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Booking Through Thursday (12.18.08): Treat and Generosity

December 18, 2008

 

 

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This week’s Booking Through Thursday comes in two parts. Why? Because two have been posted! 🙂

 

First post:

What is the best book you ever bought for yourself? And, why? What made it the best? What made it so special?

The best book I have ever bought for myself is probably Rumors: A Luxe Novel by Anna Godbersen (the second one). I love the series and the second book was uh, the best one so far. I just love the way Godbersen writes. I love how the characters are… the plot, everything. I can’t wait for the next one which I will also buy with my own money, if that’s what it takes.

 

Second post:

 

Do you give books as gifts? To everyone? Or only to select people? How do you feel about receiving books as gifts?

Yes, I give books as gifts. Not to everyone because not everyone I know loves to read as much as I do to want books for gifts. 

My friends don’t really read much, except once in a while… so I can only give them a book I KNOW they will positively love. I LOVE to receive books as gifts. They make me so friggen happy. Especially if it’s a book I’ve been waiting around for (uh-hmm, that’s why I have a Wishlist on Shelfari!). I hope I get books for the holidays!

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Booking Through Thursday (12.11.08): Time is of the Essence

December 11, 2008

 

 

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1. Do you get to read as much as you WANT to read?

Sadly, I don’t. I would read so much more if I didn’t have schoolwork. There’s just not enough time to read all the books I want to read. 😦

(I’m guessing #1 is an easy question for everyone?)

2. If you had (magically) more time to read–what would you read? Something educational? Classic? Comfort Reading? Escapism? Magazines?

I would definitely finish my TBR pile. It keeps stacking up… I have maybe 30 books waiting to be read. I would read more impacting YA books, all cozy in bed.

What are your answers to those two questions? Comment away 🙂

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Booking Through Thursday (10.30.08): Conditioning

October 30, 2008

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Topic: Are you a spine breaker? Or a dog-earer? Do you expect to keep your books in pristine condition even after you have read them? Does watching other readers bend the cover all the way round make you flinch or squeal in pain?

Ah, the “dog-ear” and “spine-breaking” dilemma. I have the clear-cut answer for you: NO! It just doesn’t happen to my books. When I lend books I don’t let people dog-ear either. That’s what bookmarks are for. I tend to spine-break more books than I’d want. However, it’s mostly paperbacks and my really old ones. I make sure I am careful now. I even feel a little bad when I want to do mark up my books. I’m just really overprotective over my books, what do you expect? They’re my babies. It’s not usual that I read my books twice, I just like keeping them all and looking at my collection grow. They’re still special to me after I read them. When I see people dog-ear they’re pages I tell them they shouldn’t do that, but I don’t flip out… it’s not my book is it? Charms from Reeds Jewelers


Are you obsessive over the perfect-condition of your books like me? Why are you or why aren’t you? Do you flip out if people dog-ear they’re pages?

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Booking Through Thursday (10.23.08): Couplings

October 23, 2008

 

 

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Oh gosh, how I’ve been the worst Booking-Through-Thursday-er. I didn’t do it one week, and then I forgot the next…. and I suck.

Anyway here’s this week’s:

 

Monica suggested this one:

Got this idea from Literary Feline during her recent contest:

“Name a favorite literary couple and tell me why they are a favorite. If you cannot choose just one, that is okay too. Name as many as you like–sometimes narrowing down a list can be extremely difficult and painful. Or maybe that’s just me.”

 

Answer: (This may contain some spoilers so don’t read the why if you haven’t read the book.) 

Wow… so easy! Dexter and Remy from This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen. Why? They’re relationship is probably the most realistic one I’ve ever read in a book. Dexter is beautiful, and is everything a girl in this world wants. He’s caring, thoughtful, humorous, charming… so dreamy. Remy is such a be eye tee cee eitch up almost to do the end because of the relationships she’s seen in her lifetime (with her mom) and yet Dexter shines a new light in her and she sees that they’re not all the same. I love Dexter and Remy together… and this is probably my favorite book ever. 

Which literary couple(s) is/are your favorite(s)? Why? Tell me in the comments!