Tuesday, September 11, 2012

BBAW Day 2: Interviews

Day Two of BBAW is all about interviews.  I zoned out this year and didn't get on board till late, so I am taking my cue from Man of La Book and Freda's Voice (the first two to show up on my blogroll) and interviewing that blogger I know so well....me.

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite read­ing snack?
I can't say that I always snack when I read.  But when I do it's usually sunflower seeds or grapes.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writ­ing in books hor­rify you?
Given that I've been spending my week watching horror films for the R.eader's I.mbibing P.eril event, I can't say that the feelings I have about marking up a book quite equals horror....but it's close.

How do you keep your place while read­ing a book? Book­mark? Dog-ears? Lay­ing the book flat open?
Absolutely with a bookmark.  There is always a piece of paper somewhere.

Fic­tion, Non-fiction, or both?
I do both....the highest percentage is fiction, though.

Hard copy or audio­books?
Hard copy 90-some percent of the time.  Occasionally do audiobooks when I'm on a long car trip.

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 am able to put the book down at any point. But I prefer to read to a suitable stopping place. And I hate to put the book down when I'm just "at the good part."  Ask my husband about that story some day.

If you come across an unfa­mil­iar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
I generally look words up unless there's no way to do so.

What are you cur­rently read­ing?
Sweet Adelaide by Julian Symons and Vincent Price: The Art of Fear by Denis Meikle (one fiction and one non-fiction)

What is the last book you bought?
The White Forest by Adam McOmber: a hauntingly original debut novel about a young woman whose peculiar abilities help her infiltrate a mysterious secret society.  [paid for, but just shipped today] AND a book by one of the graduates of the MFA Creative Writing program in the English Department where I work.  Go Adam!

Are you the type of per­son that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time?
Mostly a one book at a time girl.  Occasionally will have more than one going--If I do then it's like now: one fiction and one non-fiction.

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
Not really.  I will read anywhere, anytime.  Give me a place to plop myself and a book and I'm good.

Do you pre­fer series books or stand alone books?
Either way is fine by me, how­ever, like Man of la Book, when read­ing a series I do pre­fer to read in order.

Is there a spe­cific book or author that you find your­self rec­om­mend­ing over and over?
Dorothy L. Sayers, Kerry Greenwood, Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, David Lodge, Julian Barnes (I could go on for hours, you know)

How do you orga­nize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
By genre and then by author's last name within the genre.  Except for my pocket size editions....they're all grouped together.

You can go here to check out more great inter­views.  Be sure to leave me a link so I can read yours.


Elizabeth said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my BBAW post.

We do have some answers in common.

Silver's Reviews

fredamans said...

Vincent Price, as in THE Vincent Price???
And many thanks for mentioning my blog in the beginning... much love to you!

Man of la Book said...

Thanks for the honorable mention :)

I was also wondering if Vincent Price you're reading is THE Vincent Price?


Bev Hankins said...

Yes, THE Vincent Price!

Ryan said...

I thought about organizing by genre then author, but it's just easier for me to do by author. I do separate the Nonfiction from ficiton though.