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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

What kind of book person are you? 

My answers are in italic.

1) What is your favorite type of bookstore?
A. A large chain that is well lit, stuffed full of books, and has a café.
B. A dark, rather dusty, used bookstore full of mysterious and vaguely organized books.
C. A local independent bookstore that has books by local authors and coffee.

All of the above.

2) What would excite you more?
A. A brand new book by your favorite author.
B. Finding a classic you've been wanting to read.
C. Receiving a free book from a friend in the mail.

All of the above

3) What's your favorite format?
A. Novel
B. Short story
C. Poetry

Novel, then Short Story

4) Favorite format, part II.
A. Contemporary fiction.
B. Classic novels.
C. Genre (mystery, espionage, etc.)

Genre (SF, Military Fiction, Techno-Thriller)

5) Favorite format, part III (none of the above) Fiction or non?
A. Almost entirely fiction.
B. Almost entirely non-fiction.
C. A mix of both.

Mix of Fiction & Non-Fiction

6) Does the design and condition of the book matter?
A. Yes, I love a well designed book and keep mine in mint condition.
B. No, the words are what matter.
C. Yes and no, I appreciate good design and treat my books with respect but I am not obsessive about it.

Yes and No. If I'm interested in the subject, I'll take a rough but readable copy if I can't get copy in good or better condition.

7) On average how many books do you read a month?
A. I am lucky to read one.
B. I am dedicated. I read 4 or 5.
C. I am a fiend. I read 10 or more!

Somewhere between B and C on an average month.

8) Do you prefer to own or borrow?
A. There is a particular joy in owning a book. I have a large library.
B. Why spend money when you can read it for free? I use the public library.
C. Different tools for different job. I do both.

Own. Public libraries rarely have books I want to read or use as reference, especially non-fiction aviation and military history.

9) Where do you get (the majority) your book news?
A. Newspapers.
B. Magazines.
D. Blogs.

All of the above

10) Are books a professional obsession?

A. Yes, I work in the field (writer, reviewer, publisher, teacher, etc.).
B. No, I do it for fun.
C. Kinda, I write the occasional review but have a regular job outside of books.

B. I use a lot of books as professional and personal reference sources, but do not work inthe publishing industry.

See the original quiz here along with some other folks answers here
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