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message 1: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2369 comments Get to know the group members a bit better with a game of this or that. Share your preferences on all things book related.

Hardcover or paperback?
Audiobook or ebook?
Bookmark or fold down page corner?
Classics or contemporary?
Science fiction or fantasy?
Happy books or sad books?
Series or standalone?
Fiction or nonfiction?
YA or middle grade?
Reading the book first or watching the movie first?
Mystery or thriller?
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry?
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete?
Poetry or plays?
ATY in order or ATY random?
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book?
Bookstore or library?
Own tons of books or just a few?



message 2: by Karissa (new)

Karissa | 428 comments Hardcover or paperback? Hardcover
Audiobook or ebook? Audiobook
Bookmark or fold down page corner? Bookmark
Classics or contemporary? Contemporary
Science fiction or fantasy? Fantasy
Happy books or sad books? Happy Books
Series or standalone? Standalone
Fiction or nonfiction? Fiction
YA or middle grade? YA
Reading the book first or watching the movie first? While I don't like spoiling the book for myself, I typically have more appreciation for the movie if I watch it first.
Mystery or thriller? Mystery
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry? Cry
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete? As published
Poetry or plays? Poetry
ATY in order or ATY random? Random
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book? Abandon. Life's too short to read a bad book
Bookstore or library? Both
Own tons of books or just a few? Tons.


message 3: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 2149 comments Hardcover or paperback? paperback
Audiobook or ebook? audiobook
Bookmark or fold down page corner? bookmark
Classics or contemporary? half and half!
Science fiction or fantasy? half and half, again
Happy books or sad books? happy
Series or standalone? standalone
Fiction or nonfiction? fiction
YA or middle grade? YA
Reading the book first or watching the movie first? book first; often I don't even see the movie
Mystery or thriller? mystery
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry? laugh
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete? as they're published
Poetry or plays? poetry. I have a hard time reading plays.
ATY in order or ATY random? random
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book? abandon
Bookstore or library? library
Own tons of books or just a few? in between


message 4: by Rachel (new)

Rachel A. (abyssallibrarian) | 2633 comments Hardcover or paperback? I like both, but I've been leaning toward hardcover lately because they are more durable.
Audiobook or ebook? Not such a fan of either. I guess audiobook, but not by much.
Bookmark or fold down page corner?Bookmark
Classics or contemporary?Contemporary
Science fiction or fantasy?Fantasy. I like both, but I'm much more likely to pick up a fantasy book than a sci-fi one.
Happy books or sad books?Depends on my mood
Series or standalone?Standalones in general, but there are many series that I love
Fiction or nonfiction?Fiction!
YA or middle grade?YA
Reading the book first or watching the movie first?Usually I like to read the book first.
Mystery or thriller?I'm not sure, since most of the thrillers I read are considered mystery/thrillers. I'd probably say thriller.
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry?Again, depends on my mood, but I tend to find books that make me cry much more memorable.
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete?After the series is over. It's hard for me to remember details when I read books a year or more apart
Poetry or plays?Plays
ATY in order or ATY random?Random
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book?Finish, that's usually because by the time I decide I really don't like the book, I'm more than halfway through already.
Bookstore or library?Both
Own tons of books or just a few?Tons


message 5: by Samantha (new)

Samantha (sgiffin) | 146 comments Hardcover or paperback? Paperback
Audiobook or ebook? Audiobook
Bookmark or fold down page corner? Bookmark
Classics or contemporary? CLassics
Science fiction or fantasy? Science Fiction
Happy books or sad books? Happy
Series or standalone? Series
Fiction or nonfiction? Fiction
YA or middle grade? Middle Grade
Reading the book first or watching the movie first? Read the Book First!
Mystery or thriller? Thriller
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry? Laugh
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete? After Completed
Poetry or plays? Plays
ATY in order or ATY random? Random
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book? Finish Every Book (to my own detriment)
Bookstore or library? Library
Own tons of books or just a few? Tons


message 6: by Jillian (new)

