Physical book or e-book?
You know, considering the vast majority of my reading lately is on a screen (fanfic and news/science news articles), you'd think I'd have made the jump to e-books but I just... haven't. I like books!
Audio or book in hand?
Book in hand. Not sure I've ever done a full-on audio book, although I do occasionally enjoy podfic, podcasts, and radio plays.
Paperback or hardcover?
I have no preference whatsoever, although paperbacks are smaller and lighter and those are both nice features.
Adult or Young Adult? Both?
Definitely both. John Green's Paper Towns and The Fault In Our Stars are the best books I've read recently, I devoured them like a starving person devours a pan of lasagna.
Series or Standalone?
Dog ears or bookmarks?
Oh god definitely bookmarks! Dog ear-ing is a horrible thing to do to a book! Plus I have this whole bookmark collection I need to use.
Breaking the spine or barely opening the book?
You know this is funny considering my reply to the previous question, but I'm gonna go with breaking the spine. Like, I dunno, that's just a natural function of reading a book. I do try to be gentle when a book is new, but I don't worry to much about trying to preserve it in its perfect, unread state. I have an old, extremely well-loved copy of Watership Down in paperback that has its spine broken all the way through in several places and is literally held together with clear packing tape.
Borrow or buy?
I'm gonna lean slightly toward buy. It wouldn't matter except that lately it takes me FOREVER to get through a book, and when I borrow I feel guilty about how long it takes me to get around to reading/finishing and then returning the book.
Bookstore or Online?
Fiction or non-fiction?
FICTION. I do occasionally read and enjoy non-fiction books but for me the real joy of reading is and always has been the escape into pretend worlds.
Fantasy world or real life issues?
Oooooh, I like both, but I'm going to say fantasy world. Most of what I read has at least some element of fantasy or unreality to it.
Kindle, iPad, or other?
None? I don't do e-books? I have neither a Kindle nor an iPad. I guess if I did read e-books it would be on my Android phone... or my laptop? Do people do that?
Monster read or short and sweet?
Don't care. Although if it's REALLY, REALLY GOOD I never want it to end and am thankful for a monster read.
Starry eyed romance or full of action?
I'm gonna go with action. Like, I enjoy romance, but not usually as the main point of the book? Like, give me some plot/action, maybe throw some romance in there with it, or not. Don't care. I guess The Time Traveler's Wife was primarily about romance but it was also about TIME TRAVEL and I am weak, also it was really really really really really really good.
Zombies or unicorns?
I'm gonna go with unicorns. I'm trying to remember how many books I've read that have actual unicorns in them and the number is probably fairly small, but I definitely had a lot of fantasy in my life growing up. Why isn't "dragons" in this question, that would be a no-brainer. But like, The Last Unicorn was so, so good, so there is that.