Tag Archives: Booking Through Thursday

Huh? (Booking through Thursday)

What’s your favorite book that nobody else has heard of? You know, not Little Women or Huckleberry Finn, not the latest best-seller . . . whether they’ve read them or not, everybody “knows” those books. I’m talking about the best book that, when you tell people that you love it, they go, “Huh? Never heard of it?” A Candle in Her Room by Ruth Arthur tells the story of several generations of a family haunted by a charismatic and evil doll. It scared me silly…

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Let’s Review (Booking Through Thursday)

This week’s question is suggested by Puss Reboots: How much do reviews (good and bad) affect your choice of reading? If you see a bad review of a book you wanted to read, do you still read it? If you see a good review of a book you’re sure you won’t like, do you change your mind and give the book a try? Reviews don’t get me excited. I prefer to read them after I’ve read a book, to see how my experience matched up…

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May I Introduce… (Booking Through Thursday)

How did you come across your favorite author(s)? Recommended by a friend? Stumbled across at a bookstore? A book given to you as a gift? Was it love at first sight? Or did the love affair evolve over a long acquaintance? You can find my favorite authors listed in the first sidebar column. Here’s a rundown of how I met them all: CS Lewis–My father read the Chronicles of Narnia to me when was a little girl. For my 6th birthday, I had a cake…

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Anticipation (Booking Through Thursday)

What new books are you looking forward to most in 2008? Something new being published this year? Something you got as a gift for the holidays? Anything in particular that you’re planning to read in 2008 that you’re looking forward to? A classic, or maybe a best-seller from 2007 that you’re waiting to appear in paperback? I’ve got four new books I’m waiting for: Dreamsongs Volume 2 by George RR Martin–more short stories and his novella “The Hedge Knight,” set in the same world as…

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Volume (Booking Through Thursday)

This week’s meme: Would you say that you read about the same amount now as when you were younger? More? Less? Why? I have always been a voracious reader. I think the only time in my life I didn’t read much was in my early 20s when I was working 2 fulltime jobs right out of grad school. But I’m sure I still read every day. In other news, here’s a great interview with Battlestar Galactica creator Ron Moore on what the WGA strike means…

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Oh, Horror! (Booking Through Thursday) + Question from a Reader

First of all–happy NaNoWriMo & good luck to all who are participating! I’d be with you if my baby’s due date weren’t smack dab in the middle of the month. This week’s meme: What with yesterday being Halloween, and all . . . do you read horror? Stories of things that go bump in the night and keep you from sleeping? I do like a good scare, though I much prefer the Gothic kind of horror to any other kind. My love for Stephen King…

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Read With Abandon (Booking Through Thursday)

Happy Booking Through Thursday, everyone! Today’s suggestion is from Cereal Box Reader: I would enjoy reading a meme about people’s abandoned books. The books that you start but don’t finish say as much about you as the ones you actually read, sometimes because of the books themselves or because of the circumstances that prevent you from finishing. So . . . what books have you abandoned and why? I just abandoned a book the other day… Marge Piercy’s Vida. See, I finally got around to…

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Typography (Booking through Thursday)

This week’s meme: You may or may not have seen my post at Punctuality Rules Tuesday, about a book I recently bought that had the actual TITLE misspelled on the spine of the book. A glaring typographical error that really (really!) should have been caught. So, using that as a springboard, today’s question: What’s the worst typographical error you’ve ever found in (or on) a book? I have two huge pet peeves that sometimes make it into published books: using “loose” for “lose” and “phased”…

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Live and In Person (Booking through Thursday)

This week’s questions: * Have you ever met one of your favorite authors? Gotten their autograph? * How about an author you felt only so-so about, but got their autograph anyway? Like, say, at a book-signing a friend dragged you to? * How about stumbling across a book signing or reading and being so captivated, you bought the book? Share on Facebook

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Comfort Food (Booking Through Thursday)

Be sure to visit the original post at Booking Through Thursday for links to all the other entries–they are really fun to read. Okay . . . picture this (really) worst-case scenario: It’s cold and raining, your boyfriend/girlfriend has just dumped you, you’ve just been fired, the pile of unpaid bills is sky-high, your beloved pet has recently died, and you think you’re coming down with a cold. All you want to do (other than hiding under the covers) is to curl up with a…

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