Tuesday, April 10, 2007

All About Books

11:20 p.m. / 23:20

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.

What are you reading next? I have a similar problem with this question as the one above, but again, I'll share. Right now, it looks like it will be either Moo by Jane Smiley or Planet India by Mira Kamdar.


You and your India obsession. :P Not like I'm allowed to complain, since I tend to read picture books from Japan....
A friend from work recommended I read The Red Tent this summer. Heard anything about it?
I know that my mom read it a few months ago and really loved it. I think velocibadgergirl told me she read it and loved it, but you'll have to ask her to be sure.
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