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Reading Survey

(stolen from lm, but with questions added because I found the author selection insufficient)

Hardback or Paperback? paperback
Highlight or Underline? highlight
Lewis or Tolkien? neither (haven't read either one)
E. B. White or A. A. Milne? White
T. S. Eliot or e. e. cummings? cummings
Stephen King or Dean Koontz? neither
Barnes & Noble or Borders? no preference
Waldenbooks or B. Dalton? neither . . . really I'll just go to
Fantasy or Science Fiction? a little of both, not much of either
Horror or Suspense? horror (I get severely annoyed by suspense but I can deal with horror)
Bookmark or Dogear? If I'm at home, face down on the floor breaking the spine. If I need to take the book anywhere, either little plastic clips or folding the page vertically in half (my alternative to dogear).
Hemingway or Faulkner? Faulkner
Fitzgerald or Steinbeck? neither (hated Steinbeck and haven't read Fitzgerald)
Homer or Plato? Plato
Geoffrey Chaucer or Edmund Spenser? Chaucer, a million times over! Spenser was the most horribly awful experience ever and Chaucer was great.
Pen or Pencil? purple gel pen
Looseleaf or Notepad? whatever
Alphabetize: By Author or by Title? author, then chronologically by title
Dustjacket: On or Off? off
Novella or Epic? epic
John Grisham or Scott Turow? neither
J. K. Rowling or Lemony Snicket? Rowling (haven't read Snicket)
John Irving or John Updike? Irving
Amy Bloom or Amy Tan? Bloom
Arthur C. Clarke or Arthur Conan Doyle? either, in small doses
Charlotte Brontë or Charlotte Perkins Gilman? Charlotte Perkins Gilman
E. L. Doctorow or E. M. Forster? either
Emily Brontë or Emily Dickinson? Dickinson
George Orwell or George Bernard Shaw? Shaw
Henry James or Henry David Thoreau? James
Jack London or Jack Kerouac? Kerouac, but that doesn't mean I really like him all that much either
James Baldwin or James Joyce? Baldwin
Joseph Heller or Joseph Conrad? both, really
Kate Millett or Kate Chopin? Millett
L. M. Montgomery or L. Frank Baum? large helpings of both, please
Margaret Mitchell or Margaret Atwood? Atwood
Michael Crichton or Michael Ondaatje? Ondaatje
Ralph (Waldo) Ellison or Ralph Waldo Emerson? Ellison
Robert Frost or Robert Bly? Frost, though I'm no big fan of his either
Samuel Beckett or Samuel R. Delaney? either
Thomas Hardy or Thomas Mann? either
W. H. Auden or W. B. Yeats? Auden
William F. Gibson or William S. Burroughs? neither (haven't read Gibson and don't much care for Burroughs)
Fiction or Non-fiction? fiction
Historical Biography or Historical Romance? biography, but preferably novelized
A Few Pages per Sitting or Finish at Least a Chapter? at least 100 pages
Short Story or Creative Non-fiction Essay? either
"It was a dark and stormy night" or "Once upon a time"? either
Buy or Borrow? buy
New or Used? used
Kingsley Amis or Martin Amis? either
Arthur Miller or Henry Miller? either
Alice Walker or Rebecca Walker? Alice (haven't read Rebecca)
Robert Browning or Elizabeth Barrett Browning? either
Mary Shelley or Bram Stoker? Shelley
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