Wednesday, October 5, 2016

For the Love of Books

  Books, books, glorious books! Though I love settling down to watch a good movie nothing comes close to replacing to a good book. A truly wonderful book captivates me and is the subject of my daydreams. Fortunately my parents are both book lovers and we have a huge home library. I have read quite a bunch of captivating books and believe that my writing style - which you get to experience every time that I make a post - is due largely to the books that I have read.

  Today I will be putting my own spin on the usual Wednesday Hodgepodge since it doesn't exist this week. Today I will be answering book related questions. Without further ado....

#1 Would you rather read only trilogies or stand-alones? 

I love both of them equally. Sometimes I wish there were more books to whatever I'm reading and then other times I wish that there was only one book in the series that I'm reading.

#2 Would you rather read only male or female authors?

  I do not prefer one over the other. I was prepared to say I prefer female authors until I realized I loved all of the books by Louis L'Amour, and the books by J.R.R Tolkien. So yes, I stand firm when I say I do not prefer one over the other.

#3 Would you rather shop at Barnes and Noble or Amazon?

   I would definitely prefer to shop at Barnes and Noble. Actually getting to see, smell, and touch the books in front of me is a priceless thing and can't be replaced for me by an online store.

#4 Would you rather have books become T.V. shows or movies?

  I would rather have books turn into movies that way you have the whole deal right in front of you instead of fretting "when will the next episode play?"

#5 Would you rather read five pages a day or five books a week?

   Now this is an easy question. Obviously I would rather read five books a week!

#6 Would you rather be a professional reviewer or an author?

   If I was a professional reviewer I would be sent free books to review; if I was a professional author I would get paid enough to buy my own books.... Yep, I would rather be a professional author.
And sorry by the way, that you had to experience my thought process.

#7 Would you rather read your top twenty favorite books over and over again, or always read new ones you've never read before?

  I would rather always read new books that I never read before. Even though I have favorites I enjoy rereading, it would be sad to devote my reading time to only twenty books.

#8 Would you rather be a librarian or a bookseller?

   I would much rather be a librarian. Being surrounded by books all day. Helping others find that perfect book to read. 

   Confession time .... I think it would be so much fun walking around with my nose turned up, busily tut-tutting at noisy people. And perhaps I would start a "Stop Abusing Books" program, telling people dog ears are for dogs, not books.

#9 Would you rather read only your favorite genre(s) or anything but your favorite?

   Is this question even real?! Why in the world would I want to only read my least favorite genres? This question is so infuriatingly obvious I'm just going to stubbornly turn up my nose and walk away.

#10 Would you rather read only physical books or e-books?

  I don't think anything will ever replace real physical books for me. I love everything about real books. From smelling the pages, to crying onto them, to stuffing them into a freezer for a while because they are just too scary for me and I need a little time to prepare myself to continue reading.


  1. I really enjoy the feel of an honest-to-goodness book. The Squire gave me an e-book one year; the dear man thought I'd be thrilled with it, but I couldn't stand the thing.
    My dad was a clegyman and my mum was an English teacher, and my husband and I are both "bookies". I packed up eight cartons of books to donate to a college sale - and then went to the library's used book sale and reloaded!

  2. Our local library is awesome! The librarian is cool and not a stuffy, bun wearing grouch! LOL. We aren't shushed there either. We can talk! 😊
    I have mixed feelings on the e-readers. We bought one for Christmas several years ago. I wasn't overly impressed then. However, I like to read at night before going to bed and the e-reader is invaluable for that! I don't need a light on. I also like that I can get a book instantly and I don't have to wait until I go to the library. The drawbacks- it has to be charged and you don't get the new book smell or the feel of the book. LOL. I can read more with the e-reader since I can read in bed so I think it's a good trade off!
    I think it's awesome that you read so much though! It's so good for you! Read on Girl, read on! 😁

  3. Super answers. I love all types of reading and couldn't live without my kindle! But I also love 'real' books and actually spent two hours today in an actual book shop. It was bliss. It was just by chance that my doctor's appointment got messed up and I had to wait for those hours. Great mess up! I'd forgotten how much I love browsing and reading blurbs. Great post. Thank you.


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