Reading Habits Meme

While I was visiting Shelf Life, I saw this meme, which I tracked back to Bookish NYC, via Letters from a Hill Farm, before tracking no further. Here are my answers:

Do you snack while you read?
Um, yes.

If so, what is your favorite reading snack?

What is your favorite drink while reading?

Do you tend to mark your books while you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
Utterly horrified

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book open flat?
Tiny little piece-of-paper bookmark

Fiction, nonfiction, or both?

Are you a person who tends to read to the end of a chapter, or can you stop anywhere?
I can stop anywhere, but I’m not above using the “Just let me finish this chapter,” excuse for continuing to read a little while longer.

Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you?
No, but I’ll put the book down and never open it again.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away?
Only if I’m feeling really virtuous.

What are you currently reading?
8 books, but the one I just put down is The Widow by Carla Neggers

What is the last book you bought?
Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys by Michael Collins

Do you have a favorite time/place to read?
I love to read at my kitchen table, at any time of the day or night.

Do you prefer series books or stand-alones?

Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over?
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King

How do you organize your books (by genre, title, author’s last name, etc.)?
By genre, then by author’s surname in fiction, and by subject in nonfiction.