A little book meme I found while tooling around the Blogsphere at Ruined By Reading…
Hardback, trade paperback or mass market paperback? The question holds my preference order..usually hardbacks only if I can get them cheaper than paperbacks
Barnes & Noble or Borders? If we’re talking brick n mortar, B&N
Bookmark or dog-ear? Bookmark for hardbacks and trades, dog eared for paperbacks.
Amazon or brick-and-mortar? Depends how bad I’m Jonesing for a new book. B&N B&M is better for the long relaxing browse. Amazon is for when I just need a quick break.
Alphabetize by author, or alphabetize by title, or random? Long ago I ordered by ISBN…can you say OCD???? Right now they’re random.
Keep, throw away, or sell? Right now I’m in keep mode. I’ve sold and swapped and donated to the library in the past
Keep dust jacket or toss it? Keep it.
Read with dust jacket or remove it? Keep it on…use the flaps as a bookmark
Short story or novel? Mostly novels. The only short story author I really dug was Ray Bradbury.
Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket? Only read the HP books.
Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks? Chapter breaks unless I absolutely cannot keep my eyes open.
“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”? “There once was a woman from Trent….”
Buy or borrow? Buy, buy, buy.
New or used? Both. We have this great used book store nearby..an old Victorian house crammed with used books..it’s awesome.
Buying choice: book reviews, recommendations, or browse? the second two. i don’t believe I’ve ever bought a book based on a review.
Tidy ending or cliffhanger? either as long as it fits.
Morning reading, afternoon reading, or nighttime reading? mostly nighttime.
Stand-alone or series? I can do either but the series has to hold up well to keep my interest.
Favorite series? HP books were good. Evanovich’s Plum series has gone downhill. The first two or three dozen of Terry Brook’s Shannara series was enough for me. The problem with series is that the structures get to be the same. Like Greeley’s books; after five or six you can predict what page certain events will take place.
Favorite children’s book? I remember being hooked on the Danny Dunn series as a kid
Favorite YA book? The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Favorite book of which nobody else has heard? Gullible’s Travels by Cash Peters; Jack Rivers & Me by Paul John Radley (actually his uncle wrote them and the kid took the credit).
Favorite books read last year? Lamb by Christopher Moore, This Book Will Save Your Life by A.M. Homes
Favorite books of all time? Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, Bird by Bird by Ann LaMott…i could go on and on
What are you reading right now? Rat Life by Todd Arnold, PostMortem by Patricia Cornwell
What are you reading next? Not a clue…got dozens on the shelf waiting for me
Favorite book to recommend to an 11-year-old? Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller (just kidding!). Wouldn’t have a clue…
Favorite book to re-read? Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead. Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon.
Do you ever smell books? That’s a really really odd question. Maybe this meme author needs…ummm…some assistance…
Do you ever read primary source documents like letters or diaries? Ugh. No.
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