Posts Tagged ‘Musing Monday’
Can you read amidst distractions? (tv, others talking, sporting events, etc)
- It depends on the distraction. I reading during Canucks hockey (not very successful) tried reading during World Cup (nope). While others talking and other shows I am not that interested in, then yes I can read. My (in)significant other singing at the top of his lungs and dancing about *sighs* I try to read..can’t. He’s a horrible distraction.
What are you currently reading? Would you recommend it to others? Is it part of a series (if so, which one)? What are you thinking about it? What book(s) would you compare it to, if any?
- I read quite a few books at the same time! so I’ll choose one from the bunch. The one that’s got my attention the most, in fact is Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn. (I’m a little behind in my reading of ARC’s so I felt the need to tackle one or two of them) I’m into about the first 100 pages of it and it’s definitely got my interest. It’s been a while since I’ve read some historical fiction (I took a bit of a break from it).
Would I recommend it to others? why not. I’m sure it’ll appeal to those that are into ancient Rome novels.
What do you think of books that receive a lot of hype? (think of the “Twilight” saga, or “Harry Potter”, or“The Da Vinci Code”). Do you read them? Why, or why not?
- It depends. I sometimes jump in the hype and read them and sometimes I don’t. I am probably still one of the few people that hasn’t read the Twilight Saga yet. I have all the books now but just haven’t gotten around to reading them. I read the Harry Potter series during the hype and no regrets there. I joined in The DaVinci Code trend late but that was a good read too. I guess, if it gets a lot of hype I’d be curious and give it a try. I did try getting into The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I couldn’t get into it. I read the first few pages and nearly snoozed my eyes off. I am still trying to figure out what’s so great about it. Anybody know?
Do you have to carve out time in your day for reading (due to work and other obligations), or does your reading just happen naturally?
YES! I always have to CARVE OUT READING TIME! (ahem. excuse the frustration) Not only do I have a very needy hombre and a very needy cat at home, I find someone (aka the hombre) always doing the social planning for me without telling me (hence I’m out often) and suddenly my book piles start piling up until I can’t even look at it without starting to cry. I solved this by turning the computer off or at least gaming for an hour and then reading…if the hombre and the kitty get TOO needy I start behaving rather moody and pissy. Then they stand back and let me read.
If I don’t have my reading time at least once a week I get really moody. I think they learnt the hard way
What’s your answer?
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about the war books
Do you frequent second hand book stores? Have you ever bought a book home only to find anything interesting within their pages?
- Aw jeez! I go to thrift stores all the time!! it’s where I get about 40% of my books! I go there at least once a week to check out what’s there. Then sometimes, the hombre and I go to various ones and I often come home with bags of books (which he looks upon with a weary eye)
As to if I found anything within the pages..nah…maybe an ugly bookmark. Nothing special.
What about you?
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about tbr books.
Where do you keep the books on the top of the tbr pile? Not the bunk of the mountain, but just the tip of the peak – the ‘almost up to’ books?
- Oh! good question! see, I used to have them on a pile on a chair in our dining room but the hombre didn’t like that (he’s the “wife” of this relationship) so he bought me this nice large wicker box with a lid so I can put all the TBR books I have. however, space is limited, and now some of the TBR but “definitely” reading books are on top of it. I’m waiting until he says something about that….will let you guys know if he does.
What are your answers?
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about dust jackets.
Do you prefer books with a dust jacket? What do you do with your dust jacket while reading? Leave it on or take it off?
- It doesn’t matter to me, I have a few with dust jackets and the vast majority are paperbacks though. However when I do read something with a dust jacket I keep it on and take very great pains to keep it in a nice condition. Sometimes I put tape on the bottom so it doesn’t get creased or ripped.
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about a keeping books.
Do you keep all the books you ever buy? Just the ones you love? Just collectibles? What do you do with the ones you don’t want to keep?
- I only keep the books that I will keep rereading. Sometimes it’ll be a series that I really love (Dragonlance Chronicles, War of the Spider Queen series, Harry Potter, Drizzt Series are some examples) these series are the ones I reread constantly. There are some collectible books I also keep (for example some books authors have sent and are autographed). Otherwise the ones I don’t keep are either taken to the thrift store or to the library.
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about a reference material.
Do you keep reference books on your shelves at home? What’s your first port of call when you need information – the internet or a book?
- I have very few reference books. An atlas, and a dictionary. Even a thesaurus. I usually resort to the web though, as the laptop is right in front of me while I’m reading.
What’s your answer?
I’ve seen several bloggers mention reading multiple books this week. Do you frequently read more than one book at a time? Do you try to limit this to a certain number? Do you have different books for different purposes/topics?
- Yes, I read more than one book at a time. Some of them are library books so I have to read them before the due date. Most of them are different books from different genres, or different books because of the different challenges I’m participating in. What I read during the day depends on my mood and I pick something from the ‘currently’ reading pile. Ahhh decisions, decisions