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Booking Through Thursday – Crappy Books

Do you ever crave reading crappy books?

A little late, but better late then never.  What makes a crappy book is very subjective.  I do read what I consider twinkie books, all fluff and no substance, whether they are cozy mysteries, badly written young adult, or paranormal/romance.  I don’t read those very often, but sometimes after I read a dense book, especially a dense non-fiction, I crave books with very little substance.  Sometimes I’m forced to read crappy books, i.e. when I’m traveling and I’m stuck with the selection at the airport bookstore (if they even have one).  And sometimes I read them when I’m taking public transit, because I don’t mind stopping in the middle of the book when I have to get off.  Therefore yes, I do read crappy books.  I think it makes me appreciate the good ones I find even more.

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Teaser Tuesdays – Angels and Demons, Dan Brown

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

“You’re definitely going to hell.”  “And I’ll be taking the Pulitzer with me.” p. 290, “Angels and Demons,” Dan Brown.

Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)

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Booking Through Thursday – First Editions

How about First Editions? Are they something special? Or “just another book” to you?

I don’t really care if the book is a First Edition or not.  Since I do read a lot of classics and older mysteries, I do try to look for an older edition, but it doesn’t have to be a first edition.  I just like buying used books as much as possible, mainly because I buy a lot of books (and I do mean a LOT of books), and because it is another way to recycle.  And some of the books I’m looking for have been out of print for so long, that I can only find used versions anyways.  I guess to me First Editions are just another book.  I love to read my books, and wouldn’t like to spend a lot of money to collect something that I would be afraid to read because it’s too valuable.

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Teaser Tuesdays – The Nimble Man, Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Within the silent halls of the Boston Antiquities Museum, the shadows were in motion.  Red alarm sensors shone brightly but recorded nothing out of the ordinary.  p. 1, “The Nimble Man,” Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski.

The Nimble Man (The Menagerie, #1)

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Booking Through Thursday – Disaster!

You’ve just dropped your favorite, out-of-print book into a bathtub, ruining it completely … What do you do now?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

I would never take my favourite out-of-print book in the bathtub with me.  Or anywhere near the bathroom for that matter.  I rarely read in the bathtub, mainly because after working over 2 years for a preservation unit at a library I know what water damage can do to books.  If any book of mine would get damaged in that manner, I would immediately take steps to dry it out and try to repair the damage as much as I can.  There’s only so much you can do for water damage, which is why I would never take the risk of anything like that happening to an out-of-print book.

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Teaser Tuesdays – Overture to Death, Ngaio Marsh

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Jocelyn Jernigham was a good name.  The seventh Jocelyn thought so as he stood at his study window and looked down the vale at Pen Cuckoo toward that precise spot where the spire of Salisbury Cathedral could be seen through field-glasses on a clear day.  p. 11, “Overture to Death” – Ngaio Marsh

Overture to Death

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Musing Mondays –

Musing Mondays is hosted by http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/

This week’s musing asks…
If your house was burning down –and you could SAFELY grab a book on your way outside to safety– what book would you make sure you ‘rescued’? Why?

The number one book I would grab would be a book of fairy tales I used to read with my great-grandmother.  I think it might be Grimm’s fairy tales, but I’m not sure.  It’s my most treasured possession, purely for its sentimental value.  That’s pretty much the only thing I have left from her, and every time I look at it it reminds me of all the afternoons we would spend together reading that book.  My grandfather had it rebound over a decade ago, and it’s missing both the beginning and the ending pages, but that doesn’t matter.  It’s great-granmama’s fairy tale book.  I would also grab a second book that I keep next to the fairy tale book, and that is an old edition of my favourite poetry book.  It belonged to my mom, and I really need to re-bind it.  I think the last time my mom saw it, she laughed at its condition.  I definitely have to rebind this one, as scotch tape is all that’s holing it together.  But it’s the contents that matter, as well as the fact that it used to be my mama’s book.  Even if she wants it back, she’s not getting it.  =)

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