Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday Tidings




Drum roll, please . . .

Help me to congratulate Anna from Diary of an Eccentric, the lucky winner of a two book set by Allan Richard Shickman, Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure and Zan-Gah and the Beautiful Country. These exciting books will be sent to you soon, Anna, compliments of Earthshaker Books.

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In honor of Bibliomania Day, which is celebrated each March 20, Veens from Giving. . . Reading A - Chance!!! tagged me for this meme about books.

  • Are there any books you would like to beg, borrow, or steal? Ha, ha, ha, great question! No, I'm neither desperate, nor afflicted by bibliokleptomania like Stephen Blumberg. And I get so many free books as a book blogger. :)
  • Are you addicted to trips to Borders or the public library? We have a Barnes & Noble nearby that I visit often. But now that I am getting so many books in the mail I don't go as often as I used to. As for the library, I used to go every week when my kids were younger, but now I go only once in a while.
  • Do you have a way to remember what books you have read? My blog definitely helps me to keep track of the books I read, to remember themes and some details.
  • When did your love of books begin? Very early in childhood I learned to associate books and reading with warmth and security. My mother would gather her four daughters and read us stories from Winnie the Pooh and Little Bear.
  • What is your favorite book? That is an impossible question for me. I don't have a single favorite, but many favorites, and they tend to be novels.
  • Do you still have in your possession a book borrowed, but not returned to its rightful owner? True confession time. Yes, I believe never returned an older paperback novel by Ann Rice, Cry to Heaven, which a friend lent me over a decade ago. I'm not sure where it is. I may have even donated it to the library or a thrift shop by mistake.
  • What's the most in library fines you have owed? Not very much, a couple of dollars at the most is the largest fine I've paid for overdue books. Even the smallest fine makes me feel guilty. I just read in the newspaper that a book was returned to a British library after 45 years; the librarian said that the person who sent it back "need not worry about a hefty fine".
  • Do you loan books out to others? Yes, especially now that my book shelves are overflowing--one of the benefits of being a book blogger! But I never insist that someone else read a book I recommend. That would be obnoxious.
Although I'm not tagging anyone for this meme, please feel free to do it if it seems like fun.

11 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Anna!

    I love to lend books to other people!

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  2. Congratulations to the winner! I loved your bookish meme as well! I can also say that it's really hard for me to choose a favorite book. I have many and they vary by time period, genre and length. I also admire you for keeping your library fines down... I wish I could manage that!

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  3. Thank you so much! And thanks so much for letting me know in my comments. I'm a bit behind in reading blogs, and the fact that I'm coming down with a cold isn't helping much. I'll e-mail you my address.

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  4. I have had to keep a log of my library books and dates now, as I ended up owing them so much money, I might as well have bought my own books.

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  5. I enjoyed the bookish meme. I don't very often take books from the library. I feel pressured to read it and I don't like to feel pressured that I have to read a book in a certain amount of time.

    I have been trying to read the many books I have that I need to read anyway, so for the time being, I really don't need to go to the library. But, I still like to go and read in a quiet little corner, it is so relaxing. Libraries, and bookstores are two of my favorite places to visit.

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  6. All of your comments are appreciated. I'm selective about which memes I do--this one was appropriate and enjoyable. :)

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  7. Thank you, Suko for doing this! It was great reading your answers!
    I suggest my fav titles to my good friends who rarely read them... LOL!

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  8. Congrats to Anna on winning the books :)

    Fun meme Suko! I'm addicted to the nearby Borders and have to stop myself from going there on a whim...lol.
    How sweet that your mom read you Winnie the Pooh and Little Bear :)
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  9. it was fun reading your answers to the meme!! :)

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  10. Veens, Naida, and Priva, thanks for taking a few minutes to read this post and leave a comment. :)

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