September 16, 2009

Meme, Myself, and I: Reading (Book Blogger Appreciation Week)

To go along with Book Blogger Appreciation Week, I thought I'd add my own two cents to the themed meme they provided. Enjoy.

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack? Sometimes, usually Tim Horton's Timbits when I do.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? Horrifies me. Markings are very distracting for me.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open? A bookmark. Stopped dog-earring years ago.

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both? Mostly fiction. Non-fiction tends to be humor.

Hard copy or audiobooks? Hard copies (preferably hard cover).

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? Invariably, I read to the end of a chapter.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away? I usually guess at its context.

What is the last book you bought? The latest book I purchased new is Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island.

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 try to have two books on the go.

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read? The evening's. Primetime TV kind of sucks.

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books? I am reading a lot of series, but I actually prefer a good stand alone title.

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over? Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy.

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?) Oh my, I have my books shelved by author's last name. Hard covers separate from paperbacks.


  1. The last time I had Timbits was when I worked at Timmys...almost 3 years ago. :p

    ~ Popin

  2. Ever since watching An Evening with Kevin Smith 2 (He goes to Canada on the first disk), I've wanted to try Tim Horton's. He had this whole thing about the Tim Bits, and they sound so much better than dunkin donuts.

  3. @PopinFresh - I always wondered if folks who worked at Timmy's ever got sick of the stuff.

    @onipar - I remember Kevin Smith extolling the virtues of Canadian coffee. :) Timbits are like crack ... in donut-hole form.