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Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about your bookshelf…
Does your house have a communal bookshelf? If not, is your bookshelf centrally located so everyone has access to it?
- Nope. The shelves in the living room have all cooking books and magazines which aren’t touched except by me. The shelves downstairs are mine, and only touched by me. See a trend here? yes. I’m practically the only one in the house that reads. Oh well. There’s a lot of space for me then.
I received the following:
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters – Jane Austen & Ben H Winters (From publisher) (OMG I GOT THIS BOOK!! YAAYAYAYAY)
Life After 187 – Wade Halverson (Author Contact)
Death in the Stocks – Georgette Heyer (Sourcebooks)
Cold Pursuit – Carla Neggers (contest win)
The Tale of Hill Top Farm – Susan Wittig Albert (Cozy mystery time!)
Cirque Du Freak (A Living Nightmare) – Darren Shan
so! what did you find/receive/answer?
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about social reading…
How much of your reading do you share with others (outside of blogging?) Do you belong to a book or library club? Do you trade books with friends? Do you tell others what you’re reading?
- I don’t really share my reading with others except the hombre and one other friend. The rest of my other friends don’t read much. I wish I could trade books with friends nearby! that would be awesome! I do giveaway leftover books I have to other friends but that’s when I need some space for the incoming books normally I don’t really tell other people what I’m reading…seriously, unless they’re big bookworms like I am, would they really care?
I received the following:
Leviathan – Scott Westerfeld (contest win)
Nibble and Kuhn – David Schmahmann (pub contact)
Children of Dust – Ali Eteraz (pub contact)
The Manufactured Identity – Heath Sommer (Author contact)
The Ghost King – R A Salvatore (WHEEEE!!!)
One Second After – William Forstchen
I took out a lot more, but that day I was so pissed off because my sister ruined my dinner plans and she just wouldn’t leave the house. So I was so mad I just can’t remember what books I took out besides those two. Ahem. All I remember was I took a lot out and it felt really good lol.
So! what are your answers?
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about note taking…
Do you take notes while reading – either for your reviews or for yourself? How/where do you make these notes (on the page, post-its, scrap paper, notebooks etc)?
- I don’t take notes at all. If I find some really great quote I memorize it and then go back to it when I review it. That’s it. No note taking here it would remind me too much of school and the books I was forced to read and nearly ruined my experiences with books.
I received the following this week:
Oh My Gods – Tera Childs (contest win)
Through the Triangle – C P Stewart (Bostick)
The Concubine’s Daughter – Pai Kit Fai
City of Thieves – David Benioff
The Killing Floor – Lee Child
High Stakes – Erin McCarthy
So what are your answers?
This is this weeks roundup of Monday’s memes:
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about the read-a-thon…
Are you planning on participating in the upcoming 24 Hour Read-a-thon (either as a reader or cheerleader)? Have you made any preparations for the event? And, veterans out there, any tips you’d like to share with the newbies?
- I seriously wish I could participate! However Saturdays I do grocery shopping in the morning and then the hombre plans something for me to do so there goes half of the day. Then the other half of the day it’s hockey. I just found out it’ll be my team vs the hombre’s team scheduled to play this Saturday (Canucks vs Leafs). So in other words. No can diddly do. See why I like Sundays so much? Sunday is my sabbath. I vehemently let everybody know that and they leave me alone lest they face my wrath. However, a wonderful big heartfelt kudos to those who are participating in this read-a-thon. I will be cheering all of you participants on the sidelines while watching the hockey game (I’ll have the laptop with me and twitter so I can chat and cheer you guys on!) go bookworms go!
OHEMGEEE YOU KNOW WHAT CAME IN????
The complete book set of Ellen Hopkins’ books all autographed!!! thank you Simon and Schuster for having such AWESOME COOL CONTESTS!
