Tuesday, September 11, 2012

BBAW Day 2: The Self Interview?


Who forgot to sign up for Book Blogger Appreciation Interviews??? That'd be me!!! So I'll be interviewing myself. I don't blame you if you just clicked away. 

3D glasses w/out lenses. I SWEAR!
Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
Reading is probably the only time I DON'T snack. Chewing and reading are too much head action for me. 

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

I've never had much of a problem with writing, marking, dog-earing, generally destroying (loving?) my books. Especially the ones I read for school back in the day. Now that I've gone almost exclusively digital I still obsessively annotate. 

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?

Both! This changes depending on the year and my mood. One year I read almost no contemporary fiction in favor of YA or non-fiction. This year is a fiction year with almost no non-fiction. Moody is me. 

Hard copy or audiobooks?

Neither! Trade paperbacks and e-books for me. 

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 wholly on my level of sleepiness and whether or not the book will physically damage me if I drop it on my own head as I'm nodding off. If I'm sleepy, I can stop anywhere, though there is a special warm feeling if it's at the end of a chapter. 

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

Another beautiful part of e-reading: the lookup word function!

What are you currently reading?
Stephen King's It for the #ITalong!

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
Mid-afternoon, spread out on my bed with the fan blowing. Ohhh heavenly. 

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?

I have recently become a series ho. For years I wasn't a fan but Outlander changed all that. *hugs the book*

Want to ask me something that I haven't answered here? Go for it! 


36 comments:

  1. I am so glad that you've become a fan of Outlander, as it's one of my favorite series. And I also don't snack when I read. I think it's to much of a distraction. These answers were great! Glad that you posted this today!

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    1. Zibilee, I really need to get back to it soon. The Fiery Cross is calling to me!!!

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  2. I think it's a great idea, and hlarious that you interviewed yourself. I spaced on signing up for interviews too but wasn't creative enough to think of interviewing myself!

    Isn't IT great..and creepy?!
    The ability to look up wards you don't know easily and fast is what really entices me about e-readers but so far I haven't decided if I want one
    I haven't read any of the Outlander series, I guess I should

    I'm a snacker and often mark up and 'love' my books!
    Terrific interview, self!

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    1. Thanks, Amy! I hated that I missed the signups because the interview swap is always one of my fave parts of BBAW.

      IT is fantastic and super creepalicious! If you decide on an e-reader I definitely recommend the Nook! Outlander = awesome.

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  3. I've tried reading while I eat lunch, when I'm really immersed in a book. It never fails. I *always* get some sort of food on my fingers and then . . . I touch the pages. I've given up on that.

    Fun self-interview! You can have IT. Clowns. *shiver*

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    1. Nancy, I feel your pain. Same boat here!

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  4. Andi! We've got to get you listening to audiobooks!!! I mean really. Please tell me you're not listening to Kidd Kraddick on the way in on the mornings...

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    1. NO, I'm not listening to Kidd Kraddick! OKKKK! Yes I am!!! *shame spiral*

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  5. I can stop anywhere in a chapter but it has to be at the end of a page. Then, I put my bookmark in facing the page I need to start on.

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    1. Good idea! I used to do that too, so I'm not sure why I stopped!

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  6. I love that oh interviewed yourself! I forgot to sign up for BBAW in general but maybe could have followed the post schedule anyway, had I thought of it! I still need to read Outlander... Shameful!

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    1. LOL, thanks Joanna! I talk to myself a lot, so an interview felt pretty everyday to me. lol

      And definitely get on Outlander if you have the chance! AMAZING!

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  7. Thanks for checking out my blog! It's good to get you know you as well. I totally agree with reading on the bed with the fan blowing. That sounds like something I want to do right now. lol.

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    1. You are most welcome!!! And I read on the bed with the fan blowing last night. Didn't stay awake long, but it was nice anyway! ha!

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  8. So glad you joined in, Andi! :-) I used to be protective of my books. I'm less so now. I prefer not to mark them up or bend pages, but I don't hesitate when I don't have a post in note or book mark handy. I am still holding out on the Outlander books. I am glad you are enjoying them though! Enjoy the week!

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! I had a harder time with bending/marking books when I was younger, but once college and grad school hit, I got over it. Now I just see the marks as "well loved". :)

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  9. Okay, so you can't chew and read, but surely you can imbibe a little, right? Favorite cocktail to read by?

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    1. Debi, favorite cocktail while reading -- probably a nice cold beer. Blue Moon, preferably...with orange!

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  10. Here's a question: how do you lay on your bed midafternoon under a fan without falling asleep? Tell me your secret, Andi!

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    1. Bellezza, it's tough, I tell ya! Changing positions a lot, and a book that I can't put down. :D

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  11. My sister's friend only likes paperbacks but I don't like them all that much! I only read non-fic when I ABSOLUTELY have to, lol

    Oh, God. It scared the crap out of me when I watched the movie as like an 8 year old and I HATE clowns because of it! But I still love King...oh the irony!

    ~Kailia @ Reading the Best

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    1. Thanks for stopping in, Kailia! This year has been a "nonfic when I have to" kind of year. I'm not sure what dictates the moods, but they are what they are!

      And I saw the movie so many times as a young'un that I got desensitized. lol The clown in Poltergeist was worse!

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  12. Yay - I loved reading all your responses. And you're making me think harder about getting a eReader - I never look up definitions or save quotes from books, but an eReader would really help with that.

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    1. Thanks, Tanya Patrice!! If you decide to take the plunge, let me know! :D

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  13. Dig the glasses! And the self-interview approach.

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  14. Oooh, we get to ask our own questions? Okay, here's a question I wished I'd asked during my interview: what's the WORST book you've read so far this year?

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    1. Ohhhh, Tasha. Let's see. That is a great question, and I've largely stopped reading books if they're torture. SO, I would have to go with: Secondhand Bride by Linda Lael Miller. Trashy romance that wasn't quite trashy enough for me to enjoy it. MORE SEX! I said it.

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  15. OMG I love this picture of you!!! (And not-so-secretly, I have a pair in my school desk! Ha!)

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  16. I love that you interviewed yourself :)

    Reading in the middle of the day seems luxurious and magical at this point in my life. #love

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  18. You are right - the middle of the day, with the babies napping - reading time doesn't get much better. I can't believe you don't snack while you read. Who doesn't snack while they read? I can hardly believe we are (internet) friends. =)

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  19. Dude, I'm TOTALLY a series ho right now too. Hahaha. Oh, and I completely stand with you on the concept of LOVING books (or, as some people say, destroying)

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  20. Too funny about the snacking and reading! Curiously, I almost never snack while I read (except during Dewey's readathon, for some reason). I never stopped to think why not. Maybe it's too much head action for me, too!

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