Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Me and My Reading Habits
First, I wanted to explain why I changed my blog name (and my handle on Twitter-now is @truebookaddict). My url is http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com/ This had many people thinking that the title of my blog is (was) The True Book Addict...also, there is another book blog out there titled Book Addict. So I have officially changed my title to "The True Book Addict" and, as I explain in my About Me section, this does not mean that I am the only "True" book addict around, but that I'm "True" to books! I hope the change does not confuse anyone.
Now, on to the meme fun!
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of
writing in books horrify you?
I will not write in books. I don't even write in my textbooks! If I feel I need to make notes, I use paper or notecards.
How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
A bookmark is an absolute necessity! I collect them actually (and I just won four more in Bibliofreak's prize pack of the day!).
Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
I actually like both, but I probably read more fiction.
Hard copy or audiobooks?
I do both...I listen to audiobooks in my car. Usually I listen to the audiobook if I've already read the 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?
I like to read to the end of the chapter, but if I'm in a time crunch, I stop wherever I am in the book.
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
Not usually. I might write it down and look it up later.
What are you currently reading?
Frankenstein, 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs, Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane, listening to Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice on audio.
What is the last book you bought?
I bought a TON at my monthly used book sale on Saturday (see previous blog post, In My Mailbox). The last new book I bought was Family Business by Brett Williams.
Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can
you read more than one at a time?
I'm usually reading at least two at a time.
Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
I mostly read at night since I'm a night owl, usually sitting on the couch. I also like to read in the car while waiting to pick up my sons at school. I never leave the house without a book!
Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
I'm going to say stand alone only because I never read a series one right after the other...I take breaks between. There are some series I really like though.
Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
Anne Rice books, especially Queen of the Damned, The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, Stephen King, The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
I have 1400+ fiction that I organize by author. My non-fiction is organized by subject and my Christmas books (of which I have many) are in a class by themselves!
Thanks to BBAW for this wonderful meme and for a great week of book blogging!
Congratulations to all the winners!