Wednesday, September 16

BBAW Day Three Meme: Reading Habbits

I'm really late at this, but do to personal reasons, I haven't had time today to do any BBAW stuff. I'm trying to get to the interviews now, but its late and today has been a bad day for me, so sorry if I cant get to all of the memes. Some that I've read are really good, and are so similar to me. (Glad I'm not the only erm anal about books blogger out there.)

So here's this weeks meme: Today’s it’s all about the creativity.  We have this fabulous reading meme for you below and all you have to do?  Pick ONE or answer them all in as few words as possible!  Be creative, have fun, stand out!  That’s all!
Since I like to ramble, I may break the rules.... a tad...

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
I do snack sometimes, usually chocolate or no name all dressed chips. But usually I stop and break to snack. I do like to drink a coffee, tea or water or some other drink though (although there have been times when I've had to re-warm my coffee or tea several times, because I got to invested in what I was reading, and forgot it was there.)

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?

GASP! The idea absolutely horrifies me. I hate when people write in books. Especially library books! HUGE pet peeve. I dont like writing in my own books (text books were the exception) but if someone else writes in a book the OWN fine.. It bugs me, and it makes me cringe and wonder how dare a person commit such an act and graffiti all over a book. But they own it so they can destroy it. But when someone writes in a library book, it makes me want to hunt the person down and smack them with the book. Although, I once wrote in a book, but I hated the book with a firey passion. And even though it was a fictional book it was for school (Confessions of a Shopaholic........)

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears?Laying the book flat open?
 I usually use a bookmark I have a collection of them of about 30. I have a habbit of grabbing one when I buy books from the Chapters. Because I usually started reading the book at the starbucks, and clearly needed a book mark. sometimes lay it flat open.

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?  
Mainly Fiction although I do want to read more non-fiction.,

Hard copy or audiobooks?
Looks to bookshelves stacked with around 280+ books..... Hard copy. 

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?
Usually to the end of chapters. Unless I fall asleep or something distractions me. Or its a book that doesnt have chapters. Glares at Robinson Crusoe.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?

What are you currently reading?
Robinson Crusoe, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Crown of Swords.

What is the last book you bought?
I can't remember. Its been a while. I want to say Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe, The Illaid by Homer and another classical book. There was a deal at the book store..... hmmm

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 always have multiple ones on the go.

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
I like to read in my parents sun room, where they have an electrical fire place that makes the room all cozy,

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
I like both.

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
Irene Nemivosky(sp? sorry so tired), The Wheel of Time Series.... theres so much more but, I'm just so tired..... augh!)

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
Organize my fictional books by authors last name, and books by same author a sub-organized by title and/or series number. Non-Fictional books are organized by there Dewey numbers, or as close as I can get them. Most non-fictoin are just in some of the more generalized categories or a close estimation of the dewey number or one I found on LibraryThings, since I'm to lazy to figure out what the number would actually be (although good practice for me, since I'm a Library Technician)


  1. Jules you are one organized lady! UGH, I pale in comparison. I don't organize at all. I keep intending to but it always keeps getting bumped lower on my to do list.

  2. Jason read a book last year - we can't remember what it was - that had no chapters and no section breaks. It was one long thing of continuous text. That made reading very difficult.

  3. I feel much the same way as you do about writing in books. To me it is the height of disrespect to the book. I also mildly object to people folding down the corner of the page to mark their place. I have had to have several no nonsense conversations with my kids about this one. It's fine when it's their book, but I get a little upset when they do it to my books.

  4. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Okay, so I, like you, always grab a bookmark when I buy a book. I'm talking about the free, paper ones that the bookstores usually have their contact information on. I do the same thing at the library. You would think that I would have plenty of the dang things lying around. But NO! I always lose them, and end up scrambling for a scrap of paper to mark my place with when I close the book. Ridiculous.
    Anyway, I absolutely love the look of your blog! I mean, really!

  5. I'm only really organized when it comes to my books (I'm very I guess the word is "anal" about them, I hate when people mess up the order of them).

    Robinson Crusoe doesnt have chapters, or page breaks - and it kinda sucks. But I'm making due (it would be better if the book was er.... interesting)

    As long as it isn't my book, or a library book I'm sorta but not really okay with writing in the book. But don't you hate when your reading a library book and someone has written ALL over it? CRINGE! I rarely loan out books for this reason (the first reason I lent out two books 3 years ago now..... and still don't have them back).

    The free paperones at the library are nice, but because they're usually so flimsey, they end up getting lost!