I missed the July 23 Booking Through Thursday about reading preferences because I was traveling that day, but Gayle of Everyday I Write the Book has turned it into a Vacation Book Meme, and I thought it would be fun to play it that way. Reading something frivolous? Or something serious? Depends on my mood, but usually something at least semi-serious; I prefer substance over style Paperbacks? Or hardcovers? Trade paperbacks (although for reading while […]
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Where I’ve been, and where my books came from
I know…you’re thinking, “Hasn’t she spent a whole week now talking about where she’s been?” But it’s not like that, I promise; this is something that my friend Cherie tagged me with on Facebook. You’re supposed to mark all the states you’ve been in with an X, and you can mark the ones where you’ve lived with an O. Airports don’t count! States driven through, or states where you stopped at the visitors’ center or […]
TBIF: Thank book/blog it’s Friday!
BOOKKEEPING: The Reading Status Report Book reviews posted this week: All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, by Janelle Brown (with book discussion at Bookworm with a View) Reviews soon to come:Perfect Life by Jessica Shattuck (ARC via LibraryThing Early Reviewers – publication date August 3, 2009)The Last Bridge by Teri Coyne (ARC via LT ER – publication date July 28, 2009)Wife of the Gods: A Novel by Kwei Quartey (for TLC Books Tours in August) […]
Booking around the world (Weekly Geeks 2009-26)
This week’s Weekly Geeks question was posed by Terri: Where in the world have you been? – via books, of course, whether written about a country or by a native or resident of the country! Are you a global reader? How many countries have you “visited” in your reading? What are your favorite places or cultures to read about? Can you recommend particularly good books about certain regions, countries or continents? How do you find out […]
TBIF – Thank book/blog it’s Friday!
BOOKKEEPING: The Reading Status Report Currently reading: Perfect Life by Jessica Shattuck, via LibraryThing Early Reviewers Teaser: “Laura could hear the anxious needling in her own voice. The wife, the nag, the worrier – it was a boring story.” (page 79) Book reviews posted this week: Fool, by Christopher MooreNext review scheduled: All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, by Janelle Brown Bonus Bookery: BOOKKEEPING, expanded edition: The (half) year in booksNew to my LibraryThing “to […]
The Meme Thief is back! A “blog starter,” from A to Z
My week took an unexpected turn on the Fourth of July, and so I’m falling back on a meme for today. I stole this one from anniegirl1138 – feel free to steal it yourself and keep it going! Tomorrow may be a day off from blogging – it depends on how things go today. A – Age: I’m 45, halfway to fifty (duh). I’m too young to have a child who will be 25 this week (but I do […]
TBIF: Thank book/blog it’s Friday! Ready for a bookish three-day weekend?
BOOKKEEPING: The Reading Status Report Guess who bought a Kindle?! (My mother-in-law let me try out hers first, and when I decided I really liked it, she offered me one of my own. Thanks, Peggy!) It’s scheduled to arrive early next week, and I’m open to suggestions for my first e-books – if you have any, comments please! This may be my way around the whole “waiting for the paperback” problem… Reviews posted this week: […]
TBIF: Thank book/blog it’s Friday! This week’s bookishness
BOOKKEEPING: The Reading Status Report Reviews posted this week: The Unit, by Ninni Holmqvist Next review scheduled: Certain Girls, by Jennifer Weiner (RYOB Challenge) New additions to my “to be read” collection in LibraryThing: The Widows of Eastwick, by John Updike (a belated sequel to The Witches of…) Wife of the Gods: A Novel, by Kwei Quartey (for an upcoming TLC Book Tour) Nothing but Ghosts and Undercover, both by Beth Kephart ++ Pasadena: A […]
TBIF: Thank book/blog it’s Friday! This week in books, etc.
BOOKKEEPING: The Reading Status Report Currently Reading: see “Next Review Scheduled” Next in Line: Certain Girls, by Jennifer Weiner (a “read-along” with My Friend Amy) (RYOB Challenge) Teaser: “My mom’s screen saver was my most recent high school picture. In the upper right-hand corner, a dancing Thin Mint informed me that there were 243 days until Girl Scout cookies went on sale again.” (page 283) After That: Fool by Christopher Moore (RYOB Challenge, “my husband […]
TBIF: Thank book/blog it’s Friday! This week in books
BOOKKEEPING: The Reading Status Report Book reviews posted this week: The Laws of Harmony, by Judith Ryan Hendricks Next review scheduled: The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff Still currently reading: Escape by Carolyn Jessop (I expect to finish reading it this weekend, for review next week) TBR Next: The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist (via LibraryThing Early Reviewers) Teaser: “She had gone off with a small bag in one hand and a bathing towel around her […]
TBIF: Thank book/blog it’s Friday! This week in books*
BOOKKEEPING: The Reading Status Report Currently Reading (just started): Escape by Carolyn Jessop Teaser: “After several terrible years with Faunita, Audrey said, Merril was forced to marry Ruth. He resisted this marriage as well, until he was reprimanded by the prophet and forced to wed.” (page 91) Next in Line, order TBD: Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner, to “read along” with My Friend Amy one week in June (date TBA), also for 2009 RYOB Challenge; […]
I don’t call them “guilty” pleasures (Weekly Geeks 2009-20)
This week’s task was sent in by Maree of Just Add Books, who’s been thinking about those things that we do when we’re not reading or blogging. Here’s what Maree has to say: The comments on this post of mine got me thinking about guilty pleasures. Non-reading guilty pleasures. Mine at the time the post was written was American Idol. Particularly one contestant, as you can see. By now, the show is over, and the […]