Monday, March 12, 2007

Meme about books!

I stole this from a friend who stole it from .... you know how that works....

Hardback or trade paperback or mass market paperback? Paperback
Bookstores: Online or brick and mortar? Brick and mortar
Barnes & Noble or Borders? Barnes and Noble
Bookmark or dog-ear? Either. If I have a bookmark I'll use it.
Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random? Random
Keep, throw away, or sell? pass it on and tell them to keep passing it on
Keep dust jacket or toss it? Keep it
Read with dust jacket or remove it? Remove it
Short story or novel? I like both but I read more novels
Collection (short stories by same author) or anthology (short stories by different authors)? Both Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket? Harry Potter
Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks? When tired or lunch hour is over, over Dr. calls me in, or get to the front of the line....
"It was a dark and stormy night" or "Once upon a time"? Once upon a time
Buy or Borrow? I am borrowing more and buying less.
New or used? Used, although I love the creaks, feel and smell of opening a new book.
Buying choice: book reviews, recommendation or browse? Mostly browse, then recommendations from friends, then reviews
Tidy ending or cliffhanger? Tidy ending
Morning reading, afternoon reading or nighttime reading? Anytime, I love curling up with a book and a cup of coffee anytime!
Stand-alone or series? Both
Favorite series? The Ya-Ya's were really good, love the Harry Potters that I've read, and as a kid I read the Little House series and loved having the same characters for so long. I tend to miss characters when I finish a good book and continue thinking and wondering about them and how they are doing.
Favorite children's book? "Are you there God, It's me Margaret" by Judy Blume
Favorite book of which nobody else has heard? "Mrs. Mike" by I don't remember, it a husband and wife team...starts with B...maybe
Favorite books read last year? "The Year of Pleasures" by Elizabeth Berg
Favorite books of all time?
Too many to list. Off the top of my head "The Shadow of the Wind", "Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya Sisterhood", "Pride and Prejudice", "Rebecca", " The Poisonwood Bible"
Least favorite book you finished last year? I don't remember. But ever..."The Chamber" by John Grisham...It was interminable!!!!
What are you reading right now? "My Sister's Keeper" by Picoult (maybe?)
What are you reading next? I don't know the stacks are pretty tall but I'm thinking maybe Shakespeare...I never read "Romeo and Juliet"


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Dixie said...

I read Mrs. Mike when I was about twelve...I remember it being very good. It's by Benedict and Nancy Freedman.