My Results For The Book Lover’s Tag

I was nominated by the amazing Gary (not to be confused with Gary) to participate in The Book Lover’s Tag thingamabob (see his post HERE).

Do you have a specific place for reading?
Yep – any place that’s light enough.

Bookmarks or random pieces of paper?
I’ve collected some cool bookmarks over the years, but they never seem to be around when I need them. Random bits of paper, ftw!

Can you just stop anywhere or must it be at the end of the chapter?
I really, really, REALLY hate stopping at a random place, so I only do it when there’s no other choice.

Do you eat or drink while reading?
I get the feeling I’m in the minority here, but yes – when I’m deeply committed to a story, there’s no way I’m stopping just because my tummy is rumbling!

Music or TV while reading?
Again, I haven’t seen many affirmatives for this one, but while I prefer silence, I’ve been known to keep a one ear on the TV/radio and one eye on my book (like a demented game of Twister – LOL!).

One book at a time or several?
I used to be a one-at-a-time gal, but I’ve grown more adventurous over the years. Now I can do as many as three at once.

Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?
I think I need to reword the question – “Do you prefer to read?” Yes, yes I do. *grin*

Read out loudly or silently?
99.9999999% of the time, silently. Every now and again, something really strikes me, and I have to read it out loud to hubby and/or the kidlets.

Do you read ahead or skip pages?
What is this, “skeeeep paaagiz” thing of which you speak?

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
While it seems a bit counterintuitive, given I eat whilst bookworming, I do try my very best to keep my friends in the best shape possible.

Do you write in your books?
When I was a kid, I used to write my name, address, the date, and a plea to return said novel to me in the event it went wandering. Nowadays, not so much.

But wait – there’s more!

The wicked awesomesauce Hayley decided to add some extra questions into the mix (check out her post HERE)

What book are you reading now?
I finally had the chance to check out the Guardians series by Shelley Wilson (I’ve had the first two books on my Kindle Reader for ages!) – I’m almost done with Guardians of the Dead (Book One), and it’s excellent! Next up on the list – The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, by request of the youngest (who just finished it, and we plan to have our own little mini book club discussion of it afterwards – great mother/daughter bonding subject matter, eh? *grin*).

Favorite childhood book?
One? Really, only one? Ugh… okay, I suppose it would be The Velvet Room by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. Just don’t tell the others on my bookshelf – no need to hurt feelings.

All time favorite book?
Seriously, Hayley? How could you even ask that? It’s just not possible to pick only one. Even narrowing it down to a handful is going to be challenging, but here goes (in no particular order) –

~ The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher
~ The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
~ The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
~ The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
~ Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
~ The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
~ Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Once again, I’m taking the lazy way out, and nominating anyone who wants to jump in. Be sure to shout out if you do your own version, and I’ll add your link to this post. Oh, and speaking of books (and the awesomeness that is Hayley) be sure to check out this brand new virtual book club – it’s gonna be a blast!

Just Another Book Club

Happy Reading!

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Oh, last thing – if anyone wants a version of the graphic below featuring their own name/website, shout out and I’ll send one along!
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40 comments

  1. Oooh, great questions! Um, skipping pages? What IS that? 🙂 I have all these new reading spots in my home now, and it is glorious. GLORIOUS. Fun post idea, I may do one later this week and ask for that image thingamubob… So lovely.

    • You create the most amazingly beautiful spaces in your home, Jess! Shout out whenever you like, and I’ll send a graphic along – would you like your blog name, URL, or some combo of the two?

  2. If it’s any consolation I often move at a snails pace so perchance the other Gary is not a confusing partner after all…positive spin and all that…and it is SpongeBob too so can’t throw in stern stares at such mockery 😉

    Great answers Traci and a well constructed post too. This is why I need to get onto that blog upgrade thingamy. 🙂

    • LOL! I knew you’d appreciate the comparison, dearest Gary!

      Thanks so much for the compliment, and the tag. Feel free to shout out whilst you’re in the midst of the upgrade thingamajig, if you need someone to give things a peek. 🙂

      • Its because I’m a terrible procrastinator and my favourite quote is Mr Crabs to Squidword; “What is today, but yesterdays tomorrow,” in response to said squid saying, “I’ll do it tomorrow.”

        Will certainly let you know when the theme is revealed; I’m part way through a warning post saying if pages go dark then I’m shouting at tech!!!!

  3. Those bookmarks have a way of disappearing, don’t they?! And I loved the Harry Potter series too! Have to say I haven’t read the rest, though I’ve heard good things about the Discworld series.

  4. My answers (to the original portion, anyway) would be very similar to yours, except for the rumbling tummy bit. I laughed at your first answer! You’ve given me a few new tomes for my queue.

  5. When I was first reading to myself (silently, voraciously) in the 1960s my mother gave me this thingummies (can’t remember what they were called) where you pasted a label with my name printed on it. The first labels were of a little girl curled up with a book in a wing chair. I then graduated to a book, quill and candle picture. All said ‘Ex Libris’ and had my name printed underneath. It was pasted into the front cover of all my books from ages 7 – 15. Then they seemed to go out of print or fashion. My mother had some amazing art deco ones in books she acquired in the 1930s.

    • Thanks for reminding me – a friend’s mother gave me some bookplates with my name too (and yes, I had to Google to remember what they were called… LOL!) at some point in the early 70s. I recall thinking they were too cool to use in my regular old paperbacks. Don’t recall where they ended up.

  6. Haha I LOVE that I’m a wicked awesomesauce. This is my favourite description of myself ever. I loved the Bell Jar- hope you do too. Stumbled and stuff xx

  7. Oh I also love the Stephanie Plum series! And, I’ll add anything by James Patterson. Sadly have several new ones of is waiting for me on my Kindle (got to love pre-order! LOL) and I’d hoped I’d have time to read them this weekend but work got in the way…..

  8. I think I too will copy this later this week. I love question/answer or list posts!

    I’ve read a few of your favourites. I’m pretty sure the only books where I literally laugh out loud are in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Then I have to annoy my husband and read it out to him. He’s never as amused as I am. lol

  9. I enjoyed this exposé of your reading habits, Traci.

    Now that I’m middle-aged I have more or less collected enough bookmarks to have one in every book I’m reading. Don’t ask how many that is. I was rather frightened last time I looked at the list on Goodreads. Some of my bookmarks are postcards and one is the packing note which came with the book.

    • Thanks, April!

      I’m actually a little afraid to start cataloguing all the books I’ve read/am reading over at GR – I get the feeling once I start, I won’t be done for ages and ages!

      • When you join they present you with all the books you’ve bought from Amazon and you just tick (or something) to add them. That’s quite quick. I add other books when I buy them or when I start to read them.

        This assumes, of course, that you buy most of the books you read and don’t borrow them from a library.

  10. High five over random bits of paper. The best is when you write on said paper, leave it in the book, and then find it again years later. Have zero clue what I meant by some of the notes.

  11. I am seeing this tag around a lot and it sure is fun. I still write on my books. My name, date and place where I was at that point in time. It’s fun when I spot a book which is from my college days 🙂
    On other points, I am like you. Need to check out your list of books though. Good one, Traci!

  12. Hi Traci! My book club friend is OBSESSED with Neil Gaimon so we’ve read a few of his books. What an interesting mind that fellow has. I’m excited to read you’ve been tucking into Shelley Wilson’s books. She’s on my “to read” list. Also loving how wide ranging your reading tastes are. Seems to me the mark of a brilliant and open mind!

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