Book Meme

May 17, 2009

book love
Projekt 52 – Woche 17 – Book Love

I found this book meme at Sushi for Lunch and decided to fill it out since I love books so much.

Hardback, trade paperback or mass market paperback? Hardback! I have both hardbacks and paperbacks but I’ve always liked the heft of hardbacks myself.

Barnes & Noble or Borders? Barnes & Noble. The atmosphere feels more cozy as opposed to Borders, where I can never find what I want anyway.

Bookmark or dog-ear? Bookmark, unless I don’t have one handy. I tend to use post-it notes because they stick to the pages. I’ve lost so many other bookmarks because they fell out. :/

Amazon or brick-and-mortar? Brick-and-mortar. I like to be able to pick up the book and read the back or the dust jacket. I like to feel the book and smell the pages. Plus I’m a visual person so I sometimes do judge a book by it’s cover. lol

Alphabetize by author, or alphabetize by title, or random? I keep books by the same author together, but other than that my shelves are in no particular order. Mostly by what I read and reread the most.

Keep, throw away, or sell? Keep! Unless the book was really disappointing, then I’ll donate it. But that has rarely happened.

Keep dust jacket or toss it? Keep it. Unless it’s just in the way. If I always have the book out I’ll throw it away because they always get ripped up.

Read with dust jacket or remove it? Remove it while reading. I’ve messed up so many dust jackets until I started doing this.

Short story or novel? Novel, the pay off just seems better. But if the author does a really great job I may read a short story or two.

Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket? Harry Potter. I’ve never actually tried to read Lemony Snicket though.

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks? I try to make it to the end of the chapter if at all possible.

“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”? Neither. :/

Buy or borrow? Buy! Why would I want to give it back?

New or used? Either. As long as the used doesn’t have writing in it I’m fine.

Buying choice: book reviews, recommendations, or browse? I prefer to browse to get new books but sometimes I’ll go with a recommendation if it’s from someone who knows what I like.

Tidy ending or cliffhanger? Either if fine with me. I’m equal opportunity.

Morning reading, afternoon reading, or nighttime reading? Anytime reading. Who cares what time it is? Although I tend to read more at time just because of my schedule.

Stand-alone or series? I do both. The series has to be really good though and not start to suck after the first few books. I really hate that.

Favorite series? Any of the trilogies from Nora Roberts

Favorite children’s book? My ‘Roald Dahl Treasury’

Favorite YA book? Anything from L.J Smith

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard? ‘Privilege of the Sword’ by Ellen Kushner. I’m sure others have read it but no one I know has, so I guess it counts. 😀

Favorite books read last year? There are so many! I guess the ‘Twilight’ series.

Favorite books of all time? ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking Glass’ by Lewis Carroll. Always a good read.

What are you reading right now? ‘Perfect Fifths’ by Megan McCafferty

What are you reading next? ‘White Witch, Black Curse’ by Kim Harrison

Favorite book to recommend to an 11-year-old? ‘Spindle’s End’ by Robin McKinley. It’s a great remake of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ that I really enjoy even today.

Favorite book to re-read? ‘Alice’s Adventures…’ Something about it just keeps bringing me back.

Do you ever smell books? Of course! They smell wonderful and always make me feel better.

Do you ever read primary source documents like letters or diaries? Usually just for research purposes. But I should do it more often.


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