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19 April 2015
Book Preference Meme (now this
one is perfect for me!)
Stolen from: The now-defunct Tense Teacher
Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror?
I'm not a big fan of any of those three, but if I had to choose among
them, I'd say Science Fiction, since I've read a lot of it over the years.
Hardback or Trade paperback or Mass market paperback?
Actually, Kindle. Or hardback, but I'm not above reading paperback if
the print size is large enough that I don't have to struggle with it.
Amazon or Brick and Mortar?
Well, I know this is bad of me, but Amazon. It's entirely too easy to
hit that "buy now with 1-click" button!
Barnes & Noble or Borders?
This is a dated questionnaire. Borders is defunct. Before they
shut down, I used to browse there often because it was the only big book
store in town. I have to drive a long way to the nearest Barnes &
Noble, but as a sucker for book stores, if I find one, I'll go in.
Bookmark or Dog-ear?
Definitely book mark.
Asimov’s Science Fiction or Fantasy & Science Fiction?
Alphabetize by author, Alphabetize by title, or Random?
My whole life is "random."
Keep, Throw away or Sell?
None. If I don't keep them, I donate to Logos, because they help raise
money for charity.
Keep dust-jacket or Toss it?
Read with dust-jacket or Remove it?
If the book I'm reading has a dust jacket, I will keep it on.
Short story or Novel?
I've never been one who liked short stories much, so my preference is for a
Stop reading when tired or at Chapter breaks?
I try to go to a chapter break, but sometimes you just have to quit when you
can't keep your eyes opened.
“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time?”
Definitely a dark and stormy night!
Buy or Borrow?
Buy. I wonder how much I have spent on books over the past 60 years (I
didn't buy books for the first 10 or so years of my life).
Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation or Browse?
All three, actually.
Collection (short stories by the same author) or Anthology (short stories
by different authors)?
Hmmm...No preference. I rarely read short stories so it doesn't matter
whether they are by the same author or by different authors.
Tidy ending or Cliffhanger?
I would prefer a tidy ending, especially when the book is part of a series
and it may be years before the next book is finished (Yes, David Gerrold, I
Morning reading, Afternoon reading or Nighttime reading?
Stand alone or Series?
Kind of both. I have gotten into Diana Gabladon's "Outlander" series,
David Gerrold's "Chtorr" series, and I don't know if you would call Harlan
Coben's Myron Bolitar books or Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch books a
"series" or not, but I have read most of them too [each with nice tidy
Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
Oh so many favorites! I would be hard pressed to pick just one, but
examples may include Rob Rummel-Hudson's "Schuyler's
Monster,"and Murr Brewster's "Trowsering
Your Weasel." But there are SO many more!
Favorite genre series?
Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" (and when will book 8 be published????)
Several. "Stolen Innocence"
by Elissa Wall (about a girl who found the courage to
leave her Fundamental LDS community), "How to Live Well with Chronic Pain
and Illness," by Toni Bernhard (the preview I am currently reading so I can
review it), "Kisses from Katie" (the story of a young girl and how she is
transforming the lives of children in Uganda--if I ever get it back [it
disappeared when I was last working at the book store]). "Last Man Standing"
by David Baldacci (my current crime novel) and "Our Magnificent Bastard
Tongue" by John McWhorter (the untold history of English).