Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Books Bought is a meme hosted by Cindy's Love of Books. I've never had to participate in this before because I rarely, rarely buy books for myself. I swap books on paperbackswap and patiently wait until mine become available and that is enough. I get my book buying fill with the myriad of birthdays I buy for each month. Alas, I was in Borders this last weekend and they had some great books on their buy one, get one 50% off table that I've been 'wishing' for on PBS forever so I broke my rule and went for it! Oh well! At least they'll all count for my challenges this year. Ok here's what I got!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Jackie says, “I love books with complicated plots and unexpected endings. What is your favourite book with a fantastic twist at the end?”
So, today’s question is in two parts.
1. Do YOU like books with complicated plots and unexpected endings?
2. What book with a surprise ending is your favorite? Or your least favorite?
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Gerbera Daisy Diaries is one of my favorite bloggers out there and when I discovered that she had blessed me with the One Lovely Blog Award you better believe I was thrilled! Her blog is heartwarming, touching, and full of great reading recommendations! So let me just say loud and clear - thank you!
Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you enjoy. (Okay, so 15 can be a lot to come up with! Pass it on to as many bloggers as you can, up to 15. I'm passing it on to 3.) Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
And so, I pass this award on to these truly deserving blogs. I hope you will check each one of them out!
Monday, January 25, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Who’s your favorite author that other people are NOT reading? The one you want to evangelize for, the one you would run popularity campaigns for? The author that, so far as you’re concerned, everyone should be reading–but that nobody seems to have heard of. You know, not JK Rowling, not Jane Austen, not Hemingway–everybody’s heard of them. The author that you think should be that famous and can’t understand why they’re not…
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
It's Mailbox Monday time! Hosted by Marcia over at the Printed Page, Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Suggested by Prairie Progressive:
Do you read the inside flaps that describe a book before or while reading it?
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I read in bed...a lot. Do you? Doesn't everyone? I know, I know, then you fall asleep. But that's why it's so comfortable. That's probably where I do the vast majority of my reading. So therefore I have a reading pillow. For years, like at least 5, I had this $12 cordoray 'boyfriend' pillow I bought at Target. It had a handle so you could move it from the bed to the floor or wherever. The handle promptly broke (you might be able to see it flopping up there if you look close) because the handle was tiny and the pillow was heavy. But that's okay, the pillow served it's purpose but I knew there must be something better out there. Then Nicole over at Linus' Blanket blogged about a new reading pillow, the Reading Wedge Bed Pillow by Downlite. I thought, yes I think it's time for an upgrade. So when Grandma asked me what I wanted for Christmas I knew exactly what to say.