Do you snack while you read? Not really….but I do enjoy a cup of tea every now and then
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? I constantly mark in my books: underline – circle – asterisk – notes in the margin. When I finish reading it it is truly mine (a la Mortimer Adler’s essay, How to Mark a Book.)
How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Well, since I already write in the book, I go ahead and dog ear the pages too (don’t hate me — please)
Laying the book flat open? Yes, I find it difficult to read otherwise
Fiction, Non-fiction, or both? Both, but I lean toward fiction
Hard copy or audiobooks? Hard copy used to be my exclusive format (trade paperback preferred), but I am really trying to work on becoming an audio learner.
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? Since I am rather structured, I like to stop at end of the chapter, but life does not always allow for that
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away? If I read on my Kindle, absolutely. Otherwise I make note and look up at another time.
What are you currently reading? I just finished The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley; just started The Suspicions of Mr. Wichler by Kate Summerscale
What is the last book you bought? Dog Gone It by Spencer Quinn
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 only read one novel at a time – but I do like reading short stories or a non-fiction book along with my novel for variety.
Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read? I read any time I have free time. I enjoy reading in my book nook
Do you prefer series books or stand alone books? I have really only read stand alones up until now but I am looking forward to trying some cozy mystery sequels.
Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over? No, although I do find myself recommending thriller/suspense novels more than anything (besides books on dogs, that is)
How do you organize your books? I organize by genre – and then within the genre try to organize by author’s last name.,
Well, I didn’t exactly keep it to the 5 word minimum, but for me, those are pretty concise answers. So how do we compare – and – How do we differ in our reading styles?or’s last name, etc.?)