Daily Archives: September 15, 2009

BBAW: Reading Meme

Today’s Book Blogger Appreciation Week event is a reading meme. I’m taking the approach of trying to answer each question in 5 words or less. Click above to see how other book bloggers answered.

  • Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack? chocolate
  • Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? doesn’t horrify me, don’t anyway
  • How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open? Bookmark, usually
  • Fiction, Non-fiction, or both? 95% fiction
  • Hard copy or audiobooks? 60% paper, 40% audio
  • Are you a person who tends to read to the end of chapters, or are you able to put a book down at any point? I’ve learned to stop anywhere
  • If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away? Nope.
  • What are you currently reading? A Note from an Old Acquaintance
  • What is the last book you bought? Second Honeymoon
  • Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time? Always have 2 to 4.
  • Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?  no
  • Do you prefer series books or stand alone books? both
  • Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over? Laurie R. King
  • How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?) Size then author



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BBAW: My To Be Read Shelf

My TBR shelf

My TBR shelf-- click for a bigger picture

These books are my active Too Be Read books.  There are many, many more unread books around the house that I had planned to read, and still may someday…

The one on top is the one I pulled out when I finished my last book, I haven’t started it yet.  In general, books I think I’ll be reading soon are on the left and have bookmarks.  If I’ve committed to review it, it’s on the left.  Same with upcoming book club books, once I actually have them on hand. That set is roughly sorted.  The right half is pretty random.

You can compare to this photo, from a post 3 months ago:

Book I'll be reading soon?

Book I'll be reading soon?

I’d like to say that all the books that are no longer on my shelf have been read.  Sadly, that is not the case. As it turns out, I’ve only read 4 of them.   Another 8 have been relocated to secondary locations (such as piles on my bedroom floor).  The rest are still there.

I have a closeup from early August on my Bookmarks page.  Interestingly, out of the 12 books pictured there, I’ve read 7.  Make of that what you will.

This post was for the Book Blogger Appreciation Week Show Us The TBR pile event.


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