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Weekly Meme: Own or Borrow? (Booking Through Thursday)

June 9, 2011 26 comments

The weekly Booking Through Thursday question of the week (via the Booking Through Thursday blog) is:

All things being equal (money, space, etc), would you rather own copies of the books you read? Or borrow them?

Well, looking right now at my unending Kindle archive listing of books, it looks like I’m the ‘buying my own copies of books’ sort. It’s quite a shock really to scroll through all of them – I honestly had no idea I have so much in my library! I think it’s a mixture of the easy one-click button (on Amazon) or the massive sales they have regularly. 🙂 (Or the frebies, of which there are definitely a LOT of too)

I borrow a lot of books also (from family, friends, the library), so you’d think that would stop me from buying! But no, if I read something I really like, I’ll go off and get a copy for myself too (And if it’s the first in a series, I’ll be grabbing the rest too!)… Any book lovers aka hoarders’ anonymous meetings out there I should know about? lol

What about you, do you own or borrow your books?

(p.s. If you like participating in memes/blog hops, be sure to check out the Meme Directory for the Book Bloggers!)

(p.s.s. If it’s your first time to visit my blog, please have a look around especially if you read digital books. I post a lot of (legal) freebies that I find here)

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Weekly Meme: Multi-Tasking (Booking Through Thursday)

March 10, 2011 19 comments

The weekly Booking Through Thursday question of the week (via the Booking Through Thursday blog) is:

Do you multi-task when you read? Do other things like stirring things on the stove, brushing your teeth, watching television, knitting, walking, et cetera?

Or is it just me, and you sit and do nothing but focus on what you’re reading?

(Or, if you do both, why, when, and which do you prefer?)

The question is so funny – do people really brush their teeth or knit when reading a book? And goodness, while stirring things on a stove! Calling the fire department!? 😉

I don’t really multi-task when I read books. At the most, I may have some background ‘elevator’ type music playing, but nothing that would really distract me from reading. Maybe it has to do with growing up, I know that I used to be able to surf on the net, email/IM friends, text/chat on the phone, watch tv, listen to a cd… all while doing my homework (which includes reading)… not quite sure how I accomplished all that 😉 lol – probably by never really ‘accomplishing’ anything!

Now, I have a little reading nook where I can sit or lie back, relax and just lose myself in a good book 🙂

(I do read on my iTouch while out – so that would be reading while waiting in line for something or while in the train/bus/car – does that count?)

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Weekly Meme: Something Old, Something New

February 24, 2011 24 comments

The weekly Booking Through Thursday question of the week (via the Booking Through Thursday blog) is:

All other things being equal–do you prefer used books? Or new books? (The physical speciman, that is, not the title.) Does your preference differentiate between a standard kind of used book, and a pristine, leather-bound copy?

[I’m going to have to answer this question in the past tense, since I’ve pretty much gone (almost) 100% digital ever since I had my Kindle and also discovered that I could read library eBooks on my iPod Touch. Right now, all the books I read are in a forever pristine condition, given that they’re digital eBooks. I hardly ever read physical books anymore.]

But getting back to the question of do I prefer new books or used books — honestly, I’ve never really had a preference for either. A book is just a book to me, I guess that’s why I made the transition to digital books so easily. I’m not a particularly nostalgic person – I’ve never been one to go on about how books look on a shelf or how they smell or what it feels like to turn pages – what has always been important to me has been the author’s words – the stories and characters. Can’t recall ever being particular about the condition of the actual book I’m reading (as long as it’s still readable and not too heavy).

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