Liberated from blythe025 Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
Probably just whatever's available. I tend to try and avoid keeping snacky things in the house since I just devour them like a plague of locusts, which means I'd have to make a concerted effort to go out and buy something to snack on. And I usually can't be bothered to do that. What is your favorite drink while reading?
Squash of some kind is my default drink. Occasionally hot chocolate, but again, that tends to rely on me being bothered to go buy hot chocolate and milk.Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
I've never done that with my own books, but I have with text books for school or university. Even my own research books now are mark-free. If there's something I particularly want to make a note of, I'll stick a post-it in there. Marking a fiction book for any reason does just horrify me. How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ear? Laying the book flat open?
Bookmarks only. I have a vast number of bookmarks collected over the years, so there's always one at hand. I don't mind breaking the spine of a book, so I'm not adverse to laying it open flat, but it's never my first choice either. Dog-earing annoys me though. I'm not sure why.Fiction, Non-Fiction, or Both?
Both, but more fiction than non-fiction. I have loads of research books on the occult, mythology, tarot, etc, that I use for reference, but my fiction collection is on the verge of eating the house, and dwarves the non-fiction utterly. Are you a person who tends to read to the end of a chapter, or can you stop anywhere?
I prefer to read to the end of a chapter, but I won't freak out and cry if I have to stop in the middle of a page. I end up forgetting how far I read and re-reading from the top of the page if I do that. Because I do a lot of reading on the bus, more often than not, I'll have to stop mid-page.Are you a person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you?
I've never done it, although with some books I've wanted to! Usually if the author or book irritates me that much, I just shove the book back on the shelf and have a quick rant about whatever annoyed me.If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away?
No; you can usually figure it out from the context.What are you currently reading?
Night Myst by Yasmine Galenorn
The Devil's Dominion: The Complete Story of Hell and Satanism in the Modern World - Anthony Masters Are you a person that reads one book at a time, or can you read more than one?
I generally only read one fiction book at a time, but can mix up fiction and non-fiction (see above) without problems. Do you have a favorite time/place to read?
Absolute favourite is in bed at night. More often, it's on the bus on the way to work, or on my lunch hour.Do you prefer series books or stand-alones?
A quick glance around the room reveals I largely follow series, but I like stand-alones too. Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over?
At the moment I'm recommending Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts books to everyone. I also always, always flag up Caitlin Kittredge to people, and I'm still trying to coax Kyle into reading some HP Lovecraft, since my mission in life is convert everyone to Cthulhuism.How do you organize your books? By genre, title, author's last name, etc?
Erm... Another quick glance around shows I keep books by the same author together, and in series order where appropriate. Beyond that, there's no structure, and Watchmen sits next to Bareback, the Necromonicon is in the bathroom with the Field Guide to the Apocalypse, and Georgette Hayer is keeping company with a couple of Fighting Fantasy books.