Thursday, July 23, 2009

Booking Through Thursday--Preferences


Here's today's Booking Through Thursday question. Answer with me, won't you?

Which do you prefer? (Quick answers–we’ll do more detail at some later date)

  • Reading something frivolous? Or something serious?
  • Paperbacks? Or hardcovers?
  • Fiction? Or Nonfiction?
  • Poetry? Or Prose?
  • Biographies? Or Autobiographies?
  • History? Or Historical Fiction?
  • Series? Or Stand-alones?
  • Classics? Or best-sellers?
  • Lurid, fruity prose? Or straight-forward, basic prose?
  • Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness?
  • Long books? Or Short?
  • Illustrated? Or Non-illustrated?
  • Borrowed? Or Owned?
  • New? Or Used?
Okay, since they asked for quickly, I will answer quickly, off the top of my head:

Serious
Paperbacks
Fiction
Prose
Autobiographies
Historical fiction
Stand-alones
Classics
Straightforward, basic prose
Long books
Not illustrated
Owned
New

Do all my book prejudices show through? Given more thought, I'm sure I would change some answers, so I'm sure my prejudices are there for all to see!

What are your quick answers?

10 comments:

Susan B. Evans said...

It was really hard to decide between the choices given.

mattviews said...

I find it difficult to capture my reading behavior in multiple choices!

I prefer a plot-driven novel that slowly unfolds in fruity and lush prose, with multiple layers and allusion that indulge my mind long after I turn the last page like the lingering aftertaste of a good glass of wine.

Jeane said...

You were a lot more decisive than me! I kept saying "both" on so many.

Gentle Reader said...

Susan--lol, the more I thought about the questions, the less certain I was of my answers!

Matt--well put! I especially like the wine part :)

Jeane--Really, my answer was both to many of them, also!

gautami tripathy said...

I like short answers. Anyday!

Booking through preferences

Gentle Reader said...

gautami--I agree--it's fun to just see what comes off the top of your head :)

Rosemary said...

Just stumbled across your blog--great stuff! And I'm thrilled with these book questions! Let's see:

serious
paperbacks
fiction
prose
biographies
historical fiction
stand alones
classics
straight forward, basic prose
plots
long
non illustrated
owned
new

Whew! Thanks for the fun! :)

Gentle Reader said...

Rosemary--thanks so much for stopping by! Love your answers, by the way ;)

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Found a link to this and your blog on another blog (blanking where now!) Here are my answers:

* frivolous
* Paperbacks
* Fiction
* Prose
* Autobiographies (probably would have said memoirs!)
* Historical Fiction
* Stand-alones
* best-sellers
* Lurid, fruity prose/straight-forward, basic prose (a little bit of both can make a good read!)
* Plots
* Long books!
* Non-illustrated
* Owned!!!
* New? (Usually!) Or Used? (Sometimes!)

Thanks for the fun and thoughtful mind-game. It's perfect timing since today I wrote about my addiction to books. Go figure! ;)

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