Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2012 ~ Day 3

BBAW Day 3

What Does Book Blogging Mean To You?

Book blogging means that I finally have a place to talk about books! With people that love books! No more blank stares. No more yawns. No more sarcastic comments,”Uh huh sure I’ll read that book Jen, I’ll get right on that!”
My family and friends. I think they hate me.

Book blogging means feeling the warmth of a fantastic community that has been so welcoming and helpful and in general just so kick ass. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I’ve found my happy place. I only wish I hadn’t waited so long.
Dumb question. Start blogging!

Book Blogger Appreciation Week ~ Day 2

Day 2, Shining a Light on You!

I didn’t have a chance to sign up for the interview swap going on today during Book Blogger Appreciation Week so I’m taking part in the alternative activity and interviewing myself!

Before I answer the questions I have to say that BBAW is amazing. I spent all day yesterday and most of this morning exploring new (to me) blogs which in turn led me to even more blogs. This, like I said yesterday, is my first time to participate in this event. I want to give a giant thanks and a shout out to My Friend Amy for starting BBAW.

Also, I’d like to apologize for neglecting to visit all of my fellow bloggers yesterday for It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? I normally make a big effort to visit each and comment on most of the participating bloggers. I hope to get to do just that later on today! And since this week is all about appreciating book bloggers I have to mention that I am so thankful to Sheila for hosting that meme, she is fab!

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
Once in a while I do, lately I’ve been all over the 100 calorie packs of Snackwell’s yogurt covered pretzels.
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of
writing in books horrify you?

No no no. I’ve never written in a book in my life. There is a library close by that asks you to initial the inside of a book if you’ve read it! Um, no. 

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears?
Laying the book flat open?

Bookmark only. If I see a book laying face down and flat open I get a sad. 

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?

Both. Lots of both.

Hard copy or audiobooks?

I haven’t listened to an audiobook yet! I want to!

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 like to read to the end of a chapter if possible but if I’m reading in snatches of times throughout the day it doesn’t bother me to stop wherever I am.

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

I have a few apps on my phone to look up words and/or other things from books that I want to learn more about. Word Nerd Alert!

What are you currently reading?

Gone With the Wind

What is the last book you bought?

Hmm, wow. I can’t remember! Probably something for one of my kids. I’ve stopped buying books for myself unless they are something I know I’ll want to re-read. Yay for the library!

Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can
you read more than one at a time?

Gasp, I’m a one book at a time kind of woman!

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?

In bed, before I fall asleep for the night. 

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?

Usually stand alone books.

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?

I will sing the praises of Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth until everyone on this planet has read it. This means YOU!

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)

Organize books? What is this organization that you speak of? My system of books stacked all the hell over the place willy nilly isn’t organized?!?

Happy Book Blogger Appreciation Week!