Posts Categorized: Meme / Surveys

Mar 19
Books That Begged For A Home But I Still Haven’t Read

Books That Begged For A Home But I Still Haven’t Read

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic is: Books you bought but still haven’t read. If it were up to me, I’d keep buying books that sounded interesting and never look back, but at some point they need to be read. Right? What’s on your list? In no particular order: 01. Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol: Okay this one I didn’t actually buy, but won from Borders a few years ago. I HAD to have it and hence when the clue to win it went up, I quickly went down to the store to snatch it up and did. I feel guilty that it is sitting there waiting for me. 02. Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ Dangerous Liaisons: I love the film version and a few years ago… Read more »

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Mar 15
Feature & Follow #4: Favorite Outdoor Reading Spot

Feature & Follow #4: Favorite Outdoor Reading Spot

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. It’s a fun way to find other blogs and meet new bloggers. You can follow Lit, etc via Twitter, Facebook, Networked Blogs, or subscribe to the blog via email. Please let me know if you’re a new follower and I’ll follow back. Q: Tell us about your favorite outdoor reading spot. Or take a picture. Well I can’t really sit outdoors in the Spring and Summer because I have a slight sun allergy. No matter how much sunblock I slather on, I might be okay for an hour before the itching hits me, usually about an hour or two later. So I’ll read indoors, but I can tell you about my favorite spot when… Read more »

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Mar 12
Books I Will Have Read by June

Books I Will Have Read by June

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic is: Spring TBR books. Since you can include books you hope to read and those that are being released, I’ve included both. What’s on your list? In no particular order: Sylvia Day’s Entwined With You Synopsis: From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside–so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat. No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become. Entwined… Read more »

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Mar 05
Books Everyone Else Read While I was Under a Rock

Books Everyone Else Read While I was Under a Rock

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish …or reading something else. This week’s topic is: book series I’d like to start, but haven’t yet. My goal is to read the first book in each of the series listed below by the end of the year. Someone check in and remind me in July if I’ve done it yet. What book series are you wanting to try? In no particular order: 01: Harry Potter series by JK Rowling: I remember seeing the first HP book at a local bookstore and I was interested, but never got around to it. Then it became popular and it just didn’t appeal to me. 02: If I Stay series by Gayle Forman: A friend of mine said if I was interested in reading Forman to… Read more »

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Feb 28
Feature & Follow #3: My Newbie Blogger Sins

Feature & Follow #3: My Newbie Blogger Sins

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. It’s a fun way to find other blogs and meet new bloggers. You can follow Lit, etc via Twitter, Facebook, Networked Blogs, or subscribe to the blog via email. Please let me know if you’re a new follower and I’ll follow back. Q: Confess your blogger sins! Is there anything as a newbie blogger that you’ve done, that as you gained more experience you were like — oops? A great question and I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s responses. Mine would have to be writing a review weeks AFTER I finished reading the book. I still do that and I have notes everywhere, but waiting that long makes you lose some of the magic… Read more »

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Feb 26
Authors who could start selling junk and I’d buy it

Authors who could start selling junk and I’d buy it

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish > This week’s topic is: authors on our auto-buy list. I don’t buy very many books, even from authors I’ve enjoyed in the past. Usually, I’ll just borrow those books, but I do have my favorites that I’ll buy ASAP. So if in the end, they decide to sell junk, I’ll buy it. In no particular order: 01. Charles Finch – I love the way he writes! I think someone on Amazon said they’d read anything including his grocery list and I agree. I love his Lenox series because Finch makes it possible for me to revisit and still read like it’s the first time. He has a contemporary novel coming out later in the year / early next year and I’m already… Read more »

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Feb 21
Feature & Follow #2: Books I’ve Given People

