Monday, April 27, 2009

The 30 Question Book Meme

Instead of doing my Monday Muse meme, I decided to this instead. I saw The 30 Question Book Meme on several blogs, but I'm not sure who started it. Enjoy guys...

1. Hardback, trade paperback or mass market paperback?
I like hardback better because it lasts longer and when getting books at libraries, hardcover is always in better condition. The only downfall about hardcover is that it's twice as expensive.

2. Barnes & Noble or Borders?
I've only been in a Borders twice. Yeah, it's called living in a rural area. The closest chain bookstore is Hastings and that's an hour away. The closest Barns & Nobles is two hrs., and the nearest Borders is four hrs. I like Borders because it feels airy and makes you 
want to buy every book you see. (Sneaky, huh?) Barns & Nobles is more professional or business-like. I usually go strait to the bargain shelves and hardly ever buy a thing from the YA section. I take one look at the prices and freak out. I usually order my books from Amazon, but I wish I could just pick them up at a bookstore. See how picky I am? 

3. Bookmark or dog-ear?
Oh, gosh I could never bend m
y book's pages! I ALWAYS use a bookmark.

4. Amazon or brick and mortar?
Amazon, but like I said before, if there was a bookstore close, I might buy from a bookstore more often.

5. Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random?
Neither. I sort my books by genre or personal interest.

6. Keep, throw away, or sell?
NOOOO! Step away from that trash can! The bookmobile takes their old books down to the post office and I save them from being thrown out. And I must agree with one book blogger, "One Reader's Trash is Another Reader's Treasure".

7. Keep dust jacket or toss it?
When I was little I hated book covers until I realized it kept the wear off. Sometimes if the book cover gets in the way I will take it off, but that cover's there for a reason.

8. Read with dust jacket or remove it?
Already covered that. (Get it!)

9. Short story or novel?
Both. Though I prefer a novel, I will reading short stories. That's all I have in World Literature!

10. Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
Ugh. Neither. I rea
d one Snicket book when I was twelve and talk about weird. (No hard feelings Snicket lovers)
I personally think Lemony Snicket has a warped mind. As for Harry Potter, I've never even touched. Not kidding either. I don't like witches, wizards, dragons, or freaky elevators. I'm also wary of pinstripes now thanks to Snicket. 

11. Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
I never want to stop reading but my eyes only allow me so much. I usually stop during chapter breaks.

12. “It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?"
Um, not exa
ctly sure what this means but if it's something like comedies vs. tragedies I'd say a "happily ever after".

13. Buy or borrow?
I would love to buy books 24/7 but it seems there's a hole in my money pocket, so I borrow more than I buy.

14. New or used?
I like new, but used is just fine with me. 

15. Buying choice: book reviews, recommendations, or browse?
Even though I like to beware of all the "good" books, I also like to browse. Most of how I pick out my books are either through recommendations or personal interests.

16. Tidy ending or cliffhanger?
Tidy endings are good, but in order to steal my heart away I'd have to say end a book with a meaningful cliffhanger or give the reader something to think about.

17. Morning reading, afternoon reading, or nighttime reading?
I'm a night owl and I prefer to do most my reading at night.

18. Stand-alone or series?
I like stand-alone titles because I don't like to get into a series that has like twenty some odd books.
But I will make exceptions, just so long as there's approx. 3 to 4 books in the series.

19. Favorite series?
So far either Shenandoah Sisters by Michael Philips, The Door Within Trilogy by Wayne T. Batson, or Notes From a Spinning Planet series by Melody Carlson

20. Favorite children’s book?
My cousin (who
 loves books also) bought me a Strega Nona story book. I still love that thing to death. I also (still) love Beatrix Potter's tales. My favorite story is "The Tale of Samuel Whiskers" and "Ginger & Pickles". 

21. Favorite YA book?
Yikes! Can't pick. But my favorite genre is historical fiction and/or chick lit.

22. Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
The Ancient Ocean Blues by Jack Mitchell-this book needs more publicity! It was so entertaining!

23. Favorite books read last year?
A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson.

24. Favorite books of all time?
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis, need I say more?

25. What are you reading right now?
Love Rules by Dandi D. Mackall 

26. What are you reading next?
Hmmm maybe I'll go with Escape by Sea by L.S Lawrence.

27. Favorite book to recommend to an eleven-year-old?
Read the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I can't imagine not growing up without them.

28. Favorite book to reread?
My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Willis Holt, The Ancient Ocean Blues by Jack Mitchell, Isle of Swords by Wayne T. Batson.

29. Do you ever smell books?
Do I dare admit it? Yes, I do. I love the new book smell.

30. Do you ever read Primary source documents, like diaries or letters?

I'm a Dear America junkee, yes!

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1 comment:

Silvia said...

I loved The Chronicles of Narnia too.
You have a present at my blog!

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