BTT: Why you read?

Suggested by Janet: I’ve seen this quotation in several places lately. It’s from Sven Birkerts’ ‘The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age’: “To read, when one does so of one’s own free will, is to make a volitional statement, to cast a vote; it is to posit an elsewhere and set... Continue Reading →

BTT: Reading encouragement

Suggested by Barbara H: How can you encourage a non-reading child to read? What about a teen-ager? Would you require books to be read in the hopes that they would enjoy them once they got into them, or offer incentives, or just suggest interesting books? If you do offer incentives and suggestions and that doesn’t... Continue Reading →

Booking through thursday: Twisty

Jackie says, “I love books with complicated plots and unexpected endings. What is your favourite book with a fantastic twist at the end?” So, today’s question is in two parts. 1. Do YOU like books with complicated plots and unexpected endings? 2. What book with a surprise ending is your favorite? Or your least favorite?... Continue Reading →

BTT: Blurb: What attracts you to a book?

Suggested by Jennysbooks: Something I’ve been thinking about lately: “What words/phrases in a blurb make a book irresistible? What words/phrases will make you put the book back down immediately?” hmmm...very interesting. For me, words like "true story", "war zone", "fairy tale", "scary", "southern charm", "romantic", "in the depths of the forests", "magical" make a book... Continue Reading →

BTT: Recent fluff

What’s the lightest, most “fluff” kind of book you’ve read recently? Hmmm…that actually depends on what fluff means to you. I count chick-lit, romance in the fluff category, but that doesn't mean that they are not awesome or intellectual reads. Let me see. I've read The Grand Finale and The Family Man by Jayne Ann... Continue Reading →

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