3/21/11

10 things about books and you

This idea comes to you from Weekly Geeks.

The idea is simple. Tell us ten things about you with regard to books and reading. Let your imagination run wild!

For instance: New or old? Hard back or soft? One or lots at a time? Bookmarks or not? What genres? What authors? Favorites? Habits? Stuff you like. Stuff that bugs you.

I think you get the idea.  You don't necessarily need to use my thoughts above of course. Those are just to get you started. And when you are done, we should be able to get a nice big picture of your reading/bookish personality.

Have fun with this! Be creative! Then be sure to visit around to other participants to see how you compare to everyone else's bookish personalities.

Mark, get set, GO!

1. New or old? - I like both new and old books. I do read a lot of old and out of print books. I love going to used book stores and Book sales and picking up old books. But then I also read some new books and ARC's for reviewing. So its about even.

2. One or lots at a time? - I used to try reading a couple at a time as long as they were very different from each other but then I usually ended up dropping one in favor of the other. So I guess I really stick to just one at a time.

3. Bookmarks or not? - I love bookmarks! I actually collect bookmarks, I have tons of them! I have thought of taking pictures of them and posting them on my blog... someday. I actually take my time in choosing which bookmark I will use for each book. I try to have the bookmark kinda  match the book.

4. What genres? - This is a great question! I actually do not stick to just 1 or 2 genres, I love reading a lot of different lkinds of books. These are my favorites - Historical Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction, Chick-Lit, Christian Chick-Lit, General Woman's Fiction, Some Thriller, Suspense, Non Fiction, Memoirs & Bios, Travel Books, Some Paranormal books (not typically Vamp. books though)... hmm there is prob more I am not mentioning, a few classics but not really many (I'm not really the Classics kind) Probably really the only kind I do not read is Mystery and True Crime. And I NEVER read Erotica! EEEWWW!

5. How many? - I typically read 1 -2 books per week. Totally depending on the book. Some books I have gone through in one day, and some take me the whole week to finish them.

6. Books or e-reader? - Both! I love books and will never give them up. I love looking at them. I love the covers. I love looking at the back and inside cover. I love book stores. Everything about books!
But I just got a nook color and I LOVE it!!!!!! I have read several books on it already. and now I will also never give up my nook! I do believe you can be in favor of both.

7. Women or Men? I cringe as I say this because I do not want you to think of me as sexist, but I do prefer Women Authors. A huge majority of the books I read are by women. That is  not to say that I never read books by men - I do (just not as many) and that is not to say that I hate men Authors (I don't) Some of my fav. men Authors are - Ted Dekker, Robin Cook, John Saul, Sidney Sheldon, John Grisham, Stephen King, just to name a few.

8. Just how often during the day do you read? - I read all the time! I read during the commercials, and even the TV show if the book is better! I read while cooking. I read while waiting for my hubby (which is most of my life, LOL) I always take a book with me where ever I go. I read in the morning, in the afternoon and at night. I even read while I eat if I am alone.

9. Do you like sad books? - YES, I do. I don't know why. But if they can make me sob, it is a sure sign of a good book. I like sad movies too!

10. Do you use the Library? - I go every week. I used to work at the library so I was there 3 times a week. I do still get lots of books from the library. I think I get more inter-library loan books that anybody else in our library! And I have my library card number memorized.

9 comments:

  1. I used to read a few books at a time too but I've noticed I really focus on one now. Maybe cause I'm getting older and can't concentrate on more than one. lol.

    I love my eReader as well and couldn't live without it now. Like you, I also favor female authors. I don't know why - I just find their writing more appealing. I have a few favorite male authors - John Shors, John Saul but definitely not many.

    I like sad books too. If I can feel that emotional about a book, that means it was good.

    Have a great week Wendy! It was fun reading this!

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  2. oooh pretty cool. I did mine. Some of yours were good, I added a few of my own.

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  3. I love your responses! This has been a fun meme.

    I guess I tend to read mostly female authors, too. But there are some guys I like: Dean Koontz, John Grisham, Jeff Shaara, Alistair Maclean, John Grisham, and Orson Scott Card, to name a few.

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  4. I have a mug full of my bookmarks. I've got a bunch, from paper, plastic, wood, metal, string, harps and a cross-stitch one I made. I also tend to pick ones to suit the book I'm reading. Made it hard that some of the charms have come off a couple of my harp ones.

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  5. 1. New or old? - Both :)

    2. One or lots at a time? - Usually only one. Unless one is non fiction and I need a break.

    3. Bookmarks or not? - Ribbons please :)

    4. What genres? - I'm with you. I never read Erotica ;)

    5. How many? - One a week? Two on a good week :)

    6. Books or e-reader? - Both! :)

    7. Women or Men? I agree. I like female voices because I find them easier to relate to :)

    8. Just how often during the day do you read? Whenever I get a chance :)

    9. Do you like sad books? Occasionally

    10. Do you use the Library? Heck ya! :)

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  6. Fun post! Thanks for sharing! :D

    1. New or old? - New. Old books make my fingertips itch. Must be the dust.

    2. One or lots at a time? - I'm monogamous. :D

    3. Bookmarks or not? - Pretty bookmarks, please.

    4. What genres? - A good mystery, an exotic setting, a touch of magic, a blush of love - sign me up!

    5. How many? - Lately? Too few!

    6. Books or e-reader? - BOTH.

    7. Women or Men? Not particular.

    8. Just how often during the day do you read? Whenever I can steal a moment.

    9. Do you like sad books? Generally, no.

    10. Do you use the Library? I would if there were any where live. Sigh.

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  7. I too mentioned in my post that I'm good with sad endings. Though I really enjoy happy ones too, of course!

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  8. 1. New or old? - A book is a book :)
    2. One or lots at a time? One for the most part.
    3. Bookmarks or not? - If I must.
    4. What genres? Any (I'll try anything once).
    5. How many? Depends. School 1 a week or every tw5. No school - 4 a week.
    6. Books or e-reader? Both
    7. Women or Men? Women, although I read both. I tend to read more women. I don't really know why.
    8. Just how often during the day do you read? Depends. School - 1 hour before bed. No school - every chance I get.
    9. Do you like sad books? No
    10. Do you use the library? I haven't in a while.

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  9. 1. New or old? - Both.

    2. One or lots at a time? - Usually one, sometimes more.

    3. Bookmarks or not? - Bookmarks.

    4. What genres? - Pretty much anything, preferably SF, horror, fantasy (vampires are welcome, if they're not teenagers and nobody sparkles), but any good book will do.

    5. How many? - Depends on how much time and energy I have. Can be three per week, can be two per moth. Usually the former.

    6. Books or e-reader? - I don't have an e-reader, but I do read from my netbook.

    7. Women or Men? - Both.

    8. Just how often during the day do you read? - Whenever I can.

    9. Do you like sad books? - I don't mind them, but don't look specifically for them either.

    10. Do you use the Library? - A lot.

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