Thursday, July 23, 2009

Booking Through Thursday...Preferences

Which do you prefer? (Quick answers–we’ll do more detail at some later date)

Reading something frivolous? Or something serious? Depends on my mood
Paperbacks? Or hardcovers? Paperback, preferably trade size
Fiction? Or Nonfiction? Both
Poetry? Or Prose? Prose
Biographies? Or Autobiographies? Autobiographies
History? Or Historical Fiction? Historical Fiction
Series? Or Stand-alones? Both
Classics? Or best-sellers? Best-sellers
Lurid, fruity prose? Or straight-forward, basic prose? Straight-forward
Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness? Plot
Long books? Or Short? Doesn't matter, but needs to be long enough to adequately tell the story
Illustrated? Or Non-illustrated? Non-illustrated
Borrowed? Or Owned? Owned, I consider my books part of my decorating scheme
New? Or Used? Used, I'm too cheap to buy new unless I'm going to keep the book

(Yes, I know, some of these we’ve touched on before, and some of these we might address in-depth in the future, but for today–just quick answers!)


Susan said...

Great answers! The name of my blog is "Well-Mannered Frivolity" - can you guess what my answer to number 1 was? It was hard to choose between some of the answers this week though...

Lenore Appelhans said...

It's all about the mood when choosing books to read!

Anonymous said...

I usually read fiction only, and the book has to speak for itself. As long as it's well-written, I don't mind whether it's fruity lush or straightforward.

Jeane said...

I'm a cheapie and buy used books, too- that way I can get more! and more and more...

Heidenkind said...

Stream-of-consciousness is something that is really difficult to read, I think.

drey said...

Thanks for swinging by, have I mentioned I love the shoes in your profile pic? =)