Thursday, June 21, 2012

Reading quiz

I saw this today and thought it would be fun to include:

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack:   I try not to, but it happens.  Wine and cheese would be my favorite, but cookies are nice.

What is your favorite drink while reading?       Most definitely a cold glass of white wine.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?  I don’t like to see writing in books.  If I mark anything, it is with a sticky note.
How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?.  I have a drawer devoted to bookmarks and if one isn’t handy, I use a slip of paper until I can find one.  Paul leaves his books open flat which I am always amazed at.  But he knows what he’s doing (too).

Fiction, non-fiction, or both?  Fiction for sure although I’m trying to read more nonfiction lately.

Are you a person who tends to read to the end of a chapter, or can you stop anywhere?  I try to stop at the end of a chapter, or the end of a section.

Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you? I don’t throw books anywhere!

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away? I try to figure it out from the context – or I ask Paul!

What are you currently reading?  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

What is the last book you bought?  The Grapes of Wrath.  I also just placed an advance order for the latest books by Louise Penny and Jennifer Chiaverini, coming out soon.

Do you have a favourite time/place to read?  After I make dinner and before we eat, I do like to sit in the living room and read until dinnertime.  I can't get on an airplane without a book, either.

 Do you prefer series books or stand alones?   I don’t care, but it is fun to gulp up a good series.  I did that with the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear recently.

 Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over?  Louise Penny, Sue Grafton, Barbara Kingsolver, and an old saw The Land of the Burnt Thigh, about women homesteading in North Dakota.

 How do you organize your books? (by genre, title, author’s last name, etc.)  I gather books by the same author together and also have some arranged by topic.  Paul and I have “his and hers” shelves.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

interesting topic - but then you are a retired librarian aren't you?
1- I rarely snack but if I was it would be crackers or cookies
2-pomegrante white tea - iced or hot depended on weather
3- I don't mark books and now use my kindle almost exclusively
4- used to use a book mark all the time
5- fiction
6- I can stop any where but prefer end of chapters
7-never have thrown a book
8-try to figure it out from content
9-Summer of Firefly Memories by Joan Gable
10- I buy all my books - but actually get almost all freebies from Amazon for my kindle
11-I love to read any time of the day or evening
12-I love series but stand a lones are what I read most
13-I have so many favorite authors it is hard to just recommend one
14-actually books are on the shelves grouped by authors - I'm trying to organize my kindle by author groupings as well

Pat from Florida said...

Love this quiz! I don't throw books either! Never! I pre-order from favs. White wine for reading? Sure! Bookmarks? Always! I don't bend pages!!!