BBAW: Me and My Reading Habits – And a Giveaway!

I thought this one would be tough for me. Everyone knows how much I like using five words where one word will do, ten words where two will do, twenty words where three will do (need more numerical examples or was that just perfect?).

This BBAW meme requires me to answer the following questions in as few words as possible – and be creative while I’m at it.

And guess what? I had a TON of fun doing this. Why? Because I CHEATED! I’ve snuck in a few extra words (well, okay – a WHOLE LOT of extra words) throughout this post. The extra words are here, on this page. You DON’T have to leave this post to read them.

PLUS there’s a little BBAW giveaway hidden here, too. Yes. On this page. You DON’T have to leave this page to read about the giveaway. Honest.


Let the games (and fun!) begin:

1. Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?

Yes. Food. Any food.

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

Pristine pages (except for food stains).

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

Tried corner bookmarks:

CIMG1985Didn’t work. Still do this.

4. Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?

This and that.

5. Hard copy or audiobooks?

Yes and yes.

6. 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?

Read to the finish. Sometimes.

7. If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?

Like this? I wish.

8. What are you currently reading?

This, this and this.

9. What is the last book you bought?


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

Multiple books.

11. Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?

Anytime. Anywhere.

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

Yes and yes.

13. Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?

Yes. Several, in fact.

14. How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)

Organize? What do you mean, organize?


Did you figure it out? Here’s a clue: put your mouse over any of my links but don’t click.

And the giveaway? Put your mouse over the links in my answer to the “bookmark or dog-ear” question, but don’t click – you might have to move your mouse off the link and put it back on again to finish reading.

It’s just a little giveaway – and it’s only for as long as my mailing budget holds out. (Click here to email me your info). BUT you’ll also get added to my holiday card mailing list. AND my RAK list – I’m always on the lookout for little book-related things or slim paperbacks that can be easily slipped into an envelope and mailed out to names on my RAK list!

28 thoughts on “BBAW: Me and My Reading Habits – And a Giveaway!

  1. kt

    Very clever! I followed the links to get the diagram for the corner bookmarks, I’ll have to try that. I love bookmarks, but my collection got lost in a move and I don’t have the money to buy them like I used to, nor do I travel to collect them. Mostly I use the receipt anymore, which is just a bit sad.

  2. claire

    That was so much fun! Funny, my husband and I put up a blog where he cooks and I write, but we only got to do one post and neglected it. He’s very busy, which is why.

    Food stains are exactly the type of things I avoid in my books, which is why I never snack while reading, no matter how tempting it is! 😀
    .-= claire´s last blog ..Reading Meme =-.

  3. Zee

    Loved your version of the meme! Very clever. The hypertexts made me laugh. I’m going to have to go through your reviews since we seem to like many of the same books!

  4. Margot

    It was 11:30pm and I thought I’d check on your blog before I went to bed. I was really sleepy. Your post woke me up! This was so much fun that I went through it a couple of times. I don’t know how you did that but it worked great. You win the award for the most technically clever.

    I’m awake enough now to go check on your food blog.
    .-= Margot´s last blog ..Blog Tour: Laced With Magic =-.

  5. Michelle

    You did a great job of staying with the 5 word limit yet still explaining yourself. Hee!

    I’ve seen the corner bookmarks before but I always forget about them. I imagine if I used them I’d actually forget they are there and have too many attached to a single book to count.
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..My Bookish Life Changed =-.

  6. Belle

    Thank you, everyone! I’m glad you enjoyed my little bit of fun. :)

    Cara and Gwen, and anyone else who’s interested: it’s very easy to create the little boxes of text that go with the links. What you’re doing is using the “title” attribute of the link. On WordPress, when you go to insert a link, you’ll see a field for Title – that’s where I put in all my extra words for each link. I’m not sure what the “insert link” box looks like for Blogger blogs, so just check for the field that says “title”. And if you’re hand creating links, just add title=”what you want to say here” into your a href code. Very easy and fun! I might do it every now and then.

    And thanks to everyone who wants one of my corner bookmarks! They don’t always come out perfectly, but I’m addicted to making them, and find creating them to be extremely meditative. Plus I get to use up all the pretty scrapbooking papers that I’ve bought on a whim (I don’t scrapbook, so who knows why I buy these papers? But they’re always so pretty!). So thank you, and if you want some, just send me an email with your name and address!

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