I found these questions at I Read It Once.
Do you snack while you read? If so, favourite reading snack.
I snack all the time. While reading, it is usually whatever is in my reach. Generally, it includes chocolates, chips and little finger food.
What is your favourite drink while reading?
Drinking while reading distracts me. I can’t do both at the same time. So I take 15 to 60 seconds break for a sip of water or coffee.
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
I never used to mark/write anything in my books except for my name until recently. I have started marking a few passages and making little notes. I even write short poetry these days.
How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
I ususally have a bookmark around. If not, I lay it flat (for less than 10 minutes) if I am in my room, or try to memorise the page number. I hate to dog-ear my pages!
Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
Lately, I have become a huge fan of fictional works.
Are you a person who tends to read to the end of a chapter, or you can stop anywhere?
I prefer reaching the end of the chapter before I put the book down, but sometimes I have to stop in the middle.
Are you the type of person to throw a book cover across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you?
My books are my babies! I can never throw them. I just hold them in my hands and curse the characters.
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away?
I prefer taking the contextual meaning. However, if it is something I cannot understand at all, I’m left with no other option.
What are you currently reading?
Aah..This is a tricky question. I have started:
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
The Last lecture, by Randy Pausch
The Best Thing About You is You, by Anupam Kher
Chowringhee, by Sankar
Marley and Me, by John Grogan
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
The Quilt: Stories, by Ismat Chughtai
The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Maharaja, by Diwan Jarmani Dass
I think I should just stick with one book. Or maybe two. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for the day and The Last Lecture for the evening.
What is the last book you bought?
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Are you the type of person that reads one book at a time, or can you read more than one?
I think I made it pretty clear, though I’m trying to de-clutter.
Do you have a favourite time/place to read?
I basically read everywhere: in the class, in the bus, the mall, restaurants, bars (yes!), I sit in staircases, by the lake in my University and almost everywhere else except the shower. However, I prefer my evening reading in my balcony: sitting on a chair with my feet on the railing. The view from my balcony is beautiful and I love the cool evening breeze. As far as my night reading is concerned, I read tucked in my bed, by my bedside lamp.
Do you prefer series or stand alones?
If I like a book a lot, I would love to meet the characters again. But series require certain level of commitment, and you have to read them in a particular order.
How do you organise your books?
My shelves back home were haphazardly organised when I came to the University two months back. I have a small part of my collection in my hostel room which is arranged according to the size of the books. Here is a hazy picture of my bookshelf taken from my BlackBerry:
What are your reading habits? Do tell me in the comments section :)