Booking Through Thursday: Picture Books

Booking Through Thursday: Illustrious March 11, 2010 Filed under: WordPress — –Deb @ 1:07 am  How do you feel about illustrations in your books? Graphs? Photos? Sketches? This is a pretty easy question for anyone that grew up reading a lot of fantasy literature.  There’s almost one thing that every fantasy epic needs – and that’s a map.  Maybe…

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Booking Through Thursday: Grammar

In honor of National Grammar Day … it IS “March Fourth” after all … do you have any grammar books? Punctuation? Writing guidelines? Style books? More importantly, have you read them? How do you feel about grammar in general? Important? Vital? Unnecessary? Fussy? That’s probably a pretty easy question for anyone that got their degree in chemistry…

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2009 Favorites — Books

I was pretty happy with the number of books I was able to read this year – 37.  That number was up from 30 that I was able to read in 2008.  I must therefore posit that unemployment is a boon to literacy. I read several books that I very much enjoyed this year, but…

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Booking Through Thursday: Life’s Too Short

Suggested by JM: “Life is too short to read bad books.” I’d always heard that, but I still read books through until the end no matter how bad they were because I had this sense of obligation.  That is, until this week when I tried (really tried) to read a book that is utterly boring…

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Booking Through Thursday — To-Read Stack

Follow-up to last week’s question: Do you keep all your unread books together, like books in a waiting room? Or are they scattered throughout your shelves, mingling like party-goers waiting for the host to come along? I haven't done a BTT for a while, and this seemed like a pretty good one.   To answer the…

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Booking Through Thursday — a day late

Suggested by Barbara: I saw that National Library week is coming up in April, and that led to some questions. How often do you use your public library and how do you use it? I’m glad this question came up, because in the last six months or so, I’ve had reawakening of the pleasures of using…

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Booking Through Thursday: Worst Best Book

How about, “What’s the worst ‘best’ book you’ve ever read — the one everyone says is so great, but you can’t figure out why?” Well, there’s a couple that come to mind.  First a “classic” from the annals of science fiction classics.  Dune. Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 1) Frank Herbert I know that this is…

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