Wednesday, September 16, 2009

BBAW Meme Day


BBAW has this fun reading meme for the day. And it’s all about brevity (which we all know I don’t do very often). I’m going to try my best to answer each of these in just a few words. Feel free to play along!
  • Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack? I usually don't snack when reading (I need both hands), the most I can handle is bottled water or a cup of tea (even that is a challenge).
  • Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? Honestly, I would not mind writing in my books if I were to keep them, but PBS frowns upon swapping books with writing in them, so I use sticky notes instead.
  • How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open? Sticky notes would be my answer once again.
  • Fiction, Non-fiction, or both? Both, I need variety.
  • Hard copy or audio books? Both; I always have one of each going at the same time.
    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? It depends, I've been known to do both.
  • If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away? I use to always have a dictionary at my side. Now, I just write the words down on the above mentioned sticky notes and look them up later.
  • What are you currently reading? Day After Night; Anita Diamant
  • What is the last book you bought? Several but, I'll just mention: Mudbound; Hiliary Jordan.
  • 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 (3) books at a time. Print book, audio for the car, and a different audio on my IPOD.
  • Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read? Anytime. On the deck in nice weather, or in my reading loft most other times.
  • Do you prefer series books or stand alone books? Usually stand-alones.
  • Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over? Favorite books: The Help; Stockett. Authors: I always talk about: Thrity Umrigar; Chris Bohjallian; Wally Lamb, Anita Shreve, Jodi Picoult, and Lisa See over and over again.
  • How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?) HUH???? How would I manage that without going insane with 600+ unread books??

24 comments:

  1. Hi Diane, fun meme today! I have given you an award so please stop by when you get a chance. Have a great week and happy reading!

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  2. I know-"organize by author's last name" etc?
    Who has time for that? lol

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  3. I cannot snack while reading either. I need two hands and if I try to enjoy a beverage at the same time, it usually ends up on the book (which I cannot stand).

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  4. I love to read about reading. Great answers! The reading loft sounds awesome!

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  5. Ohh I would love my very own reading loft, too! How lucky you!

    And 600+ UNread books?? I'd never manage either! Fortunately have only less than a hundred, and trying(!) to whittle down to even less.. about 20 at the most! You think it's possible? :D

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  6. I'm always losing my pad of sticky notes...or maybe they're stolen by ferrets. I still need to read both THE HELP and MUDBOUND, myself.

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  7. I don't snack either. And like you, I am an 'anytime' type of person. Pretty much whenever I have spare time.

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  8. I have never read Hiliary Jordan...sticky notes,clever idea..
    here are mine:
    http://sumanam.wordpress.com/2009/09/17/you-and-your-reading-habits-bbawreading-meme/

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  9. I loved The Help too, but have never read Wally Lamb...There is also no way I could write in books!

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  10. I totally understand about the organization - I try but have too many books in my tbr pile.

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  11. Reading these things is so much fun! Thanks for posting! I really need to get to my homework...

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  12. There is nothing like curling up with a good book and a cup of hot tea! I can't eat while I read either.
    Mudbound has been on my PBS wish list forever. I'll be looking forward to your review :)

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  13. I'm glad to know you've got even more books than I do! I don't know how you can keep track of 3 books at a time.

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  14. Great answers! I knew there was something else I meant to do today...I forgot about the BBAW meme. not sure if I'll get to it at this point in the evening, but you've inspired me!

    Sue

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  15. Reading loft? Is that as delightful as it sounds? I think I might need one.

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  16. That was fun to get to know your book habits...I use sticky notes too!!! but I eat and drink while reading!!

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  17. I love Wally Lamb and Jodi Picoult too. Lamb just came out with a new book and i can't wait to read it!

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  18. Wait ... you have a reading loft! How cool!!!!

    Reading all these memes has been a blast.

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  19. I'm thinking I should buy stock in sticky notes. :-D

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  20. I enjoyed reading your answers! I'm one of those nerdy organizers who has everything alphabetized. :) Even more nerdy is that it's one of my favorite ways to kill some time.

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  21. You have a reading loft?! I think that deserves a photo for us all to gaze in good-natured envy!

    I have heard such great things about The Help that I am going to suggest it as a book club suggestion once it comes out in paperback.

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  22. You have a reading loft! How cool is that?

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