Musing Mondays is a weekly meme held over on Should be Reading. This weeks musing asks several questions!
What was the last book you…
• borrowed from the library? I actually haven’t been to my library for years and years! Its not a good library with books in bad condition so i dont tend to go there!
• bought? This was Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
• cried over?My current read – A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
• disliked and couldn’t finish? Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, I will go back to this at some point though!
• read & loved? Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azir Nafisi
• got for review? (or: got in the mail?) Black Swan Rising by Lee Carroll from the Transworld Publishers.
• gave to someone else? Airs and Graces – Erica James
• stayed up too late reading? PS I Love You – Cecelia Ahern
Do the members of your family read? Do you think it was passed down to you? ((or, if you want you can answer this: Who do you think influenced you as a reader?))
some members of my family read, but nobody in my family reads as much as i do.
My mum reads a book about a month or so, but normally the same ones over and over. however, at the moment she keeps seeing the books im reading and borrowing them!
My dad reads occassionally but not all that much, and normally they are crime books.
My boyfriend never really read either, but he is slowly reading now too!
This weeks musing asks,
How do you react to the “book police”? (people who judge what you are reading, and try to make you feel guilty) Do you respond to their judgements? Or, do you keep quiet? Do you let what they say influence your reading, or do you do your own thing, regardless?
i get quite a lot of critism because i tend to read a lot of chick lit. A lot of people see these as not ‘proper’ books. For me, its up to me what i read and what i enjoy. If i enjoy a book, i enjoy it. For me, everyone has different opinions on the books and the world would be a boring place if we all liked the same.
I will let people influence my reading, by the way of recommendations, but if people tell me that its a rubbish book, i will read it because its what i want to do!
Musing Mondays is a weekly meme held over on Should be reading. To play along just answer the following question.
What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down?
mine was Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden. I had an idea i wouldnt like this book because it was about a culture that i new nothing about. I was really wrong about this book, i loved it and stayd up until i fell asleep reading this. its fantastic.
I also stayed up many a night reading the Harry Potter Series.
Musing Mondays is a weekley meme held over on Should Be Reading.
To play along just answer the following question,
Is there a book you absolutely love, but for some reason, people never think it sounds interesting, or maybe they read it and don’t like it at all?
there are a couple of books that i have felt this way about.
1 – To Kill a Mockingbird – I loved this book but most people i talk to (outside of the internet) havent got into it like i have.
2 – The Da Vinci Code – i loved this again, but alot of people seem to hate it.
3 – A lot of the chick lit books that i have read, i have enjoyed and others havent.
4 – The Harry Potter Series – amoungst some of my friends ‘because the films are so much better’ grrrr!
Musing Mondays is a weekly meme held over on Should be Reading. To play along just answer the following question.
Do you prefer deep, intellectual, “meaty” books… or light, “fluffy” books? Why? Give us an example of your preferred type of book?
if you had asked me this a year ago i would have said ‘chick lit’. i was really into it and went mad buying lots of chick lit. For example books from Jill Mansell, Jodi Picoult, Shelia O Flanngan, Cecelia Ahern etc. Because i liked this type of book i went out and brought loads of them, hence the ammount of them on my shelf.
However now im getting quite sick of them because alot of them are quite samey, so i have been buying more books that i think will challenge me, for example To Kill A Mockingbird, which i absolutly loved!
At the start of the year all i have read is chick lit. I am trying to get through as many as i can so i can move onto some books that can really challenge me.
Musing Mondays is a weekly meme held over on Should be Reading. This weeks question is . . .
Where is your favorite place to find new books to read? Blogs? The library? Newspapers? Magazines? In the backs of other books? Suggestions from friends/family? Online bookstores? On the shelves of the local bookstores? (I don’t necessarily mean, ‘where do you find books to buy’ — I mean, ‘where do you discover new titles that you add to your to-be-read lists’?).
The majority of my books to go on my wishlist i find out about through blogs and online reviews. I have an awful habit of adding far to many books to my wishlist. I also look in magazines, but not many of them go onto my wishlist. I like looking in my local bookshop but not many of the chain bookstores because i end up buying them and they are normally alot more expensive.