Sunday, July 5, 2009

Book Preferences

Hardback or trade paperback or mass market paperback? Trade paperback, hardbacks can be very expensive.

Amazon or brick and mortar? Brick and mortar, I love browsing around shops.

Barnes & Noble or Borders? Borders, I have no idea what Barnes and Noble is.

Bookmark or dogear? Bookmark

Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random? By subject, and then books by the same author together, I cannot be bothered to be obsessive about it.

Keep, throw away, or sell? Keep

Keep dustjacket or toss it? Keep the dustjacket

Read with dustjacket or remove it? Read with the dust jacket, but get annoyed at it.

Short story or novel? Novel, though I enjoy a short story collection every now and then.

Collection (short stories by same author) or anthology (short stories by different authors)? Both, though I generally prefer a collection.

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks? Chapter breaks.

“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”? Um... both

Buy or Borrow? Both, mostly borrow as I am quite.... frugal

New or used? Both

Buying choice: book reviews, recommendation or browse? Browse

Tidy ending or cliffhanger? It must be a tidy ending, otherwise it drives me crazy

Morning reading, afternoon reading or nighttime reading? I have to limit to a time???

Stand-alone or series? Um... I love a good series, but there are many great stand alone books

Favorite series? Do I really have to name one?

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard? Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner

Favorite books read last year? Um.... so very many. I love the Red River of the North series by Lauraine Snelling, the Mitford Series by Jan Karon

Favorite books of all time? Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte, The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas, Anything by LM Montgomery, Hemingway, Louisa May Alcott.

Least favorite book you finished last year? Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards, the reviews were much exaggerated, it was a horrible book.

What are you reading right now? Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and Tender Mercies by Lauraine Snelling

What are you reading next? A Simple Way to Pray by Martin Luther and Women in the Hebrew Bible edited by Alice Bach

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