BBAW Bookish Meme

Posted 16 September, 2009 by Trish in Reading Nook / 35 Comments

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Holy Crap! I’ve posted 4 days in a row. I usually hate doing this because then I feel like my book reviews get passed over, but unfortunately I’m guessing people are skipping over book reviews this week, so why not post again! It’s BBAW after all. Although it wouldn’t hurt my feelings if you did decide to read my review of The Lace Reader. Hmmm–sorry for the shameless plug, but I was so excited about the book that I’m getting our book club to read it next month so we can then go see the author in person!!

Back on topic: a bookish meme. We’ve been asked to keep our answers short, so I’ll bite my tongue and show you just how concise I can be!

Do you snack while you read?
Ice cream
(edited note: caught in a lie…see comments)
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea horrify you?
Sometimes if neccesary
How do you keep your place while reading a book?

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?

Both (mostly fiction)
Hard copy or audiobooks?
Hard copy (always)
Do you read to the end of chapters, or can you put a book down at any point?
Chapter breaks if possible
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
What are you currently reading?
Yellowknife; Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
What is the last book you bought?
Hunger Games and Catching Fire
One book at a time or can you read more than one at a time?
Mostly one at a time
Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
Any time I can
Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
Stand alone
Is there a specific book or author that you recommend over and over?
Margaret Atwood
How do you organize your books?
Read versus Unread (and then some)

How’s that for concise? I’m feeling anxious not giving you longer answers, but I’ll get over it.

Ok, so don’t look at this picture and think I’m abusing my cat. Maggie has her own water–she just wanted mine! It was too funny to pass up. If I know how to write on the picture, it’d say something like “Iz thursty Mom!” See how Miss Spoon is there watching? Haha! I amuse myself.

Maggie Thirsty

35 Responses to “BBAW Bookish Meme”

  1. I look up all the words at the end; but it’s starting to feel tedious so I don’t know if I’m going to do it anymore.

    My kitty does that, too! I have a few photos of the kitten with her entire head in a glass- she’s too big to do that now- it sure looks funny!

  2. I could never eat ice cream while I was reading, it’s a two handed activity and I am messy! I have to read more of Margaret Atwood’s work. I have it, but for some reason I’m not getting to it. And I love the picture of your cat – I’ve seen other ones do that and I just don’t know why they like it! LOL.

  3. Cute kitty! That almost makes me want to get one for myself. :)

    I’m so glad you bought The Hunger Games and Catching Fire! Now you just need to read them. :D

  4. Go to to write on your photos; it’s free!

    And I am so friggin’ impressed with your conciseness, very nice.

  5. cj

    Trish –

    Great answers. Concise is good. Eating while reading is tricky – eat the wrong thing and your book is going to suffer.

    Chalk up another shared trait between our cats – Max will drink from the glass of water I have on my nightstand. I’ve taken to bottled water to keep him out of it.


  6. *Everyone – Thanks for popping by! Ok, so maybe the ice cream is more for when I’m blogging…I guess it is hard to read a book and eat ice cream at the same time. But any time I can talk about ice cream I will. I might even eat it for dinner tonight!

    And just so you know, Maggie keeps jumping on my desk, jumping off, jumping on, jumping off. I think she is saying “Mom! Get off the computer!”

    Have a great day.

  7. verbatim

    I always look up unfamiliar words, (which is why Oscar Wao drove me crazy!). I figure the author took great care to pick just the right word, so I need to understand it to get the full experience of the book.

  8. OMG Trish! I have been a horrible commenter all week, but when I saw that picture I just had to stop by and let you know that you had me laughing hysterically :p And I’m with you on being amazed at how much I’ve posted this week!!

  9. Ice Creammmmmm! What’s your fav flavour?! :D
    I think mine is Vanilla. after which I like Mango [ there is this ice cream i always eat with is Vanilla on the inside and mango outside] :D i like ice candy also…. grrr! STOP! no talk of ice creams :( we are on DIET :D

    that was super concise! I have a paragraph answer for a few question ‘)

  10. verbatim

    P.S. At first glance (without my glasses on), I thought your cat was in the *blender* and was really disturbed!

  11. OMGosh, Trish, that picture of Maggie just totally cracks me up!! Lucky always thinks my water is better than his own, too. Or the water in the tub after someone showers. Or the water in the plants. Or…yeah, you get the picture.

  12. I love your own LOL Cat picture! Maggie’s face could NOT look funnier!

    I have a hard time eating ice cream while reading, because I don’t have enough hands to hold the book, the bowl, and the spoon. Even if I eat at a table, I don’t know where to put book, and where to put the bowl…:) So if I snack when I read, I always eat small one-handed things, such as Skittles or pretzels. (So interesting, huh?)

  13. I love Margaret Atwood, too. Have you read The Children’s Book yet? We’ll have to talk about it some day; I’m so excited she has a new release!

  14. I’m a little behind, but I do plan to read your book review of The Lace Reader. :-)

    It’s been fun reading everyone’s responses to the meme. You did a great job in the concise department.

    You know, Trish, you technically could eat ice cream one handed if you eat it in a cone. I’ve eaten ice cream while reading. More often though, like you, I do it while blogging. :-)

    LOL Love the photo of Maggie. Parker loves to stick his head in my husband’s tea glass periodically, so I can relate.

  15. *Everyone – It makes me incredibly anxious that I can’t respond to you all individually. Ahhhh *pulls out hair* (and wonders if anyone is subscribed to follow up comments anyway!).

    A few notes:

    *Jill/Softdrink, Miss Spoon IS concerned

    *Verbatim, Yes Oscar Wao drove my book club crazy, too!

    *Veens, favorite flavor is chocochip cookie dough. Mango sounds great!

    *Bellezza, I haven’t read The Children’s Book yet. :( Haven’t read Atwood since last year!

    *Lit Feline, GREAT point about the cone…must invest in some of those!

    Thanks again guys for compliments to Maggie. If she could blush I’m sure she would.