The Booking Through Thursday theme this week is "Preferences," with these instructions: "Which do you prefer? (Quick answers–we’ll do more detail at some later date)." * Reading something frivolous? Or something serious? Usually serious. I definitely appreciate humor, even in a "serious" book, but don't usually pick up anything I would describe as frivolous. * Paperbacks? Or hardcovers? I'm the opposite of many readers -- I read paperbacks at home, where I can protect the covers from bends and creases, and cart around a hardback (without the dust jacket) to read at the gym or whenever needed. * Fiction? Or Nonfiction? About two parts fiction to one part non. * Poetry? Or Prose? Definitely prose, although I recognize this is a deficiency in my reading. * Biographies? Or Autobiographies? Usually biographies. * History? Or Historical Fiction? History. * Series? Or Stand-alones? Both. * Classics? Or best-sellers? Classics. * Lurid, fruity prose? Or straight-forward, basic prose? The latter. * Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness? PLOTS. * Long books? Or Short? Both -- variety, spice of life, etc. * Illustrated? Or Non-illustrated? Books have pictures? * Borrowed? Or Owned? Owned. I can't handle the responsibility. * New? Or Used? Usually used.