I completely missed the Book Blogger Appreciation Week memo this year. I couldn’t figure out why people were appreciating me yesterday.
But when I realized it was BBAW, I headed over to the website to see what was happening and stumbled upon this list of questions for those partnerless in the interview swap. Figured I’d play.
Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack? Not usually. But I love a cup of tea with a book.
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? I don’t mark my books but that is more out of laziness. If I like a quote, I usually note the page in a note on my phone so I can find it again come review-writing time.
How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Whatever handy “bookmark” I can find. Usually a library receipt.
Fiction, Non-fiction, or both? Fiction, generally.
Hard copy or audiobooks? Both!
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 can put a book down mid-sentence. Which is handy now that I have a baby.
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away? Usually. Yay, smartphones.
What are you currently reading? Print = Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate; Audio = Messenger of Truth by Jaqueline Winspear; Ebook = Gone Girl
What is the last book you bought? A bedtime book for Evan. For myself? Probably Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready. I haven’t been buying books lately.
Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time? See my answer to what I am currently reading.
Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read? I love reading on weekend mornings. But that’s a thing of the past for now.
Do you prefer series books or stand alone books? I appreciate both.
Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over? It goes in phases for me. I’ll recommend one book to everyone for awhile.
How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?) By genre. Within fiction, by author’s country.
yay smartphones, is right. I love to star words I look up and if I am really organized, I will add them to my goodreads status updates. Enjoy Gone Girl and HAPPY BBAW!
I also tend to have more than 1 book going at a time, and right now, I think it’s about 5. And as for looking up words, I do that too. I think that you could always infer the meaning from the way the sentence is structured, but I just get that curious itch and have to know what a word means!
I can put a book down mid-sentence as well. It is a critical skill if you have kids…not only babies but even as they get older, when they want an answer, they usually won’t wait. They employ that “Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom!” thing every 2.5 seconds. I did sign up (impulsively) for a swap interview, then ended up having to do it half-crocked at SIBA. Not sure if I’ll get to anything else this year. Shit happens.
It’s tea for me too! And, yes, being able to stop mid-sentence and start later is essential when you’re constantly in demand. Unless I escape for my lunch break, I know that my reading hour will be interrupted at any moment :(.
All this book organization stuff has me feeling insecure. And you’ll get a chance to read on weekend mornings again … don’t fret and enjoy the little guy while he’s still little.