Do you snack while reading? > Mostly not. Oh, I may have a modest packet of low-cal crisps during the evening.
What is your favourite drink while reading? > In the morning green tea; in the evening hot water with a slice of lemon in it.
Do you tend to mark your books while you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? > I can't say I've never done it, but I very rarely do. I'd rather note whatever it is on paper or in a notebook.
How do you keep your place? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book open flat? > With a bookmark bearing a picture of the divine Jane on it.
Fiction, non-fiction or both? > For most of my life I've read much more non-fiction than fiction. But for the last three years I've been reading fiction mostly.
Do you tend to read to the end of a chapter or can you stop anywhere? > I'll stop anywhere unless I see the end of the chapter looming at the time I feel like breaking off.
Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you? > Don't be silly. Of course not. I prefer to sound off.
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away? > No.
What are you currently reading? > The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve.
What is the last book you bought? > Peace by Richard Bausch.
Do you have a favourite time/place to read? > Two times and places: in bed first thing in the morning after I wake up; and early evening on the sofa in our lounge.
Do you prefer series books or stand-alones? > 'Stand-alones'? Anyway, them.
Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over? > Many such; too many to name.
How do you organize your books (by genre, title, author's last name, etc.)? > My fiction by author, within sections: English, American, other English-language, other languages. My non-fiction according to broad subject matter.
Barbara's additional question: background noise or silence? > Silence.