Booking Through Thursday: It’s Personal

Booking Through ThursdayBooking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. Here is this week’s question:

Do you have a preference between “person” in the books you read? Do you prefer third-person to first-person? Or don’t you care? And … why?? Continue reading

Booking Through Thursday: Moving

Booking Through ThursdayBooking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. Here is this week’s question:

So … the question is–what kind of moving experiences have you had with your books? (Or, just in general if you’ve got good Moving Day stories–and who doesn’t?) Did having to pack and move your books cause any changes in your book-collecting habits? Make you wish you had everything on an e-reader? Continue reading

Booking Through Thursday: Summer Reading Redux

Booking Through ThursdayBooking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. Here is this week’s question:

Do your reading habits change in the summer? Do you take your books outside more? Do you curl up in the air conditioning? Do you read fluff instead of serious books? Are you too busy playing in the sun or gardening or whatever to read much at all? Continue reading

Booking Through Thursday: Dogs & Pets

Booking Through ThursdayBooking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. Here is this week’s question:

So how do you feel about books about dogs or pets? Fluffy stories of fluffy family members? Solid books on training them or taking care of them? Touching reminiscences of trouble and the way a person’s dog (or pet) has helped get them through? Any favourite books to recommend? Continue reading

Booking Through Thursday: Patriotism

Booking Through ThursdayBooking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. Here is this week’s question:

So, Fourth of July here in the USA … Do you ever read books that could be considered patriotic? Rousing stories of heroes? History? Brave countrymen & women doing bold things?

What would you recommend if somebody asked you for something patriotic–no matter what your country? Be as specific or as general as you like. Continue reading

Booking Through Thursday: Summer Reading

Booking Through ThursdayBooking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. Here is this week’s question:

It’s time for summer reading, so … today’s question? What’s the worst thing you ever did to your reading material? Sand in the bindings from the beach? Dropped into the pool? Covers smeared with sunscreen?

And, if you’ve never done actual summer-time damage … have you EVER damaged your book/magazine/paper? Dropped it in the bathtub? Used it to kill a bug? Spilled with coffee? Continue reading

Booking Through Thursday: Dream Cast

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. Here is this week’s question:

And while we’re thinking about books converted to tv/movies. Do you ever sit and wonder who could be cast as your favourite characters? (Please feel free to give examples!) What actors do you think have done particularly excellent jobs with some of your favourite characters? Continue reading

Booking Through Thursday: Ideal

Booking Through ThursdayBooking Through Thursday which is weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. Here is this week’s question.

I want you to think about your ideal reading experience. Think about the location. (Your bed? Favorite chair? The beach? Indoors or outdoors?). Think about the sounds. (Is there music playing? Happy children playing in the background? Utter silence?) Is there a snack or beverage nearby? Are you alone or with friends/family (presumably being quiet enough for you to read in peace)? What kind of lighting is there? Are you dressed in something ultra-comfy? What’s your position? Curled up? Stretched out? Now … describe it so that we can all feel exactly how perfect it is … and why. Continue reading