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Booking Through Thursday

Illustrious Illustrations

It’s been a long while since I participated in Booking Through Thursday, so here we go! How do you feel about illustrations in your books? Graphs? Photos? Sketches? As long as they relate to the text and illuminate it in… Continue Reading →

Reading Lies

I suggested a question for Booking Through Thursday back in March when I saw an article online: “2 out of 3 Britons have lied about the books they’ve read“. I am flattered to have another question of mine chosen for… Continue Reading →

Booking Through Thursday Preferences

Well, I haven’t participated in Booking Through Thursday for a while! Here’s a quick one because I gotta get back to work. Which do you prefer? Yes, I know, some of these we’ve touched on before, and some of these… Continue Reading →

Book Storage & Collectibles

I missed last week due to crazyness, and I haven’t blogged much this week just because I haven’t felt the desire too. However, both last week’s and this week’s Booking Through Thursday questions were great, and I’d love to share… Continue Reading →

Reading Inspiration

Since “Inspiration” is (or should) the theme this week … what is your reading inspired by? This is such a fantastic question, but I’m a little ashamed of my answer. I’m heavily influenced by media, rave reviews, and recommendations. It’s… Continue Reading →

The Best of ’08?

It’s a week or two later than you’d expect, and it may be almost a trite question, but … what were your favorite books from 2008? This is a really difficult question for me because I always forget what I’ve… Continue Reading →

Honesty is the best policy

I receive a lot of review books, but I have never once told lies about the book just because I got a free copy of it. However, some authors seem to feel that if they send you a copy of… Continue Reading →

Why buy?

I’ve asked, in the past, about whether you more often buy your books, or get them from libraries. What I want to know today, is, WHY BUY? Even if you are a die-hard fan of the public library system, I’m… Continue Reading →

Gift of the Written Word

Deb, who runs Booking Through Thursday, is celebrating her birthday!! Happy Birthday Deb! It has inspired today’s question: What, if any, memorable or special book have you ever gotten as a present? Birthday or otherwise. What made it so notable?… Continue Reading →

Spine-breaking, dog-earring scoundrels!

Are you a spine breaker? Or a dog-earer? Do you expect to keep your books in pristine condition even after you have read them? Does watching other readers bend the cover all the way round make you flinch or squeal… Continue Reading →

Booking Through Thursday Fame

Every so often I see a great question and suggest it to Deb at Booking Through Thursday. Well this week, I’m famous! And I made Literary Feline famous too! Monica suggested this one: Got this idea from Literary Feline during… Continue Reading →

From The Depths of My Shelves

“Avid readers know all too well how easy it is to acquire books — it’s the letting go that’s the difficult part … titles that I’ve clung to for years… I’ve yet to read them, but am absolutely certain I… Continue Reading →

Just Plain Weird

What was the most unusual (for you) book you ever read? Either because the book itself was completely from out in left field somewhere, or was a genre you never read, or was the only book available on a long… Continue Reading →

Autumn Reading

Autumn is starting, and kids are heading back to school–does the changing season change your reading habits? Less time? More? Are you just in the mood for different kinds of books than you were over the summer? Great Booking Through… Continue Reading →

Peer Pressure

I’m not really feeling into talking about terrorism/villains/evil things that happen in the world because it just doesn’t seem appropriate. Also, to be honest, I read books and fiction so I can get away from real life. So I’m going… Continue Reading →

Library Visits

Whether you usually read off of your own book pile or from the library shelves NOW, chances are you started off with trips to the library. What is your earliest memory of a library? Who took you? Do you have… Continue Reading →

Tired of your Book

Okay, so I haven’t been “into” the last couple of Booking Through Thursdays; yesterdays was about the Olympics/sports, which I’m not exactly into. I like watching some events but I think I’ve watched a grand total of 30 minutes; last… Continue Reading →

First Liners

What are your favourite first sentences from books? Is there a book that you liked specially because of its first sentence? Or a book, perhaps that you didn’t like but still remember simply because of the first line? I don’t… Continue Reading →

Books on Vacation

Do you buy books while on vacation/holiday? Do you have favorite bookstores that you only get to visit while away on a trip? What/Where are they? Yes — I bring books on vacation to read. I bring books nearly everywhere… Continue Reading →

No More Books?

Deb of Booking Through Thursday lost one of her favourite bookstores last week due to a fire. From that devastation, it made her think of this question: What would you do if, all of a sudden, your favorite source of… Continue Reading →

Currently Reading

What are you reading? Anything special? Any particularly juicy summer reading? Yay… a simple question. Not that I don’t like thinking, but the recent questions exploring what a “reader” is and what “reading” means to me… just a bit pressing… Continue Reading →

Flavourful Writing

Think about your favorite authors, your favorite books . . . what is it about them that makes you love them above all the other authors you’ve read? The stories? The characters? The way they appear to relish the taste… Continue Reading →

Book Clubs

Have you ever been a member of a book club? How did your group choose (or, if you haven’t been, what do you think is the best way to choose) the next book and who would lead discussion? Do you… Continue Reading →

Taste in Books

Have your book-tastes changed over the years? More fiction? Less? Books that are darker and more serious? Lighter and more frivolous? Challenging? Easy? How-to books over novels? Mysteries over Romance? Definitely! Not only as I’ve matured and aged (yes I’m… Continue Reading →

Reading is Fundamental

What is reading, anyway? Novels, comics, graphic novels, manga, e-books, audiobooks — which of these is reading these days? Are they all reading? Only some of them? What are your personal qualifications for something to be “reading” — why? If… Continue Reading →

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