Friday, March 16, 2007

Yet Another Book Meme

I found this at St. Francis Academy and thought I'd give it a spin.

1. Hardback or trade paperback or mass market paperback?

I tend to love old hardcovers the best, although paperback are nice for their portability and lightness. Sometimes my wrists start to hurt after reading a heavy hardcover book for awhile.

2. Amazon or brick and mortar?


3. Barnes & Noble or Borders?

Barnes and Noble - we don't really have a Borders in the area.

4. Bookmark or dogear?

It depends upon the book. Mostly bookmark. If it's a non-fiction book that I'm going to go ahead and mark up anyway, I'll tend to dog-ear it.

5. Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random?

General categorizations by subject and try to keep series/authors together (and off the floor, out of the dog's mouth, etc.)

6. Keep, throw away, or sell?

Keep or donate.

7. Keep dustjacket or toss it?

Toss it - especially if it's a kids' book. They tend to get tangled up in the dust jackets. :)

8. Read with dustjacket or remove it?


9. Short story or novel?


10. Collection (short stories by same author) or anthology (short stories by different authors)?

A little of both.

11. Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?

Harry Potter

12. Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?

Most often, chapter breaks.

13. “It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?


14. Buy or Borrow?

Mostly buy, though most of the librarians know me by name now.

15. New or used?

A lot used, a lot new for review and still manage to buy more new on top of that.

16. Buying choice: book reviews, recommendation or browse?

All three

17. Tidy ending or cliffhanger?

Tidy ending

18. Morning reading, afternoon reading or nighttime reading?

Any time at all and often in-between times as well.

19. Stand-alone or series?


20. Favorite series?

Probably The Lord of the Rings or Little House ... or Narnia... or one of Hilda Van Stockum's series. Sigh. I'm hopeless. :)

21. Favorite children’s book?

Just one! You've got to be kidding me!

22. Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?

When I was a kid, it had to have been The Phantom Tollbooth. I don't remember meeting or talking to anyone else who had read it. Now, it's hard to say. I'll have to give it some more thought.

23. Favorite books read last year?

The Everlasting Man (though I finished it early this year), the Man who Was Thursday,
Heretics, Orthodoxy, (yes I managed a rather significant Chesterton streak) by G.K. Chesterton

The Wind Blows Free (Bethlehem Books)

Gospel, Catechesis, Catechism by Cardinal Ratzinger

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

and others

24. Favorite books of all time?

I guess I'd have to go with the Bible on this one too. I really enjoyed our Freshman Theology class at TAC where we read the entire Bible over the course of the year and discussed it. I had a particularly fun tutor for that class as well as a non-Catholic (who later converted) that added wonderful elements to the discussion.

25. Least favorite book you finished last year?

The End by Lemony Snicket

26. What are you reading right now?

Milestones by Cardinal Ratzinger
Love in the Little Things: Tales of Family Life by Mike Aquilina
They Call Me the Bacon Priest by Werenfried Von Straaten
The Virtue-Driven Life by Fr. Groeschel

27. What are you reading next?

Uncle Tom's Cabin (for our teen discussion group - a re-read)

Please feel free to tag yourself by dropping me a note in the comment box.

1 comment:

Robert said...

So, I'm tagged