Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Stealing: Books!

From Sunday Stealing

Book Preference Meme

1. Science fiction, fantasy or horror?

A. Fantasy
2. Hardback or trade paperback or mass market paperback?

A. Paperback, usually.
3. Amazon or brick and mortar?

A. I use both.
4. Barnes & Noble or Borders?

A. Well, Borders is out of business so that pretty much leaves Barnes & Noble.
5. Bookmark or dog-ear?

A. Bookmark, usually, though I have been known to place a very tiny little dog-ear on a page. Not often, though.
6. Asimov’s Science Fiction or Fantasy & Science Fiction?

A. Isn't this like the first question? Fantasy.
7. Alphabetize by author, alphabetize by title, or random?

A. Mostly random with a little bit by subject matter thrown in.
8. Keep, throw away or sell?

A. Keep or donate to the library.
9. Keep dust jacket or toss it?

A. Keep dust jacket.
10. Read with dust jacket or remove it?

A. Obviously, if I keep the dust jacket, I read with it on the book.
11. Short story or novel?

A. Novels.
12. Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?

A. I stop reading when my husband says it is time to go to bed. Or at chapter breaks. Or when I fall asleep reading. Or when I've finished the book.
13. “It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time?”

A. Both.
14. Buy or borrow?

A. I buy print books but borrow audio books from the library.
15. Buying choice: book reviews, recommendation or browse?

A. Generally browsing, but I use all three methods.
16. Collection (short stories by the same author) or anthology (short stories by different authors)?

A. I'm not really a big fan of either.
17. Tidy ending or cliffhanger?

A. A tidy ending is preferable.
18. Morning reading, afternoon reading or nighttime reading?

A. I generally read novels at night, but I read all day long.
19. Standalone or series?

A. Either.
20. Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?

A. The Steerswoman, by Rosemary Kirstein

21. Favorite genre series?

A. Fantasy and mystery.
22. Currently Reading?

A. Factory Man, by Beth Macy. It's a nonfiction book. I'm listening to King and Maxwell, by David Baldacci.


  1. I'll have to check out "The Steerswoman."

  2. Raising my hand- falls asleep reading :)

  3. Seems that we've a similar taste on books ; ) love that you read all day long.

  4. I really miss Borders. They had the best deals. And, thank you for the titles. I'll be back to make a list from everyone.

  5. I'm mildly offended that romance and mystery weren't genre choices. I miss having more choices in bookstores, and we can't even blame B&N anymore, since they've also struggles against Amazon. I mostly prefer PB, but will read HC, trade or ebooks as well. BTW, I finished a fiction book over the weekend I think you might like: The Sound of Glass by Karen White.


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