Reading Habits!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

First of all, I just wanted to say I saw the movie Kickass, and I have to say.. go see it! It's such a ridiculously funny movie. Haha. That's all. Now that's out of the way, here's a little questionnaire I've been seeing a lot lately. I decided to join in and answer them too.

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Keep, throw away, or sell?
- I'll never throw books away! But to keep or not to keep, that is the question. It really depends how much I end up liking the book. If I liked it, I usually want to have my own copy of it. If I end up disliking it, why keep?

Buy or borrow?
- I usually borrow from the library first, because I don't want to spend $10+ on a book when I have no idea yet if it's good or not. If I end up liking it, that's when I purchase. If I ever buy on impulse, it'd usually be from a used bookstore, so it's a lot cheaper. Sometimes though, I do have to admit, I just give in and spoil myself and splurge. This doesn't happen often, which is a good thing. If I bought all the books I read, I'd be broke.

Stand-alone or series?
- I love both! If I end up not liking the first book in a series though, I definitely don't continue.

Favorite series?
- You all know what my favorite series are --> here.

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
- I'm pretty sure someone has heard about this book before, and have read it. But I'll choose this one just because a copy of this one is a bit difficult to find. It's The Complete Stories of Flannery O' Connor.

Favorite books of all time?
- Can you say most difficult question of all time?? Haha.

What are you reading right now?
- Lament by Maggie Stiefvater. So far, soooo good!

What are you reading next?
- Maybe.. The Maze Runner or Nanny Returns.

Do you ever smell books?
- All. The. Time.

Do you snack while you read?
- I usually don't. If I do have a snack in front of me, I'd be so caught up with reading that I never get to eat it at all.

What is your favorite drink while reading?
- Tea! English breakfast with milk, always. During the day, sometimes, iced green tea. If I'm outside though at a cafe or something, I order coffee.

Do you tend to mark your books, or does the idea of writing on them horrify you?
- It definitely horrifies me. In high school, almost everyone in my English class do this and it just freaks me out.

Are you a person who tends to read to the end of the chapter, or can you stop anywhere?
- I have to have some sort of a closure before stopping.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away?
- No, I don't look it up right away, just because I don't want to stop reading. Haha. Usually, I try to figure it out through context clues. Then, when I'm finished reading the chapter, I can look it up.

What is the last book you bought?
- I bought two -- for only $6. It's The Maze Runner and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Favorite time/place to read?
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I usually read at night. But I do try to read anytime I can.. I always have a book with me. As for my favorite place, it'd be on my bed. Or the couch in the living room.

Is there a specific book/author that you keep recommending over and over again?
- Yes! The Book Thief, and all of Markus Zusak's books. Tess Gerritsen, also.

How do you organize your books on your bookshelf?
- They're all kind of all over the place right now, but soon, I will arrange them according to genre. (And maybe, even put labels on them -- thanks to Amelia of Imagination in Focus for the inspiration!)


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That's all! Have you done this and will you do this anytime soon? I'd like to read your answers too. Just leave a comment with your link. Have a great Sunday, everyone! And happy reading, as always.

8 comments:

  1. Fun questions and fun answers! It's always interesting to read about other people's reading habits :P

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  2. Ah I love surveys! I'm thinking of doing this one :)

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  3. Ooh, I filled this out on my blog! AND, I own a copy of The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor. I got it from a thrift store a few years ago. Haven't read it yet, but I plan on it, one of these days. :)

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  4. I'm also going to be reading the Maze Runner next. I love A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I hope you enjoy it just as much.

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  5. @YA Vampire Books: I had a lot of fun reading others as well, and doing this too. If you ever do it, I'd love to read yours!

    @Marie: Oo00hh yay, I'd love to read your answers!

    @Stephanie: What edition is it? I also have a copy of it, but I have one that was published in 2005. I kind of am on a search for the original one! Online, it is $20. A bit pricey, but I might just give in one of these days.. ;)

    @Simcha: I read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn before, and I also enjoyed it very much. I'd love to hear what you think of The Maze Runner if you get to finish it before me :)

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