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Booking Through Thursday – Burn

11 Oct

 

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly bookish meme held over on Booking Through Thursday!

If your house was burning down and you could save just one book from your collection … what would it be?

(And, for the purposes of this discussion, we’ll allow series to count as “one” long, multi-volume book.)

Can i cheat and save my kindle? that has over 150 books on at the minute and i would be very upset if i lost that!

If we are talking actual books i would like to save Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgeson Bennett. Its a hardback book that belonged to my Grandmother. This book was actually brought by her Mother and is over 100 years old. It is so precious to me I’ve never read it for fear of damaging it.

 

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Booking Through Thursday – Periodically

5 Jul

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly bookish meme held over on Booking Through Thursday!

So other than books … what periodicals do you read? Magazines? Newspapers? Newsletters? Journals?

Do you subscribe? Or do you buy them on the newsstand when they look interesting?

Well I would love to say i subscribe to something high-brow and intellectual like The Times or something, but i just don’t hehe! I read the occasional glossy magazine if i come across one i fancy in the supermarket but that’s about it. Magazines like Cosmopolitan or Glamour or things like that.

I do read the two local newspapers that come through the door every week, i do think its nice to see what is going in my area, normally nothing too exciting though!

The  main thing i read other than books though is blogs . . . about books! I love reading about what others are reading, their thoughts and comments. I’ve grown my wishlist so much because of this addiction hehe.

Booking Through Thursday – Quoteable

21 Jun

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly bookish meme held over on the blog with the same name.

A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.

Valentina asks:

Do you have a favorite quote from a book?

Now I know a lot of people will come up with some amazing and iconic literary quotes from some amazing books. I cant think of any quotes that are like that but i can think of the book that i have recently read that has the best opening line that i possibly have ever come across.

I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. That is, my feet are in it; the rest of me is on the draining board, which I have padded with our dog’s blanket and the tea cosy.’

This is a quote from I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. I loved this book when i read it for the first time this year. I think this line just draws you in and makes you want to read more.

Booking Through Thursday – Secondly

7 Jun

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly bookish meme held over on Booking Through Thursday!

Mervih asks:

Favorite secondary characters? (Note the plural)

One of  my favourite secondary characters is Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. She is a bookworm (always a good thing!) very clever but at the same time it doesn’t make her all that popular with others at Hogwarts. However, without her help Harry would struggle throughout the series as she is always on hand with her knowledge.

Along the same theme i like Merry and Pippin from the Lord of the Rings series. They are a double act and bring some light relief to the story to start with but towards the end of the trilogy they become serious members of the story and its almost like they have grown up.

Booking Through Thursday – DIY

31 May

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly bookish meme held over on Booking Through Thursday!

A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.

Cathy De Los Santos asks:

If you could write a book, what would it be about, and why? (Though, of course, some of you already HAVE.)

It is one of the things on my ultimate to do list to write a book. When i was younger, a lot younger, i used to make up short stories around the Enid Blyton books.

I do have an idea in my head for a story. It’s a young adult book and it’s not about vampires or werewolves. I don’t have anything against these books, but just how many of them are there out there? I’d like to do something different! It would be a modern-day St Claires or Mallory Towers book. Just see how much influence Enid Blyton has had on me!

Hopefully one day I’ll put pen to paper!

Booking Through Thursday – Pet Names

24 May

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly bookish meme held over on Booking Through Thursday!

This weeks question asks,

A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.

Lu asks

Do you have any pet that has a name inspired by your readings?

If not, what would you pick if you DID?

Do any of your friends have book-based names for their pets? (Or their children?)

Both my dogs have book inspired names although only one was intentional. My first dog we had we named Sam, just because we liked the name. It wasnt until after we realised that it’s quite a popular name, and is out of my mum’s favourite ever book The Lord of the Rings. The second dog that we got last year was a rescue dog and his name was Pumpkin, but we could change it if we wanted. We needed to change it to something beginning with the letter P, so i really wanted to tie his name in with the other dog, so i chose Pippin. So we have half the hobbits in our house, and for the minute that’s how it will stay!

Now i don’t have any children, but i do like to discuss baby names with my boyfriend, and the only names we seem to agree on its characters from Twilight!

For a girl i like Alice, Rosalie and Isabella and for a boy i like Jasper! However i do love reading character names in books and i can safely say my children will have book inspired names!

Booking Through Thursday – Live in

17 May

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme held over on Booking Through Thursday.

A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.

abookandashortlatte1 asks

If you had to choose to live within a novel, which would it be?

Oh the possibilties of this question is endless! When i was younger i always wanted to live in an Enid Blyton novel. The Secret Seven Books or the Famous Five to start with. Then when i got a bit older i moved onto the Malloy Towers books and St Claires and i really wanted to go to those boarding schools. I know these books were set quite a while ago but i really wanted to go there.

Then i fell in love with Harry Potter. I wanted to go to Hogwarts (which HP fan didnt?) i wanted to learn magic, i wanted to escape to another world.

To be honest, i cant just pick one book most of the books i read i want to live in!