Yes, day 2, Summer Cold, house bound. It's getting scary...
I. Hate. Summer. Colds.
Here is a new Book Meme, so I don't kill someone in my house!
(waving at Paul!)
I couldn't care less if it was written on toilet paper. I will read it!
Barnes & Noble or Borders?
Borders. I have a specific, smaller Borders, that I love. It has no cafe, but that keeps out the rabble. Just serious book people go there... all the employees know me and the kids. :-)
Bookmark or dog-ear?
Bookmark or memorize the page #! DOG EAR???? ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? <<<shaking head and muttering...>>>
Amazon or brick and mortar?
Usually brick and mortar, but I do Amazon occasionally.
Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random?
Grouped by author, alphabetically, in order of publication. Sorted by genre.
Keep, throw away, or sell?
Keep and give away.
Keep dust jacket or toss it?
Keep, do people actually throw them out?
Read with dust jacket or remove it?
I read with it. I remove it for Hammer. He can be rough on them.
Short story or novel?
Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
Harry rocks. I have never read any Lemony or saw the movie. It seems too sad to me.
Usually I stop when the book is done, but if I am ridiculously tired, or just started the book, then at a chapter break.
"It was a dark and stormy night" or "Once upon a time"?
Dark and stormy, that ends with a 'Once upon a time' ending. :-D
Buy or borrow?
New or used?
New, but I will buy used every now and then on Amazon.
Buying choice: book reviews, recommendations, or browse?
All of the above!
Tidy ending or cliffhanger?
Either, but if there is a sort of cliffhanger, another book had better be coming!
Morning reading, afternoon reading, or night reading?
Yes, all of the above.
Stand-alone or series?
Both. I enjoy series, but I like to start at the beginning, and sometimes you can't... I remember with Michael Connelly, I read one of his Harry Bosch, Detective series books - loved it, then went back the next day and bought all of the books from the beginning of the series! I read them all straight through, and repeated the one I read first. I have been reading him ever since, too.
For fun, the Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich. For a good detective story, I love Harry Bosch by Michael Connelly, as I mentioned above. Also, Alex Cross, is a great detective, but with the psychological edge, by James Patterson. Harry Potter for magic and heroism, by JK Rowling. Harry Dresden for more humor, magic and detective story in the round, by Jim Butcher. For forensic stories, I like Kay Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell, and Temperance Brennan by Kathy Reichs.
Favorite children's book?
The top three are 'Pat the Bunny', 'Goodnight Moon', and 'Green Eggs and Ham'.
Favorite YA book?
Judy Blume and Anthony Horowitz. Fabulous.
Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
Favorite books read last year?
Too many to list all, but a favorite that most haven't read would be 'The Devil in the White City' by Erik Larson.
Wow, that is hard. Probably, the Shaara books of the Civil War. Phenomenal. Nelson DeMille's 'Nightfall', would also be up there (another series that I love). 'Marley and Me' by John Grogan, was a great pet story and memoir.
What are you reading right now?
I just finished 'Pilate's Wife' by Antoinette May, very good. I am almost finished with 'Hannibal Rising' by Thomas Harris, and I read 'All Together Dead' by Charlaine Harris (newest of the Sookie Stackhouse series) in the middle of them!
What are you reading next?
I want to get the newest James Rollins, it just came out called 'The Judas Strain'. It is his third in the Sigma Force series. I told you, I read a whole bunch of series!!!
Favorite book to recommend to an eleven-year-old?
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, they will be hooked on reading for life. And, also for a girl, 'Are You there God, It's Me Margaret' by Judy Blume.
Favorite book to reread?
See above! LOL
Do you ever smell books?
All the time! I love the smell of books!!!!
Do you ever read Primary source documents?