Which do you prefer? (Quick answers–we’ll do more detail at some later date)
Reading something frivolous? Or something serious?
Paperbacks? Or hardcovers?
Home: Hardcovers. Away: Paperbacks
Fiction? Or Nonfiction?
Used to be nonfiction but now has moved toward fiction.
Poetry? Or Prose?
Biographies? Or Autobiographies?
History? Or Historical Fiction?
Series? Or Stand-alones?
Classics? Or best-sellers?
Lurid, fruity prose? Or straight-forward, basic prose?
Straight-forward and basic.
Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness?
Long books? Or Short?
Illustrated? Or Non-illustrated?
Borrowed? Or Owned?
New? Or Used?
Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.
Augustine Birrell, “The Office of Literature,” Obiter Dicta