I also received:
Embellish by R Sloan (Bostick)
Arcadia Snips and the Steamwork Consortium by Robert Rodgers (Author contact) (this book got taken by the hombre, he likes steampunk and claims because I have so many books he wants to read this first and then I will have the privilege to read it after. *sighs*) silly hombre. Well at least I got him reading (he’s reading more thanks to me)
Ripley’s Game – Patricia Highsmith
A Mortal Curiousity – Ann Granger
The Night Villa – Carol Goodman
Faceless Killers – Henning Mankell
The Darcys and the Bingleys – Marsha Altman
So! what are your answers
Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian bookworms out there! have a good one! here’s Monday’s memes for this week:
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about books on your top book lists…
This past week, Borders re-released it’s 100 Favourite Books of All Times. Do you vote in these kinds of polls when they arise? Do you look through the list, or seek out books featured?
- I personally don’t vote in these kinds of polls as it’s hard to choose. I do however look through the entire list to see if there’s anything that might catch my eye and add to my never ending book piles. Although most of the books on those kinds of lists are contemporary fiction that I don’t even catch a second glance. Sometimes it surprises me and I do happen to like a gem or two from that list.
In my Mailbox:
The Road Out of Hell – Anthony Flacco & Jerry Clark (contest win)
Level 26: Dark Origins – Anthony Zuiker (contest win)
New World Monkeys – Nancy Mauro (contest win)
Prodigal Sons – Sheldon Greene (Bostick)
The Recipe Club – Andrea Israel & Nancy Garfinkel (FSB)
(I got lucky these past few weeks in regards to contests)
Mr Darcy Takes a Wife – Linda Berdoll
The Magicians – Lev Grossman
The Courtesan – Susan Carroll
Night Shift – Lilith Saintcrow
Hunter’s Prayer – Lilith Saintcrow
The Devil You Know – Mike Carey
Quite a lot at the library this time! so what’s everybody elses answers?
Here is this week’s Monday combo!
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about books on your wishlist…
Last week we talked about keeping a wishlist. Why not pull out that list and show us some of the books you’ve been eyeing off?
- A book that’s been sitting there on my wishlist for months and months? It’ll have to be The Baker’s boy by J V Jones. I’m supposed to be getting it soon but it’s been hard to find, and also since I asked the hombre to get it for me he still has yet to do so. That’s ok. I’ll just sit patiently and wait. Something like this can be used as ammunition during those little arguments. har har.
In My Mailbox:
The Darkroom – Gerard Ross
The Deadly Doll – J Burke
Carnival of Horrors – Phillip Preece
All from the same publisher. I’m in the mood for spooky reading
The Queen’s Gambit -Diane Stuckart (An interesting mystery featuring Leonardo Da Vinci)
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins (finally I can see what the hype is all about!)
So what did everyone else answer/find/receive?
Here is Monday’s Memes for this week!
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about your wishlist…
Do you keep a book wishlist, either on paper, Amazon/etc, or via a book database site (Shelfari, GoodReads, LibraryThing)? If yes, do you share this list with others (especially coming up to Christmas)?
- Yes! there’s about three different types of wishlists. One: on Shelfari are the ones that I can take out from the library. Those I don’t have to buy or if I can’t wait that long then I’ll buy. Two: There’s one on Library Thing. That one tells me those books on that list are available on interlibrary loan. I sometimes buy books from there, I sometimes don’t. Three: there’s a very small one on Goodreads. Those are books I definitely want to buy. I don’t share my list with others, because whenever I give a wish list out it’s never used. I gave up. The only one who actually buys me stuff from the wishlist is the hombre I choose about three from the wishlist and give it to him, he orders, I’m happy. Now if he could do that monthly I’d be even happier.
In My Mailbox this week:
Racing Toward Armageddon by Michael Baigent (contest win)
Cleopatra’s Daughter: A Novel by Michelle Moran (requested)
The Curse of the Tahiera by Wendy Gillissen (requested)
WHAT THE BAYOU SAW by Patti Lacy (contest win)
Library Finds this week:
Mister Monday – Garth Nix
The Thief Lord – Cornelia Funke
The Virgin’s Queen’s Daughter – Ella March Chase
The Seance – John Harwood
The Devil’s Teardrop – Jeffery Deaver
So! what are your answers? what loot did you get?
