Nikki (nakeisha) wrote,

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Ooh, a book meme

caffyolay will do this, I'm sure (if she hasn't done so already).

Snaffled from honeybearbee

Hardback, trade paperback or mass market paperback?

Barnes & Noble or Borders?
Neither - I live in the UK.

Bookmark or dog-ear?
Bookmark of course. I hate it when people turn down the corners of pages *shudder*

Amazon or brick and mortar?
Mainly Amazon.

Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random?
Actually, by genre; then within each author by date of publication - especially in the case of a series of books, or books about the same characters, even if they don't actually follow on from one another.

Keep, throw away or sell?
Mostly keep. In fact I feel very let down if I read a book that isn't a keeper. But for non-keep books, sell if possible or pass on to charity shops.

Keep dust jacket or toss it?
Keep, of course.

Read with dust jacket or remove it?
Mostly I keep it on. It depends on the thickness of the book really.

Short story or novel?
Mainly novels. But some short stories.

Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
Harry Potter. (I actually don't know the other one).

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
Usually at chapter breaks. However, if I have to stop because time is getting on, I can actually do so mid-paragraph.

"It was a dark and stormy night" or "Once upon a time"?

Buy or borrow?

New or used?
Mostly new. But used if I can't get new, especially if I'm trying to get all the books by the same author in one particular format, i.e. hard back or paper back. I hate to mix and match within authors.

Buying choice: book reviews, recommendations or browse?
Mostly browse, or simply buy because I know the author. Sometimes by recommendation.

Tidy ending or cliffhanger?
Tidy endings. I hate cliffhangers.

Morning reading, afternoon reading, night-time reading?
Morning with tea in bed; evening when I go to bed.

Stand-alone or series?

Favourite series?
Harry Potter. The Dalgliesh books. Enid Blyton's xxxx Of Adventure series.

Favourite children's book?
Enid Blyton's xxxx Of Adventure Although I guess that strictly speaking one should count Harry Potter as a children's book, well it is, but . . .

Favourite YA book?
(ETA Ah, thanks to several people I now know this is 'Young Adult' (a new one on me *wonders what is wrong with actually using the term 'Young Adult'*).
Er . . . Pass I can't think of any to be honest. Unless we go for good old Harry Potter again.

Favourite book of which nobody else has heard?
Er . . . Pass.

Favourite books read last year?
Too many to actually have a favourite.

Favourite books of all time?
Too many to actually have a favourite.

Least favourite book finished last year?
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.

What are you reading right now?
Highland Fling by Katie Fforde

What are you reading next?
I haven't decided. But it will almost certainly be a detective/crime/mystery book.

Favourite book to recommend to an eleven-year old?
Harry Potter.

Favourite book to reread?
I am a huge re-reader, so this is another 'too many to choose from'.

Do you ever smell books?
Yes. (And sometimes I wish I hadn't :-( I used to work in a library, I'm sure fellow librarians will understand what I mean!)

Do you ever read Primary source documents?
I have done in the past.

Tags: !memes/quizes, books

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