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Monday Combo 8/31

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Off to start another fresh new week Meine Damen und Herren! (sorry, I’m listening to Cabaret right now) so here are the usual memes I participate in, in no particular order:

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Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about books for children…

Do you buy books as gifts for children – either your own or those of friends or family? Would you buy books for all children, or only children who are already practiced readers?

– Seeing as my two furbabies don’t read, and I’ll never have children of my own (my personal choice) yes, I do buy books for other people’s children. In my personal opinion I feel children nowadays don’t read enough. They’re too much glued to the TV and video games and I find it extremely sad. Sure, I’m a gamer too but if I had to choose between a book and a game, I almost always go for the book. Of course I do a balance between gaming and reading. Even when I was a kid I did more reading I was just born a bookworm I guess. So when my nephew or niece’s birthday come up, I always, almost always get them books. I worry about their future sometimes. Especially when I’ve come into contact with people younger than me that think the capital of India is Pakistan. THAT’S JUST SCARY. If these kinds of people are going to be running the country and I’m still alive, I’m moving to the mountains and becoming a hermit with a computer to order my books online.

So yes, if I were ever invited to a children’s birthday party (god forbid) expect books from me. Kiddies have enough toys nowadays. They need to exercise that brain of theirs.

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For In my Mailbox I got:

Bending Toward The Sun: A Mother And Daughter Memoir by Leslie Gilbert-lurie (FSB Associates)

Whiskey Gulf by Clyde Ford (From Perseus Books)

Playing House by  Fredrica Wagman (FSB Associates)

The Invisible Mountain by Caroline De Robertis (I requested from Random House)

What did you guys get? 🙂

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For Library Finds I got..um..a lot. My library was my best friend for the week:

Off Armageddon Reef – David Weber (For Sci fi Challenge)

Earth Abides – George R Stewart (looked awesome)

Heartsick – Chelsea Cain (read good reviews on it)

Terra Incognita – Ruth Downie (Liked Medicus, will be trying this one)

A Time to Kill – John Grisham (for suspense/thriller challenge)

Crossfire – Miyuki Miyabe (Okay..my main choice for the Japanese Literature challenge wasn’t available so I’ll change it to this one..besides this one looks great!)

What did you find at the library?

Have a great Monday everybody!


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Written by Karoline

August 31, 2009 at 9:52 am

7 Responses

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  1. Speaking of JLC, I just got a call that “Brave Story” is now in at my library, so I’ll be getting that shortly for the Japanese Literature Challenge.

    Michael

    August 31, 2009 at 10:03 am

  2. Awesome mailbox!

    I love gifting books to all and sundry!

    Mondays: What’s up?

    gautami tripathy

    August 31, 2009 at 10:58 am

  3. Good looking mailbox. And I definitely give books every opportunity I can. Everyone should!

    Kristen

    August 31, 2009 at 12:24 pm

  4. Amen with the kids books!

    Nice loot!
    mine

    Bluestocking

    August 31, 2009 at 1:06 pm

  5. I received playing house as well. I also received Travel Writing and Hush Hush.

    Oh, and I have an award for you!
    http://abookloversdiary.blogspot.com/2009/08/awards-one-lovely-blog-and-top-blog.html

    Jessica

    August 31, 2009 at 2:06 pm

  6. Thank you for the comments on my blog about Mailbox Monday.
    Pickpocket Countess’s cover CRACKS me up too. Main reason for getting it. Nice sales tactic I suppose.

    I LOVE to give kids books. Every holiday and Birthdays I usually give my own girls books and the Nieces as well. Sometimes they roll their eyes but what ever. I agree with you kids don’t read enough.

    *sprinkles you with fairy dust and flutters off to pretty up her blog……………

    Jennifer TFFQ

    August 31, 2009 at 3:50 pm

  7. Oh, yes, books for sure for my little one! She will be a reader whether she likes it or not…LOL! 🙂

    I hope to be getting Catching Fire by Collins in my mail today! Woot, woot! Still haven’t been to the library in forever i really should go…

    Happy reading!

    Krista

    September 1, 2009 at 8:58 am


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