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 […]

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 […]

Musing Mondays – Judging A Book By Its Cover

Today’s Musing Monday’s question is: We all know the old adage about not judging a book by it’s cover, but just how much sway does a book cover have when it comes to your choice of book – whether buying or borrowing? Are there any books you’ve bought based on the cover alone? Yup, I’m […]

Musing Mondays – Half Way In

This week’s Musing Mondays muses on mid year reading. Now that we’ve come to the middle of the year, what do you think of your 2009 reading so far? Read anything interesting that you’d like to share? Any outstanding favourites? I’ve completed forty-two books so far. That’s about eight short of my half-year target, which […]

Musing Mondays – Prizes

This week’s Musing Mondays asks: Do you feel compelled to read prize-winning (Giller/Booker/Pulitzer etc) books? Why, or why not? Is there, perhaps, one particular award that you favour? (question courtesy of MizB) ‘Compelled’, no. ‘Inclined’, yes. There are way too many books out there, and try as I might, I’m never going to read all […]

Musing Mondays – Time

This week’s Musing Mondays asks: Do you have a set reading time (before bed, perhaps)? Do you read more at night or during the day? Is there a day of the week, perhaps, that you set aside to catch up on reading I normally read while commuting to/from work, which is about two hours a […]

Musing Mondays – Stick Or Kick?

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about sticking with it… How much time (or how many pages) do you give a book that you aren’t really enjoying before you’ll set it aside? If you’re reading it for a book group discussion, or for review, will you give it more of a chance then, say, a book you’re […]

Musing Mondays – Gift Certs

Do you give gift certificates to book stores as presents? If so, do you give for actual stores or online stores? Do you like to receive them yourself? Nope, I don’t. Not normally, anyway. Most of the people for whom I need to buy presents don’t really like books. The couple who do… I find […]

Musing Mondays – Early Reading

Do you remember how you developed a love for reading? Was it from a particular person, or person(s)? Do you remember any books that you read, or were read to  you, as a young child? (question courtesy of Diane) The first book I read was The Little Red Hen. I still remember sitting on the […]

Musing Mondays – On Re-reading

Have you ever finished a book, then turned around and immediately re-read it? Why? What book(s)? (question courtesy of MizB) Yes, yes I have, and both books are two of my favorite books of all times. I have also almost done it with another two books (both of which I read this year), but, I just put […]

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