In which interview myself….
Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
Snacking and reading – a dangerous pastime. I usually don’t snack and read, but I love to do so, the only time I do read and eat is during lunch.
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
I don’t mark my books, but the idea doesn’t horrify me either. I actually think it’s a good idea but I never got used to doing so, maybe because the first book I actually bought instead of borrow from the library was in my teens.
How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
I use a bookmark, it’s more convenient than dog ears or laying the book flat (which in a house with two kids won’t last long).
Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
Both but I try to mix them up (reading one fiction, one non-fiction). I also like to read fiction books about topics I am interested in a non-fiction area.
Hard copy or audiobooks?
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’m able to put the book down at any point, but I rarely do so. I make an effort, when I stop reading for a long time (for example, going to bed) to finish a chapter.
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
Depends, on my nook I look it up right away.
What are you currently reading?
Skeleton Women by Mingmei Yip
What is the last book you bought?
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer – last weekend in a garage sale.
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’m a man – we cannot multitask.
Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
I absolutely love to read at the dining room table with a snack and a drink. But as I said in the first question… a dangerous pastime indeed.
Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
I like books I enjoy, however 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?
I truly enjoy Robert Ludlum, Ian Fleming and Daniel Siva’s books.
How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
I give most of my books away, either to the libraries, friends or hospitals and such. Very few books do I keep for myself, but if I had to organize them I’d probably put the ones I refer to often somewhere convenient and use the rest as a design element (organized by color / height.
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