1. Do you prefer to read hardcover or paperback books?
If I really like the book, I want it in hardcover. As nice and pristine as I can get it. Which means just for reading, I prefer paperbacks.
2. Do you have a favorite place to read in your home?
There's not a lot of choices in my current place. So I usually read in bed. Occasionally I read out on my balcony. Very soon though I will probably curl up to read on our pull-out couch, or outside in our nice, big L-shaped yard :)
3. Do you have a favorite place to read away from, or outside of, your home?
It doesn't entirely count, but I love reading on my parents' couch. Other than that, I like reading in quiet coffee shops or any comfortable place outside when the weather is nice and mild.
4. Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
Sometimes. Usually it's a snacky food - chips, cereal, popcorn, sunflower seeds. I prefer above all else though to have a hot beverage next to me when reading.
5. Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
It doesn't horrify me, but I hate writing in the only copy of a book I have, though I did it in college all the time. I have been known to occasionally keep a notepad next to me and the book to write down really good quotes.
6. How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
I'll dog ear a mass-market paperback. If I need to leave the book for just a minute or two I'll leave it open. Hardcovers always get bookmarks, or I memorize what page I left off on.
7. Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
Primarily fiction. I like history and reference books that don't read like stereo instructions.
8. Hardcopy or audiobooks?
Hardcopy, though I do own a couple of audiobooks and wouldn't argue with a few more. If the reader is someone I enjoy, that makes me want it - it's like a radio play of the book.
9. Are you a person who tends to read to the end of chapters, or are you able to put a book down at any point?
I usually prefer to read until I reach the end of the chapter, but sometimes if something comes up, or if I am just too tired to finish the chapter, I will put the book down before then. (same answer as previous entrant)
10. If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away? Write it down to look it up later? Just try to infer what it means from the rest of the sentence, and keep going?
I'm usually able to keep going, but if it's really unique and/or bothering me, I'll look it up right away.
11. What are you currently reading?
Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke, the third book in the Inkworld trilogy
12. What is the last book you bought?
I just got Andy Riley's new book: D.I.Y. Dentistry and Other Alarming Inventions in the mail today.
13. What is your all time favorite book?
Bram Stoker's Dracula, followed closely by Baroness Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel and Richard Matheson's Hell House.
14. Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can read more than one at a time?
Depends on my mood. From high school through college (ESPECIALLY in college) I had to read more than one book at once. I still do it sometimes now. It depends how much focus is required per book. The Inkworld trilogy has so many characters and plotlines I haven't really been able to supplement reading them with anything else.
15. Do you like re-reading books?
Sometimes. There are so many books on my to-read list I often feel bad wanting to re-read something, but I do get the urge every now and then (and occasionally follow through on that urge).