Feature & Follow #2: Books I’ve Given People

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. It’s a fun way to find other blogs and meet new bloggers. You can follow Lit, etc via Twitter, Facebook, or subscribe to the blog via email. Please let me know if you’re a new follower and I’ll follow back. Q: We always talk about books that WE want. Let’s turn it on its head. What books have you given other people lately? Oh dear…lately I’ve been giving out 2 particular books.  The first is Heartsick by Chelsea Cain.  If I see “mystery / thrillers” listed in their preferences, this is my go to book.  Why?  Jackie Collins recently said it best, “there is one female crime writer that I cannot get enough of,… Read more »

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Feb 15
Feature & Follow #1: Letter to Favorite Character

Feature & Follow #1: Letter to Favorite Character

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. It’s a fun way to find other blogs and meet new bloggers. You can follow Lit, etc via Twitter, Facebook, or subscribe to the blog via email. Please let me know if you’re a new follower and I’ll follow back. Q: Write a letter to your favorite character. Rant, rave or gush…just pretend like they are real and you just want to let them know a “few things”. – Activity courtesy of author, Kelly Walker I’ve decided on Archie Sheridan from the Archie / Gretchen series by Chelsea Cain. Dear Archie: I should be more formal since you are a detective, but like Susan, I’ve been on a few cases with you and feel… Read more »

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Feb 12
He loves me, he loves me not

He loves me, he loves me not

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic is romance. My list consists couples from history, literature, television and film. A little of everything. Who’s on your list? Abelard and Heloise Nothing screams true love forever than letting your lover’s family castrate you. Abelard heard how well read Heloise was and persuaded her uncle Fulbert to meet her. He realized she was beautiful and quite intelligent too. When they become lovers, her uncle finds out and they both flee to his sister’s house where she later gives birth to their child. They secretly marry despite Heloise refusing to marry him (she believed marriage would ruin his career prospects). Her uncle publicly announces the marriage, but she denies it and goes to a convent at Abelard’s urging. Fearing his… Read more »

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Feb 05
Fangirl Bookish Memories

Fangirl Bookish Memories

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic is bookish memories. This can be anything from waiting in line for a book release to meeting an author to finding an out of print book. What are your memories? 10. Fairy tales! When I was little, they were my go to reading choices even though I couldn’t associate with wanting to live happily ever after. What drew me to them was Europe and for a little girl growing up outside El Paso, Texas, trust me Europe seemed amazing. I couldn’t wait to grow up so I could go see where Cinderella lived and company. :sigh: My four-year- old self still insists I didn’t try hard enough to find Snow White when I was living abroad. 09. Winning the golden… Read more »

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Jan 29
Top Ten Irritating Characters

Top Ten Irritating Characters

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish I’ve been wanting to participate in Top Ten Tuesday for awhile, but things kept getting the way. I had some free time on Monday and began to really think about my list. In no particular order: 01. Ashley Wilkes (Gone With the Wind): I could never understand why Scarlett was in love with him and how in the world Melanie could be with him. He was weak and too much of a dreamer. How did he survive the war if he hated it and the idea of it? He also leads Scarlett on by telling her he returns her feelings and yet he doesn’t. I only wish Scarlett had realized her feelings for Rhett early on so I wouldn’t have to read pages… Read more »

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Jan 05
Life According to Literature: 2012

Life According to Literature: 2012

I came across this via Fourth Street Review and she in turn got it from Catherine Pope – Victorian Geek. Using only books you have read this year (2012), answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title. Describe yourself: The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Lauren Willig) How do you feel: Heartsick (Chelsea Cain) Describe where you currently live: Enchantment (Charlotte Abel) If you could go anywhere, where would you go: On the Island (Tracey Garvis-Graves) Your favourite form of transportation: Shadow of Night (Deborah Harkness) Your best friend is: Sweetheart (Chelsea Cain) You and your friends are: Bending the Rules (Susan Andersen) What’s the weather like: North & South (Elizabeth Gaskell) You fear: A Death in the Small Hours (Charles Finch) What is the best advice… Read more »

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