:

*Edit – whoops, I didn’t notice that I was supposed to answer in as few words as possible…oh well*

Do you snack while you read?

Yes.  Sometimes to the point where if I have a particularly tasty snack, I wander around my house looking for a good book to read with it.  When I get like that, I can’t eat unless I’m reading.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
I cannot bear to write in a book.  Even to correct mistakes, as I often see done in library books.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
I  used to lay books on their faces, but this horrifies my husband.  Now I’ve just developed a knack for finding the right place by flipping through.

Hard copy or audiobooks?
I like listening to audiobooks while I’m doing creative work.  Otherwise its the standard old paper book.

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?
Not always my choice. “Maaashaaa DINNERS READY NOW”. Or “Oops. Lights out. You can go on reading in the dark if you like” 😀

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

What are you currently reading?
Just finished “Stargazer” by Jan van Tonder – also known as “Roepman” in its Afrikaans version.  Awesome.

Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time?
If the book is  disturbing or upsetting, I will take a break from it by reading a more comforting book. I particularly don’t like reading intense books just before I go to sleep.

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
I dislike long series – more than four is stretching it for me.  But of course it depends on the book.

How do you organize your books?
By how fond I am of them?  By how odd they are?

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bluestockingbb
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 19:24:10

    I didn’t follow the 5 word thing either. I didn’t see. My Reading Meme

  2. Masha
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 19:29:54

    Oh well at least I’m not alone 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: