Booking Through Thursday: July 23, 2009
Which do you prefer? (Quick answers–we’ll do more detail at some later date)
• Reading something frivolous? Or something serious? Actually, either. See my previous entry.
• Paperbacks? Or hardcovers? Definitely paperbacks. I read a lot in bed and the hardcovers are just to large and clumsy. Plus, they are much more difficult to trade later on.
• Fiction? Or Nonfiction? Both. My family loves history.
• Poetry? Or Prose? Prose. Not much poetry, although we do like the old-fashioned, rhyming kind with actual rhythm…
• Biographies? Or Autobiographies? Biographies
• History? Or Historical Fiction? Both, in large quantities
• Series? Or Stand-alones? I love series, although there are several which have gone on too long (Lilian Jackson Braun’s “The Cat Who…”), versus those who were too short (Kate Ross’s ‘Julian Kestrel’). Ahh, the vagaries of the reader.
• Classics? Or best-sellers? Classics (again, see my previous post)
• Lurid, fruity prose? Or straight-forward, basic prose? The latter, although I have to admit to admiring the obsessiveness of the Regency Austin and the Gothic Poe, as well.
• Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness? PLOTS, please!
• Long books? Or Short? Either
• Illustrated? Or Non-illustrated? Both
• Borrowed? Or Owned? Owned (that’s why we need more shelves…)
• New? Or Used? We have many of both.
© Jan McClintock of We Need More Shelves