Monday, March 19, 2007

A Bookish Meme

Since my life is going through some upheaval that I'm just not quite comfortable posting about yet, here is some non-content.

Hardback or trade paperback or mass market paperback? I like mass market paperbacks because I'm hell on books. I can take them everywhere, break the spines, and if they wear out, just buy a new one.

Amazon or brick and mortar? We only have Barnes & Noble in the area, so I'm a big Amazon fan unless I drive 30 miles to the nearest used bookshop.

Barnes & Noble or Borders? B&N - no Borders in the area. I only go in when I have time to kill or need stationery rightthissecond.

Bookmark or dog ear? Dog ear, and I get yelled at for it constantly. My husband comes from a long line of librarians.

Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random? Random. I try to stick things by one author all together but that doesn't always work.

Keep, throw away, or sell? Keep keep keep keep keep. We just had to buy a fifth bookshelf...

Keep dust jacket or toss it? Keep, but it gets taken off when I read.

Read with dust jacket or remove it? See above.

Short story or novel? I like novels.

Collection (short stories by same author) or anthology: Collections by my favorite authors, and anthologies by others..

Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket? Harry Potter.

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks? Chapter breaks, or I get hella lost. Or I stay up all night.

“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”? “The night was sultry.” Once Upon a Time

Buy or Borrow? Buy.

New or used? I really do love both.

Buying choice: book reviews, recommendation or browse? I just grab things that look interesting, unless I'm looking for something specific.

Tidy ending or cliffhanger? Cliffhanger.

Morning reading, afternoon reading or nighttime reading? Nighttime :D

Stand-alone or series? Hmmm. Tough. I'm not too picky.

Favorite series? Pern. Flame me all you want, I know it's trash with bad science and worse characters, but I love it.

Favorite children’s book? Blueberries for Sal

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard? Gosh, that's a tough one. I don't venture off the beaten path as much as I should.

Favorite books read last year? The Truth About the Mommy Wars, The Red Tent

Favorite books of all time? Anything that's an escape.

Least favorite book you finished last year? If it sucks, I stop reading. (yeah, that)

What are you reading right now? The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, and the Elric of Melnibone saga.

What are you reading next? Dunno, might try some Mercedes Lackey.


karrie said...

I hope you're ok, Heather.

I love Miriam Peskowitz. Everyone should read her book!

Kat said...

I tagged you for a new Meme. It's one that is kind of cool