Tag: Reading Habits

Booking Through Thursday: Patriotism

Booking Through Thursday: Patriotism

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. Here is this week’s question: So, Fourth of July here in the USA … Do you ever read books that could be considered patriotic? Rousing stories of heroes? History? Brave countrymen & women doing bold things? What would you recommend if somebody asked you for something patriotic–no matter what your country? Be as specific or as general as you like. I’m an Australian not an American and one thing that many of us struggle with is how to express our patriotism. It ranges from red-neck 100% Aussie Pride to […]

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Booking Through Thursday: Summer Reading

Booking Through Thursday: Summer Reading

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. Here is this week’s question: It’s time for summer reading, so … today’s question? What’s the worst thing you ever did to your reading material? Sand in the bindings from the beach? Dropped into the pool? Covers smeared with sunscreen? And, if you’ve never done actual summer-time damage … have you EVER damaged your book/magazine/paper? Dropped it in the bathtub? Used it to kill a bug? Spilled with coffee? Books were always treasured items, the key to different worlds and so I couldn’t damage a book physically. I […]

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Booking Through Thursday: Dream Cast

Booking Through Thursday: Dream Cast

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. Here is this week’s question: And while we’re thinking about books converted to tv/movies. Do you ever sit and wonder who could be cast as your favourite characters? (Please feel free to give examples!) What actors do you think have done particularly excellent jobs with some of your favourite characters? This is actually one of the harder questions to answer as I don’t watch much tv or movies any more. I’m also fairly wary of novel adaptations as they can go horribly wrong. I often look at the cover […]

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Booking Through Thursday: Choosing

Booking Through Thursday: Choosing

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. Here is this week’s question: What makes you choose the books you read? Genre? Reviews? Certain authors? Covers? Recommendations? I tend to focus on urban fantasy, mystery, romance and steampunk novels even though I do like to mix things up occasionally.  I’ve been going to the same independent book store now for over fifteen years and the guys that run it know me quite well. Anything they recommend is an auto-buy because they have watched my tastes evolve over the years.  They don’t try to just sell me a […]

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Booking Through Thursday: Ideal

Booking Through Thursday: Ideal

Booking Through Thursday which is weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. Here is this week’s question. I want you to think about your ideal reading experience. Think about the location. (Your bed? Favorite chair? The beach? Indoors or outdoors?). Think about the sounds. (Is there music playing? Happy children playing in the background? Utter silence?) Is there a snack or beverage nearby? Are you alone or with friends/family (presumably being quiet enough for you to read in peace)? What kind of lighting is there? Are you dressed in something ultra-comfy? What’s your position? Curled up? Stretched out? Now … describe […]

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Booking Through Thursday: Childhood vs Adult

Booking Through Thursday: Childhood vs Adult

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. Have your reading habits changed since you were a child? (I mean, I’m assuming you have less time to read now, but …) Did you devour and absorb books when you were 10 and only just lightly read them now? Did you re-read frequently as a child but now only read new books? How about types of books? Do you find yourself still attracted to the kinds of books you read when you were a kid?  I’ve been looking around for a weekly feature/meme thing to embrace so […]

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