Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Better a Little Than None

Ok, I am a totally useless Book Blogger Appreciation Week Blogger. Last year, I had just started blogging. This year, it just snuck up on me. Next year, I will get up to speed and get all involved. Especially if I make a short
But a reading meme...that I can do!
The suggestion to be brief in my answers..that I can not promise.

  • Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack? See image to the right. Butter is an issue while reading. Eat with right hand, turn pages with left.
  • Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? Horrify! Three words- Mini Post-it Notes
  • How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears?Dog ears belong on dogs, not books.
  • Laying the book flat open? Ok, I admit I do that, sometimes.
  • Fiction, Non-fiction, or both? 99% Fiction
  • Hard copy or audiobooks? Hard.
  • Are you a person who tends to read to the end of chapters, or are youable to put a book down at any point? End of chapter, unless Mr. Sandman overtakes me.
  • If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away? Never happens. I have a HUGE vocabulary. ;-)
  • What are you currently reading? Awww...beside the computer screen? Is that a trick question?
  • What is the last book you bought? Just ordered...let me check my Amazon history...Angel Time by Anne Rice, but it does not come out until next month.
  • Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time? One, unless I don't like the first and need a break. Or misplace the first. See last answer for "organizing" issue.
  • Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read? Free time=Read time
  • Do you prefer series books or stand alone books? Either. No need to limit oneself.
  • Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over? would depend on the recommendee. (Ok, yes, that is not a real word. I would know!)
  • How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?) Organize? Organize..hmmm..that is one word I am not familiar with. Please explain!


  1. Wonderful and fun post! Like you, I had been blogging about one month when BBAW hit last year, and this year I had great intention, but life got in the way (just starting to get back into the swing of things, and certainly don't need a whole bunch of extras ;) ), I'm with you - next year I'll make a bigger push - giveaways, daily posts, help publicize, etc.

    Love your answers - especially on the organization - I'm right there with you.


  2. Totally! (I better start now...)

  3. Heh, you're right, dog ears do belong on dogs. I am guilty of laying the book flat open though. Oops.

  4. If you figure out what organize means, would you please let me know? I asked nicely.

  5. Meghan, sadly, so am I.

    Kathy, I certainly will. But don't be too hopeful.

  6. "What are you currently reading"
    "beside the computer screen?"


    Very clever, methinks.

    Happy Wednesday!

  7. Fun answers! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who's lost, um, I mean misplaced a book I happened to be reading. If you do get someone to explain what that strange word "organize" means, please pass it on!

  8. Looks like we went to the same school of organization :)

  9. You must have known what a chignon was then. LOL! I wish I had a larger vocabulary than I do. I bought a word a day calendar hoping to do just that. The calendar is full of words my 4 year old knows or architectural vocab. ACK!

  10. My bookshelves are a disaster. And I'm at peace with it! I like my chaos.

  11. I just found your blog via Jenner's recommendation and I am so glad that I did (although I do tend to write in the books that I read for study - and you may cringe at that!)

    I look forward to following you in the future.

  12. Literate Housewife, I do happen to actually know that one! Ok, I might not have a huge vocab. (although I also admit that I am a TERRIBLE speller) but I do have a pretty large vocabulary. I thank 3 years of Latin and 3 years of Greek for that. Heavens knows, it's not good for much else.

    Molly, way in the dark, distant past of my student years, I admit I may have written in a book or two. But...I learned better....and it was a pre-Post-it age. there is no excuse now. ;-)

  13. You are so setting yourself up with the dictionary question ... but I suppose you know that. ; )

    And I'm a dog-ear person. I hope we can still be blogging buddies.

    : )

  14. Bandit will still love you, since he has two dog ears.

  15. I see where buttered popcorn could be a problem! I love those mini post-it notes too.

  16. buttered popcorn can be done, I proved it again last night.

    But yes, several of the Post-it products are a wonder. I am using these little pop up flags now (got a whole big pack of them at Sam's Club recently)...I love them as markers for good quotes or good ideas I want to come back to.

  17. There are a lot of bloggers who enjoy popcorn while they eat; I kept seeing this answer over and over again.

    I may have to give it a try tonight (with lots of napkins ... even that "light" stuff has an oily residue)

  18. remember left hand...right hand...


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