What book or author are you most thankful to have discovered? Have you read everything they’ve written? Reread them? Why do you appreciate them so much? I could name so many authors that I have come to love over the years but I would really like to mention the ones that got me into reading.... Continue Reading →
Booking Through Thursday: Reading Questions
1. Favorite childhood book? I did not read a lot when I was young, but I remember reading 'Round the World in 80 days' many times. 2. What are you reading right now? Ash by Melinda Lo. Loving it so far. 3. What books do you have on request at the library? By request if... Continue Reading →
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 →
Have you ever lied about reading a book?
Two-thirds of Brits have lied about reading books they haven’t. Have you? Why? What book? Ummm…no. Not exactly. Okay let me explain. I have never ever said I've read a book when I haven't even opened the first page. But…I do say I've read the book when I have left it midway. Books that come... Continue Reading →
BTT: Biggest book you’ve read recently?
What’s the biggest book you’ve read recently? (Feel free to think “big” as size, or as popularity, or in any other way you care to interpret.) Definitely The Handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood. I even wrote a review. This book had been on my wish list for a long time and I finally got to... 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 →
BTT: funniest book you’ve read recently?
What’s the funniest book you’ve read recently? Oh well, I don't read many funny books. As in I don't go out of the way to pick "only" funny. I have Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris which I thought was funny enough. Otherwise I have read books recently which had a... Continue Reading →