Which do you prefer? (Quick answers–we’ll do more detail at some later date)
Reading something frivolous? Or something serious?
Usually something serious because even my frivolous books are on the serious side
Paperbacks? Or hardcovers?
Paperbacks - I'm a scribbler and feel less bad about writing in a paperback and paperbacks weigh less so I can carry more.
Fiction? Or Nonfiction?
Poetry? Or Prose?
Generally prose (unless we're talking Christina Rossetti)
Biographies? Or Autobiographies?
Biography if I'm looking for information, autobiography if I'm looking for personality
History? Or Historical Fiction?
History (get the facts right!)
Series? Or Stand-alones?
Stand-alones (Thursday Next, Harry Potter, and Lauren Willig are the exceptions)
Classics? Or best-sellers?
Lurid, fruity prose? Or straight-forward, basic prose?
Both (but never mind the bread, please)
Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness?
Long books? Or Short?
I have never chosen/read a book based on page count.
Illustrated? Or Non-illustrated?
Illustrations are nice - they need to be relevant, though.
Borrowed? Or Owned?
Owned, then I can scribble in them.
New? Or Used?
Generally new since I can never find what I need locally in used.