Here is the Monday combo for this week:
Do you listen to music while reading? Does this change if you’re reading in or out of your house? Do you have a preference of music for such occasions?
- It depends. If I am upstairs, then I do sometimes because the TV is on too loud and I can’t concentrate. At least with music, I can drown out the voices. If I’m downstairs, I listen to music as well but it’s mostly classical and it helps me concentrate. It’s mostly classical I can listen to, but sometimes I listen to my own mp3 player and it’s my own mix of music. I prefer classical though.
In my Mailbox this week:
Private Papers of Eastern Jewel – Maureen Lindley (from publisher)
No Wind of Blame – Georgette Heyer (publisher)
Pendragon’s Banner – Helen Hollick (publisher)
Dark Places – Gillian Flynn (won in contest)
The Postmistress – Sarah Blake (Barnes and Noble first look book club)
The Magic Thief – Sarah Prineas
The Thief Lord – Cornelia Funke
(yes just two at the library, I’m going through moderation)
Here’s Monday’s Combo for this week
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about reading trends…
Do you find yourself forming trends in your reading? Is this a conscience act, influenced by either your own interests or current publishing fads?
- I go by my own interests. It depends on how popular the fad is I guess. No matter how hard I try, I get sucked in eventually (although I have not fallen into the Twilight trap yet). The Harry Potter fad swept me up completely. However most of the time I go by my own interests or my own moods. I check what’s popular, sure but sometimes I just don’t feel like reading what’s trendy out there.
In My Mailbox I got the following:
America Libre – Raul Ramos y Sanchez (From publisher)
The Last Queen – C W Gortner (From author)
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World – Abigail Reynolds (From publisher)
My Library Finds this week:
The Devil’s Queen – Jeanne Kalogridis (Wanted to read about Catherine De Medici )
The Wizard Heir – Cinda Williams Chima (Second one after The Warrior Heir)
The People of Sparks – Jeanne DuPrau (Second after The City of Ember)
Shutter Island – Dennis Lehane (saw previews of movie, looks awesome)
Beauty Sleep – Cameron Dokey (part of the YA challenge)
The Savage Garden – Mark Mills (part of Take a Chance challenge)
The Cage – Ruth Minsky Sender (WWII fix)
So what did you guys get or find?
Monday Combo again! starting with Musing Mondays:
What is your preferred method of listening to audio books? Where and when do you listen to them?
- *ahem* I don’t listen to audio books they’re not my thing. It’s like e-books. I’m not into those either. If I want to read I’d really like having the book in front of me, in my hands, with me smelling those brand new pages
In My Mailbox:
I got a bunch!!! wow. I can feel the love!
Bitten – Kelley Armstrong (contest win)
Rooftops of Tehran – Mahbod Seraji (contest win)
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much – Bartlett Hoover (Thanks Penguin)
Defenders of the Scroll – Shiraz (Direct contact from author)
The Drowning City by Amanda Downum (Thanks Orbit)
The Shimmer – David Morrell (Thanks FSB Associates)
Love Lies – Adele Parks (Thanks Penguin)
The Society of S and The Year of Disappearances – Susan Hubbard (Contest win)
Fresh Kills – Bill Loehfelm (Contest win)
What did you guys get in your mailboxes?
For Library Finds I got:
The Devil’s Right Hand – Lilith Saintcrow (Need to catch up with Dante Valentine)
Pope Joan – Donna Woolfolk Cross (was on hold)
Interred with their Bones – Jennifer Lee Carrell (saw on blog, wanted to read)
Testimony – Anita Shreve (was curious)
Rumors – Anna Godbersen (Catching up with The Luxe series)
The Heretic’s Daughter – Kathleen Kent (was curious)
Uglies – Scott Westerfeld (for YA challenge)
The Unit – Ninni Holmqvist (was curious and heard good things about it)
An Assembly Such as This – Pamela Aidan (For Everything Austen Challenge)
What did you guys find?