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Fun Facts: Reading Habits

I’ve seen this on a few blogs so I’d thought I’d join the fun! The last one I read was Lori’s over at Pure Imagination.

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack: Not usually but most often if I’m snacking it’s Tostitos and salsa.

What is your favorite drink while reading? In the am it’s coffee, otherwise it’s either water or a soda. Nothing special for reading time cause reading time is all the time. 🙂

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? NO! I do not mark my books at all. Well, I do sometimes, in anthologies because I have a hard time remembering why I like one short story and not another.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open? Bookmarks usually. I have Harlequin Teen flyer I’ve been using since BEA 2009 for the large books and I have tons of smaller bookmarks for paperbacks. I love matching up author bookmarks to their books while reading. If I don’t have a bookmark handy anything will do as long as it doesn’t damage the pages.

Fiction, non-fiction, or both? Fiction. I haven’t read a non-fiction book in a really, really long time.

Are you a person who tends to read to the end of a chapter, or can you stop anywhere? I can usually stop anywhere as long as I finish a paragraph. I tend to refuse to stop at chapters because that’s usually where the awesome is happening. I try to stop shortly after the awesome but before more awesome comes. I try my best to finish the page I’m on.

Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you? No. I don’t think I’ve ever thrown a book before. Gently tossed, sure, but never thrown. 🙂

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away? Yes, depending on where I am and how much it irritates me not knowing. The Kindle is awesome for this because of the built in dictionary. I don’t like coming across a foreign language so I tend to look those up immediately.

What are you currently reading?

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

And it’s freaking awesome. 🙂

What is the last book you bought? It’s a pre-order but it’s the last book I’ve placed an order for.

Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, Book 5) by Richelle Mead

Are you the type of person that reads one book at a time, or can you read more than one? I read one book at a time. However, I’ve been known to start one book, put it aside for another, then come back to it afterwards.

Do you have a favorite time/place to read? I’m The Cozy Reader which  means I like to read comfortably so the couch (our new reclining couch is awesome) or in bed. We also just got a new recliner that’s pretty comfy I must say.

Do you prefer series books or stand alones? I love me a good series. I like feeling like I know and can grow with characters along the way. However, I do love stand alones too. If a stand alone can wrap its self up and only be one book, it’s a great thing.

Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over? YES! I’m always gushing about Gail Carriger’s books:

Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger

Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger

I pushed a few books on my friend recently:

Feed by M.T. Anderson

Rampant by Diana Peterfreund

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow


How do you organize your books? (by genre, title, author’s last name, etc.) I tend to organize by size: tall to short. And then by series and author. However, my bookcase is overflowing so there really isn’t much organizing going on right now. 🙁 I’d love to pull them all off and organize by author name and publication date.

That was fun! 🙂


Wife, mother of a nearly 7 year old daughter named Madison and new baby boy Riley. Avid reader on my Amazon Kindle. World of Warcraft and CS:S gamer.

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