Hardback or trade paperback or mass market paperback?
I usually get hardbacks of books I enjoy but I also like having a 'mass market' paperback handy. Overall, my library is mass market paperbacks.
Amazon or brick and mortar?
Bricks and mortar, I only go to Amazon for something I can't find in a store. Actually, I usually go to B&N.com to get books.
Barnes & Noble or Borders?
Barnes and Noble but I'll go to Borders.
Bookmark or dog-ear?
I used to dog-ear my paperbacks when I was younger but I don't anymore. Bookmark all the way and I pity the fool who dog-ears my hardcovers...
Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random?
Keep, throw away, or sell?
My brother threw out so many of my books...but I'm getting off subject. I think throwing away a book should be a federal offense ;)
If I know I won't read a book again I'll either sell it, give it away, or pass it on to a friend.
Keep dust jacket or toss it?
I always keep my book jackets.
Read with dust jacket or remove it?
I remove it, I don't want to rip the jacket. I also use bookmarks instead of the fold-ins.
Short story or novel?
Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
Must you ask? I've never read Lemony Snicket.
Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
I like to stop at the end of a chapter but if I can't keep my eyes open, I'll close the book. What's the point of finishing the chapter when you can't really focus on the words?
"It was a dark and stormy night" or "Once upon a time"?
Buy or borrow?
New or used?
Buying choice: book reviews, recommendations, or browse?
Browse and recommendations. I read the synopsis of any book before buying.
Tidy ending or cliffhanger?
I usually like tidy endings. The last Stephen King book I read, Cell, was sort of a cliffie and I doubt he'll publish a follow up. Just like King to do that!
Morning reading, afternoon reading, or nighttime reading?
I usually do my reading before bed but sometimes I love to curl up in my evil couch and read.
Stand-alone or series?
Favorite children's book?
I love 'Witches', Christopher Pike's books, R.L. Stine's Fear Street books...
Potter is considered children's and young adults so that too ;)
Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
Hmmm, that's hard. It's fairly sad that most of the people I know (outside of LJ) don't know what Beowulf is...
That's all I can come up with, I'm too tired to think of the obscure books that I enjoy.
Favorite books read last year?
Favorite books of all time?
Too many to name..I had no reason to change her answer.
Least favorite book you finished last year?
Also blanking but there was one sci-fi that I can't remember the name of that I didn't like.
What are you reading right now?
Re-reading Goblet of Fire and Subterranean by James Rollins (again).
What are you reading next?
Order of the Phoenix and Neanderthal by John Darntons (again)
Favorite book to recommend to an eleven-year-old?
The Potter series, Eregon, Lord of the Rings series, old Christopher Pike books, Fear Street books.
Favorite book to reread?
Anything by J.K. Rowling, Michael Crichton, Peter Benchley, James Rollins, and Douglas Preston
Do you ever smell books?
Yep, I like how they smell ^_^