Saturday, May 29, 2010

A grown up reading survey

I saw this survey on Lindsay (a.k.a. Isabella)'s blog ( and it totally reminded me of the surveys I used to post constantly on my Myspace when I was 16. This one is much more sophisticated and cool so I had to do it:

Do you snack while you read? If so, favourite reading snack:
I read while doing everything, so sometimes reading and eating coincide. Kindle has simplified the process brilliantly.

What is your favourite drink while reading?

Water. Or soda if I'm being bad

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?

I would never write in my books. Well, unless someone was asking me to sign it (here's hoping...)

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
Neither. I never use bookmarks or fold the pages. I always just remember what page I'm on or Kindle remembers for me.

Fiction, non-fiction, or both?

Mostly fiction, but I do like historical non-fiction about crazy royalty

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

I read as much as I can at any given time, but I can stop anywhere usually. Unless it's an especially entertaining scene

Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you?

Nah, I just roll my eyes repeatedly.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away?

Nope. Context clues.

What are you currently reading?

She's So Dead to Us by Kieran Scott.

What is the last book you bought?

See above.

Are you the type of person that reads one book at a time, or can you read more than one?
I tend to read one at a time.

Do you have a favourite time/place to read?

I would read all day, every day, if I could.

Do you prefer series books or stand alones?

I really really really love series. I read a lot of them. Mostly I read YA series and stand alone romance/historical fiction/etc.

Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over?

Kieran Scott/Kate Brian, Nora Roberts, Phillippa Gregory, to name a few.

How do you organise your books? (by genre, title, author's last name, etc.)
I try to keep series together, and other than that by size so that they look nice on my book shelves. Usually it ends up that the hard cover historicals end up together and the little paperback romances together.

Want to play? Feel free to take the questions and post on your blog, leave me a link here, then check out Storywings and post your answers there as well.


Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Great answers. I have my hardcover and paperbacks together too in size order. :)

Shelley Sly said...

This is really interesting! I like your answers. I might have to fill it out for myself.

Renae said...

Love your answers! This survey was so interesting!