Inside flap/Back of Book Summaries: Too Much Info? Or not Enough? Let's Discuss:
I have to say for the most part the inside of flaps tend to be lacking in information. I think it's the space constraints. Some flaps only have quotes and those really frustrate me. What is this book about?!
Then there's backs of books--those tend to have just the right amount of information. In few cases they have far too much information. It's always nice to have a balance and most publishers get the backs of books right.
New book? What form do you want to be in? Be honest: If I could have all new books be hardcovers I would like that. I tend to love how well they stand up. And they sometimes have fun graphics, colored pages and etc.
Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in your books, taking notes, making comments, or do you keep your books clean ? (Tell us why) Clean, what kind of devilish person writes in books. If it's not a textbook or some sort of study guide. I will not write in my books and I do not want my books to be written in!
In your best voice, read for us your favorite 1st sentence from a book.
Umm, I don't have one. So I cheated and googled one. I liked it. So here you go:
“It’s midnight, it’s sweltering, and I might be high on Vicodin, but that guy—that guy right over there—that’s him. The him.”
– Isla and the Happily Ever After, by Stephanie Perkins
Does it matter to you whether the author is male or female when you're deciding on a book? What if you're unsure of the author's gender?
I, so do not care what gender an author is when I'm picking a book. If it sounds good. I'm getting it male or female, or animal. I'm reading it.
Ever read ahead? or have you ever read the last page way before you got there?
No, I haven't ever skipped to the end. I would never for that matter I don't need to bother reading the book. Have I skipped a few pages, sometimes but for the most part--I'm reading my books straight through.
Organized bookshelves, or Outrageous bookshelves?
Bookshelves, that is such a sweet idea. Except I don't have any--yet. Never have for many reasons but if I had them they'd be a semblance or organized and messy.
Under oath: have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?
Absolutely. I've not bought books because I didn't like the cover. I'm terrible. I know. Sue me. I will make no apologies for my irrational book buying habits. I try to be good about it but I have my moments.
Take it outside to read, or stay in?
If I'm outside my book goes with me. If I'm in my book goes with me. You see the pattern? Wherever I am my book shall go. BUT if I had to choose I'd love to stay in and cozy with my book!