Book Club Blog asked the question “How do you read”. I thought it was an interesting question and as my comment was getting a bit long I decided to post it instead.
Here are my answers.
How do you organise your books?
I don’t organise my books. I have all kitchen and gardening related books in a kitchen cupboard and all my other books in a cupboard in the bedroom. We don’t have book shelves as I like stand-alone ones and Mr OL likes built in ones so until we agree the books are still in a cupboard. I also generally only keep books that I have really enjoyed and all my non-fiction or reference books. The rest I give away or resell. books I am busy reading are next to my bed. The books on my Kindle are filed under unread or read.
Do you prefer series books or stand–alone books?
I like both, but prefer only starting a series when all the books have been release. I hate having to wait for the next in the series – like I am having to do with the latest Ken Follett series. Fall of Giants (book 2 has only just been released and I cant wait to start it.)
Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
I can read whenever, but since Little OL has been born I need to follow her schedule and I usually read at night once she has gone down to sleep. This is a problem because I can get very wrapped up in a book and it has been know that I look up and the sun is already coming up. Not good when you need to get up for a toddler and work. I also read at the hairdressers, in queues, in the car while Mr OL is driving or anywhere else I can get a few moments.
Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can
you read more than one at a time?
I can read more than one, but if I am doing that then it is generally books that I am not that into. If I find one I really like I will read it till it is finished.
What is the last book you bought?
Ken Follett – Winter of the World (Book 2 in the “Fall of Giants” trilogy)
What are you currently reading?
One of my friends has just given me Fifty Shades of Grey and insisted that I read it. I have humoured her and am now on Chapter 6. I don’t think I will be going any further.
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
It depends, in a “normal” book I don’t, but if I am reading on my Kindle I do as it is instant. You just take the cursor to the word and it gives you the meaning. It is one of the (many) functions I love.
Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
Generally I don’t. Normally I am lying in bed thinking “just one more page”