This week is Book Blogger Appreciation Week, a truly awesome celebration of book bloggers and book blogging that comes around every September. I missed signing up for today’s blogging topic, the annual interview swap, so instead I’m answering some of the alternative questions for a self interview.
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
I’m not at all horrified by the idea of writing in books, but I don’t do it that often anymore. About a year ago I started writing my thoughts on books in a notebook that I refer back to when writing reviews, which is easier than going back through a book to find my notes.
Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time?
I usually have a couple of books going at the same time, generally one fiction and one nonfiction, although once I get about half way through a book I tend to read it exclusively since I want to finish it.
Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
I love to read right away in the morning, sitting in this big double chair with a cup of idea. I recently bought some new furniture (waiting to be delivered), and I’m hoping that will become a new favorite reading spot when it arrives.
How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
Since I just finished moving and rearranging all of my books, I’m excited to answer this one! Right now, I have my books separated into four general categories: read fiction, read nonfiction. unread fiction, and unread nonfiction. Within each category, books are arranged alphabetically by author’s last name, with some sections pulled out — YA fiction has a shelf, essays and books on journalism theory have a shelf, memoirs have a shelf. It’s very specific, but I know where everything is!