Wednesday, September 16, 2009

BBAW Celebrate Books - Wednesday Meme

Today we are supposed to answer some meme questions created at the BBAW site. Sounded fun to me so here I go:

That's me in the middle between my 2 best friends. Tiff on the left and Ann on the right. Aren't we hotties?! LOL
Just thought I would throw this in since this post is about ME

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
I try not to snack, but I do it anyway. Favorite snack....hmmm...cereal, cookies

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? I can't write in my books. I just can't do it. I even cringe at writing my name in the front.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears?
I either just remember the chapter or page. I can't dog-ear. That goes right along with writing in the book. I also can't stand it when my cover gets bent. Yikes...not good!!

Laying the book flat open?
Was this supposed to go with how I keep my page? I do this sometimes, but not often.

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
I prefer fiction, but like a good memoir

Hard copy or audiobooks?
Hard copy. I don't do audiobooks right now because my cd player is broken in the car. I also think they tend to cost too much. One more thing...I tend to start thinking about other things if I am just listening to them.

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 read to the end of the chapter if at all possible. Sometimes when I read during my lunch break at work I have to stop early and that is very hard for me.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
When I am on my Kindle I absolutely look it up right away. In a regular book I see if I can figure it out in context. If not I look it up later unless I can't understand the story without knowing right away.

What are you currently reading?
Bending Toward the Sun by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie with Rita Lurie, The Interrogative Mood by Padgett Powell. I am writing this post early and right now I am also reading Middlesex for a book club meeting on Tuesday. I kind of forgot about it so I don't know that I will get it finished.

What is the last book you bought?
I just bought several off of Amazon. I bought The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, 14 Cows for America, Because I am Furniture, and the Art of Racing In the Rain
BTW, Um, MawBooks is the reason for several of these purchases so I may have to stop reading her blog before I go completely broke. LOL

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 usually read one at a time

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
anytime anywhere, but I like it to be kind of quiet. I do read every workday on my afternoon break while my co-workers play darts. Not a quiet time, but I like it anyway.

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
I mostly read stand alone, but I can't pass up a good series

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
Recently, Melissa Foster's book Megan's Way. Very touching story of love, loss, and relationships.
I also recommend The Almost Human Series by Melanie Nowak. This is a great vampire series I read on my Kindle, but is now available in paper. I plan to review this series.

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
Organize what is that??? On my old bookshelf I put an author's books together and then just put there by size. I did separate my religious books. Currently, my only way of organizing is to put my review books in order of how they were received.


  1. Fun reading your meme!
    I so want a Kindle and one of the reasons is because you can look up words. The other reason,I think you can take notes.

  2. Books or darts? I would be reading right along with you...I am kind of dangerous when it comes to darts:) I had to perform triage on a cover I recently bent. Luckily it recovered nicely. Great can tell you have lots of fun together.

  3. Play darts? That's kind of scary! I think I would also choose books.

  4. I'm getting worried now. All these people who look up unfamiliar words. If I'm reading I'm usually reluctant to even look up at familiar people.

  5. indeed, writing in books is unacceptable. lol!

  6. Love your pic and your answers!! I also love the new additions to your blog!! It's looking fantastic! :)

  7. You're my Wednesday Pick. Having books in digital form is a way to save space.