Sunday, May 25, 2014

A Bookish Questionnaire

I get really bored sometimes. And like most people, when I get bored I tend to browse the internet for random things. I decided to look up “Book Lover Quizzes” and I found quite a few. One was created by Heroic Endeavors and another was a meme on someone’s blog (I can’t find the original creator, but here’s the post I found it on). I mushed the questions together and got rid of some repeats to make this quiz thing you see below.

So, basically this post is just going to be me, answering book-related questions. Sounds fun, right?

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

No, I do not snack while I read. I paid a lot of money for my book, and getting crumbs and smudge marks on it will hurt my soul. I actually make myself stop reading when I want to eat.

*        What is your favorite drink while reading? 

I typically just have a bottle of water next to me when I read, otherwise I’ll forget that I have an ice cold soda, or a glass of milk next to me, and that just gets gross.

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

Horrify! Terrify! Petrify! Marking in books should be a sin! Except evil textbooks, you can mark in those because no one cares.

*        Fiction, non-fiction, or both? 

FICTION. I sometimes forget non-fiction is even a thing.

*        Are you the type of person who tends to read to the end of the chapter, or can you stop anywhere?

I like to read to the end of a chapter, doesn’t mean I always will. If I need/want to stop in the middle of a page, I will. It doesn’t happen often, though.

*        Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or onto the floor if the author irritates you?

Nope. I paid for it and I would like to keep it damage-free. I will bang my head against something though (maybe even the book).

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

Hahahahahahahaha!!! How can someone do this!? I just keep flipping through. I’m not in school. If I don’t know the word, and it doesn’t impede my ability to understand the story, I’m not going to touch a dictionary, online or physical. Honestly, I don’t actually come across words that I’m unfamiliar with very often, at least, not in the YA genre.

*        What are you currently reading? 

I am currently reading a bajillion (3) different books: Whispers of the Fallen by J.D. Netto, Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong, and Mistwood by Leah Cypess.

Usually, if I’m in a reading slump, I’ll start reading a lot of books at one time until I find one that really captures my attention.

*        What is the last book you bought? 

The last books that I bought for myself were all really cheap on Book Outlet. They were The Essence by Kimberly Derting, Sever by Lauren DeStefano, and  Eternal by Kristi Cook.

*        Do you have a favorite time/place to read? 

Favorite time = any time. Although in the mornings my eyes are usually all wonky from sleep and they don’t appreciate trying to focus on words.

Favorite place = my bed or my couch. I’m kind of lazy when it comes to reading.

*        Do you prefer series or standalones? 

Series. If I like a book I want more of it.

*        Is there a specific book you find yourself recommending over and over?

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. It’s magic and butterfly kisses all wrapped up with an invisible bow (It’s also a standalone, so it makes my last answer look very stupid.).

*      How do you organize your books?

I have four bookshelves. Bookshelf #1 houses my YA paranormal/dystopian/fantasy hardcovers. Bookshelf #2 holds some more YA paranormal/dystopian/fantasy hardcovers, some hardcover and paperback mixed series, and my YA p/d/f paperbacks. Bookshelf #3 holds my contemporaries, books I need to read, middle-grade-ish fantasy books, and classics. Bookshelf #4 holds all of the stuff I can’t fit on #1-3 and my adult romance books that I hide from my parents, because ICK.

*        Hardback or trade paperback or mass market paperback?

Hardback. They’re expensive, which sucks, but they’re also really pretty.

*        Amazon or brick and mortar?

Amazon. I hate saying that with all of the controversy, but I’m a college student, and it’s cheap(er).

*        Bookmark or dogear?

If someone dogeared my book, I’d probably murder them (Okay, I’d probably just never talk to them again.). Even random things are better than dogearing. Like right  now, I’ve got a receipt holding my place in one of my books.

*        Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random?

I usually alphabetize by author.

*        Keep, throw away, or sell?

I tend to keep, which is going to suck monkey butt when I have to move out. Ugh.

*        Keep dustjacket or toss it?

Who throws away dustjackets?! That’s just rude!

*        Read with dustjacket or remove it?

Remove it, because dustjackets are usually a work of art, and I don’t want them harmed while I’m carrying around its insides.

*        Short story or novel?

Novel. Short stories tend to anger me (I want more!).

*        Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?

Is this honestly a question? I mean I enjoyed the A Series of Unfortunate Events books, but they can in no way compete with Harry Potter. Maybe if the question was something like Harry Potter vs. Narnia, or Harry Potter vs. The Lord of the Rings, then there would be an actual competition. (And Narnia would win them all!)

*        “It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?

“Once upon a time.” It makes me want to read a fairytale.

*        Buy or borrow?

I should borrow, because like I said earlier, I’m a college student, and I’m broke. But, I buy, and I’m more broke.

*        New or used?

New. If it’s used and in good condition I’ll buy it, though.

*        Buying choice: book reviews, recommendation or browse?

All three. That’s why I own so many freaking books.

*        Tidy ending or cliffhanger?

Tidy ending. If I have to wait an entire year for the sequel, I tend to forget what happened in the previous book, so I don’t want to be thrown into the middle of a situation I don’t remember.

*        Favorite series?

Overall it would have to be The Chronicles of Narnia. I was obsessed with those books as a kid (And by kid I mean like 6 years ago.)  Harry Potter, Meg Cabot’s Mediator books, the Courier’s Daughter trilogy, and The White Rabbit Chronicles are some of my others.

*        Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?

Defiance by C.J. Redwine and Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

*        Favorite books read last year?

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, Deception by C.J. Redwine, Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter

And that completes this long bookish questionnaire. I hope you enjoyed my answers, and tell me what some of yours are down in the comments section. TTFN!

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