Reading Habits

I saw this meme on two blogs recently and thought I’d take a stab at it.

Do you snack while you read? If so, favourite reading snack:
It depends on the time of day and where I am while reading. Lately, I’ve been eating a lot of steamed edamame or fruit while reading. (And dark chocolate covered bananas.)

What is your favourite drink while reading?
Coffee in the mornings and Diet Mt Dew the rest of the day.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
I totally write in books! That’s the beauty of buying them…you can do whatever you want when you own it. (Of course I don’t write in library books!)

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
All of the above. Also, sometimes I just remember the page number or chapter, but my memory sucks so this is rare.

Fiction, non-fiction, or both?
Both.

Are you a person who tends to read to the end of a chapter, or can you stop anywhere?
I can stop anywhere. I always go back a little when I start reading again so where I stop isn’t all that important.

Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you?
No…I find that throwing a book is more damaging to it than writing in it. ;)

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away?
If I’m reading on an electronic device…yes. If I’m reading a physical book, then it depends on the context and how close my phone is to my person.

What are you currently reading?
Talulla Rising by Glen Duncan and listening to The Passage by Justin Cronin.

What is the last book you bought?
I bought four last week…Leviathan Wakes & Caliban’s War by James SA Corey, The Passage by Justin Cronin, and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. (Totally bought the last two so Jesse would finally read them.)

Do you have a favourite time/place to read?
By the pool or in our non-dining room.

Do you prefer series books or stand-alones?
Tricky question. Lately I’ve been really irritated with all of the series books that have been published, so I’m far more interested in stand-alones these days.

Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over?
These Is My Words by Nancy Turner. I recommend it to everyone…romance fans, historical fiction fans, fans of books, people that live in Arizona or on Earth.

How do you organize your books? (by genre, title, author’s last name, etc.)
As of this moment, our books are not organized…at all. But before this period of disorganization, I was a fan of author’s last name for fiction and Dewey for non-fiction.

Now everyone else should answer these questions!

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