Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My Bookish Habits

Hey guys! This is a meme I saw over at Yan's and Melanie's blog. I thought it was really cool, so I decided to do it...hope ya like it!

Hardback, trade paperback or mass market paperback?
PAPERBACK! I have something against Hardback! Seriously, I like trading my HCs for ARCs or PBs! I'm crazy, I know!

Barnes & Noble or Borders?
How can I choose?!? They're both awesome! I also like Books A Million...So it's a tie!

Bookmark or dog-ear?
Definitely bookmark, I hate marking my books...I have OCD when it comes to books...haha

Amazon or brick-and-mortar?
AMAZON! I'm a BIG Amazon buyer! If you want me to prove it, just ask my folks! hehe! Currently, I have nine books waiting to be checked out :-)

Alphabetize by author, or alphabetize by title, or random?
My books are categorized by my favorites or genre on my bookshelves (WHICH HAVE JUST BEEN INSTALLED!). My favorites go smack-dab in the middle, my YA fiction goes near the middle as well, my MG goes on the higher shelves, and my Adult Fiction goes to the lower shelves :-) I also catalog them onto one BIG Word document...seriously...I have A LOT of books...hehe

Keep, throw away, or sell?
I'm a big keeper and trader. I give my books in exchange for books I want more! I LOVE Bookmooch! It's my best friend! LOL! Joke!

Keep dust jacket or toss it?
I don't like hardcovers, but for those HCs that I DO have, I keep the dust jacket...OCD remember?!? LOL :-)

Read with dust jacket or remove it?
Again, I don't like HC, but I stick the dust jacket in the drawer or on my desk while I read...I find them deathly annoying when I read with them...

Short story or novel?
Novels are awesome! But I still like short stories...I'm just able to savor and appreciate the book more if it's a novel instead of an anthology. Hehe! I sound like a book connoisseur!

Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
If you asked this three or four years ago, it would've been Lemony Snicket. Now, it's Harry Potter...my taste tends to change as I get older.

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
It depends; if I'm really tired, then I don't wait for the chapter break...most of the time I do though :-)

“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?
How does, "I don't care" sound? Hehe! Joke! Clichés are just one of my many pet peeves!

Buy or borrow?
BUY! If I read a book in the library and I like it, I always buy myslef a copy :-) And besides, my library doens't have a good collection of books...they're all old releases :-( I want to change that though.

Buying choice: book reviews, recommendations, or browse?
All of the above. Everything goes into account with me. The more I blog and browse, the more I want to buy books!

Tidy ending or cliffhanger?
It depends...I'm a sucker for both :-P

Morning reading, afternoon reading, or nighttime reading?
Anytime is fine with me. I read whenever I feel like it...randomly.

Stand-alone or series?
Both. But if I like a series...then there's trouble...I have to get the entire collection!

Favorite series?
The Specialists, Teenage Alien Huntress, RoCom...too many to count! LOL!

Favorite children’s book?
Umm...I'll get back to you on this one! I forgot the title! It's the one with the two kangaroos (baby and mother) and then they argue who loves who most...it made me cry! My mom used to read it aloud to me :-)

Favorite YA book?
OMG! Why are you asking this? The answer is: *drum roll* undecided...I'm in between favorites right now! LOL!

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
Umm...does the CHERUB series count? Or Spy High?

Favorite books read last year?
Too hard to answer! I read so much!

Favorite books of all time?
Dunno...why do keep asking about favorites? I like to think of myself as objective (I think that's the word)...

What are you reading right now?
I'm reading both Strange Angels and Hacking Harvard...both are awesome so far!

What are you reading next?
I'm going to read Maine Squeeze next...

Favorite book to recommend to an 11-year-old?
How should I know? I'm not an 11 year-old anymore! Why so random?

Favorite book to re-read?
EVERYTHING I LOVE! I love to re-read books! They never cease to surprise me! EVER!

Do you ever smell books?
Always! My nose is attached to it...it can't live without the smell of books...okay, fine, I'm lying...I'm allergic to the dust the books give off...:-( but I still like smelling them...

Do you ever read primary source documents like letters or diaries?
If it's personal and addressed to me, yes. Otherwise? No.

That's it! Hope ya like my sometimes-weird answers!

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Abby September 15, 2009 at 11:31 AM  

I agree with you about the whole "favorites" thing, I can't choose favorites, especially when it comes to books!

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