I got into BBAW this year at the very last minute; one - to see what BBAW was about; and two - to get back into blogging after a long break..So, for the Interview Swap of day 2, here is my interview with myself:)
Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
If I am reading during a meal, then yes, I snack while I read..
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
I do not mark my books though the idea does not horrify me (well, maybe a little) but note down my thoughts on paper or on my blog!
How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
With digital books, it is a no brainer as the device does the job for you. But for good old paper books, I just remember where I left off..
Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
Both, though mostly fiction.
Hard copy or audiobooks?
Hard copy and digital books. I have not ventured into audio books yet as I do want to see the printed (or digitized) word visually still.
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?
I read to the end of the chapter, if allowed and if possible, will always prefer to read to the end of the book. If for some reason, I have to stop in the middle of a chapter, well…if it was to go to sleep, then I will not be having a good night’s sleep anyways!
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
Not really, I tend to keep reading and hope to get it in context which I do many a times. I do make note of it to look it up later. Again, with digital books, the advantage is I can right click to see the meaning immediately.
What are you currently reading?
Secret of the Nagas – book 2 of the Shiva Trilogy by Amish and a couple others
What is the last book you bought?
Secret of the Nagas – book 2 of the Shiva Trilogy by Amish and a couple others ( the answer is the same as the previous one!!)
Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time?
Just one book, no way! I always have a couple or a couple more books going on at the same time.
Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
No, I love to read anytime, anywhere.
Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
I love both types of books – as long as the book is good..
Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
The last couple of years, I have recommended Rushdie’s ‘Haroun and the Sea of Stories’, Kurien’s ‘Cutting for Stone’ and ‘The Maze Runner’ by Markus Zusak many times over.
How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
By genre and then by title. And sometimes, just anyway that they look good on the shelf!
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