smock's literary either/or

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i'm actually surprized mamaT and i differ on so many! of course, we agree when it counts!

Hardback or Paperback
Highlight or Underline
Lewis or Tolkien (especially The Great Divorce)
E.B. White or A.A. Milne (no preference)
T.S. Eliot or e.e. cummings
Stephen King or Dean Koontz
Barnes & Noble or Borders
Waldenbooks or B. Dalton (no preference)
Fantasy or Science Fiction (oo-la-la or just ooooo?)
Horror and Suspense
Bookmark or Dogear
Large Print or Fine Print (at least for a few more years)
Hemingway or Faulkner (bleck!)
Fitzgerald or Steinbeck
Homer or Plato
Geoffrey Chaucer or Edmund Spenser
Pen or Pencil
Looseleaf or Notepad
Alphabetize: By Author or By Title (neither)
Shelve: By Genre/Subject or All Books Together
Dustjacket: Leave it On or Take it Off
Novella or Epic (life's too short and i have four chitlins)
John Grisham or Scott Turrow (in a pinch)
J.K. Rowling or Lemony Snicket (can't wait to see the flick!)
John Irving and John Updike (make great bathroom reading)
Salman Rushdie or Don Delillo (Uggh, who cares?)
Fiction or Non-fiction
Historical Biography or Historical Romance (barf!)
Reading Pace: A Few Pages per Sitting or Finish at Least a Chapter (four chitlins, need i say more?)
Short Story or Creative Non-fiction Essay (i concur with mamaT.)
Blah Blah Blah and Yada Yada Yada
“It was a dark and stormy night…” or “Once upon a time…”
Books: Buy or Borrow (cuz i dogear and annotate)
Book Reviews or Word of Mouth (i don't give a rip about what the "professional reviewers" think. is it a good read?)


Dogear?!!! Bad, bad, bad.
Ladies, you do not have to invest $2.99 in a tassled bookmark. An old theatre ticket or bus pass will do...even a piece of uncooked spaghetti.
I am glad Lemony Snicket is cool with one of you, now I feel less afraid to explore his works. (The inside cover of his "autobiography" in hardback is a riot -- it is a parody of his other books' covers.)

Hey, I don't dogear (very often)! Most of the time I use holy cards as my book marks. Or, bookmarks that others have given me.

Our reading group is always buying bookmarks for each other. The coolest ones are ones that weren't originally bookmark-intendeds--they are cards of various types that we've attached ribbons/tassels/etc to and given each other.

okay. i gotta join the inkblots just to get the coolmoe bookmarks so i won't have to dogear anymore!



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