Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Liesel's Reading Habits

Liesel's Reading Habits

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?

Depends what time of day it is! As soon as I wake up, and when I go to bed I will read for a while and obviously won't be eating anything then. But when I read during the day I do snack - right now it are raspberries Also Goij berries are quite addictive!

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
It horrifies me! My books are sacred!

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
My family and friends always give me bookmarks which I love, but I always lose them and up sticking any piece of paper I can find in the book to keep my place.

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
Mainly fiction, although I have been reading a lot of non-fiction books about cancer lately

Hard copy or audiobooks?
Text. I do have one audiobook which I love to listen to while travelling long distances.

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 try NOT to read till the end of the chapter because the last paragraph of then end of the chapter always makes me want to read further! (does that make sense?) So I usually stop at the end of a paragraph. That is, if it's a fiction book. Non-fiction I will read till the end of the chapter.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
Most of time, if I can't garther out of the sentence what they mean. If I don't look it up straight away it will bug me to no end!

What are you currently reading?
This is really bad but I'm reading three books right now!

Baby Love by Catherine Anderson, The Victoria Secret's Catalog Never Stops Coming by Jennie Nash and The Bad Beekeepers Club by Bill Turnball

What is the last book you bought?
The Seven Dials Mystery and Murder Is Easy, both by Agatha Christie

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 can read more then one book at a time. One for every mood

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
When I wake up in the morning, before I go to sleep at night and outside in the garden when the weather is hot.

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
Both. Most books I read are stand alone but sometimes I like it when a character turns up again in later books

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
Being a detective fan I would recommened Agatha Christie! She is a master in creating murder mysteries where you can never guess 'who done it' and has some great and surprising twists!

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
By colour and then by author! I love how a whole row of yellow/blue/pink book covers look nicely organised on my book shelves.

I know, I'm a geek

Love, Liesel