Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Book Blogger Appreciation Week

If you follow any book blogs at all then it is very likely you already know this week is Book Blogger Appreciation Week.

From the various blogs I follow it's clear everyone has a different idea of how to celebrate. Some are posting interviews with bloggers, others are posting book or reading related memes, some have book give-aways, and others just a variety of details about themselves or the book blogging world.

After thinking it over I've decided to post two BBAW related posts. The first, today, is a meme I found over at My Thoughts Exactly entitled: 5 Words or Less, which I can tell you already I will turn into a 15 Words or Less Meme. The second post is set for Friday and will include a short list of book blogs I follow and why I think they're so great, so be sure to come back and check it out.

And now without further adieu... here is my 5 Words or Less meme...

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
Not on a regular basis. If I do it might be apples and cheddar cheese.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
No! I do jot down quotes in my Book of Books.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears?Bookmarks, post-its, tissues even!Laying the book flat open?
Bookmarks, Kleenex, or random scraps of paper.

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
I like both, but have been on a fiction binge for sometime.

Hard copy or Audio Books?
Hard copy. Audio Books are great for long car rides, but I haven't had any of late.

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 do both, but prefer to stop at the end of a chapter.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
Depends. If the book is too hard to set down I wait.

What are you currently reading?
Check out my Shelfari shelf:

What is the last book you bought?
The Real Mother Goose with Pictures by Blanche Fisher Wright

Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time?
I have more than one book going at a time, but can only read one at a time. :)

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
It depends, usually stand alone books, unless it's a great story plot.

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
There are three: Elizabeth Gaskell and Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Maud Hart Lovelace.

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
I'm such a nerd, they're by genre (i.e. fiction vs. non fiction) and then author's last name.

What about you? Leave a comment and link to your own 5 Words or Less meme. And Happy Book Blogger Appreciation Week!

If you're interested in learning more feel free to click on the Meme label to see other Memes I've posted about books, me and my reading habits.


Alyce said...

I loved your answer about reading one book at a time. :) I also organize my books by genre and author's last name - it's part of the fun!

Maw Books said...

I just had to leave a comment and say yay for apples and cheddar cheese! Yum. One of my favorite snacks too.