Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Book Meme!!!

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
I don't, really, because I often read in bed!  :D

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? I've done it in the past, but as a rule I often don't.  This may be because I get most of my books from the library.  Also, I'm becoming very aware of the amount of STUFF I have in my house, and now I read books with an eye towards donating them either to the library, or thrift store, or a church book sale. Oh, also the campground where my husband works has a book shelf/lending library where we take our books as well. 

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Book marks.  A local Nursing home makes them and gives them away for free at the library.  Also, the old Catholic standby bookmark:  Holy Cards!!!  Check out some cool ones here

Laying the book flat open?
In the large scheme of things, this is a rather tiny pet peeve of mine, but nevertheless, still a pet peeve. That's what bookmarks are for.  And holy cards.

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both? Both, but I think I come down on the side of fiction. I especially enjoy mysteries, history, historical fiction and biographies.

Hard copy or audiobooks? Hard copy. I like audiobooks, but I haven't used them in a while.  They're great for a car, but I have to make sure I pay attention to where I'm going!

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?  Depends. Sometimes I read to the end of chapters, but often I read to the point where I realize I'm not understanding what I'm reading and/or I am falling asleep and then I give up.
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away? Not usually. Normally I try to ascertain what it means by contextual clues.

What are you currently reading? Saint Anthony, by Madeline Pecora Nugent, Let Go by Sheila Walsh, The Merchant's Partner by Michael Jecks, The Clothes on Their Backs by Linda Grant, Bathe Seven Times by Mother Nadine, and Kissed by the Angels by Sophie Martin-Canning.

What is the last book you bought? The Merchant's Partner by Michael Jecks, Bathe Seven Times by Mother Nadine, The Way of a Pilgrim and The Pilgrim Continues His Way by Helen Bacovcin, The Jesus Prayer by Sjogren, Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales, The Confessions of St. Augustine by St. Augustine, Saving Grace by Patricia Gaffney.  (Ok, I bought a bag of books at a sale for $5.) 

Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time?  As you may be able to tell from the list above, these days, I often read more than one book at a time! 

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read? Normally I read in bed before I go to sleep. 

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books? Either is fine.  I like series books.  The first series books I really enjoyed as an adult were "The Cat Who..." series by Lilian Jackson Braun.

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over? 
I often go back to Lilian Jackson Braun.  Her books are a great escape into a world where the main character inherits a fortune from someone who is not related to him, turns the management of the money over to professionals and writes part time while solving mysteries...oh, and owns 2 Siamese cats.  What a dream!

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)  I usually organize them by size on the shelf. 

If you read this, you are tagged.  Leave me a message so I can go read your book answers.  :D

Note:  Picture by Robert Sloan.  Check out his website, How to Create Five Minute Art.


TACParent said...

I could never read that many books at one time! You are amazing.

Dymphna said...

It helps to like books and have ADD! :D

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