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Book Lovers Tag

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Book Lovers Tag

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Today I’m answering some questions about books. I saw this going around, and I love to read and also answer questions.

Check out the answers from Suze, and Diana, at the links below, also. 🙂

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A BOOK LOVER’S TAG

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Questions for Book Lovers

1.  Do you have a specific place for reading?
2.  Bookmark or random piece of paper.
3.  Do you eat or drink whilst reading?
4.  Music or TV while reading?
5.  One book at a time or several?
6.  Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?
7.  Read out loud or silently?
8.  Do you read ahead or skip pages?
9.  Break the spine or keep it new?
10.  Do you write in books?
11.  What books are you reading now?
12.  What is your childhoods favourite book?
13.  What is your all-time favourite book and why do you love it?

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My answers:

  1. I don’t have a specific place, as I can read anywhere. Mostly though, it would be in the living room or bedroom.
  2. Bookmarks. I have a lot of them, but can’t find them all the time, because I leave them in books, and I find them later. I usually just leave the book turned face down at whatever place I stopped at.
  3. Yes, I eat and drink while reading.
  4. If it’s daytime when I’m reading at home, the TV is usually on. If at night, it’s all quiet.
  5. At the moment it is one at a time, but usually I have several I’ve started. Each room will have a different one I can just pick up and read while in there.
  6. I’d rather read at home, but usually take a book, or ebook with me, so I can read when I’m somewhere that I have to be waiting.
  7. Silent, unless I’m reading to my grand-daughter.
  8. Sometimes I skip pages, if the part gets too long with descriptions, or is at a boring part. I like getting right to the action, and conversations best.
  9. If I own the book, I will break the spine first thing. I like the book to lay flat. It’s annoying to have to read in the center ditch.
  10. No, I don’t think I’ve ever written in a book. I will write in game type books, such as crosswords, jumbles, and pencil puzzle books. That’s all.
  11. I’m re-reading quite a lot of books about emotionally disturbed children, by the teachers, therapists, and parents that have helped them. The actual one I’m reading now, and almost finished with is, “A Child Called Noah”, by Josh Greenfeld.
  12. I’ve always loved books and reading, and we went to the library regularly when I was a kid. One book of my own, that I loved and memorized before I could even read was, “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”. In fact, I still have that original book.
  13. My all time favorite book? That’s hard to answer, as each one I read is my favorite at the time. I’d say my favorite by far is, “Lost Souls”, by Poppy Z. Brite. It’s a paranormal, horror novel about vampires. The characters are unforgettable. I base my ‘fan fiction’ story series, on my blog, on this book. I’ve read it many times since it first came out in 1992. Another favorite book is, “The Survival of Jan Little”, by John Man. It is about a woman who is blind, living in the Amazon jungle. I’ve read this one at least once a year, for many years.

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If you’d like to answer the book tag questions, please do! 🙂

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Manic Monday – Turn the Page

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Manic Monday – Turn the Page

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For this week’s Manic Monday, Sandi suggests the song and title, “Turn the Page”. If you’d like to join in the challenge, just click the above link. The only thing, really, is just use the weekly song title somewhere in your post. It’s fun! 🙂

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This song, by the Beatles tells about a man who wants to be a paperback book writer. In the lyrics, he mentions writing around 1,000 pages so far, and I would suppose he turned a lot of pages while he was writing it. 🙂 I couldn’t find a good video of the Fab 4 singing the song, but here’s Paul McCartney, singing it live.

“Paperback Writer”, by the Beatles was released in 1966. It was written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney, and is on the Capitol (US) labels.

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So, do you like to read paperback books? I do. Well, I like hardback books, too. I’ll read just about anything, fiction or non-fiction. I used to not use a book mark to save the page I was on. I just dog-eared them, if it was my own book. I try to use a book mark now, and have quite a few. Most are cute, I think. The thing is, I can’t find half of them, because I leave them in a book when I put them back on the shelf. I took a picture of some of them one time. I’ll see if I can find it. Hang on a second, okay? …

 

I knew I had this photo, but it took awhile to find it. I also make my own book marks, mostly to leave places we go so random people can find them and keep them.

Now, I usually like a regular paper book, so I can actually turn the pages. I do read some on my Kindle, but turning the page is just not the same. Guess it would be more like ‘swipe’ the page, instead of ‘turn the page’.

That’s about all I have to say about turning the page. 🙂

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COLOR YOUR WORLD – AQUAMARINE

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Color Your World – Aquamarine

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GHOST WITH AQUAMARINE EYES

Who would I be, if not me anymore

Stripped of my being, right down to the core

I’ll open tomorrow with an arrhythmic swallow

Banish the sad, the tepid, and follow

For awhile, for a season, on the calendar year

An affirmation that I hold dear

With a flourish, a shout, a cursive flair

I’ll be the Ghost, I’ll still be there

Myself as myself, there are no lies

I am the Ghost with Aquamarine Eyes.

