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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Reading Meme

I saw this somewhere and I just thought I'd try it. I actually had done it before, but I decided to do it again with much better answers.

Hardback, trade paperback or mass market paperback?
I actually prefer trade paperbacks. They're much easier to handle and read, and also to carry on the go.

Barnes & Noble or Borders?
Barnes & Noble!!!

Bookmark or dog-ear?
Normally, a book mark. But lately, on books I don't love too much, I will dog ear. I've become much more lenient with this.

Amazon or brick-and-mortar?
A little bit of both, although I prefer brick-and-mortar slightly because seeing a book first hand before I buy it assures me if I want it or not.

Alphabetize by author, or alphabetize by title, or random?
I USED to alphabetize by author, and then once my books started numbering in the 200s and 300s, I stopped. Now I just put them together in a way that looks nice.

Keep, throw away, or sell?
I prefer to keep my books. They each have some sentimental value.

Keep dust jacket or toss it?
I don't understand why anyone on this earth would throw away a dust jacket... They're so pretty.

Read with dust jacket or remove it?
Remove it. I hate having it get messed up or in the way. I actually have a rack where I put them while I'm reading.

Short story or novel?
Novels, usually. But I do enjoy the occasional anthology. They can be nice for those short attention-span days.

Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
Harry Potter, because he just rules. Seriously.

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
Chapter breaks. I feel so... incomplete when I stop randomly. Although there are times when one must stop in the MIDDLE of the most important scene because one's teacher starts talking. Grrarl.

“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?
How about "Once upon a time, on a dark and stormy night..." That sounds much better.

Buy or borrow?
BUYBUYBUYBUYBUYBUY!! I HATE borrowing, and my friends can attest to that. My books need to be MINE.

Buying choice: book reviews, recommendations, or browse?
Whatever strikes my fancy at the moment. Usually browsing, although I do like to read reviews before I buy a book.

Tidy ending or cliffhanger?
Whichever doesn't make me want to hurl the book at the wall.

Morning reading, afternoon reading, or nighttime reading?
Usually late, LATE night reading, around 2am-5am. But whenever I have time, really. Which also means in the five minutes between classes and whenever my teachers aren't paying attention.

Stand-alone or series?
Both. I enjoy any book, as long as it's good. And if it's an exceptionally good book, I like series because the story doesn't have to end for a little while longer.

Favorite series?
Well, this is really a toss up between Mortal Instruments and the Morganville Vampires. Right now, I'd have to say the Morganville Vampires series. Totally amazing.

Favorite children’s book?
Goodnight Moon. HANDS DOWN.

Favorite YA book?
Glass Houses by Rachel Caine.

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
To Catch a Pirate by Jade Parker.

Favorite books read last year?
I really can't remember.

Favorite books of all time?
The Phantom of the Opera.

What are you reading right now?
My Soul to Take.

What are you reading next?
Most likely Clockwork Angel.

Favorite book to recommend to an 11-year-old?
11? Um... Kissed By an Angel.

Favorite book to re-read?
I don't reread often. So I don't really have an answer for this.

Do you ever smell books?
All the time. ALL THE TIME. I've actually been caught in B&N by the staff. They look at me weird.

Do you ever read primary source documents like letters or diaries?
Not really, no.

Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews?
None, because I give all books (except ones for school) a fair chance. I read it, I like it, or I don't. simple.

If you could bring three characters to life for a social event (afternoon tea, a night of clubbing, perhaps a world cruise), who would they be and what would the event be?
Jace, from Mortal Instruments. And Sin from Swoon, because then it would be a hot guy party. And Gabriel from Blood and Chocolate.

(Borrowing shamelessly from the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde): you are told you can’t die until you read the most boring novel on the planet. While this immortality is great for awhile, eventually you realize it’s past time to die. Which book would you expect to get you a nice grave?
Timothy of the Cay. (RIP.)

Come on, we’ve all been there. Which book have you pretended, or at least hinted, that you’ve read, when in fact you’ve been nowhere near it?
I pretended to have finished reading Envy by Anna Godbersen for awhile, when in fact I had a good 200 pages left.

As an addition to the last question, has there been a book that you really thought you had read, only to realise when you read a review about it/go to ‘reread’ it that you haven’t? Which book?
Not really, because I know when I've read a book or not.

You’re interviewing for the post of Official Book Advisor to some VIP (who’s not a big reader). What’s the first book you’d recommend and why? (If you feel like you’d have to know the person, go ahead and personalize the VIP.)
Kissed by an Angel, because it's so heartbreakingly real that ANYONE can love it.

A good fairy comes and grants you one wish: you will have perfect reading comprehension in the foreign language of your choice. Which language do you go with?
French, because that's my class this year!

A mischievious fairy comes and says that you must choose one book that you will reread once a year for the rest of your life (you can read other books as well). Which book would you pick?
Blood and Chocolate.

That good fairy is back for one final visit. Now, she’s granting you your dream library! Describe it. Is everything leatherbound? Is it full of first edition hardcovers? Pristine trade paperbacks? Perhaps a few favourite authors have inscribed their works? Go ahead—let your imagination run free.
If I explained it to you, we'd be sitting here for days.
See, I TOLD you that you couldn't always trust the schedule. Today was supposed to be my break day. But oh well, this was fun.

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