Book meme, lovingly stolen from letsgokomets
.Hardback or trade paperback or mass market paperback?
Whatever, man. I have some series that I have some of the books in paperback, and some in hardcover. I don't even know if I would be able to tell the difference between a regular and mass market paperback. Amazon or brick and mortar?
Both. Honestly, Amazon only if I know specifically what I want. Barnes & Noble or Borders?
I MISS BORDERS. *sobs* B&N can suck it, they are so pretentious in there. Bookmark or dog-ear?
Bookmark. I have a collection! I don't understand dog-earring, to be perfectly honest with you; how do you know which dog ear you're on? They just keep folding back over, and it seems like it would get confusing. Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random?
I have my books organized by size and type (hardcover vs. paperback) and then kind of by genre. Makes more room on the shelves that way. Keep, throw away, or sell?
Keep, and then sell or donate. Who throws away books? Unless they're moldy or something. Keep dust jacket or toss it?
Keep! So much keep that I used to bring home dust jackets from the library when I worked there to display as 'art' on our walls. Read with dust jacket or remove it?
Depends on the book. Sometimes I end up using them as bookmarks (if the book is slim enough) but sometimes they just get in the way. Short story or novel?
Mostly novels, though when I was a teenager I read sci-fi/fantasy short story collections like it was my JOB. Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
Harry Potter! Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
Depends how interesting the book is, but mostly at chapter breaks. "It was a dark and stormy night" or "Once upon a time"?
Once upon a time. I love fairy tales. Buy or borrow?
Buy. I can never seem to remember to give back books I've borrowed, and then I keep them for years, never read them, and feel bad. The exception to this being Abby; I've devoured anything I ever borrowed from her. New or used?
Mainly used, heh. Andrew and I had to buy another bookshelf because we bought so many books at the library and church book sales. Buying choice: book reviews, recommendations, or browse?
Reviews and recommendations. I can never tell what I'm getting into just by browsing. Tidy ending or cliffhanger?
TIDY, OMFG. I abhor cliffhanger endings, and even endings that I feel are too open. This is possibly why I love the infamous HP Epilogue so much. I always want to know what happened next! Morning reading, afternoon reading, or nighttime reading?
Nighttime, though right now the answer is 'not nearly as much reading as I should be doing'. Stand-alone or series?
Both! Favorite series?
Ooh, well, I like a lot of series. Harry Potter (JK Rowling), Georgia Nicolson (Louise Rennison), and The Thief (Megan Whalen Turner) being the top three. Favorite children's book?
The Mouse who Didn't Believe in Santa Claus, by Eugene Field (though I guess this is technically a short story. I still read it every Christmas.) Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
The Fairy Godmother, by Mercedes Lackey. Favorite books read last year?
Sherlock Holmes collection (Arthur Conan Doyle) Favorite books of all time?
How can I possibly answer that? Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Thief, and Holes (Louis Sachar). Least favorite book you finished last year?
Does Frankenstein count if I didn't actually finish it? What are you reading right now?
Dark Whispers (Bruce Coville) What are you reading next?
Either Frozen Heat (Richard Castle) or The Last Hunt (Bruce Coville) Favorite book to recommend to an eleven-year-old?
Can I say The Thief again? And Harry Potter? And also anything by EL Konigsburg. Favorite book to reread?
Everything. I love re-reading books. Do you ever smell books?
Yes, I mean, not generally on purpose, but it has happened. And I can tell you, there are many books in the library that smell like ASS. Most of them are super old and the (usually leather) binding is starting to disintegrate.
Answer to last Wednesday's song: My Life, by Billy Joel. becofoz
got this one right!