June 7, 2010

Blogging Month Day 7: Meme Monday

Filed under: Books — liberrydwarf @ 12:15 pm

End of the first week! And I thought because this was the case, we’d try something different today – I stole the idea of Meme Monday off kalafudra (my apologies) and since @flexnib had a good bookish meme, that’s what we’re doing today!

Do you snack while reading? Not usually – my excuse is I have small hands, and find it difficult to hold a paperback open enough to read it one-handed

What is your favourite drink while reading? I don’t think I drink and read either!

Do you tend to mark your books while you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? I wouldn’t say it horrifies me, but I never mark books while I read. Maybe I don’t read in enough depth that one particular sentence would jump out at me…

How do you keep your place? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book open flat? Always bookmark, whatever I have handy in terms of shop dockets/scrap paper if I don’t have a proper one. I pass most of my books on to others, so I hate the idea of scarring ’em up!

Fiction, non-fiction or both? Mostly fiction, unless there’s a non-fiction (usually a history of some sort) that really grabs me. The last non-fiction I read was Guns Germs and Steel and that was about a year ago…

Do you tend to read to the end of a chapter or can you stop anywhere? MUST be end of a chapter if reading and time’s not an issue. End of a paragraph will do if I’m in danger of, say, missing my public transport stop. (The only exception to this is Terry Pratchett’s books, which have no chapters.)

Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you? I have done that, I’m ashamed to say. Once only, and I think it’d take quite a book to do it again. (If you’re interested, it was My Sister’s Keeper…)

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away? No. Not to boast, but I rarely come across words I’ve never seen before, and if I do I can usually “get it” from the context. I never find it keeps me up at night if I can’t work it out – I just keep reading

What are you currently reading? The Changeling Saga, by Peter Garrison. I’m currently on Book 2: The Sorceror’s Gun

What is the last book you bought? That’s a hard one – I almost exclusively trade my books rather than buying them. Probably The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4).

Do you have a favourite time/place to read? We have an old brown sofa in our spare room that gets the best of both the morning and afternoon sunshine – that’s definitely my favourite place to read a whole Saturday or Sunday away! (Unfortunately it’s been covered in Fencing gear for most of the year and I haven’t been able to use it!)

Do you prefer series books or stand-alones? I absolutely LOVE series books, particularly for fantasy/paranormal stuff.

Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over? I try not to recommend books. I’m very much of the opinion that everyone’s taste is different, and how presumptious would I be to tell them that they would (implied: should because I did) like something?

How do you organize your books (by genre, title, author’s last name, etc.)? Series blocks, but other than that, no particular order. My shelves are so ludicrously overflowing, and things get exchanged so often, that I can’t see much point in a whole lot of organization I’d just have to redo over and over again.



  1. Where do you exchange/trade your books?

    Comment by nomesd — June 7, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

  2. […] a meme Posted on June 7, 2010 by fionawb In the tradition of flexnib, batgirl and LiberryDwarf, here is my Monday […]

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  3. Nomesd – and I also take part in a Virtual Book Box exchange project. Yes, I take reading to new levels of geekery!

    Comment by liberrydwarf — June 7, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

  4. 🙂 this is an interesting meme I shall have to do.

    Comment by Penny — June 7, 2010 @ 7:38 pm

  5. There is an obsessive compulsive streak in me I didn’t recognise until now. I love ordering and reordering my books on bookshelves.

    Comment by Ruth Baxter — June 7, 2010 @ 10:55 pm

  6. Don’t worry about “stealing” Meme Mondays. I’m gonna steal that meme from you in return since it’s been ages that I stumbled upon a good one and this one is interesting. 🙂

    Comment by kalafudra — June 8, 2010 @ 4:39 am

    • Meme’s aren’t stolen, they spread. Only reason I haven’t used it is it would be embarrassing to try and remember the last time I read a book. Bad example as a librarian!

      Comment by Ruth Baxter — June 8, 2010 @ 11:09 pm

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