Preferences, what do I prefer?
Reading something frivolous? Or something serious? Generally it depends on my mood. Lately I've preferred the frivolous which requires less concentration and time, but most of the time I prefer the serious, the classics.
Paperbacks? Or hardcovers? Definitely hardcover.
Fiction? Or Nonfiction? While I enjoy both and what I read is pushed by my reading moods, I lean towards favoring fiction over nonfiction.
Poetry? Or Prose? Prose.
Biographies? Or Autobiographies? I enjoy a good biography, but I think it's always more interesting to read a book about a person by that very person.
History? Or Historical Fiction? History; though historical fiction can be fun.
Series? Or Stand-alones? Stand-alones, though series can be fun.
Classics? Or best-sellers? Classics.
Lurid, fruity prose? Or straight-forward, basic prose? Straight-forward, basic prose.
Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness? Plots!
Long books? Or Short? I like long books, if they're good and worthy of the length. Short books are good for giving me more time to read other books.
Illustrated? Or Non-illustrated? It depends on how good the illustrations are. If they're good, I enjoy a few, but long ago I learned to illustrate books in my imagination and often times it's better than any artist's drawing, especially when the author is a good story teller.
Borrowed? Or Owned? Classics I prefer to own. Best-sellers, Christie mysteries, books I'm unsure about I prefer to borrow.
New? Or Used? If it's old I love used. If it's a new publication or too expensive to buy as a great used copy, then I prefer new. ~
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