Friday, July 24, 2009

TGIF: Quickies

Which do you prefer?
(Quick answers--I tried to pick the choices I gravitate towards most often; however, for all of them, I take part in--and enjoy--each of the options. And as you can see, on several, I just couldn't choose no matter how hard I tried.)

Reading something frivolous? Or something serious?
Hard as I might try to choose one o the other, I cannot. I enjoy reading both equally. Some days call for something serious and others something more frivolous.

Paperbacks? Or hardcovers?
Trade paperbacks

Fiction? Or Nonfiction?

Poetry? Or Prose?

Biographies? Or Autobiographies?

History? Or Historical Fiction?
Historical Fiction

Series? Or Stand-alones?
Nope. Won't choose. I enjoy both.

Classics? Or best-sellers?
I read more bestsellers, but I do love a good classic.

Lurid, fruity prose? Or straight-forward, basic prose?
Another choice that leaves me straddling the fence. Much depends on the book and my mood. I enjoy both.

Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness?
With well developed characters, either will do.

Long books? Or Short?
Medium length

Illustrated? Or Non-illustrated?

Borrowed? Or Owned?
Definitely owned. I mean, have you seen my personal library?

New? Or Used?
I tend to prefer new over 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!)

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1. Mandatory furloughs are not the end of the world.

2. Sitting here, listening to the sound of rain falling, I feel nostalgic for cinnamon toast fingers, hot chocolate with marshmallows, and walks in the rain with my mother.

3. Barbecue chicken pizza with just right amount of sauce tastes so good!

4. Sometimes, putting others first is a mistake, in particular on that airplane when oxygen levels are falling fast. You have to first secure your own oxygen mask before being able to help others. If you aid someone else first, you may pass out and die. What good would you be then?

5. Watching my cats and dog sleep is breathtaking, really.

6. Well, maybe there is a God after all.

7. And as for the weekend, today I'm looking forward to getting out of work early and spending the afternoon with my husband; and tomorrow my plans include going to see Fiddler on the Roof at the Pantages!

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  1. #2 and #3 sounds really good. #4 is a good answer. have a happy weekend! my fill-ins are up too.

  2. Great answers, Wendy! :)
    I had a hard time writing my answers for BTT too!

  3. You know you are very right about #4.
    enjoy your weekend.

  4. Sounds like you and your husband have a fun weekend planned. I couldn't keep my answers this short and am surprised that no one else likes illustrated books best!

  5. I enjoyed this BTT, and learning a little bit more about everyone! And BTW, Fiddler on the Roof is my all time favorite musical!

  6. Great answers! Enjoy your afternoon and seeing Fiddler on the Roof!

  7. Watching cats sleep makes me giggle, they are so cute!! Nice post.

  8. Great answers...I would have many of the same, I think. Have a great weekend!

  9. Great answers. I'm a trade paperback girl all the way.

  10. I have to agree with you, mandatory furloughs are not that bad. At least you have a job where you have to take the day off.

    Enjoy the play! Plays are always so much fun...

  11. My daughter loves BBQ chicken pizza. Me, my favorite is just plain old pepperoni pizza.

  12. I'm on the fence for several of those preferences as well. Definitely owned, though, and if I can get a good used copy, that's also a preference these days.

    Fiddler on the Roof!! That came to Dallas a few months ago and I was sad to have missed it. I can't even remember the last time I saw a play. :( I hope you have a wonderful time!

  13. I wouldn't have been able to choose between some of those either. But I do love medium length fiction trade paperbacks too. :P

  14. Thank you all for stopping by! I apologize for the group reply. I hope you all have enjoyed your weekend!

  15. These are really fun to read, Wendy. Great answers.

  16. There is a God, Wendy! :D

    I didn't play BTT this week but if I did, most of my answers would be most likely "both" :D


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