Sunday, May 5, 2013

Reading Questionnaire

This book questionnaire that Kelli found has been going around and looks like fun, so here goes.  

Do you snack while you read?  Not too often because I don't want to get food on my pages.  When I do snack, it's usually on a piece of dark chocolate or on some almonds.

What is your favorite drink while reading?  Tea or fruit juice spritzers.  

Do you tend to mark your books while you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?  I highlight passages in my Bible, but I don't normally write or mark anything in my novels. 

How do you keep your place while reading a book?  Bookmarks.  I have quite a few that I've gotten from my library and as gifts.

Are you the type of person who tends to read to the end of the chapter, or can you stop anywhere?  At the end of a chapter is my preference, but if I need to stop reading and go do something on short notice, I at least try to make sure that I end at a paragraph break or after a particularly memorable sentence.  

Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or onto the floor if the author irritates you?  No, but I have been known to scowl at pages and/or roll my eyes.  

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you look it up right away?  Only if it's especially cool-sounding, then I want to know its definition so that I can use it in my own writing.  I also look up words more readily when I'm reading on my Kindle, because it makes it so easy.  

What are you currently reading?  True Devotion by Dee Henderson.

What is the last book you bought?  The Chicago Manual of Style.  I spent a lot more on it than I usually do on books, but it should be a really useful tool as I try to make my way in the editorial business.  Besides that, it's really pretty.

Do you have a favorite time/place to read?  I like reading in the evenings the most because it kind of winds me down for the day.  It's also kind of a rule of mine to read at least a chapter right before I go to sleep.  As for where, mostly on my bed, but outside on the porch swing or on the hood of a car is nice, too.

Do you prefer series books or stand alones?  Mostly series, but the problem is that when I read the first book, I feel bad if I don't finish the rest, so starting one is like a commitment for me.  In this respect, stand-alones give me more "freedom", so that can be a good thing.  

Is there specific book you find yourself recommending over and over?  Not particularly.  I like to make recommendations according to what the person I'm talking to already likes, so it depends. 

How do you organize your books?  I used to have them all in alphabetical order by author's last name, but since then my library has expanded and I no longer have that option.  Currently they're kinda-sorta arranged by genre.  Translation: they're in there in whatever ways they happen to fit.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah I did this. It's a fun post idea! Nice! :)