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Booking Through Thursday: Preferences

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

Reading something frivolous? Or something serious?
Frivolously serious.

Paperbacks? Or hardcovers?
Home: Hardcovers. Away: Paperbacks

Fiction? Or Nonfiction?
Used to be nonfiction but now has moved toward fiction.

Poetry? Or Prose?
Prose always

Biographies? Or Autobiographies?
Biographies

History? Or Historical Fiction?
History

Series? Or Stand-alones?
Stand-alones

Classics? Or best-sellers?
Best-sellers

Lurid, fruity prose? Or straight-forward, basic prose?
Straight-forward and basic.

Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness?
Plots

Long books? Or Short?
Medium

Illustrated? Or Non-illustrated?
Non-illustrated

Borrowed? Or Owned?
Owned

New? Or Used?
New


Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.

Augustine Birrell, “The Office of Literature,” Obiter Dicta

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