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.


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.


  1. Congratulations, Anna!

    I love to lend books to other people!

  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!

  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.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  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.

  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.

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

  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!

  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 :)

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

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


Your comments make this site lively! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I value each one, and will respond to questions.

If you're entering a giveaway, please leave your e-mail address (or a link that leads to it).

Some of the books featured here were given to me free of charge by authors, publishers, and agents. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.


Blog header by Held Design

Powered By Blogger