18 June 2012

Reading Habits?

So I've done many things such as this in the past, but I wondered if some time having gone by if my answers would be different. I snagged this meme after a couple of stops over at some friendly blogs and decided to do it myself. If you do the same, please link back so I can read your answers!

Do you snack while you read? If so, favourite reading snack:
I don't usually snack, but if I do it's more of a finger food. I can sometimes get antsy when I read because I'm a runner and usually moving around, so I'll have something to to keep myself occupied with.

What is your favourite drink while reading?
Most recently, wine coolers. Once a week I have a wine cooler that will last me several hours and gets me through a lot of reading. But more often than not it's either coffee, tea (Earl Grey), or just water.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
I have never written in my books, although for some reason I find used books that have already been written in slightly interesting. I prefer post-it notes.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
Bookmark, usually, although I have yet to find a bookmark I can get used to. More often than not, though, it's just whatever I randomly grab when I need to mark the page. I cannot stand, at all, dog-earring pages. When I get a library book that has been dog-eared I flip out and rant on to myself. Same goes for lying them flat, it makes the spines weak.

Fiction, non-fiction, or both?
More fiction than non-fiction, but  both. I love learning about something that interests me, and books are the first sources I go to. But fiction is probably more my favorite.

Are you a person who tends to read to the end of a chapter, or can you stop anywhere?
I would prefer to end at a chapter but stuff happens so I end up in the middle of chapters a lot of times.

Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you?
I have this habit of closing the book, wrapping my hands around it, and throttling it. I've never thrown one though, surprisingly. I'm most likely to do this if one of my favorite characters is killed. Something that happens A LOT.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away?
Not all the time, but I'm a word nut so I love looking things up. Since downloading a dictionary app on my iPod, though, I always look words up. It's like crack to me.

What are you currently reading?
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. Almost done!

What is the last book you bought?
I bought a good collection from Amazon the other day. I'm most excited about the Cassandra Clare book and Angelfall, :)

Are you the type of person that reads one book at a time, or can you read more than one?
I usually read more than one at a time but recently it's just been the one. I might take up reading classics alongside my currently reading, though.

Do you have a favourite time/place to read?
I prefer reading when I'm alone, so that means either in the car if I'm with the family, plugged into headphones, or at my computer. My problem is I haven't found a place I'm most comfortable reading. The search is still ongoing to find someplace comfortable, non-distracting, and relaxing enough to read in.

Do you prefer series books or stand alones?
Series! At the end of every book that does not have a sequel I feel this sense of loss. I fall in love with characters so easily and to know I'll never see them again kills me. For this reason I also have issues reading the last book in a series.

Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over?
Oh yes. At times an author or a book has struck me with such emotion I need to tell people about it. Thankfully after years of doing so I've been able to recommend books to people and they almost always love the book and thank me.

How do you organize your books? (by genre, title, author's last name, etc.)
Right now there's a very lose system going on in the First National Library of Becca. My books are put on certain shelves according to genre, so classic, young adult, fiction, and so on... And then they are put together as a series. I also have sub-sections for arcs, memoirs, non-fiction, etc... It might not be perfect, but I know where they are!


  1. Oh, dear. You and I are pretty opposite as readers. :D Great meme!

  2. Hi! You asked us to link our posts if we do this meme. Here's mine:



  3. I found your blog through Jillian. What's a delight. Like you, I find that books and Earl Grey go quite well together. :)

    Here are my responses to these fun questions:


  4. I found your questions through Jillian's blog too. Here are my answers:



  5. Fun! Here's mine: http://ireadthatonce.blogspot.com/2012/06/reading-habits.html

  6. Hello,

    I found your meme over at Jillian's blog, thought it would be fun to do so here are my answers: http://hauntingserenade.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/reading-habits/

  7. I found you via Jillian's blog and had a go here are my answers

  8. Thank you for the meme, also found it through Jillian's blog, here are my answers.

  9. My answers are @
    I did link back to your post.

  10. Interesting questions. It was enjoyable to compare answers. Thanks. Here are mine: http://severalfourmany.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/reading-habits/


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