What Is It About That Author?

This week’s Weekly Geeks asks: Tell your readers what is it about “an” author that you are most passionate about, that have you coming back for more from them, following their every blog post – literally blackmailing people to read their books? Who are some of your all time favourite authors? And what is it […]

An Honest Scrap Meme

I haven’t done a meme in absolutely ages, so when Mae from Mad Bibliophile tagged/awarded me with the “Honest Scrap” meme, I figured it would be a good time to change that. Plus, it does seem like a fun meme. The rules seem straightforward enough: a. ‘The Honest Scrap Blogger Award’ must be shared. b. […]

Musing Mondays – Back To School

What books did you read while in school? Were there any that you particular liked, or even hated? Did any become lifelong favourites? I was one of those girls who always had my nose in a book at school. Weirdly enough, though, my school didn’t allow non-library books in the school premises, which I personally […]

Meme Time

I’m having a really poor October, with respect to blogging. It’s almost embarrassing, but, believe it or not, I’m still ill, despite finishing two courses of antibiotics. Being at home has helped some – at least I get Mum’s cooking, and read my childhood favorites – but, I’m still feeling really awful. :( Anyway, I […]

Musing Mondays – Borders' 100 Favorites

This past week, Borders re-released it’s 100 Favourite Books of All Times. Do you vote in these kinds of polls when they arise? Do you look through the list, or seek out books featured? I do, if I come across the polls. However, I didn’t see this poll, hence, nope to this one! I try […]

Weekly Geeks – Blogging Goals

This week’s Weekly Geeks talks of blog improvement. Take a look at your blog as if you were someone who has never seen a blog before. Imagine they are looking for something specific. Could they find it? Could they find YOU again? Be able to contact you? Would they understand your jargon? I’ve tried to […]

Booking Through Thursday – Recent Big

This week’s Booking Through Thursday’s question is: What’s the biggest book you’ve read recently? (Feel free to think “big” as size, or as popularity, or in any other way you care to interpret.) At about 560 pages, I think Sarah Waters’ Fingersmith would have to be it (just finished it last week). It’s not the biggest […]

My Year With Literature

Ok, this is simple: Using only books you have read this year (2009), answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title. It’s a lot harder than you think! So, not *that* simple… Here goes: Describe yourself: My sister’s keeper How do you feel: like the little prince. Describe where you currently live: the […]

Booking Through Thursday – Recent Best

Today’s Booking Through Thursday asks : What’s the best book you read recently? After the horror of last week’s The Other Hand, I’ve managed to read two great books this week: Samantha Harvey’s The Wilderness, which is longlisted for the Booker Prize this year, and Antoine De Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince, which is a must-read, I think, […]

Weekly Geeks – Second Chance

Today’s Weekly Geeks asks: There have been times in my life where I reread a book (or author) I hated–or thought I hated–but the second time around ended up loving. Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever changed your mind about a book or author the second time around? Have you ever given […]

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