I came across this meme regarding reading habits during one of my strolls through the Internet. It focuses on reading and buying habits. Since we all share a love of books, I thought I would share my answers!
- What was the last sf/f/h book you finished reading?
I just finished Saint Odd by Dean Koontz but I’m not sure it counts as fantasy or horror. Before that, I read The Martian by Andy Weir, and that is definitely science fiction.
- What was the last sf/f/h book you did not finish reading and why?
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I couldn’t finish it because if I read one more time about how the main character was so damn smart and so damn perfect and so damn chivalrous, I was going to find Rothfuss and slap him with the book.
- What was the last sf/f/h book you read that you liked but most people didn’t?
Bone Key by Keith R.A. DeCandido. It’s part of the Supernatural book series, which I read when I was really into that television show. A lot of people didn’t seem to like that one, but I thought it was pretty good. These are tie-in novels, so I never had high expectations.
- What was the last sf/f/h book you read that you disliked but most people did?
The Name of the Wind. I don’t understand how so many people are in love with that novel.
- How long do your 1-sitting reading sessions usually last?
Anywhere between an hour to three hours.
- What are you currently reading?
Right now, I’m torn between starting A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan or picking up one of the indie novels on my Kindle. Decisions, decisions.
- Do you like it so far?
Not applicable. See above answer.
- How long ago did you buy the book you are currently reading (or the last book you read)?
For the last book I read…I think I bought it a week or two before I started reading it a few days ago.
- What was the last physical sf/f/h book you bought?
The Copper Promise by Jen Williams. Only thing is, it hasn’t arrived yet. *pouts*
- What is the sf/f/h sub-genre you like the most and why?
I love the folklorist urban fantasy, like what Charles de Lint and Terri Windling write. There’s just something so organic about their worlds, probably because the magical creatures are a part of the landscape and not imported from European legends.
- What is the sf/f/h sub-genre you dislike the most and why?
I’m really starting to hate the current take on the vampire/werewolf stories, particularly the ones geared toward teenagers. Not sure if that counts as a sub-genre but there you go. (Don’t get me started on Twilight. Seriously. DON’T.)
- What is your favorite electronic reading device?
My Kindle…probably because it’s my only electronic reading device.
- What was the last sf/f/h eBook you bought?
I tend to download free or low-priced ebooks on a whim, especially if they’re the beginning of a series. The last one I got was The Spook Show by Tim McGregor.
- Do you read books exclusively in 1 format (physical/electronic)?
I tend to lean more toward physical but I’m pretty flexible.
- Do you read eBooks exclusively on a single device (eBook reader/ smartphone / tablet)?
Well, that was interesting. What about you, dear readers? What are some of your answers? Do you have similar reading habits? I look forward to your comments below!