Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Reading Habits

Conveniently timed to help me get back into the swing of things after my vacation, here's a little Q & A for Book Blogger Appreciation Week.

Hard copy or audiobooks? Hard copy. The harder the better, baby. Only the rare audio book keeps my attention.
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 read until I'm interrupted or falling asleep.
What are you currently reading?
It's a really good book week!
Nonfiction: Nurtureshock. Loving it.
Fiction: I just finished Jennifer Brown's Hate List, haven't started my next book yet. Listening to Eoin Colfer's Benny and Omar on CD in the car, though, and loving it. I haven't laughed aloud so much at a book in a long time.
With my kids: James Dashner's The Maze Runner. Also loving it.
Short Stories: Louise Erdrich's Red Convertible. Sort of. I keep meaning to start it, and now it's due at the library in a few days and won't renew, so I'm really going to start it soon. I think.
Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can
you read more than one at a time?
Take a guess!
Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
Stand alone.
Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
Let's just say, Ron Carlson should be paying me as a PR person.
How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
There's the Read Really Soon pile. The Read Someday pile. The Wishful Thinking pile. And the bathroom.


  1. Just put "Nurtureshock" on hold at my library. It sounds so good!

  2. I don't know how you can keep track of so many plots!

  3. Kathy, to me it's like TV. Most people don't watch only one show per week, right? I only watch maybe one or two shows in a season. Instead, I switch between a nonfiction book, a collection of short stories, and fiction for myself and my kids, throughout the week. Works for me. :-)

  4. How can people read before they go to sleep...?! I just don't get that!

  5. I'm finding so many good answers to this meme! And so many good, new blogs! Am loving BBAW!

    I've never been able to read before falling sleep, as I wind up staying up most of the night to finish the book!

    Love your book organization system! Too funny! :D

  6. I love your reading piles, that is sorta what mine are like:)

  7. Welcome back!

    That's great on your organizing style. lol

    (I'm glad I guest posted on your blog. I know I used to read your blog, but for some reason I lost you! You're back now, though!)

  8. Thanks, Kailana! (I was starting to wonder if anyone had noticed I was away). And thanks again, for the guest post.