Bookish Meme

This is a meme that has been floating around book blogs. I’ve seen it a couple of times, but this is the first time I’ve had a chance to sit down and spend time on it. I got this from Jessica at Cover to Cover. Check her answers out too!

Hardback, trade paperback or mass market paperback?
I am normally a mass market paperback kind of girl. I am currently reading a library hardback that I got at a book sale at Empire Books. They always have rows and rows of library books. One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell was one of 10 I got for $30 one day. Great deal, but I like paperbacks better because they fit into my purse easier. I hate to leave without a book. You never know when you are going to need one!

Waterstones, Borders or Amazon?
Am I dumb? I’ve never heard of Waterstones lol. I am a Borders girl. That’s where I get most of my books, but I also shop on Amazon. I can normally find good condition books for great prices there. But most of my books are impulse buys. I hate to leave the bookstore empty handed 🙂

Bookmark or dog-ear?
Can’t believe this is even a question. If I’m going to spend time writing a blog about books, do you really think I dog-ear? Yeah freaking right. My dad actually got me a really cool bookmark from Key West earlier this year. It’s got a magnet on it, you put it on either side of the page you are reading and it doesn’t fall out when your book flops around your purse! That reminds me to put that on my present list next time he goes! I could use a couple more.

Alphabetize by author, alphabetize by title or random?
All of my read books are alphabetizedby author. I am very OCD and as soon as I finish a book, it goes on my finished shelf. My to be read shelf on the other hand is just random. If I put them in ABC order, I’ll feel like I should read them in that order and I like to have options.

Keep, throw away or sell?
People throw away books? That is a sin 🙂 I am a major keeper, but I’m getting better. I have a few books that I know I’ll never read again and I’m starting to use them as giveaways on my blog. Yes, I know it’s rude to only give away the ones I don’t like, but remember the saying, one man’s trash, another man’s treasure. Someone, somewhere will love the books I didn’t.

Keep dust jacket or toss it?
I normally keep, but had to throw one away over the weekend because it was at my moms and I think the cat threw up on it. I am hoping that’s what it was anyway.

Read with dust jacket or remove it?
It depends on where I’m reading and where I got the book. Library book dust jackets don’t come off. But if it’s one I bought, I will normally take it off if I’m carrying it in my purse so it’s not ruined.

Short story or novel?
I’m a novel kind of girl. I’ve only read a couple of short stories books and I liked them, but I love novels because I love getting close to characters.

Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
I have never read Lemony Snicket. I have heard great things though. I am a Harry girl all the way. Love the books, love the movies, love EVERYTHING about it!

Buy or Borrow?
I’m a buyer. I love to have them in my possession and know they are mine. I don’t buy expensive shoes and clothes, I spend my money on books. The one book I have borrowed in the past year, I ended up going out and buying because I loved it so much.

Buying choice: book reviews, recommendations, or browse?
I do a little bit of all of these. Most recently I’ve been reading other reviews, but I’m a big browser. Much like Jessica’s answer before mine, I like books with pretty colors. I have a HUGE list on of books I want, but it got so big, I can’t sort through it. I found all of them by browsing the store and their website.

Tidy ending or cliffhanger?
Since I like series’, I like a cliffhanger. I love knowing there’s more to come.

Morning reading, afternoon reading, or nighttime reading?
Most of my reading gets done at night. I sit in my bed for an hour or two and read until I can’t keep my eyes open anymore. During the fall and spring, I spend a lot of time on my porch reading and enjoying the weather. I like to read any second I get a chance though. On the weekends, it’s hard to pull me away.

Stand-alone or series?
I love me some series. I’ve read all but one Stephanie Plum book, I am loving the Poseur series, I asked for the Sookie Stackhouse series for my birthday, I got the first two in the Wicked series (not the spin off of Wizard of Oz, but I’ve read those too), and I just bought the first in The Luxe series. Need I say more?

Favorite Series?
Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich without a doubt!

Favorite children’s book? 
Pat the Bunny.  I had this when I was teeny tiny and absolutely loved it. It’s a touchy feely kind og book. I recently got another copy of it and my fiance reads it to me all the time!

Favorite YA book?
I am getting more and more into the YA books everyday. I read Zombie Blondes and really liked it, but I think the Twilight series, which first turned me to YA, is still my fave.

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
I have a few I don’t know if others have read. True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle was a great one when I was in grade school. I still have it actually. I also really liked Invisible Monsters  by Chuck Palahniuk. It was crazy, but kept me reading.

Favorite books read last year?
I am going to have to hands down go with Jane Eyre. It was the book that got my blogging. I absolutely loved it. No other book I’ve read holds a candle to it.

Favorite book to re-read?
I have not re-read any books, but plan on re-reading my Harry Potter books, probably the Twilight books and definitely The Historian. Great Halloween read.

Do you ever smell books?
Not a lot, I always think of Rory Gilmore giving a tour of Yale to a Chilton student and smelling books in the library and Logan catching her (yes, I know every scene from every episode of Gilmore Girls).

Do you ever read primary source documents like letters or diaries?
I consider reading blogs primary sources. I do like reading diaries. I found a diary in my moms house. It’s old but I don’t remember how old. I think diaries are intriguing. My mom got Mikey a book by Ronald Regan. He kept a diary every day he was in office and they put it together. It’s just a small paragraph a day, but it was super cool to see he wrote about Robert C. Byrd within the first few pages of the book.

What are you reading right now?
One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell.

What are you reading next?
Either The Luxe by Anna Godbersen or Wicked: Witch and Curse by Nancy Holder. I hope Wicked comes in the mail by the time I’m done with the one I’m reading now.



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3 responses to “Bookish Meme

  1. Check this out. It is a biography of my father supplemented throughout with primary source documents.

    The History Man

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