Booking Through Thursday: Preferences

From Booking Through Thursday

Which do you prefer?

Reading something frivolous? Or something serious?

Depends on my mood…usually serious

Paperbacks? Or hardcovers?

Paperbacks…easier to hold, bend, etc.

Fiction? Or nonfiction?

Definitely fiction

Poetry? Or prose?

Prose, except in the case of a very few exceptions

Biographies? Or autobiographies?


History? Or historical fiction?

Historical fiction

Series? Or stand-alones?

Either, as long as it’s good!

Classics? Or best-sellers?

Whatever appeals to me at the time…usually contemporary fiction

Lurid, fruity prose? Or straight-forward, basic prose?

I like them both if they’re done well and hate them if they’re not

Plots? Or stream-of-consciousness?

Plots or thoughts, but not stream-of-consciousness!

Long books? Or short?

Medium to long

Illustrated? Or non-illustrated?

Non, or minimally

Borrowed? Or owned?

Borrowed, then owned if I like it!

New? Or used?

Used if I can find it, new if I can’t (working in a bookstore helps!)

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  1. Can you read whatever you want from the store? That was my favorite perk when I worked in a bookstore!

  2. Great answers! The name of my blog is "Well-Mannered Frivolity" – can you guess what my answer to number 1 was? It was hard to choose between some of the answers this week though…

  3. 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.

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