A large duck (burger_eater) wrote,
A large duck

Poppy Seeds

Nicked from james_nicoll, who nicked it from Antick Musings.

Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror?

Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market Paperback?
mmpb fits neatly into my pants pocket but the other formats are easier to read. No preference.

Heinlein or Asimov?
Asimov, I guess.

Amazon or Brick and Mortar?
No preference.

Barnes & Noble or Borders?
No preference.

Hitchhiker or Discworld?

Bookmark or Dogear?

Magazine: Asimov's Science Fiction or Fantasy & Science Fiction?
fifteen years ago it was Asf, but I haven't read either in some years. I gave away all my old ones, too.

Alphabetize by author Alphabetize by title or random?

Keep, Throw Away or Sell?
Keep and donate to the Friends of the Library sale

Year's Best Science Fiction series (edited by Gardner Dozois) or Years Best SF series (edited by David G. Hartwell)?

Keep dustjacket or toss it?

Read with dustjacket or remove it?
With. The flaps make nice bookmarks in a pinch.

Short story or novel?

Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
Harry Potter.

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
Stop at the bus stop or when my wife asks me why I'm still up.

"It was a dark and stormy night" or "Once upon a time"?
I don't understand this question

Buy or Borrow?
Currently, everything is through the library. I'm hoping to change that soon.

Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation or Browse?
Recommendations and F-lists.

Lewis or Tolkien?

Hard SF or Space Opera?

Collection (short stories by the same author) or Anthology (short stories by different authors)?

Hugo or Nebula?
I tried to follow them a while back but gave up on it. The awards don't interest me anymore.

Golden Age SF or New Wave SF?
What is this? 1971?

Tidy ending or Cliffhanger?
Tidy ending.

Morning reading, Afternoon reading or Nighttime reading?
Whenever-I-can-steal-the-time reading

Standalone or Series?
I prefer standalones, but I'll read a series if it rocks.

Urban fantasy or high fantasy?
No preference.

New or used?
I prefer new, but library books are all used.

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
The Unnatural, by David Prill.

Top X favorite genre books read last year? (Where X is 5 or less)
This is a toughie.
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
A Feast for Crows
Rocket Science

Top X favorite genre books of all time? (Where X is 5 or less)
I can't answer this. Seriously, I have no idea.

X favorite genre series? (Where X is 5 or less)
I can't answer this. Seriously, I have no idea.

Top X favorite genre short stories? (Where X is 5 or less)
I can't answer this. Seriously, I have no idea.
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