Wednesday, September 16, 2009

BBAW Reading Meme

So for this BBAW Reading Meme I decided to answer the following questions.

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

It's not because the thought horrifies me to write in a book, but I have found if I want to take notes that post its work much better for me. I have especially found for my book club reads that it helps me find specific items I may be looking for much more quickly. If you see one of my books with post-its hanging out from almost every page, you know that I've been enjoying it.

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?

Although I am reading a couple of series right now I think that I actually prefer stand alone books. I've just started listening to the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series on audio and that is very enjoyable. I've also been reading The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith with my book club. We have been reading one book from this series every year and we've found that although we have a couple of favorites within the series, that not all of them are going to be great. I guess I just don't want to find myself getting bogged down reading series when there are so many other wonderful books out there waiting to be read.

10 comments:

Lezlie said...

I always have to remember to pull by post-its out of library books before I bring them back! :-)

Lezlie

Ti said...

I actually keep a notebook for bookish notes. I write all my notes in it because post-its, which I love for work, bug me when they are in a book. I'm a clumsy girl and I end up knocking them out of there or my fingers get caught up in them and I end up with a paper cut.

Blodeuedd said...

Two good answers there :)
I love a good series, and at the other time I dread them

gautami tripathy said...

Great answers. I prefer stand alones. Always in look out for those!

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lilly said...

I agree with you on marking the books. I don't do it either but I also remember having to do it perpetually in college and this is one side of my college years I don't want to interfere with my pleasure reading.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I use post its, too! Didn't think about that when doing my meme.

(And glad you at least tried my series! *grin*)

L. Diane Wolfe “Spunk On A Stick”
http://www.circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com

Missy said...

I would never write in a book! I keep a notebook with me while I read. I prefer stand alone books to series, but I make exception for certain authors :)

bermudaonion said...

If I write notes it's always on a scrap of paper, never on the book.

Jenners said...

I hear you about the series ... it is hard to stick to just one when there are so many other books out there. But if they only publish like once a year or every two years, then it is like a pleasant visit from an old friend. That is how I feel about Kinsey Millhone books by Sue Grafton.

Anna said...

I'm with you on the stand alones, though I've enjoyed some series in the past.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric