Book Blogger Appreciation Week — Day 2

September 11, 2012

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?
Hard copy.

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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Zohar – Man of la Book

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  • MelwykSeptember 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Great to get a man’s perspective on these questions! I enjoyed your responses, especially the comment about the dangerous pastime of snacking and reading!

  • Angela @ AJ Arndt Books BlogSeptember 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    It’s been really fun reading your responses and thinking about my own answer to each questions. Happy Book Blogger Appreciation Week 🙂

  • LadyInReadSeptember 11, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    enjoyed the interview! I agree with the dangers of keeping books flat open with two kids in the house or even keeping books accessible to them.. Reading while eating was something I did as a kid and was constantly reminded not to.. now, I am adult, and.. I still do BBAW link is

    • Zohar - Man of la BookSeptember 12, 2012 at 7:27 am

      I used to read and eat as well as a kid, maybe that’s why I like it so much.

  • April KemplerSeptember 11, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Great interview! I appreciate you realize your limitations can only read one book at a time…sigh…I must read several. I don’t necessarily snack and read but I do drink red wine and read.

    • Zohar - Man of la BookSeptember 12, 2012 at 7:25 am

      Thank you April, I don’t know how you can read several, sometimes I wish I could but I keep reminding myself it’s not a race.

  • Bev@My Reader's BlockSeptember 11, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Loved reading your answers! I only occasionally multitask myself…. Here are Mine.

  • Freda MansSeptember 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I loved your answer to reading more than one book at a time… made me laugh out loud. Thanks! I needed that!

  • Reading AngelSeptember 11, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    I have a need to read series in order as well. “we cannot multitask” haha, cracked me up 😀

    • Zohar - Man of la BookSeptember 12, 2012 at 7:26 am

      I know some books in many series are independent, but I keep thinking I miss something (and usually do) if not reading in order.

  • AmySeptember 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Great interview! I’m a fan of the paper book, too. I’m going to try some audio books for variety but there is something I love about the hard copy books!

    I don’t have a problem stopping at any point while reading but, like you, I try to finish a chapter when I won’t get back to a book for a while.

    Into Thin Air was an intense, fascinating book, I thought. I hope you enjoy it.

    I think it’s wonderful that you give most of your books away. I’ve started doing that since there are very few books I read that I will re-read.

    I liked your interview…it’s great getting to know you. And, as one who enjoys snacking while reading, yep, it sure can be dangerous!

    • Zohar - Man of la BookSeptember 12, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks for the comment Amy, I think Into Thin Air just moved a few notches up the TBR list.

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