15 September 2009

BBAW: Fabulous Reading Meme!

This is the reading meme for BBAW (which is going on right now), fun, fun, fun!

~ Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
Tea and toast.

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

I love to scribble in my books. Highlighter, pen...it's all good but colored pens are the most fun.

~ How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears?
Dog-ear (but bookmark if not my book).

~ Laying the book flat open?
Only if it's old and well-worn; I hate to break spines.

~ Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
Both, but never mind the bread, please.

~ Hard copy or audiobooks?
Hard copy, audiobooks are for driving only.

~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 can usually stop anytime/where.

~ If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
Nope. That's where scribbling comes in.

~ What are you currently reading?
The Good Thief
The Moonflower Vine
The Naked and the Dead
Foucault's Pendulum (and that's only the tip of the iceberg)

~ What is the last book you bought?
The annotated anniversary edition of The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

~ Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can
you read more than one at a time?

Methinks I already answered this one, haha.

~ Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?

Anytime, anywhere, anyhow.

~ Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
Doesn't matter but I don't specifically look for series to read.

~ Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
OMG, Jasper Fforde - so much so that the poor man is now referred to as "Melissa's Internet Boyfriend" (sorry, Jasper).

~ How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
Roughly by genre, then imprint/collection (i.e. B&N Classics, Penguin Deluxe, Norton, etc), and by author within that imprint; otherwise it's kind of by size/how they look together on the shelf.


  1. I just can't write in the book or dog-ear. Makes me cringe. Love that you can though. I haven't heard of your "boyfriend" Jasper...going to have to look him up.

  2. Interesting set of books you are reading!

    BBAW: Reading meme

  3. That is a ton of books to be reading simultaneously. I tend to only read one at a time or now and again, I'll read one in the middle of reading another, but I never flip flop between two books, let alone your list! That's impressive. I did my quick list in pictures.

  4. Anonymous10:22 AM

    "The Wizard of Oz!" Awesome. I should add that to my to-buy list.

  5. I never thought of organizing books by imprint! What an interesting idea.

  6. I like that "Anytime, anywhere" attitude; thank you for sharing your reading habits!