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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

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Yeah, I know, it's Saturday. It's the Saturday of a THREE DAY WEEKEND, in fact. A THREE DAY WEEKEND in which daycare is OPEN on Monday. I don't usually do B.T.T. but this looked like a fun one. This is just the first chance I've had to do it.

What was the last book you bought?
I can't even remember. I get 99% of my books through Paperbackswap now. I haven't bought a book in a long time. I got a Borders giftcard for my birthday in June, and I bought magazines, and a journal.

Name a book you have read MORE than once
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint- Exupery
The Secret by Julie Garwood
Gone with the Wind
Pride and Prejudice

Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?
I can't think of any.

How do you choose a book? eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews
Nowadays, it's by reading other blogs. I admit that a beautiful cover will go a long way towards making me even read the review, and I've ordered a couple questionable book from Paperbackswap based entirely on the cover.

Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?
Both. My favorite non-fiction are the memoirs about specific things- brain surgeons, or meth addicts or travel writing. Not so much straight biographies of a person's life.

What’s more important in a novel - beautiful writing or a gripping plot?
Plot, but BAD writing will stop me.

Most loved/memorable character (character/book)
Well, our dog is named Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird. And then Scarlet, for all her scheming.

Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?
There are probably 25 books on my nightstand because I use it for storage. None of them are books that I am currently reading, because I don't usually read in bed. The main book that I'm reading now is Cerulean Sins by Laurell K Hamilton.

What was the last book you’ve read, and when was it?
Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs. I finished it this week and loved it, review soon!

Have you ever given up on a book half way in?
All the time. I have too many books to plod through something. I'll give up after a chapter or two if the writing or plot doesn't grab me.


  1. My agency is closed on Monday--all that is, expect my office, which is open because the schools in the county are open. I don't work in the education field, but much of our business comes from schools this time of year and so if they're open, my particular office is open. I'm only a little jealous of my colleagues out in other offices that get to enjoy the extra day off. :-)

    From your list of rereads, I've read Pride and Prejudice more than once too. I haven't read the others at all, I'm afraid.

    I hope you enjoy your three day weekend!

  2. I'm ashamed to admit that I've never read Pride and Prejudice. In fact, I've just checked it out from the library and am excited to get to it :)

  3. I love The Little Prince and Gone With the Wind, but despite being an Austen fan, I've never really liked Pride and Prejudice. I'm more an Emma/Persuasion person =]


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