Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Book meme

Stolen from Katie's Book Blog!

Hardback, trade paperback or mass market paperback?
Hardcover. Paperbacks fall apart too easily and are flimsy. I like the firm cover.

Barnes & Noble or Borders?
I have never actually been to Borders. We only have a Waldenbooks around here and they barely ever have the books I want. Barnes & Noble, definitely.

Bookmark or dog-ear?
I used to dog-ear like crazy, but then I realized that it's not a very good thing to do, so now I use bookmarks :) (of course, by 'bookmarks' I do mean weird things, like notecards, sandwich receipts, hair-ties, etc.)

Amazon or brick-and-mortar?
Amazon...what's brick-and-mortar?

Alphabetize by author, or alphabetize by title, or random?
erm. well, once I get my own bookshelf, I'm hoping it'll be by author and then by series.

Keep, throw away, or sell?
Keep the ones I love, swap the ones I didn't like as much, and WHY WOULD ANYONE EVER THROW A BOOK AWAY?!?!

Keep dust jacket or toss it?
keep! I love my dust jackets <3

Read with dust jacket or remove it?
with. I know removing it would make reading easier, and I wouldn't be all distracted by having to even it out,'s shiny. And sparkly.

Short story or novel?

Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
HP! No offense to Lemony Snicket, who I'm quite convinced is just as brilliant, but, HP.

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
tired, bored, when the procrastination just gets to be too much. Depends on the book, too. If, for instance, I was reading the latest Meg Cabot book, there's no way I'd put it down. On the other hand, if I was reading some random book that I wasn't entirely into, I'd be fine with putting it down for a while regardless of where I am.

“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?
Once upon a time!

Buy or borrow?
It's gotten to be horrible, but buy. *sigh* I used to be such a borrower. When did that end?!

Buying choice: book reviews, recommendations, or browse?
usually recommendations by Amazon contribute a lot. If something's by an author I love and I've been looking forward to the release for months, it's going to be just name recognition. Book reviews help, but they aren't a huge deciding factor, they'll just determine if something gets put on my ever-growing to-read list. I'm really not a huge browser, but when I do browse, it's judging books by their covers all the way!

Tidy ending or cliffhanger?
I like cliffhangers. I do. But I prefer cliffhangers on books whose sequels are already released, as opposed to something like Airhead, where I had to wait wayyy too long to have that cliffhanger resolved.

Morning reading, afternoon reading, or nighttime reading?

Stand-alone or series?
I'm a huge series girl.

Favorite series?

Favorite children’s book?
A Bad Case of Stripes. Among many many others.

Favorite YA book?
Thirteen Reasons Why

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
Thirteen Reasons Why

Favorite books read last year?
Thirteen Reasons Why

Favorite books of all time?
Thirteen Reasons Why

What are you reading right now?
Ransom my Heart

What are you reading next?
God, please tell me it's Wintergirls.
oh, nope, it's not. It's an ARC I got from LT EarlyReviewers.

Favorite book to recommend to an 11-year-old?

Favorite book to re-read?
Still HP!

Do you ever smell books?
Yes. New books have awesome smells, old books make me want to barf.

Do you ever read primary source documents like letters or diaries?

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