Tuesday, July 10, 2012

She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.

I was planning on posting a bashing-of-Ashley-Wilkes today (an Ashley Bashley? Ugh, no), but I've been so busy with writing for this blog tour that I haven't had the time to devote to it.  So I'm going to cop out a little and do this fun tag I saw on Abby's and Jillian's blogs.  The Ashley post will be along... eventually.  When I get to it.  In the meantime, keep an eye on the blog tour link list on the right, and watch out for a review of The Young Victoria later this week (hopefully)!

Do you snack while you read? If so, favourite reading snack:
I don't often snack while I read, but I like to have pretzels or fruit if I do.

What is your favourite drink while reading?
Lemonade, but tea is really good too.  It depends on the weather. Right now lemonade sounds good.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
I began marking in books when I took a British Literature course in tenth grade that encouraged me to do so (horrors!). Once I'd begun, it was hard to break the habit.  :D

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
Flat open, bad me.

Fiction, non-fiction, or both? 
Both, but primarily fiction.

Are you a person who tends to read to the end of a chapter, or can you stop anywhere?
I can stop anywhere, but I prefer to read to the end of a chapter.

Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you?
Heehee.  I suppose I might be, but I don't think I've actually done it.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away?
Um... no.  I'm lazy and tend to try and figure it out from the context.  I know, I know, horrid dictionary skills.  Shameful.

What are you currently reading? 
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [first re-read], Sewing and Collecting Vintage Fashions by some person who probably knows what she's talking about, Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery [fifth or sixth re-read] and I'm about to begin a biography of Elizabeth the First.

What is the last book you bought? 

To Kill a Mockingbird, a used hardcover, for one dollar and fifty cents.  I buy my books cheap.

This is actually what my copy looks like
Except the title is a wee bit different.
But this edited title completely cracked me up.

Do you have a favourite time/place to read? 
When the city goes to bed, then I can live inside my head. [instrumental interlude]
Erm, ahem, actually I don't really have a favorite time or place.  I just read whenever, wherever.  Although it's fun to read in bed, just before going to sleep.  *note to self: actually get off the computer in time to do that tonight.*

Do you prefer series books or stand alones? 
I used to read almost nothing but series books (when I was in fourth and fifth grade) but now I usually prefer stand alones.

Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over? 
Actually, there's this one woman who wrote several novels set in the Regency era... her name's Jane something... have you heard of her?  Your library might have one or two of her books.  Look her up.

How do you organize your books? (by genre, title, author’s last name, etc.) 
I put them on the shelf wherever, wait for my sister's exasperated ERRMMMMM, and step back and watch gleefully while she reorganizes the entire bookcase.
She really does plan how the books are supposed to go in the bookcase, but I do try to put them back in the right place. No, really, I do. :D


Kathryn said...

Wow! I see that you and I are quite a bit alike, except for the fact that I take jealously good care of my books. I hardly even open the paperbacks when I am reading them, lest I damage the spines with creases! :)
This was a very fun post to read; thanks for putting it up!

Alexandra said...

Loved this!!! I did this tag waaaaay back...need to do it again. And I wanna read the Ashley Bashley...so yeah. :-P

OH...and I have been thinking/working over the questions. I promise. BUSY. :)

Four more days till MFL!!!!!

Rhoswen Faerie Wrose said...

I agree with your sister on that last one.
And I'm horrified by the way you treat your books!

Hayden said...

1: I adore that picture. I'm stealing it from you and putting it somewhere on my blog. Just so you know. :)

2: Please bash Ashley Wilkes. Please. He needs it.

3: Love the Young Victoria!! Review Please!!!

I had lots of fun reading your answers! :)