Thursday, October 21st, 2004
2:31 pm - Yet Another Book Meme.  
Snagged from jonquil.

Hardback or paperback?
Hardback. You know how when you're reading a paperback, and the spine is nice and smooth, but then about halfway through it cracks, and now the spine has this nasty-feeling angle in it, and you can never get it back the way it was? I hate that.

Highlight or underline?
PEOPLE WHO WRITE IN BOOKS WILL BURN IN HELL. (jonquil's answer will serve...)

Lewis or Tolkien?
Tolkien.

E.B. White or A.A. Milne?
White, because I've never read Milne.

T.S. Eliot or e.e. cummings?
cummings, because I've never read Eliot. Actually I don't read a lot of poetry, period.

Stephen King or Dean Koontz?
Never read either. No interest in horror.

Barnes & Noble or Borders?
No preference, other than that B&N is more convenient for me. I buy most of my new books from Amazon, anyway.

Waldenbooks or B. Dalton?
No preference, other than that Waldenbooks is more convenient. (There was a clear preference in college, because Dalton's SF section was far better back then. At least that was true at the Livingston Mall stores.)

Fantasy or science fiction?
SF.

Horror or suspense?
Mysteries.

Bookmark or dogear?
Bookmark.

Hemingway or Faulkner?
Never read either.

Fitzgerald or Steinbeck?
Steinbeck.

Homer or Plato?
Never read either.

Geoffrey Chaucer or Edmund Spenser?
Never read either.

Note: I was exposed to Chaucer and Hemingway and all that lot in high school, but I didn't retain any of it.

Pen or pencil?
Either.

Looseleaf or notepad?
Notepad.

Alphabetize?
Fiction grouped by author. Sometimes it's alphabetical. Non-fiction grouped by subject.

Dustjacket: on or off?
On, unless the book is borrowed from a friend, and I'm carrying it around in the truck to read at lunch. Occasionally use the flap as a bookmark.

Novella or epic?
Neither.

John Grisham or Scott Turow?
Never read either.

J.K. Rowling or Lemony Snicket?
I've only read Rowling.

John Irving or John Updike?
Never read either.

Fiction or non-fiction?
Either.

Historical biography or historical romance?
Biography.

A few pages per sitting or finish at least a chapter?
I prefer to finish at a chapter. Doesn't always happen. I seldom sit and read a book through at one sitting anymore, unless I happen to be on a plane or something.

Short story or creative non-fiction essay?
Essay.

"It was a dark and stormy night" or "Once upon a time"?
Either.

Buy or borrow?
Buy.

Book reviews or word of mouth?
Word of mouth.
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arliss: bookleafarliss on October 22nd, 2004 - 04:16 am
Okay, now I'm wondering if Miracle Max came before or after the "I hate that" schtick on SNL.

I know what you mean about pb spines, though. If you can believe, I loaned a brand new hardcover I hadn't read yet to a friend, who brought it back completely clean, but...limp. I can't think what she did with it, but it was a sorry book to hold. After that, whenever she wanted to borrow a book of mine, I'd find a used copy and tell her to keep it.
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DXMachinadxmachina on October 22nd, 2004 - 11:00 am
IMDb says after. Crystal was on SNL '84-'85, TPB came out in '87.
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