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Musing Mondays –

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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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Musing Mondays – Book Reviews

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This week’s musing asks…

Do you review books? If so, for who?

If not, have you ever thought about doing so? Why, or why not?

Yikes, I just noticed that I’ve been ignoring all the meme’s in the last few weeks.  Life interfered.  Back on track now, and hopefully will be better at keeping up with the fun stuff.

Yes, I review books.  I’ve been reviewing books off and on since 2008, when I joined goodreads.  For pleasure that is, and not for school related purposes.   I only review books for myself, although I’ve won a couple of books through the First Reads program in goodreads, which I’ve reviewed.  One of the main reasons for creating this blog was to continue reviewing the books I’m reading for pleasure.  I’ve noticed that if I review books I’m more likely to remember things besides the plot and main characters.  Before creating this blog I was sporadically reviewing a book here and there, but my goal with this blog has been to review each and every book I read.  It’ll be interesting to see how my reviews change, the more I do it.  Hopefully for the better.  =)


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Musing Mondays – Hype

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This week’s musing asks…

What do you think of books that receive a lot of hype? (think of the “Twilight” saga, or “Harry Potter”, or “The Da Vinci Code”). Do you read them? Why, or why not?

Hype doesn’t influence my reading in any significant way.  Sometimes, if I get too annoyed by a certain book being shoved down my throat, metaphorically speaking of course, I may just push back reading it for a while.  But that doesn’t happen very often.  If a book catches my attention, I will eventually read it whether or not it is popular.  The story is what catches my eye, not the hype about the story.  I don’t care how popular something is, if it’s not something that I would like to read I won’t read it just for the sake of saying that I read it.

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Musing Mondays – Genres

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This week’s musing asks:

Name your top 2-3 favorite genres (the ones you read most from).

I love reading everything.  My love for reading started young and has not abated.  There really isn’t any genre that I don’t like to read (although dystopian literature, true crime and romance I’m not usually a fan of).  My library has a little bit of everything in it.  The main two genres that I read are mystery and fantasy.  Although I love all types of mystery, I tend to mostly read British or foreign mysteries, police procedural, and noir.  As for fantasy, I’m an urban fantasy girl, that reads a lot of horror too.  I also love classic sci-fi (i.e. Isaac Asimov and some of the Star Trek novels).  The next best genre that I love is non-fiction.  I love, love, love history (and classic fiction).  And travelogues.  And non-fiction essays.  And my favourite, books about books.  As long as I’m reading though, I’m happy.

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Musing Mondays – Readers or not?

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Who in your family (both immediate & extended) are readers, and who are not?

My immediate family consists of just my husband and I, and unfortunately he is not a reader.  He reads every once in a while, but most of the time he will not pick up a book to read just for enjoyment purposes.

That seems to go for my extended family too, the women are readers, the men are not.  You will probably never see my brother, stepfather or grandfather reading anything for pleasure, but my mother and grandmother always are.

Last week has been a busy week, and my reading has suffered because of it.  Planning on catching up this week.  Also on my To Do list is to finish creating this blog, which will continue to be a work in progress for a while longer.  In the meantime, welcome to my book blog.  I have been reviewing books on GoodReads for a couple of years now, and the main reason for creating this blog is to remind me to take some time and review the books that I’m reading.

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