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September 15th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


Today’s Book Blogger’s Appreciation Week post is the BBAW meme:

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?

Unfortunately for my wasteline I do snack a lot.  Usually pretzels.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?

Unless it’s a text book I can’t stand writing in books

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears?

Used to dog ear books but now I use book marks

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?

Fiction mostly

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?

Depends on how good the book is.  Good ones I usually stop at end of chapters.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?

Nope, usually just try to get the meaning from the context

What are you currently reading?

Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

What is the last book you bought?

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time?

Usually I only read 1 at a time

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?

Whenever I get a chance

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?

Either is fine but I hate waiting if the next book isn’t out for a series

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?

Julia Quinn, Johanna Lindsey, Richelle Mead, Suzanne Collins

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)

Organization?  What’s organization?  Usually wherever I can fit them in the shelves

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17 Responses

  1. Laurel Ann

    Love pretzels too. Great meme Deb. Enjoyed your candor. :)

  2. gautami tripathy

    I try to organise with no success!

    BBAW: Reading meme

  3. Melanie

    I love snacking on pretzels, too! My only problem is that I sometimes have to put my book down because I’m trying to get to the bottom of the bag, where the salt is! :D

  4. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)

    Organization is for the birds! LOL I have to get my hands on these vampire diaries I think

  5. dsuzuki

    I organize when I am in a cleaning frenzy but never keep it up.

    Melanie-lol, that’s funny about the pretzels. My absolute downfall is when I cave and buy chocolate covered pretzels :)

  6. L. Diane Wolfe

    Yeah, Debbie! Everyone is answering with a healthy snack like carrots or apples – nice to see someone else goes for the carbs, too!

  7. Wendy

    I agree, I can only read one book at a time. If I try to read more than that at a time, I feel guilty because it’s like I’m cheating on them with each other. Plus I think every book deserves to have my undivided attention at the time I’m reading it!


  8. Gina

    Ah yes…pretzels in one hand, book in the other…I’m liking this combo, may have to try it! I’m right there with you on the organization bit…I think I need my own library. Enjoyed your post! =0)

  9. Rasco from RIF

    I am SO happy to find someone else who doesn’t have some scientific, in-depth process for shelving her books! Thanks for sharing your reading habits…

  10. Kailana

    My waistline has enough problems. It’s probably a good thing that I don’t snack and read! lol

  11. Llehn

    I love hard covers too though they’re not very practical in terms of logistics.


    i can’t sell books but i’ve come to the conclusion that it is going to be a very booky christmas and if there are still leftovers, some nursing home or rehab ward is going to be very happy i read. ‘cus my book shelves, they runith over! i mean to tell you, been there and without the loving booky friends, i think i would have gone bonkers!

  13. velvet

    great to hear a bit about you.

    BTW: you’ve just been awarded

  14. dsuzuki

    Thanks Velvet!

    Thanks to everyone for stopping by.

  15. Amy

    I like pretzels alot too! I use book marks of all kinds to keep my place but my mom, who was an avid reader, loved book marks but she was forever losing them so she resorted to dog-earing her books even though she hated doing it. She would bend all the pges back the other way when she was finished reading trying to get rid of the creases! LOL

    Great meme!


  16. Michelle

    At least pretzels are on the healthy side of snacks! I’ve seen a lot of chocolate lovers floating around these memes. LOL

  17. dsuzuki

    Amy-I use anything at hand for book marks-receipts, book marks, envelopes, napkins, etc.

    Michelle-Costco has these really yummy flat pretzels that my 2 yr old loves so I’m hooked on those and the other day I started a dried apples kick.

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