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October 22, 2016

Bookish Questions

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Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we try to credit the blog that we stole it from. We also provide a link to the victim's meme in our "Previous Victims" widget. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") Sometimes we edit the original meme, to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, to select the best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from this new meme or recently asked questions from a previously featured meme.  

Cheers to all of us thieves!!!  

Bookish Questions

1. How long did it take you to finish your last book? 
A. The last book that I read all the way through was probably a borrowed eBook, and it took me 9 days, maybe?

2. How many times do you stare at your bookshelves each day? 
A. Since they are all in need of a very good cleaning and dusting, I'd say it's at least twice a day.
This is part of what is in the Big Room.

3. How many Goodreads friends/books do you have? 
A. I'm not sure.  It's not something that I know how to do, actually.

4. Do you ever quote books in public? 
A. Not a lot, but I do sometimes.

5. Do you ever re-read books? 
A. I have re-read  The History of Western Civilization by the Durants, and some other individual Economic books and sets of books.

6. Do you judge a book by its cover? 
A. I'd have to say it's more so these days.  I don't have time to read many samples, and anyway, a person can tell nearly right away from a fly leaf if it's a book that will be that interesting to them.

7. Do you take pictures of your books before you read them? 
A. Yes, it's something I do for this blog from time to time.

8. What are your biggest distractions from reading? 
A. The biggest distraction is Noise and bustle, and since I'm also an inveterate people watcher and chatter,  if I'm going to read, it takes a quiet place.  It's my own fault.  People are more interesting than books, most of the time.  You never know when you will see or be able to talk to an interesting person again, but a book is not going to disappear, like they may, forever.

9. Where is your favorite place to buy books? 
A. It used to be library sales and the Adams Avenue Book Store, then it was used book sellers on Amazon.  However, we just can't have any more real books in the house.  There is no room unless we start stacking them on the floor.  Mr. Z has this rule and it's a good one.  

10. Do you always have a book with you?
A.Yes.  If not a physical book, then an ebook.

11. Do you read during breakfast?  
A.Yes, sometimes.  I eat a small breakfast in bed mostly so I do crosswords there and other on line puzzles, and also read.

12. How many hours a day would you say you read? 
A. I read nearly all day, just not books.  Books?  Three hours?  More when I'm not knitting.  I can't bring myself to knit.  I'm just too restless.

13. Do you read more or less now than you did, say, 10 years ago? 
A. I'd say it's less.  I'm finding less to read that isn't written in a historical fiction style and though some of that is good, some of it isn't.  I've gone back to reading through the classics again.  I have a lot of my mother's books.

14. Do you consider yourself a speed reader? 
A. I'm a fast reader but it really depends on what is being read.  Books, especially novels, have to be enjoyed and savored.  Some very erudite writers in Political Economy, Archeology, Linguistics, Literature and History have to be read with a keen eye.  These are books that require connections to be made.  Lovely, but you have to be committed.  Gee, this is awfully wordy.  Sorry.  I'm pretty intense at the moment.   

15. Do you read in bed?
A. Yes.  I read most of the time while sitting on the bed.  There is a favorite chair with the best light, and I go there in the afternoon.

16. How old were you when you got your first library card?
A. I  was three.  I could read and write - print - at that age.  Now the libraries let littler kids have cards and that gets the books into their hands at such a good age.

I just LOVE Librarians!

Now I'll just STHU.  
I hope you're up ALL DAY!
Where to go from here?
Which way, North?


  1. I didn't even see the last question about the library cards! I was maybe 5 years old when I got mine? I inherited a ton of books after my mother passed. They're in a huge Rubbermaid tote in my art room.

  2. Hi Terri. You were young, too.
    A legacy of books is a wonderful one. In my mother's cook books, for instance, there are recipes in her writing. She was a reader until her death. I keep some of her books on shelves and some in those white lawyers boxes in a construction we jokingly call, "The Great Wall of Boxes". It separates my art table and jewelry bench from the main room.
    Happy Sunday. :-)

  3. I think I would love your house with all it's books. I could easily allow them to take over here, but out of consideration to my husband, I refrain. So, I've made it a new habit each year to go through them all right before the library's used book sale to clear out quite a few and donate them to the sale. Win-win for everyone!

    1. It's always lovely to see people's libraries. My first job was in a library.
      I hear you about donating. We have a new rule about books. One in one out. It's stopped the "ins" dead in their tracks. Now I search for a book online at the libraries, and borrow by down load if I can. I still love,love,love the real books. You saw about a third of them on that case.

  4. I got into the habit of passing books I enjoyed on to friends and telling them to pass them along, also. It cleared out a LOT of my shelf space. Now I read almost exclusively on my Nook, so it doesn't take up physical space.

    I listen to a lot of audiobooks when I knit.

    1. That's a really nice thing to do Kwizgiver. During summer, people here leave books on benches in the big park and other places, too, for others. There's also a group that posts about exchanging that I used to belong to. I got too busy to keep up with them though. Keeping books on a nook or kindle is a great idea. The kindle has been great.
      I've listened to one audio book from the library and loved it. That's something to look into. Goodreads, I use my rave name. Hope to reactivate there. It's time to move on...

  5. I have to clear out my shelves periodically. I donate the books to the library for their book sale. I tend to hold on to nonfiction books in case I need to research something.

    Here is a hug.

    1. Bless you for that hug. I really needed one.
      Like you, I hang on to books for research, and have donated others, a big box of cook books went. And I'll do another clean out at some point. My knitting books will all go to my crafty littlest daughter. The history to her sister, the art books to our artist. Well see.. :-)

  6. If you go to your Goodreads profile, it tells you at the to how many books you have and on the top right, how many friends you have.

    Mine is https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4806357

    1. Bev, as soon as I'm on the desktop, I'll use your link to connect. I used my original name there so it might be a job for the resident specialist to unearth. I'll add peeps from that device. It has some awesome "skills" this baby doesn't have. Though I admit to trying to touch screen on it a few times.


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