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Paperback, hardback or trade paperback?
Paperback. I'm cheap and I'm tough on them.
Amazon or brick and mortar?
Brick and morter, especially independent and used book stores.
Barnes & Noble or Borders?
I don't even think there's a Barnes&Noble in the City. Certainly not one close to me.
Bookmark or dog-ear?
I try to remember to bookmark, but I dog-ear a lot, or even worse, leave it open face down.
Favourite place to read?
In motion. BART, Muni, Airplanes. Unfortunately reading in a car is a one-way ticket to pukesville or me. I also like to read in bed.
Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random?
At one point I had them sorted by topic, but things are pretty random right now.
Keep, throw away, or sell?
Left to my own devices, keep, but right now we are desperately trying to make space and therefore hopefully selling.
Keep dust jacket or toss it?
I used to toss. Now I've learned my lesson and keep.
Read with dust jacket or remove it?
Assuming I kept, read with.
Short story or novel?
A book of short stories by a favorite authors is always appreciated, just because it takes so long to get through anything.
Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
Haven't read either, but seen all Harry Potter movies to date. Did NOT see Lemony Snicket.
Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
"It was a dark and stormy night" or "Once upon a time"?
Let's say dark and stormy because I'm not much of a fantasy or fairy-tale girl.
Buy or borrow?
Buy. There's an excellent chance I'm going to lose or fuck it up in some way.
New or used?
Used, if I find something, but when I'm actually looking for a specific book, probably new.
Buying choice: book reviews, recommendations, or browse?
Pretty much anything, including seeing an author on C-SPAN or even Jon Stewart and thinking "that looks interesting."
Tidy ending or cliffhanger?
Tidy ending. I fucking HATE cliffhangers.
Morning reading, afternoon reading, or nighttime reading?
Morning commute, night in bed.
Stand-alone or series?
Standalone, but in mystery genre fic, I'd want to read all of any sleuth that I get interested in.
Callahan's Saloon and Lady Sally's Place books by Spider Robinson
Favorite children's book?
Favorite YA book?
Charlotte's Web. Or is that considered children's? I suppose I should ask mom the librarian.
Based on memory, either A Gift of Magic by Lois Duncan or Have Spacesuit, Will Travel by Robert Heinlein
Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
Giftwish, and its sequel Catchfire, by Graham Dunstan Martin.
Favorite books read last year?
This is easy, only because I'm barely reading books anymore due to fanfic taking over my life.
"Yes Man," by Danny Wallace
Favorite books of all time?
Lolita, Travels With Alice, All the William Safire column collections, and all the Straight Dope collections.
Least favorite book you finished last year?
Not applicable. If I don't like it right away, I'm not even going to try to plow ahead.
What are you reading right now?
Aside from old New Yorker magazines? I've been trying to get through "Something's Down There," by Mickey Spillane for several months.
What are you reading next?
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. (Hopefully there will not be any Weeping Angels involved.)
Favorite book to recommend to an eleven-year-old?
Have Spacesuit Will Travel.
Favorite book to reread?
Lolita or the Safire collections.
Do you ever smell books?
Not if I can help it.
Do you ever read primary source documents?
No, but if I can get a major book deal to write a biography or history book, I'll be happy to.