Lately I’ve been supremely bothered by freezing cold toilet seats, but heated toilet seats are mind-bogglingly expensive.

Yesterday some guy greeted me, “Dude,” and then apologized when he realized I was female.

Today I do not feel at all well, and intellect-clouding medicine renders me further unproductive. I’m trying to decide whether to take a long bath or to play WoW.

Bookly meme:

Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror?

Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market Paperback?
Paperback, but it doesn’t matter what sort

Hitchhiker or Discworld?

Bookmark or Dog-ear?

Alphabetize by author Alphabetize by title or random?
By author, then by title unless it’s a series.

Keep, Throw Away or Sell?
If I dislike it, I’ll take it to the used book store; otherwise, obviously, I will keep it

Keep dust jacket or toss it?
Toss, but I hate hardbacks so I try to avoid dust jackets anyway

Read with dust jacket or remove it?
If I’ve tossed it, I’m not likely to read the book wis it, am I?

Short story or novel?
Both online, novels offline

Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
Good god, can you even ask

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
Depends on what point in the chapter I get tired at

“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?
Depends on what kind of story it is

Buy or Borrow?

Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation or Browse?
Uh, none? Except for family members, I almost never read a book based on somebody’s recommendation. I usually find new authors through some random and roundabout means.

Lewis or Tolkien?
Lewis for philosophy, Tolkien for everything else.

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

Tidy ending or Cliffhanger
In part of a series, cliffhangers are fine… but I’ll probably be annoyed if the next book isn’t out yet XD

Morning reading, Afternoon reading or Nighttime reading?
How about whenever I feel like it…?

Standalone or Series?

Urban fantasy or high fantasy?
I dislike both terms, but “high fantasy” is my preferred genre

New or used?
I prefer new, but used is OK if it’s in decent condition

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
I really have no clue what people have or haven’t heard of

Favorite author whom nobody has heard of?

And as long as we’re talking about books–

“He lied to us,” Nefret muttered. “The bastard!”

“Language, Nefret,” I said.

“I beg your pardon, Aunt Amelia. But he is!”

“Just a good policeman, my dear,” said Emerson.

–what are you supposed to do when everything reminds you of a certain other fictional character and gives you ideas for the most absurd and unworkable crossovers?