Jillian | 1631 comments Hardcover or paperback? Hardback. I find the print on paperback books too small.
Audiobook or ebook? I like both but use audiobooks more.
Bookmark or fold down page corner? bookmark
Classics or contemporary? Classics
Science fiction or fantasy? fantasy
Happy books or sad books? sad
series or standalone? series
Fiction or nonfiction? fiction though I enjoy nonfiction
YA or middle grade? middle grade
Reading the book first or watching the movie first? I like both but I generally like which ever I do first better.
Mystery or thriller? mystery
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry? cry
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete? as the series is published
Poetry or plays? neither
ATY in order or ATY random? random
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book? finish every book
Bookstore or library? library
Own tons of books or just a few? tons


message 7: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 6925 comments Mod
Hardcover or paperback? Hardcover, surprisingly
Audiobook or ebook? Audio, 100%
Bookmark or fold down page corner? Only terrible people dog-ear books.
Classics or contemporary? Contemporary, always
Science fiction or fantasy? I really don't read much of either... probably more fantasy though
Happy books or sad books? Each has its time and place!
Series or standalone? Standalone, generally
Fiction or nonfiction? Fiction... although the nonfiction I have been reading has been great
YA or middle grade? Love YA, hate middle grade
Reading the book first or watching the movie first? Book.. what kind of survey is this?!
Mystery or thriller? Mystery... I have enough anxiety without help from books
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry? Again, each has their time and place!
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete? In its entirety. Back to back. In a week (no matter how many books there are lol)
Poetry or plays? Am I a terrible literature teacher if I say neither?
ATY in order or ATY random? I'm really enjoying in order this year, but it's definitely tougher!
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book? DNF that!
Bookstore or library? Libraries are like free bookstores. Library all day.
Own tons of books or just a few? I'm so picky on what I keep... I have to love it or want to reread it or want to loan it out. Or if it has a really pretty cover...


message 8: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 562 comments Hardcover or paperback?
Whatever the library has availabe! Mostly paperback.
Audiobook or ebook?
Either, but I do always have an audiobook on the go for exercise and driving, whereas I don't always have an ebook happening.
Bookmark or fold down page corner?
Bookmark - I think it's especially inconsiderate to dog-ear library books, which is what I read most of...
Classics or contemporary?
I feel like a Philistine, but contemporary...
Science fiction or fantasy?
Neither? I have some of each that I've enjoyed, but they aren't my go-to books.
Happy books or sad books?
Preferably happy.
Series or standalone?
Standalone - series make me feel committed!!
Fiction or nonfiction?
Mostly fiction.
YA or middle grade?
Preferably neither! Although I read some of each. Perhaps middle grade over YA - less pretention and angst!
Reading the book first or watching the movie first?
I do prefer to read the book first, if I know that a movie is a book, but it does make the movie worse!!
Mystery or thriller?
Either, both! I do like thrillers, as long as they're not too scary!
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry?
Laugh - although not a humour book - I don't really like them.
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete?
If I am reading a series, it depends on when I start reading it. I've got a couple of series that I'm up-to-date with, but with the others, the series might be complete by the time I finish it!
Poetry or plays?
Neither - no patience for poetry, and plays are meant to be performed.
ATY in order or ATY random?
ATY random - and only 8 to go!
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book?
Generally push on through and finish all of them - because it might get better just after you stop! Except in very rare cases.
Bookstore or library?
Library!!
Own tons of books or just a few?
I have more books than I know what to do with, but it still isn't a patch on some people!! I do try to cull them once I've read them if I know I wouldn't want to re-read them.


message 9: by Allegra (last edited Sep 12, 2019 06:32PM) (new)

Allegra | 131 comments Hardcover or paperback? Not strong, but paperbacks are lighter when I'm commuting/traveling
Audiobook or ebook? Audiobook
Bookmark or fold down page corner? Bookmark
Classics or contemporary? Both
Science fiction or fantasy? Science Fiction
Happy books or sad books? Happy (as with everything I do)
Series or standalone? Standalone
Fiction or nonfiction? Fiction, with enough NF to keep me learning
YA or middle grade? YA
Reading the book first or watching the movie first? Whatever I prefer, IRL it's almost always the movie
Mystery or thriller? Mystery
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry? Always Laugh
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete? As with book/movie, IRL I'm rarely reading as the books come out
Poetry or plays? Plays
ATY in order or ATY random? ATY random
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book? Abandon books I find poorly written/edited or just way too dang long/slow; Finish books that make me uncomfortable or promote a different view than my own
Bookstore or library? Library
Own tons of books or just a few? Tons of tons, in every room of my house that doesn't have a sink


message 10: by Kristina (last edited Sep 12, 2019 07:01PM) (new)

