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17 March 2012 @ 10:13 pm
Stole'd from zeugma

Not usually. It wasn't until I started working that I actually managed to read and eat at the same time. Though college broke me in some, though those were textbooks, I didn't care about Cheeto finger prints as much.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?

I hate marking in books. I don't care if others do (pre-highlighted text books saved my junior year, btw), but the most you are going to find in my books is a dash next to a line and the tiniest dog ear to direct me to the page.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears?

Bookmark. I will dog ear (see above), but I'm very fastidious about using my fingernail to uncrease it, and have no qualms about using a scrap of anything nearby as a book mark. For a month and three books, my book mark with the torn off back flap from a granola bar wrapper. Yeah.

Laying the book flat open?

Am I opposed to it? Is that how I hold a place? Occasionally for a minute and the little child is no where nearby. I lose enough pages with a bookmark.

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?

Fiction all the way. I will read Dewey decimaled books that read like fiction though. ;) I was on a real-life animal story kick last year.

Hard copy or audio books?

Hard copy. The only audio book I have ever heard was MacBeth in 11th grade when they were trying to get us to understand Shakespeare. It would likely have worked if I had not already read it in 7th grade and preformed a scene from it.

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 can put the book down at any time. If I'm reading for fun and just need to stop in order to do something else, I'll go to the end of a chapter, but if I need to get to work and stop, I'll finish the page and stop.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?

No. I've always relied on my context clues and therefore drove my teachers crazy because I could always guess pretty close. It likely made me cocky. Much of my K-12 schooling did. :/

What is the last book you bought?

The Hunger Games. lol Prior to that, I preordered Wind Through the Keyhole, #4.5 in the Dark Tower series by Stephen King

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 used to read up to four books at a time because I simply couldn't wait to start a new book. It hurt my mom's brain. Nowadays I read one at a time.

Do you have a favourite time of day and/or place to read?

By default I read on my lunch break at work. I also read when Luke is playing in the kiddie pool and at a playground at a restaurant.

Do you prefer series books or stand-alone books?

I prefer series because I know I don't have to scramble and pray that I pick something decent at the library. Dark Tower is Dark Tower. Stand-alones, I only have the author's previous work to base on, IF I've read something they've written. I don't mind stand-alones though. There is less waiting. :)

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?

I recommend The Dark Tower series a LOT. Harry Dresden. Uh, if someone is looking for something light and fluffy, Stephanie Plum. I have had to tell people to read Harry Potter. It was not a recommendation. It was a command.

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)

Genre, then author's last name, then title unless its a series, then its in order of that (prequels in the correct order, not matter the publication date).

Luke is reading! I need to get a video of it, its very cute. Its slightly amusing that when I suggest he read something, he denies that he can. I have to remind him to try to sound things out and then he remembers that he has learned such things. I think this book is giving him a lot of confidence. It has a lot of simple words (Sam, Pam, Will and Jill)and large print and sight words (Luke now knows said, and, they and the thanks to this book) but still tells a cute story about four alligator friends who want to go sledding on a snow day, but realize that they have school. Then lo and behold, they are the principals and they cancel school so they can go play. I like it. :D Which is good because I have a feeling we will be reading it a lot now that he knows his own power. lol
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(Anonymous) on March 20th, 2012 04:13 am (UTC)
3 points
stephen king=orgasms...i still hate u for getting me into the dresden files :P, and next point = the last point but for stephanie plum. do you KNOW how many people ive recommended that series to? in another note, how was one for the money?