Sunday, January 17, 2010

Supah Book Club

Looks like
Supah is hosting a book club and I am so there.

This week's reading questions are:

What are you currently reading?
When do you find the time to read?
Where do you do most of your reading?
How do you choose what you read?
From where do you get most of your books?
What do you do with a book after you've finished reading it?
What are your book (reading) quirks?

#1 I am currently reading Another Thing To Fall by Laura Lippman. I got it when I was in Pittsburgh, because I finished the book I brought with me and I needed something to read.

#2. I do not have nearly as much time to read as I would like. Back in the day (AKA before I had kids) I could easily read a book every few days. In fact, Sundays was designated as "reading day". It was a glorious time when we slept in late, stayed in our pajamas all day and did nothing but read....ahhh..the good old days.

#3. I like to read in bed or on the sofa or in my rocking chair (yes...I'm 80 years old, I read in a rocker). Just about anywhere soft, where I can put my feet up and snuggle under a blanket is a prime reading location.

#4. I will read just about anything that crosses my path. I generally prefer science fiction, but not weird science's a fine line. I don't much like romance novels or anything mushy like those chicken soup books. The exception to my ban on romance books would be a series of historical romance books I read as a teen. They were each named after the lead female character (I remember Savannah and Roxy being two) and centered around her choosing between two boys during a significant historical event. I can't remember what the series was called. Does anyone remember those?

#5. I get my books from the library or from McKay's used books. I usually just grab a few books from the McKay's free bin whenever I stop by.

#6. After I have finished a book I almost always freecycle it. Unless it is a particularly fabulous book I don't see much reason is hogging it to myself.

#7. My reading quirks are many and varied. If I am reading a book from a series I MUST start at the beginning of the series. I will rarely abandon a series until I have finished all the books, even if they are terrible. If I have read more than 10% of a book I CAN NOT stop reading it. 10%....I count the pages.

I am currently reading the Harry Potter books to my sons. I love reading "real" books to them. I am sad that I won't be able to share some of my personal favorites with them. As the mother of three boys I will very much miss reading the Little House on the Prairie books or Little Woman (one of my all time favorites) with them.

By the way - in case you didn't notice, I have a new blog layout. I'm looking for feedback. Is it too bright? To distracting? Super fabulous?? Please let me know!


  1. Super Fab! Do you have the code for the button? I can throw it up on the survivor site cause right now I have your old header.

    Reading in Bed is the BEST!

  2. I love sitting in my rocking chair, too. I call it my mom chair, instead of thinking that I'm 80 years old.

    I don't remember that series. Hmmm.

    I love Harry Potter, though I'm sad, too, about not being able to read my boys the "girl" books that I loved.

  3. I need to start freecycling books more. Hubby just collects them and they are EVERYWHERE. UGH.

    it's a tad bright for me, but that's a personal opinion, so take it with a grain of salt. :)

    Harry Potter was SO much fun! I was nannying when the first ones came out and I loved reading them to the 6 and 8 year olds.

  4. I love Harry Potter. I'm trying to get my daughter to start reading at least the first one. I think she's about ready for the Little House books.

  5. I love the new blog design. The only thing that might help is to put a darker background color on the header. That way the cute little graphic would show up better. And put up a twitter link. :)

  6. so with you on reading the first book in the series first, when I came home with twiglight my husband asked why I didn't get New Moon since we watched Twiglight, told him I had to read the first book first and... I know books are sometimes different than the movie!

  7. I would read them those books anyway, I think they have some great information in them!