Booking Through Thursday — Collectables

Hardcover? Or paperback? Illustrations? Or just text? First editions? Or you don’t care? Signed by the author? Or not? I see this question as an extension of the buy versus library conversation, which I have to admit, I have softened my opinion on after several successful trips to the local library where I was able…

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Booking Through Thursday — Inspiration

Since “Inspiration” is (or should) the theme this week … what is your reading inspired by? This is sort of an odd one, but I’ll take a stab at it – because I’m not sure the act of reading is really “inspired” but, I do have several different motivations for reading. Relaxation.  I typically read…

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Booking Through Thursday — 5 for Favorites

BTT was a meme this week: 1. Do you have a favorite author? Yes.  I have to say that my favorite author is probably Joyce Carol Oates.  Though rarely uplifting, I think she captures the “grey” in life as well as the things in peoples’ private hearts – their fears, hopes, lusts, disappointments and even…

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Booking Through Thursday — Why Buy?

I’ve asked, in the past, about whether you more often buy your books, or get them from libraries. What I want to know today, is, WHY BUY?  What made you buy the books that you actually own, even though your usual preference is to borrow and return them?  If you usually buy your books, tell…

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Booking Through Thursday — Meme Time

A good meme for BTT today: What was the last book you bought? “The Eight” by Katherine Neville and “Lisey’s Story” by Stephen King Name a book you have read MORE than once Hrrmm… there’s been several, but one book I’ve read more than twice is “The Illearth War” by Stephen R. Donaldson.  Maybe the…

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Booking Through Thursday — Best

What, in your opinion, is the best book that you haven’t liked? Mind you, I don’t mean your most-hated book–oh, no. I mean the most accomplished, skilled, well-written, impressive book that you just simply didn’t like.Like, for movies–I can acknowledge that Citizen Kane is a tour de force and is all sorts of wonderful, cinematically…

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Booking Through Thursday — Villains

So, feeling my way to a question here … Terrorists aren’t just movie villains any more. Do real-world catastrophes such as 9/11 (and the bombs in Madrid, and the ones in London, and the war in Darfur, and … really, all the human-driven, mass loss-of-life events) affect what you choose to read? Personally, I used…

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