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This is a BBAW meme. What a fun week!

Do you snack while you read? Yes, because it seems as if people are always eating something in whatever book I’m reading. It doesn’t seem to matter what — porridge, Snickers bars, whale blubber — the minute food is mentioned, I’m all about the snack.

Favorite reading snack? Crunchy and salty carries the day.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? I don’t often mark my books, but I like to read copies that total strangers have marked, while squinting and muttering WTF?

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open? Dog-ear is a cute term for something heinous.

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both? The score so far this year is 40-31, fiction.

Hard copy or audiobooks? I’ve relaxed my stance against audiobooks.

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 stop when my eyes slam shut and I’m overpowered by that creep, Sleep.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away? If it’s strong enough and strange enough to gum up my optical cruise control.

What are you currently reading? Toji by Park Kyung-Ni, The Log From The Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck and A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway.

What is the last book you bought? White Tiger by Aravind Adiga.

Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time? More than one. I wish my eyes worked independently, and that I had an extra one. I could hide it under my bangs.

Do you have a favorite time of day to read? 10:41 p.m.

Do you have a favorite place to read? Bed, with something like Style Her Famous droning in the background.

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books? Stand alone.

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over? Don Robertson’s Morris Bird III trilogy.

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?) I have a few distinct categories: The Pulitzer shelf, the biography shelf, the Canadian shelf, the Korean shelf, the teacher shelf and the graphic novel shelf. The rest is chaos.
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