Tuesday, April 10, 2007
All About Books
This book meme (I do not like that word!) is quite stolen from velocibadgergirl who did it back in March. She stole it from someone else, so it seems less than likely she'll mind.
Hardback or trade paperback or mass market paperback? I think I own mostly trade paperbacks, but I have a lot of mass market paperbacks and really quite a few hardbacks, too. I'm not outrageously picky about the format. Has anyone else noticed that mass market paperbacks are becoming less common?
Amazon or brick and mortar? brick and mortar, mostly
Barnes & Noble or Borders? Barnes & Noble, but sometimes Borders or Books-A-Million, or anywhere with books, really. Target actually has really good prices on books.
Bookmark or dogear? bookmark or nothing at all
Alphabetise by author, or by title, or random? My fiction books are alphabetized by author, then title, but my non-fiction is vaguely arranged by type / subject.
Keep, throw away or sell? Mostly keep, but some are given away. I never, ever throw away books!
Keep dust jacket or toss it? Usually, I keep it.
Read with dust jacket on or remove it? Take it off!
Short story or novel? novel
Collection of short stories or anthology? I'm not sure I'm clear on the difference, other than "anthology" says "BIG" to me.
Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket? Harry Potter
Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks? I prefer to stop at a chapter break, but you know we can't always get what we want.
"It was a dark and stormy night" or "Once upon a time"? I'm with Snoopy on this one-- It was a dark and stormy night!
Buy or borrow? I buy too often, but I do borrow from the library all the time too.
Buying choice: book reviews, recommendation or browse? All of the above.
Morning, afternoon or nighttime reading? anytime
Favourite series? Hmm... When I was younger, it was Beverly Cleary's Ramona books. Now I like the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling and the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich. I have some favorite picture book... serieses? seri? Anyway, I like the Olivia books by Ian Falconer and the sheep books by Nancy Shaw. The pigeon books by Mo Willems are pretty good too.
Favourite children’s book? Just one? Can't be done.
Favourite book of which no-one has heard? I'm not sure I have a favorite book no one has heard of, but one of my favorites that not everyone has heard of is The Solace of Leaving Early by Haven Kimmel.
Favourite books read last year? click here, then scroll down just a little bit
Least favourite book finished last year? I'm not sure I have a least favorite from last year... I guess maybe Wedding Season by Darcy Cosper
What are you reading now? Somehow I've developed this thing about not wanting to blog about what I'm reading until I'm finished, but I guess for the sake of this questionnaire I'll tell you what I'm reading.
- Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found by Suketu Mehta
- Untouchables: My Family's Triumphant Journey Out of the Caste System in Modern India by Narendra Jadhav
- Bad Bridesmaid: Bachelorette Brawls and Taffeta Tantrums: Tales From the Front Lines by Siri Agrell