Wednesday, September 16, 2009

BBAW - Reading Habits

Oh's true confession time.  Today's event features a look at who we bloggers are as readers...sit back and let's get to know Tutu:

First of all, Tutu never used 5 words to say something that could be said with 10, so I'm really going to do something different and try to be brief here....I want to get back to reading.
  • Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack? Coffee and Jelly-beans (but no red or green ones)
  • Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? I use that wonderful fluorescent yellow and green tape from Levengers' but I also pencil mark in ARCs.
  •  How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears?Laying the book flat open? Bookmarks  
  • Fiction, Non-fiction, or both? Both 
  • Hard copy or audio books? Both 
  • 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? chapters unless the house is burning down 
  • If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away? I make a note and look it up later if the meaning doesn't become clear as I read on 
  • What are you currently reading? South of Broad by Pat Conroy
  • What is the last book you bought? Sicilian Cooking by Carmelo Sammarco (I got this last month in Sicily at the end of my Sicilian cooking class)
  • Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time? Always more than one- at least one hard cover, and one audio 
  • Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read? All day, all nite
  • Do you prefer series books or stand alone books? either will do, altho I tend to tire of series that go on forever with nothing new to say 
  • Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over? Whatever I'm currently reading
  • How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?) By genre,then alpha by author, but size is always the final determinant 
Well, it's time to round up a cup of coffee and a handful of jelly beans and get back to South Of Broad.

I hope you enjoy your day --mine is rather cool and windy - perfect for curling up to read while the fresh tomato sauce simmers on the stove for dinner. 


  1. No red or green jelly beans? Is it a matter of the flavors or the colors?

  2. Great job Tina. I am always tempted to circle typos and grammar errors in red pen in my ARCS...LOL

  3. Lisa--it's the taste--I can't stand cherry or green apple!

  4. Hello, Tina! This is very insightful! I love snacking on jelly beans as well.

  5. Jelly beans are great to snack on while reading because you can pop them in your mouth and your fingers stay clean and thus the book stays clean!

    Great meme!

  6. I agree with a great deal...except I LOVE red jellybeans! Red anything in fact..swedish fish, Mick and Ikes, Dots, Starbursts..Chewy Red Candies

  7. I even have a jellybean dispenser, but have trouble when the dang thing gets stuck---I can then be heard yelling at the stupid machine, and end up taking it apart to get the beans out. So now I just use a glass canister. I allow myself one little cup (the ones that you serve the melted butter in for lobster) a day. In fact, I'll go for weeks w/o them, because I only like the jelly belly ones and I can't always get them here in town.

    Can you believe we're discussing jelly beans on a book blog? I am guys are great.

  8. Caite....I'd send you my red ones, but Bob gets those...

  9. Mmmm reading the post has me craving Jelly Beans ;)

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  11. Halloween is the best time for jelly beans - you can get a whole bag of black and orange. YUMMY! My favs. I'll be interested to see what you think of SOB.

  12. Actually, I was in the store this morning looking for JBs and all I could find was candycorn....another of my weaknesses and another great "snack while you read" - I'll keep looking.


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