Kristina | 235 comments Hardcover or paperback? No preference
Audiobook or ebook? ebook
Bookmark or fold down page corner? bookmark
Classics or contemporary? contemporary
Science fiction or fantasy? fantasy
Happy books or sad books? happy
Series or standalone? standalone
Fiction or nonfiction? fiction
YA or middle grade? YA
Reading the book first or watching the movie first? book first (I don't watch many movies in general)
Mystery or thriller? mystery
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry? laugh
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete? after the entire series is complete
Poetry or plays? plays
ATY in order or ATY random? random
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book? abandon
Bookstore or library? Both - my local bookstores have better ambiance than the libraries but I like the library as a resource as needed
Own tons of books or just a few? tons


message 11: by Trish (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 422 comments Hardcover or paperback? Paperback
Audiobook or ebook? Ebook
Bookmark or fold down page corner? Bookmark!!!!
Classics or contemporary? Classics
Science fiction or fantasy? Both
Happy books or sad books? Happy
Series or standalone? Series
Fiction or nonfiction? Fiction
YA or middle grade? YA
Reading the book first or watching the movie first? Movie - so I'm not disappointed
Mystery or thriller? Mystery
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry? Laugh
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete? As they're published
Poetry or plays? Plays
ATY in order or ATY random? Random(ish)
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book? Finish
Bookstore or library? Bookstore
Own tons of books or just a few? Tons


message 12: by Marina H (new)

Marina H | 1315 comments Hardcover or paperback?
Hardback
Audiobook or ebook?
Ebook
Bookmark or fold down page corner?
Bookmark!!
Classics or contemporary?
Contemporary
Science fiction or fantasy?
Fantasy
Happy books or sad books?
Sad books
Series or standalone?
Both
Fiction or nonfiction?
Fiction
YA or middle grade?
YA
Reading the book first or watching the movie first?
Book first!
Mystery or thriller?
Mystery
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry?
Cry
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete?
As the books are published
Poetry or plays?
Neither... Plays if I have to choose
ATY in order or ATY random?
Random
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book?
Abandon
Bookstore or library?
Bookstore
Own tons of books or just a few?
Tons of books :-)


message 13: by Ellie (new)

Ellie (patchworkbunny) | 1693 comments Hardcover or paperback?
Audiobook or ebook?
Bookmark or fold down page corner?
Classics or contemporary?
Science fiction or fantasy?
Happy books or sad books?
Series or standalone?
Fiction or nonfiction?
YA or middle grade?
Reading the book first or watching the movie first?
Mystery or thriller?
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry?
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete?
Poetry or plays?
ATY in order or ATY random?
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book?
Bookstore or library?
Own tons of books or just a few?


message 14: by Devin (new)

Devin | 202 comments Hardcover or paperback? Paperback
Audiobook or ebook? Audiobook
Bookmark or fold down page corner? Bookmark
Classics or contemporary? Classics
Science fiction or fantasy? Fantasy
Happy books or sad books? Happy books
Series or standalone? Series
Fiction or nonfiction? Fiction
YA or middle grade? YA
Reading the book first or watching the movie first? The book first
Mystery or thriller? Mystery
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry? Laugh
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete? Whenever I find it
Poetry or plays? Plays
ATY in order or ATY random? Random
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book? Abandon them
Bookstore or library? Library
Own tons of books or just a few? Own tons of books


message 15: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (new)

Jackie | 1247 comments Mod
Hardcover or paperback? paperback
Audiobook or ebook? ebook
Bookmark or fold down page corner? bookmarks!
Classics or contemporary? classics
Science fiction or fantasy? sci fi
Happy books or sad books? happy
Series or standalone? standalone
Fiction or nonfiction? fiction
YA or middle grade? middle grade
Reading the book first or watching the movie first? either
Mystery or thriller? mystery
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry? laugh!
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete? when published, as I can
Poetry or plays? poetry
ATY in order or ATY random? I've done both but this year is random
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book? abandon
Bookstore or library? library
Own tons of books or just a few? tons


message 16: by Traci (new)

Traci (tracibartz) | 941 comments Hardcover or paperback? Hardcover
Audiobook or ebook? Depends - ebook for vacations, audiobook for commute/getting stuff done around the house
Bookmark or fold down page corner? Bookmark
Classics or contemporary? Contemporary
Science fiction or fantasy? Sci Fi
Happy books or sad books? Happy
Series or standalone? Standalone
Fiction or nonfiction? Fiction, though I read a fair amount of nonfiction as well
YA or middle grade? YA
Reading the book first or watching the movie first? Book first
Mystery or thriller? Mystery
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry? Cry
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete? Depends
Poetry or plays? No preference
ATY in order or ATY random? In order
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book? Finish every book
Bookstore or library? Library
Own tons of books or just a few? Neither? I guess closer to a few than tons for this group!


message 17: by Veronica (new)

