Melody

Today is the third day of BBAW and gosh, I have so much fun visiting blogs and meeting new friends! I have no idea how many new blogs I have added to my Google Reader but I am not going to think about that.


So what activity has lined up for today? A reading meme! I hope you enjoy reading my answers because I have fun answering them!

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack? Sometimes. It depends where I am reading; I usually snack more at home. My all-time favourite snack has to be Lays potato chips!

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? I don't mark or write on my books (unless they are school textbooks, haha). But if I want to jot something on my books, I will use a post-it tag because it is so convenient (I can always remove it whenever I want and still leave my books clean).

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? I always use a bookmark. I have a collection of them so why not make good use of them? However, I would leave the beautiful ones out because I hate to dirty/wrinkle them.

Laying the book flat open? Depends if I am in a hurry or whether or not if I have a bookmark in hand.

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both? Definitely fiction.

Hard copy or audiobooks? Hard copy. I tried an audiobook once and decided that it 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 tend to read to the end of chapters, otherwise to the end of a page. I just can't hang it dangling in between passages!

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away? Not right away, but I will jot down the word so I can look up the meaning in the dictionary next time.

What are you currently reading? I'm currently reading Wait Until Twilight by Sang Pak and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling.

What is the last book you bought? I bought three books actually. They are Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs, Covet by J.R. Ward and Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong.

Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time? I'd prefer to read one book at a time, but there are times that I read two books, like I'm currently doing.

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read? No. I read whenever I can, and I'd prefer to read in a place where it is quiet.

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books? Both are great to me, although I'd lean more towards stand alone books.

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over? Yes! John Harwood and Mo Hayder!

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?) Once upon a time, I used to organize my books by genre but now with a few mountain high TBR piles (thanks to all the great recommendations by fellow bookbloggers), I have to sort them under 'read' or 'unread'.

Don't forget to leave me a link so I can read your answers!
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17 Responses
  1. violetcrush Says:

    I love Lays chips, I can eat them anytime, anywhere except when I'm reading :)

    I just finished Wait until Twilight and I liked it. Hope you are enjoying it too.


  2. Veens Says:

    Weell i love Lays too... WHO DOESN't :D :D

    That was wonderfull ... i did it too.. here is the link - http://nidhiveens-loveforbooks.blogspot.com/2009/09/bbaw-reading-meme.html


  3. I loved Wiat Until Twilight!

    BBAW: Reading meme


  4. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    Harwood and Hayder rock! They are quite deserving of your love. We are one disc away from finishing Chamber of Secrets, then we are on to Azkaban as well. We are having an absolutely ball with these audios!


  5. Andreea Says:

    Great answers Melody:)


  6. Nymeth Says:

    Mmmm Lays...greaselicious :P

    I can't do audiobooks either :/ Maybe I need to try again, but so far I haven't been able to concentrate on them.


  7. Iliana Says:

    My books already read are organized but my TBR stacks (or should I say shelves) are a bit out of control. I do try to keep the mysteries off to one side though :)


  8. Great answers! I usually like audiobooks for long car trips. However, one time I got "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and could not stand it! Something about the dialect. It's fine to read but just grated on my nerves when I listened.


  9. Ladytink_534 Says:

    Ooh! Thanks for the heads up about Covet.


  10. Trish Says:

    Oh ya, I've at least got to finish my paragraph! Drives my husband crazy to hear me say "hold on just one sec" :)

    Regular lays or baked lays? I LOVE baked lays (BBQ flavor)!


  11. Memory Says:

    I have trouble with audiobooks too. I can listen to them if I've read the book before, but I'm not sure how I'd be with a new-to-me book.

    And mmm, chips. I haven't had any in quite a while, and you've got me wanting them!


  12. Melody Says:

    Hi, everyone! My apologies for not replying to each and everyone of you. I'm still catching up on reading blogs, commenting and not to mention visiting new-to-me blogs since it's BBAW week. I hope everyone has fun! I'm enjoying reading everyone's answers to this meme. :)


  13. Melody Says:

    Trish - I love regular lays (especially Salt & Vinegar flavour. Yum!) :P


  14. heidenkind Says:

    I'm not going to think of all the blogs I'm adding to my reader this week, either. :) What's another two or twelve, right?


  15. Alice Teh Says:

    Hi Melody! I use the same approach for unfamiliar words as well. Great answers!


  16. I've had quite a few new blogs to my Google Reader as well, Melody. I haven't been able to keep up quite as much this week (work is very busy), so I imagine I'll be adding many more in the coming weeks as well.

    I enjoyed reading your answers! I always try to use a bookmark too--or some scrap of paper if I don't have a bookmark available.

    I'll be curious to find out what you think of Wait Until Twilight!


  17. Julia Says:

    Enjoy reading your answers, Melody! Some of the answers would be mine too. :)