Friday, October 23, 2009

Books Books Books

I love reading and if we had a bigger place I would have more books. I have I don't know how many at mom's which will probably stay there unless someone comes over here with them. I wish we had more space for books, but unless we want to be sitting on them instead of the couch its not happening (see I wouldn't have a problem sitting on the books, but I think other people might be afraid the tower of books they are sitting on would fall over and its not a good thing when guest need to be rushed to A&E with a bump on the head)

Decided to fill out this little meme type thing that I saw over at Jenaveve's blog :)

Do you snack while you read? If so, favourite reading snack?
I use to, big sweet tooth. but now not so much.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read them, or does the idea of writing on your books horrify you?
If its mine I sometimes mark it, especially if its an interesting part. If its a library book no, seen enough library books vandalised to not want to mark them (in what world is it funny to draw a penis in the margins of a book on knitting?)

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog ears? Leaving the book open flat?

usually a bookmark, but business cards work too. my actual library card works too if nothing else is around.

Fiction, Non-Fiction or both?
hmm usually fiction, but love reading about ancient history

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?
If I fall asleep its where ever the book falls (often on my feet if I'm sitting on the floor with a loud thud). I try to read to the end of a chapter just so I'm not lost next time I read the book.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
sometimes. usually I can figure out any word I don't know by the words around it.

What are you currently reading?

um nothing right now....oh no wait started The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton the other day

What is the last book you bought?
We are broke so the library is our friend :D but it was Labyrinth for 50p from the charity shop.

Are you the type of person who can only read one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time?
Usually I have about 3 books going at once,  one for the living room, one for bed and one for school.

Do you prefer series or stand alone books?
Both as long as the series doesn't go on forever (hmm Wheel of Time springs to mind...too long)

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
no actually. If I've read a good book I will tell someone, but usually only when someone asks. I might think a book or author is great but someone else might think they are crap :p

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
where ever they will fit on the shelf :p


Serena said...

Being a bookaholic myself, I loved reading this particular meme. You answered a question for me too as, a couple of weeks ago, I was telling Michelle about a fantasy book series that came out years ago and it seemed to attract a huge following. I couldn't remember the name of the series but 'Wheel Of Time' was it....thanks!

kaslkaos said...

I'm a one book at a time gal, at least when it's fiction. Big plastic paper clips make great bookmarks, they are the only ones I don't lose. And oddly enough, having never seen a penis scribbled into a book margin, it strikes me as funny.

Michelle Eaton said...

I love reading too, but only in the last couple of years. Before that I hated reading for some reason.

It was great reading this meme.

2paw said...

Oh yes, The Wheel of Time, I started reading it but lost the will to live eventually!!! I really enjoyed reading your answers: I like to read to the end of chapters too. I am lucky to have a house so I have 17 bookcases and about 20 boxes at the top of the pantry. I shall probably never unpack them!! I have my favourite books near me, but I use the 'wherever they fit' method as well!!!

Jennifer Rose said...

michelle- hopefully you do the meme on your blog :)

2paw, *steals a bookcase*;p even though the books are in boxes, you know they are there in case you run out of things to read :) the wheel of time started out so promising and now its pretty boring :/