Veronica | 794 comments Hardcover or paperback? Paperback
Audiobook or ebook? Ebook for vacations, audiobook while I'm working
Bookmark or fold down page corner? Bookmark, dog eats make me cringe...
Classics or contemporary? Half and half
Science fiction or fantasy? Sci fi
Happy books or sad books? Happy books
Series or standalone? Both
Fiction or nonfiction? Both, more fiction though
YA or middle grade? YA
Reading the book first or watching the movie first? Read the book first
Mystery or thriller? Mystery
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry? Laugh
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete? When they are complete
Poetry or plays? plays
ATY in order or ATY random? In order
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book?
I tend to finish them, even when it pains me to do so just to see how it ends


message 18: by Cali (new)

Cali (calim) | 79 comments Hardcover or paperback? Hardcover
Audiobook or ebook? ebook
Bookmark or fold down page corner? Bookmark. I feel strongly about this :)
Classics or contemporary? contemporary
Science fiction or fantasy? fantasy
Happy books or sad books? sad books
Series or standalone? series
Fiction or nonfiction? fiction
YA or middle grade? YA
Reading the book first or watching the movie first? book first
Mystery or thriller? mystery
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry? cry
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete? entire series at once
Poetry or plays? poetry
ATY in order or ATY random? random
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book? ABANDON! frequently.
Bookstore or library? library
Own tons of books or just a few? just a few.


message 19: by viemag (new)

viemag (smagelky) | 155 comments Hardcover or paperback? I enjoy both formats.
Audiobook or ebook? Neither
Bookmark or fold down page corner? Bookmark definitely, I don't like damaged pages
Classics or contemporary? Contemporary, I was an English major in college and read a lot of classics then. Now I read mostly for enjoyment so like the contemporary books.
Science fiction or fantasy? I would say neither are favorite genres
Happy books or sad books? I like both kinds of books. I especially like books that grab me emotionally so if I laugh of cry doesn't really matter.
Series or standalone? Again I like both. I really enjoy character driven series because I like to see how he characters change.
Fiction or nonfiction? I read both but definitely read more fiction
YA or middle grade? Again, I read both but I would say middle grade or more humorous so prefer those
Reading the book first or watching the movie first? I prefer to read the book first and often don't go to movies based on books.
Mystery or thriller? Both. These are my favorite genres.
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry? Both I like books that are emotional and grab the reader.
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete? I read as the books in a series are published because i never want a series to end.
Poetry or plays? I prefer plays
ATY in order or ATY random? I am definitely ATY random.
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book? I quit books I don't like and give them low low ratings.
Bookstore or library? I love the public library. That way if I don't enjoy a book, I am not out any money.
Own tons of books or just a few? Depends on what you define as tons. I tend to donate books away because I don't have lots of storage space.


message 20: by Joan (new)

Joan Barnett | 1519 comments Hardcover or paperback? Paperback but will read whatever
Audiobook or ebook? ebook - but I read a lot of non-fiction on audiobook
Bookmark or fold down page corner? Bookmark always
Classics or contemporary? either
Science fiction or fantasy? I think I read both evenly
Happy books or sad books? sad
Series or standalone? either
Fiction or nonfiction? Physical book for fiction - audiobook for non - so once again either....
YA or middle grade? YA
Reading the book first or watching the movie first? Book first
Mystery or thriller? Thriller
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry? Cry
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete? After the series is complete
Poetry or plays? Plays
ATY in order or ATY random? Random
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book? I normally finish them
Bookstore or library? Both
Own tons of books or just a few? ton - I tend to buy a lot second hand or on clearance


message 21: by Edie (new)

Edie | 825 comments Hardcover or paperback?Hardcover but paperback is fine
Audiobook or ebook?ebook
Bookmark or fold down page corner?Bookmark
Classics or contemporary?either
Science fiction or fantasy?fantasy
Happy books or sad books?either
Series or standalone?standalone
Fiction or nonfiction?fiction but I read a lot of nonfiction
YA or middle grade?YA
Reading the book first or watching the movie first?book first
Mystery or thriller?thriller
Book that makes you laugh or makes you cry?cry
Read series as the books are published or after the entire series is complete?as I get to them. Most of the books from series I have read, I discovered after the series were complete, but I still don't read them all at once... too much of the same thing
Poetry or plays?plays
ATY in order or ATY random?
Abandon books you don't like or finish every book?Rarely abandon a book I don't like
Bookstore or library?library but I buy books for my book club at the bookstore where the club meets.
Own tons of books or just a few?Tons... many of them purchased years ago when I didn't have access to a library.

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