Here's a meme from Bookish NYC via Life must be filled up; do take it to your own blog or answer the questions in the comments on this post if you wish.
Do you snack while reading?
Not ever. When I eat alone in the house, I always read magazines.
What is your favourite drink while reading?
I don't drink while reading either.
Do you tend to mark your books while you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
I never mark my books, though I enjoy reading markings when I buy used books. I just can't do it myself. I don't even dog-ear a page.
How do you keep your place? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book open flat?
Always a bookmark.
Fiction, non-fiction or both?
I enjoy non-fiction but lately have been reading much more fiction.
Do you tend to read to the end of a chapter or can you stop anywhere?
I can stop anywhere.
Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you?
I have never thrown a book. If it's a library book, I bring it back. If I've bought it, I donate it.
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away?
What are you currently reading?
The Torso by Helene Tursten. Excellent but not for the faint-hearted, which I usually am, but can't seem to resist this author.
What is the last book you bought?
The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham; the first Albert Campion book.
Do you have a favourite time/place to read?
Whenever and wherever I can. I just bought an incredibly comfortable chair and I've been spending a lot of time there.
Do you prefer series books or stand-alones?
Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over?
There are so many.
How do you organise your books?
Absolutely no order whatsoever, except that my mysteries are all in the same area. I move my books around as I get new ones, but I always seem to know just where a certain title is.
Barbara's additional question: background noise or silence?