Friday, May 14, 2010

Yes, it's my turn to divulge my very secret reading habits.

So, I've seen this at a ton of places, but most recently at The Undercover Book Lover! Here goes.

Do you snack while you read? If so, favourite reading snack:

It totally depends. If I'm really hungry, nothing can stop me! Over the years I've cultivated expert skills in multitasking while reading- my only serious fail moment was when 'Kensuke's Kingdom' fell apart in the bath and I had to dry out about forty pages and stick them back together.

What is your favourite drink while reading?
I don't think it changes particularly when I'm reading, so probably just water or mint tea straight from the garden :)

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
I'll mark them in pencil, but usually only if I'm trying to find a piece for a LAMDA verse and prose exam. Otherwise... I never feel the need to.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
Dog ears. I know that makes me a terrible person, but c'mon, it's my book and I'm not someone who's obsessed with keeping it pretty.

Fiction, non-fiction, or both?
Fiction for the win! I like science-y non fiction, but I can't stand autobiographies and memoirs.

Are you a person who tends to read to the end of a chapter, or can you stop anywhere?

Chapters? Hah. I stop reading at the end of the book. No, but seriously, if I'm going to class or something (which is common) I have to stop reading wherever or my teachers would probably start threatening me with sharp things.

Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you?
Nope. I make unamused noises, but I'm not athletic enough to actually bother throwing the thing. The only book of mine that happened to was 'Breaking Dawn'. (My friend chucked it off a bunk bed when she got to the whole Jacob/Nessie imprinting fiasco. *shudder*)

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

If I'm by my laptop, yup. If not... eh, I'll probably forget about it.

What are you currently reading?
'Warrior Daughter' by Janet Paisley. Although I'm only two pages in!

What is the last book you bought?
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (awesomeness! Check out my review here)

Are you the type of person that reads one book at a time, or can you read more than one?
I try not to, but I can out of necessity, and I generally have something science related on for school. (If you don't live in England, this is probably an unfamiliar concept, but here we have to read around our subject for writing personal statements and interviews for university. I personally find it fun- gives me lots of sci-fi story ideas!)

Do you have a favourite time/place to read?
In bed, before I go to sleep! :) But generally, I don't have a favorite time or place- just a favorite book!

Do you prefer series books or stand alones?
I probably find myself getting into series a lot more, but my favorite books are a healthy mixture of both! Stand alones are great for a fast fix but a series is more prone to spark obsession. ;)

Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over?
In general? Carpe Diem, by Autumn Cornwell, and pretty much everything by Tamora Pierce! More recently I've been telling everyone I know about 'The Clearing' by Heather Davis and the Vampire Academy series. On the science side? Mutants, by Armand Marie Leroi. The pictures were incredibly gruesome at times, but the science was fascinating.

How do you organize your books? (by genre, title, author's last name, etc.)
I love how it's assumed that I organize. My mom would get a kick out of answering that question.

If you've done this, post links in the comments- I want to see what you said! :)



  1. Haha! You don't organize your bookshelf? And OMG...YOU dog-ear your books? Holy crap! That's a crime in my book! Joke =) My dad does it all the time to HIS books...That's why I don't let him near mine =))) dad and I always have the dog-ear or not argument =))) Nice to know more about you =)

  2. It's a terrible character trait... and I do hate it if my covers get bent or folded, but the dog ears don't bother me so much. And I'm too disorganized to keep bookmarks around! :)


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