Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack? Are there people who don't? I mean, really. I love flavored Wheat Thins... chocolate... chocolate-covered pretzels... flavor-blast Goldfish... cheese... Really, I just like food.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea ofwriting in books horrify you?
It depends on the book. I mark in the margins of my scriptures... and sometimes in textbooks, but that's about it. I don't see much point in marking up my novels.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears?Laying the book flat open?
Um, yes? Actually I never dog-ear if I can help it. It bugs me. It's the only thing my husband ever does, though. For me, it depends on what my kids are getting into to make me put the book down. ;)

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
Little bit of both. Mostly fiction

Hard copy or audiobooks?
Hard copy. Audiobooks would have to be either totally child-friendly or listened to with headphones, which limits how much I can hear of what my kids are yelling at each other.

Are you a person who tends to read to the end of chapters, or are you able to put a book down at any point?
I vastly prefer to finish a chapter, which drives my husband nuts. He can stop mid-paragraph, I swear.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
Not usually. I can generally figure it out through context.

What are you currently reading?
Just finished Cleopatra's Daughter. Really need to finish Mormon Scientist.

What is the last book you bought?
Oooh. Um... I'm honestly not sure. Bought for myself, right? Silent on the Moor, maybe? Or Trouble with Demons...

Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time?
With a few minor exceptions, I am a one book at a time person. Partly because I read them so quickly I'm not sure where I'd fit in reading more than one at once!

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
Um, all day. :D I usually read on the couch while my kids play or while watching TV...

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
Either way, really. I love series, but I love a lot of stand alones too.

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
Oh let's see, maybe Lisa Shearin, Deanna Raybourn and Tasha Alexander? :D Just maybe though. ;)

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
I am so OCD. With the exception of the kids' books, which I can't seem to keep organized for some strange reason, ALL the books in our house are organized first by genre, then by author's last name, then by title or place in series. Not kidding. Our random collection of David Drake books actually have sticky notes on them detailing what series they belong to and where they fall in that series. (Which information was not nearly as easy to gather as you would think.)

Hope you're enjoying BBAW!!


  1. Lol. I love the sticky note method! I'm the same way. I just love being able to find anything on a moment's notice.

  2. Yeah, well, after how much effort went into collecting the information on what book fell where in what series, there was NO WAY I was going to risk LOSING all that info!!

    (I need a new shelf for my historical fiction, though. The Deanna Raybourn's and a few others are double-shelved.)

  3. I don't snack while I read. I'll snack all day, while doing everything else (popcorn as I type this, ha). But when I lay down to read, I find it distracting or something. I'm more likely to put the book down and go get a snack and come back.

    I'm a little frightened by your organizational system!

    I should try reading while my son plays. He's so used to the constant 1-on-1 and it would be nice for him to see me reading once in awhile.

  4. One of these days I will read Cleopatra's Daughter. My Reading Meme

  5. Infant Bibliophile-- I guess technically I don't always snack while reading... after all, if I snack during the day I have to share. :D I do read during meals, though.
    I'm seriously obsessive about organization. It's a sickness. ;)
    See, this is why you're a better mom. I don't have the patience. My kids play with each other or on their own. Mommy's just not good at it. The upside is they've always known how important reading is to mommy... the downside is they probably think reading ranks above them.

    Bluestocking- you really should. It's a really awesome book.

  6. You know, chocolate covered wheat thins wouldn't be bad.

    You have an award waiting for you on my page

  7. Oooh, have you had the chocolate-covered goldfish? They're yuuuuummmmmyyyyyy. (They're pretzel, not cheddar.)


  8. I can stop mid paragraph too and then just pick right back up. And yes . . . snacking!

  9. I can only do it if someone's bleeding. lol