The reading habits meme


Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?

A lass in libraryland needs both hands to read so no snacking… though a cuppa is a must or an ice cold glass of water.

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

This librarylander has no problem with people marking books (if they are their own), but personally she doesn’t feel the need to mark passages or interesting points.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?

Bookmarks, scraps of paper and sometimes dog-ears (if book was purchased by her own fair hand).

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?

Fiction, historical, biography, historical, historical, historical.

Hard copy or audiobooks?

Hardcopy all the way, audio books are ok but ALIL finds it easy to lose focus listening to them.

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?

Likes to read to end of a chapter, but has a nasty habit of starting just one more chapter and finding herself still reading way past her bedtime…

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


What are you currently reading?

Bleak House.

What is the last book you bought?

Ulysses – but ALIL is not bonding with this tome so far, preferred Dubliners… she will come back to this one anon.

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

ALIL prefers to read one at a time – which isn’t very practical when she mentally tots up all the books she wants to read Vs the limited human lifespan she may have left to play with.

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

Bed, but when a lass in libraryland is in the reading zone anywhere will do.

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?

Tends to read stand alones but a good series is a good series…

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

Mysteries of Pittsburgh (M. Chabon), The Forsythe Saga (Galsworthy), Jane Eyre (Bronte), Moby Dick, some Milan Kundera, and all the Austen offerings.  But ALIL’s biggest pimp would be for Silas Marner, To Kill a Mocking Bird and the not to be missed Grapes of Wrath.

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)

A lass in libraryland does that all day at work, at home she likes to put her books on the shelves in a more serendipitous order – by colour, size and feel – Nina Fonaroff stylee.