Thursday, July 23, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - Preferences

Today's Question:
Which do you prefer? (Quick answers–we’ll do more detail at some later date)

Reading something frivolous? Or something serious?
- something serious, although occasional frivolity is good...especially in the summer

Paperbacks? Or hardcovers?

Fiction? Or Nonfiction?

Poetry? Or Prose?

Biographies? Or Autobiographies?

History? Or Historical Fiction?
-historical fiction

Series? Or Stand-alones?

Classics? Or best-sellers?

Lurid, fruity prose? Or straight-forward, basic prose?
-I need both in my 'literary diet'

Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness?

Long books? Or Short?
-again, I like a mix

Illustrated? Or Non-illustrated?

Borrowed? Or Owned?

New? Or Used?

Definitely a short and sweet BTT this week! Check for more responses here.


  1. I like your answer to "Lurid, fruity prose? Or straight-forward, basic prose?" :)

  2. Frivolity is great during the summer, agreed! I usually go for owned and paperbacks as well--many of these questions I don't think I could pick one side! :) Hope you're having a great Thursday.

  3. We needed a short BTT sometimes. You're right about a good frivolous summer read.

  4. We share about 90% of our answers! 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.

  5. I like frivolious especially after a serious novel.

  6. You were impressively disciplined with your shortness (and sweetness).

  7. I don't know what frivolous reading is, so I choose serious

  8. I agree with you on the owning your own books and liking new. After so many years of handling well-worn books (and smokey ones too, blech) at the library, I want my own pristine copies.

  9. Pam - I like my diet well-balanced ;-)

    Trish - Summer is the best time for frivolity! Thanks for stopping by.

    Cee Cee - This short BTT was really surprisingly hard! I wanted to say much more...

    Gautami - I really prefer to own books, but I have been using the library more than usual this year, too.

    Matt - As they say, great minds think alike ;-)

    Nise' - After a really heavy novel, a little frivolity can be a relief.

    Ted - This was actually a difficult BTT...I kept want to add a 'but' or 'and'!

    Bokunosekai - I think of frivolous as a 'beach read' every now and then.

    Darlene - I'm very fussy about the used books I buy, and have been know to return library books unread if they smell bad! That said though, I've been using my library a lot more this year.

  10. I love your answer for serious vs. frivolous- you gotta have some fun sometimes too! :-)

  11. Marie - Thanks, summer is perfect for a little frivolity!


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