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Book meme

Here's a book meme from calapine

01. Do you snack while you read? If so, favourite reading snack?

Reading while you eat isn't quite the same as eating while you read. I'll read while I have my dinner (if I'm on my own) but I won't snack while I'm reading.

02. Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?

It doesn't horrify me but I never do it.

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

Just remember where I was

04. Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?

Both. I just read a palaeontology book called 'Life an unauthorised biography' borrowed off happytune. Really well written.

05. Hardcopy or audiobooks?

Generally always have one audio on the go, and a couple of hardcopy books.

06. 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 just read until something stops me - sometimes because so tired. So it's very rarely the end of a chapter.

07. If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away? Write it down to look it up later? Just try to infer what it means from the rest of the sentence, and keep going?

Just wing it.

08. What are you currently reading?

Audio - The Black Dahlia by James Elroy - it's even better than I remembered it. I wonder if the Brian de Palma film is any good?
Written - I just downloaded John Kessell's short story collection The Baum Plan from here.
I've also recently started Little, Big by John Crowley

09. What is the last book you bought?

I bought three books from Amazon this week, but I have to go pick them up from the post office.

Shakespeare the Thinker: A. D. Nuttall
Collected Poems: Michael Longley
Dart: Alice Oswald

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

generally have a few on the go

11. Do you like re-reading books?

I really find it comforting with a few books, a few strange ones, which I have a soft spot for.
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