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BOOK SPINE POETRY (FOUND)

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BOOK SPINE POETRY (FOUND)

Book Spine Poetry is finding some book titles, putting them in some kind of order, and see if it makes sense! 🙂  Here’s a couple I did today.

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Lost in the Amazon

Time on My Hands

I’m Down

Waiting

Where the Boys Are

Voluntary Madness

but enough about me

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I’m Looking Through You

You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know

I’m a Stranger Here Myself

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PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF # 16

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For Nano Poblano and National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo)

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“Please Introduce Yourself”

Good afternoon. I am the nice lady’s hutch. I think that is what I am supposed to be, but she uses my shelves for other things besides dishes. I have lots of books, papers, knick-knacks, candles, pens, and pencils that she stores here with me. The nice lady is a bit disorganized, as you can tell, but I don’t mind. She is always adding new and interesting things for me to hold for her.

I began by being created by the nice lady’s uncle. He made me with his own hands in his workshop, way back in the early 1950’s or maybe even earlier. The nice lady has always known of me, even when a little child. I was given to her grandmother to be a hutch for her dishes. The drawers held silverware, the shelves held plates, cups, saucers, and the bottom, enclosed shelf held pots and pans. I was in grandma’s house for many years. When she moved to a smaller place, I was gifted to the nice lady’s sister, and her daughter. They enjoyed placing pretty things on my shelves. Later, they asked if the nice lady would like to have me come live with her. She said yes, and I’ve been here now, for quite a few years. I like it here just fine. The cats used to jump all the way up to the top, just to have some fun. It was funny, and tickled when they scrabbled up my front. Then they couldn’t get down, and the nice lady had to rescue them. Silly cats! 🙂

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JUST JOT IT JANUARY – # 17 – COLLECTION

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Today’s prompt word is Collection. To find out more about this month long challenge, click below:

Just Jot It January 17th – Collection

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Collection is a nice way to say I have a lot of ‘stuff’. I tend to accumulate things, more than outright collecting them. I don’t go out of my way to find/buy certain items just for adding to an ever growing group of things.

I mostly have books. So many books. There are two 5-shelf shelves, and a 2-shelf shelf, and a huge antique hutch, with the top and bottom parts, that are all filled, several books deep. Then there’s the stacks of books, that are getting taller, too. Some of these have been read, some have not. Twice a year the library has a huge book sale, which I cannot pass up, and the regular visits to the  book stores in town. My kindle is hoarding even more! What can I say? I love to read.

As for other ‘collections’, I have a lot of jewelry, none expensive, because I like wearing a lot of it. I’ll have several necklaces and bracelets on at the same time. Earrings, too, as I have more than one piercing. So, there’s that.

I have a collection of crosses, of metal, wood, and glass, up above my desk here. I find these at yard sales.

Somehow I got into collecting novelty salt and pepper shakers. I was given a set many years ago, and it’s been added to over the years. I’ve never bought any, myself, they are all given by friends, and family. I have entered some of my antique S&Ps in the local fair, under Relics and Antiques, and won ribbons on them. Most of the ones I have are packed away, as I have no good shelf or display case to put them right now.

I know there are other ‘accumulations’ I have, including lots of journaling notebooks…lots! I get some as gifts, and some I buy, especially if it has a cool cover. 🙂

So, hope you’ve enjoyed hearing about some of the things I have!

This is a picture of the S&P identification and value guide I have, and a couple of S&Ps that happen to be out at the moment!

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NABLOPOMO – # 28 – WHAT AM I READING?

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NABLOPOMO – # 28 – WHAT AM I READING?

For the 28th day of the NaBloPoMo challenge, I thought I’d show you what I’m reading at the present time, what I plan on reading next, and two of my all time favorite books. And…bookmarks! Do you like to use a bookmark? I didn’t used to, but now they have such interesting ones, I like using and collecting them. I also make some of my own.

The first two pictured books, are those I’m currently reading. I usually have more than one started at the same time, and leave them in different rooms. These I’m about half-way through them, and they are good. They are by a couple of my favorite authors. I’ve read the whole series of the Shopaholic books, up to this one, which is the newest. And the memoirs of Jen Lancaster are ones I’ve followed for a long time.

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The last photo shows the two books that are my all time favorite. I’ve read them every year, for many years, and I write my fan fiction story as a continuation of the Lost Souls book, by Poppy Z. Brite.

The Survival of Jan Little, by John Man, is a true story, and is amazing.

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This photo is of some of my many bookmarks 🙂

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