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CHECKIN’ OFF THE CHEKHOV
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THE COMPLETE BOOKER
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MARTEL-HARPER CHALLENGE
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MODERN LIBRARY'S 100 BEST NOVELS

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TAMMY'S BEYOND BOOKS CHALLENGE

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New Yorker: 0/36
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: Preferences


Which do you prefer? (Quick answers – we’ll do more detail at some later date)

Reading something frivolous? Or something serious? Serious
Paperbacks? Or hardcovers? Doesn't matter
Fiction? Or Nonfiction? Nonfiction
Poetry? Or Prose? Prose
Biographies? Or Autobiographies? Biographies (not enough objectivity in an autobiography)
History? Or Historical Fiction? History
Series? Or Stand-alones? Stand-alones
Classics? Or best-sellers? Classics, all the way
Lurid, fruity prose? Or straight-forward, basic prose? Straight-forward (the phrase "lurid fruity prose" makes me snicker)
Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness? Plots
Long books? Or Short? Doesn't matter, as long as the book is good
Illustrated? Or Non-illustrated? Non-illustrated
Borrowed? Or Owned? Owned
New? Or Used? Used

(Yes, I know, some of these we’ve touched on before, and some of these we might address in-depth in the future, but for today–just quick answers!)

3 comments:

Susan B. Evans said...

It was really hard to decide between the choices given.

jlshall said...

I agree about biographies being more objective, but sometimes autobiographies and memoirs can be more fun to read. I had a hard time sticking with quick answers, but you did a great job!

anothercookiecrumbles said...

think I prefer autobiographies as it feels more personal, and subsequently, more 'real'.