1. Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
I read quickly and so I find trying to juggle a snack and a book to be a challenge, but snacks of choice would be chips and salsa, or popcorn.
2. What is your favorite drink while reading?
Hm. It's easy for me to forget about a drink while reading, so while a hot drink like coffee, tea or hot chocolate sounds lovely, I would often get half way through the drink only to discover that I'd let my drink get cold.
3. Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
With non-fiction, or books that incite a reaction in me I'm likely to make little notes, usually I don't want to stop long enough to do that. I'm not the type of person who keeps track of quotes while I read, though I like that others do this.
4. How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ear? Laying the book flat open?
I try to use bookmarks, I like fancy fun ones, although if they're too think, they fall out, which annoys me. I also don't like the ones that are little clips that go at the top of the book because they always end up ripping pages and don't stay anyways. Simple paper or strings appeal to me. I wish I had more of those book thong beaded bookmarks! Hm... that might be a good Christmas present idea to make...
5. Fiction, Non-Fiction, or Both?
Both, I'm trying to read more non-fiction. A balance between fantasy/horror (like werewolves and vampires etc.), education and relationship and medieval and history.
6. Are you a person who tends to read to the end of a chapter, or can you stop anywhere?
I CAN stop anywhere, like if I'm on the bus and it's my stop or something, but when I choose where to stop, I prefer to stop at the end of a chapter, and if for some reason I don't do this, it irritates me because I have to search for a couple of minute sto find my place.
7. Are you a person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you?
No, not really. I'm more likely to throw a book at a person if the person irritates me. I've only ever read one book that bugged me so much I had to stop reading it. And I just took it back to the library.
8. If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away?
I'm usually able to infer the meaning of a word from the context. If I can't figure it out, and it's necessary to know what's going on, I'll look it up. But that doesn't happen very often.
9. What are you currently reading?
Mating in Captivity (although this one's on the back burner)
Watching the English
Living Dead in Dallas
10. What is the last book you bought?
Watching the English, for an excruciatingly high price at the Frankfurt airport!
11. Are you a person that reads one book at a time, or can you read more than one?
I used to always have several books going at once, and when I was in school, I read school books and for fun books, but I find that now, I prefer to focus on one book at a time rather then alternate between them.
12. Do you have a favorite time/place to read?
My little mini-vacation to myself is to go to a trendy type coffeehouse, order a latte and a scone and read until I get bored. It's very relaxin and recharging for me.
13. Do you prefer series books or stand-alones?
Depends. Sometimes I read a book and wish I could read more about the characters, but it's a standalone, so I can't. Other times I read a few books in a series and I'm sort of done with it, but I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS so I have to keep reading. This happened with Sword of Truth, which I still haven't finished...sigh.
14. Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over?
I've always been a big recommender of Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder. And the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
15. How do you organize your books? By genre, title, author's last name, etc?
We have more books then we have space for right now, but when we have the space (when we no longer need a room mate and can fill a room with books) they will be organized by Dewey Decimal.