Monday, June 07, 2010

meme for Day 7 - busy

Day 6 - Prince of Persia and sundry Sunday things....

from Ruminations a meme for Holiday Monday...

Do you snack while reading? Yes. usually something small and not messy to be lifted from a bowl so I don't have to pay attention to the action.

What is your favourite drink while reading? Tea.

Do you tend to mark your books while you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? I have trouble marking books. I simply don't see it as something i can do as they possibly won't always be mine.

How do you keep your place? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book open flat? I use what is handy, a bookmark if I have one, receipt for the book, shopping list etc.

Fiction, non-fiction or both? Both, mainly fiction.

Do you tend to read to the end of a chapter or can you stop anywhere? End of the next chapter.. can't stop easily.

Least favourite way of stopping? interruption i.e. not my choice to stop.

Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you? I only ever threw one book, and that was because it was a perfect story up until the last chapter. The author let you have full control of what you wanted to make from the story and then, he explained! in the last chapter, virtually ruining the entire story, well for me anyway. I felt I didn't need it explained.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away? No I usually just guess from the surrounding words the meaning. If it really bothers me I will have a look later. (in Fiction. In non-fiction I have the dictionary beside me.)

What are you currently reading? Makers - Cory Doctorow, The girl who played with fire - Stieg Larsson and a few more and Blogs, lots of blogs.

What is the last book you bought?
$5 special from the newsagent on Saturday - "Hidden Power" by Judith Cutler

Do you have a favourite time/place to read? in the morning.

Do you prefer series books or stand-alones? no preference.

Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over? I read a lot, and only recommend if asked. I unfortunately have a terrible memory for authors and proper titles. I remember the stories and my experience when reading. Can't recommend if you can't remember what it is called.
As a classic science fiction reader, I probably 'talk about' the short stories of Ray Bradbury, "There will come soft rains", or "Flowers for Algenon" by Daniel Keyes and "Yesterday was Monday" by Theodore Sturgeon. (online search as aid to memory here:-). I do remember recommending "I Robot" (Asimov) recently, however forgot to tell them it was short stories.

How do you organize your books (by genre, title, author’s last name, etc.)? fiction by Author...non fiction by where I place it on the shelf (or more rightly, where it fits on the shelf), no oganization.

Barbara’s additional question: background noise or silence?
Depends what I am doing, usually quiet hum of household if concentrating.

Egads! this has taken me longer then I wanted it to take...bye.


Penny said...

this is a good meme and I'm going to do it too ;)

Anonymous said...

Ooh, what was the book you threw?

Kalgrl said...

The Body by Richard Sapir. The author also has a quote I like.

Time has a wonderful way of weeding out the trivial.