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Book Stuff


Book Stuff



2002 Michael Crichton – Prey


Here’s the book I’m currently reading. I’m about half way through, and it’s really good.


I’d been in a sort of a doldrums with finding something to read lately. I kept reading parts of old books I’ve read several times, and yeah, they were good, but after so many times, I just couldn’t finish any of them again. I really don’t like to be without something to read that keeps me interested for awhile, and want to read more every chance I get.

I have tons of books, old ones, and even new ones. The thing is, sometimes I’m in a mood for something, but don’t really know what it is …until I run across some book that will hook me for a few days.

This one I got at a book sale, probably, a long time ago. I hadn’t read it before, and I guess it just hit the right mood at the right time.

So, you can enlarge the photo to see the back cover synopsis, if you want.

Here’s what I’ve figured out so far.

The main character husband has been without a job for awhile, so stays home to care for the children. His wife has a high powered job, and is doing good, But…she starts acting very weird…like nice to everyone one minute, then cross and snappy with her family the next minute.

The baby gets sick.

There’s a super secret scientific lab out in the Nevada desert (the wife works there).

The lab is manufacturing tiny robot cameras. Some of them escape.

That’s as far as I’ve gotten. So…I have to keep reading to find out what happens next.


So, how do you go about finding something new to read? Like me, do you stand in front of your bookshelves, picking up one after another, reading a few words, then going nope, nope, nope, okay I’ll try this one…nope…Hey, this one sounds pretty good. Start reading it, and it turns out that you picked a good one after all! 🙂


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© 2019 BS

Manic Monday – Turn the Page


Manic Monday – Turn the Page



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! 🙂


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.


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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© 2017 BS





To find out more about this fun Saturday challenge, to see more entries, and to join in, click below:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 13/16





I aspire to not tire

Of reading emails, before I retire

For the night.

Such a sight, an entire

Page of words on my site,

Left to right, it is quite

Fun to read, all night if need be.

My eyes tire, yet

I aspire

To not tire…

Repeat 🙂




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© 2016 BS






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.

IMG_1780The next photo shows the two books I’m planning on reading next. Janet Evanovich writes the Stephanie Plum series, and I’ve read them all up to this one (I’m a little behind, as there are three more I don’t have yet). The next one I just got for my birthday, recently…I’d not heard of it before, but it looks good.IMG_1781

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.


This photo is of some of my many bookmarks 🙂


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© 2015 BS




I was recently tagged to answer some questions about books, and reading habits. Thank you Sheila Renee Parker, for thinking of me for this fun questionnaire. Sheila’s blog can be found at https:sheilarparker.wordpress.com/2015-07/17/book-tag-reading-habits-tag/

The questions are as follows:

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

I do. I usually read late at night, sitting in an old style recliner, (that is covered with 2 animal print snuggies), in my bedroom. Another place, is in the living room, on the couch. I know some people like to read while reclining in their bed, but it just doesn’t work for me…my arms get tired of holding up the book, and the light shines in my eyes.

2.  Bookmark, or random piece of paper?

Bookmark…I have a lot of them, all kinds, all pretty or cute. So, yes, I use a bookmark. I used to dog-ear my books, but not any more.

3.  Can you just stop reading, or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?

I can just stop anywhere in my reading. I even stop in the middle of a sentence sometimes, or go to sleep sitting there holding the book. When I wake up, I continue, right from where I left off on the page. Having ADHD, I get distracted easily, so have no problem stopping, wandering off to do something, and eventually I get back to the book. It doesn’t bother me to do this, no matter how long I’m away.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Yes, all the time. If I’m reading, I’m snacking, or drinking coffee or iced-tea. I get more reading done during a meal, than any other time.

5. Multi-tasking: music or tv while reading.

Most of the time, yes, to both, sometimes all three at the same time. The tv is on most of the time, then my husband will turn on the music, and I’m reading, with all the noise. I can tune it all out, if I’m engrossed in a story. The opposite of distraction is hyper-focus. So, it doesn’t bother me.

6. One book at a time, or several at once?

Several at a time. I usually have one started in the living room, another in the bedroom, and one in the kitchen (I read while standing there waiting on something to get finished cooking). Whichever room I’m in, I pick right up where I left off reading that book. I don’t usually switch rooms for them, either.

7. Reading at home, or everywhere?

Only at home. I take a book with me, just in case, but find I’m too distracted by watching people, or whatever I see. I do a lot of writing while out and about, though. in a little notebook I take with me. I observe, and write what I see.

8. Reading out loud, or silently in your head?

Silently, in my head. I’m a terrible out-loud reader, stumbling over the words, then that makes me lose concentration.

9. Do you read ahead, or even skip pages?

Hardly ever. Sometimes, I’ve skipped a really boring part, if the words drone on and on with descriptions. I’ll skip over to where the conversation between characters starts up again.

10. Breaking the spine of the book, or keeping it like new?

If I’ve borrowed a book from someone, I’ll be careful with it. Otherwise, for my own books, yes, I’ll break the spine every time. It’s easier to read flat pages, for me. A lot of my books are from the used book store, or library sales, yard sales, etc. so they are already broken in.

11. Do you write in your books?

No, never. If I want to write something, I’ll find a post-it note, or small paper, to write on, then leave it in the book.


So that’s all the questions. Hope you enjoyed reading them. Thank you again, Sheila!

I didn’t really see any rules for this, so I’m not tagging anyone specifically. If anyone is interested in answering these questions on your own blog, feel free to do so. 🙂


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