Tuesday, September 15, 2009

BBAW meme

It's all about creativity today for
I'm chatty (no!!!) so I'm going answer all of the meme questions. Because I love talking about myself :D Uh ... and books.

Do you snack while you read?

If so, favorite reading snack?
Chocolate covered pretzels, and an ice-cold Coke straight out of the fridge

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea ofwriting in books horrify you?
I haven't written in books since I was at university. It feels like vandalism to me.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
Bookmarks, or sometimes I employ my ninja memory skills and try and remember the page number. Although I don't do that very often.

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?

Hard copy or audiobooks?
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?
I don't need to read to the end of chapters, but I do need to read past any page that ends in 13

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
Not right away, no. Somehow I always end up stumbling across them in some other context that explains their meaning. The universe is taking care of my vocabulary for me.

What are you currently reading?
The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes

What is the last book you bought?
The City & The City by China Mieville

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 can read more than one book at a time. But like Jeff Goldblum said in Jurassic Park, just because you can do something doesn't mean to say you should.

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
Not really. By default I tend to read late at night because of family stuff, work etc. Luckily I'm a night owl.

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
Uhm ... Neil Gaiman, probably. I'll think of more later. OH! Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay. And Un Lun Dun by China Mieville. Everybody should read those.

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?
Organise? I don't understand the question. Uh ... I mean ... at the moment they're organised by piles.


gautami tripathy said...

Interesting book you bought!

BBAW: Reading meme

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

I do have to say I love these questions. You ninga skills... do they help you with the page numbers? I know when I try to remember the number I get all goofed up. End up rereading pages and then too far ahead. I hate when the book marker falls out and I have to guess at the memory of the page I am on. I really like the magnetic strech bookmarks that go around to the outside. I can't lose them.

Great answers.

Maree said...

gautami tripahty: thank you. I'm looking forward to reading it

Melissa: my ninja memory skills are getting shakier as I get older. My favourite bookmarks now are ones I get from my favourite secondhand bookstore: long strips of leather with beads at each end. Hard to lose!

Elena said...

Okay you have ninja skills AND you quoted the love of my life, Jeff Goldblum aka Dr. Malcolm.

You're officially forgiven for using more than 5 words ;)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Those bookmarks sound very nice. My son and I both have an attraction to bookmarks. We are always on the watch out for bookmarks, and these sound really nice. I will have to keep an eye for these to see if they may show up in our area.

Gina said...

Love the Jurassic Park "quote" and the total genius in avoiding the question of fiction or non (both...). As for looks like most of those that blog (self included) are more concerned with space to put them all!

Elizabeth said...

This cracked me up. This is my first visit to your blog, but I'll definitely be back!

Kristen said...

I love it - your ninja like memory skills!

Maree said...

Elena: Lol, thanks :D
Melissa: they're pretty, and very handy because they're so long. Have to keep them away from the cats, though
GMR: Thanks :) Space is always a problem
Elizabeth Thanks :D Yes, yes come back. :)
Kristen: hee ... thank you :D

Jodie said...

Chocolate covered pretzels sadly did not take off in the UK, they disappeared after a few blissful months, much like the peanut butter Kitkat.

Maree said...

Jodie: peanut butter kitkats didn't last long here, either. And I liked those, although I don't like peanut butter ...