Tag Archives: Memes

The Best Book I Never Read

We’ve all seen the lists, we’ve all thought,”I should really read that someday,” but for all of us, there are still books on The List that we haven’t actually gotten around to reading. Even though we know they’re fabulous. Even though we know that we’ll like them. Or that we’ll learn from them. Or just that they’re supposed to be worthy. We just haven’t gotten around to them yet. What’s the best book that YOU haven’t read yet? I’ve got some doozies, for as well-read…

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Thank you, Melissa (Book Nut)

I participated in the Book Bloggers Christmas Swap, and Melissa the Book Nut was so kind to peek at my Amazon.com wishlist and give me McGee and Stuckey’s The Bountiful Container!! I am so excited to read it this winter and talk to my landlady about putting a container of herbs on her front porch this spring. Thank you Melissa!! And here’s a link to Shelly, who got a secret Santa package from me! Share on Facebook

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7 Random Book Facts about Me

I was tagged by Sally for this meme. Basically we’re listing 7 random book-related facts about ourselves. 1. I give books away all the time, and never expect anyone to return a book I’ve loaned to them. Of course, when it’s a loan I do hope that the books come back to me, but I never sweat it if they don’t. 2. I always return books that I borrow in a timely fashion. I have stopped borrowing books from friends because my TBR stack is…

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Favorite Films A to Z

Taken from my dear Sheila: List your favorite films from A to Z, one for each letter of the alphabet. A for Amadeus B for Blade Runner C for Cabaret D for Dressed to Kill E for East of Eden F for Fear Eats the Soul G for Ginger Snaps H for The Haunting I for Imitation of Life J for Johnny Guitar K for Krull L for Leave her to Heaven M for Mildred Pierce N for Natural Born Killers O for Ossessione P…

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Stories (Booking Through Thursday)

If you’re anything like me, one of your favorite reasons to read is for the story. Not for the character development and interaction. Not because of the descriptive, emotive powers of the writer. Not because of deep, literary meaning hidden beneath layers of metaphor. (Even though those are all good things.) No … it’s because you want to know what happens next? Oh yeah, this is totally me. Story trumps all. I wouldn’t give two figs for diamond sharp prose and stellar ideas without a…

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Top 48 SF Movies Based on a Novel

I’m meme-crazy because I love my baby more than this blog. It’s true! (But I have a lot of love to go around, so don’t worry.) From A Dribble of Ink: Copy the list below. Mark in bold the movie titles for which you read the book. Italicize the that you’ve watched. 1. Jurassic Park 2. War of the Worlds 3. The Lost World: Jurassic Park 4. I, Robot 5. Contact 6. Congo 7. Cocoon 8. The Stepford Wives 9. The Time Machine 10. Starship…

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Teaser Tuesday–Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

A fun new meme! TEASER TUESDAYS ask you to: # Grab your current read. # Let the book fall open to a random page. # Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. # You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given! # Please avoid spoilers! From Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. I…

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Favorite Author Meme

Heather at Errant Dreams came up with a wonderful meme–enjoy & consider yourself tagged! * Answer the questions as you see fit. Although they’re all phrased to ask about a singular author, feel free to respond with multiples, or even a list. * Where possible & convenient (you don’t have to go as crazy as I did!), include a link here or there to an author’s website, your review of one of their books, or a review that inspired you to try the author(s), so…

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Books vs. Movies (Booking Through Thursday)

Yay–my question got picked!! If you’re coming here from Booking Through Thursday, please note that my url is superfastreader.com, with no “wordpress.” I’d be ever so grateful if you update this if you are linking to me. And thanks for the link love! Books and films both tell stories, but what we want from a book can be different from what we want from a movie. Is this true for you? If so, what’s the difference between a book and a movie? So many great…

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The Alphabet Meme

Picked this meme up from Melanie, in honor of two YA books I read for work this weekend. The goal of this is to list favourite authors according to last name (with a representative fave book as well). Atwood, Margaret — Cat’s Eye Bronte, Charlotte — Jane Eyre Card, Orson Scott — Ender’s Game Dragonwagon, Crescent — The Year It Rained (with Paul Zindel) Eager, Edward — Half Magic Forster, EM — Howard’s End Gibson, William — Neuromancer Hobb, Robin — Ship of Magic Ishiguro,…

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