Day 2: a quick survey -- since I missed on the first topic, mutual interviews....you snooze, you lose! Thanks BBAWers for creating this alternate prompt.
Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
Not usually, beyond a cup of tea... but this summer I've become addicted (yes, that's right -- addicted -- just ask my dh) to sunflower seeds while I read on the porch. I don't know what it is but I must go get my bag of "spits" when I pick up a book and recline on the patio furniture ;)
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
Horrified. I can't do it. I keep a set of post-it flags nearby to mark things I want to note down later.
How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears?
Bookmarks -- of all kinds. I love thin ribbons, perfume sample cards, and even REAL bookmarks!
Laying the book flat open?
Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
Both. My preferences go in waves of one or the other!
Hard copy or audiobooks?
Definitely hard copy. I've tried and tried to listen to audiobooks but it just doesn't work for me.
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 prefer to read until the end of chapters, but a natural break in the story will do in a pinch!
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
Nope, those post-it flags come in handy! Unless I can't figure out a sense of it by context I'll leave it til later.
What are you currently reading?
Some Like it Hot by Gary Paul Nabhan -- an intriguing look at regional food and genetics
Shadow Show: all new stories in celebration of Ray Bradbury
What is the last book you bought?
Let Them Eat Vegan by Dreena Burton.
Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time?
Always have more than one on the go. What I pick up depends on my mood.
Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
Love to read non-fiction in the morning if I can, and fiction anytime else. This summer I've been loving the porch as a reading spot, but otherwise, in my cozy reading chair or tucked up in bed will do as well.
Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
That depends. Generally I read standalones, but there are a few series I am inordinately fond of (Laurie King's Mary Russell books, anything by Alexander McCall Smith...)
Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
Not really. It depends on the person I'm talking to. But, for literary fiction I do keep recommending Dianne Warren's Cool Water. It's a Canadian novel that I adore. For more of a genre author, it's always Alexander McCall Smith.
How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
By when I acquire them. They get put on the shelf in that order and I know where they are -- heaven forbid anyone rearrange a shelf or I'd be at sea.