Monday, December 21, 2009

Musings Mondays

On a morning when I woke up so early it is still dark out, I ended up leapfrogging around blogs. I ended up at "Should be Reading" and found some very interesting memes.

Today this question was posed for "Musing Mondays":

"When you buy books, do they immediately go onto your bookshelf to wait until you’re ready to read them (even if that means months/years from then!), or do you read them right away? What makes you do this? If you’re a ’shelver’, why do you think you don’t read the books right away? Do you ever feel guilty for letting the books sit there, unread? If you’re a ‘read-em-now’ person, why do you feel they have to be read right away? Do you give away the books when you’re done, too?"

My favourite stores are bookstores and looking around my house you can see where my money goes. My children always knew that if they asked for a treat at the store it better be for a book as I couldn't say no!

There are bookshelves and books everywhere!

I am usually a shelver, although I often read a book as soon as I get it . Lately I have been passing books onto others -"The Shack", "Eat Pray Love", "The Christmas List" for example. It is interesting to see where the chain goes. I belong to a book club and we have a special night where we bring in books we want others to share.

I always like to have several books on the go. Right now I am reading "Stroke of Insight, "Still Alice", and "An Irish Christmas".

This year I have signed on to "52 Books in 52 Weeks" just so that I read more throughout the year.

What are your reading habits?


gautami tripathy said...

It depends. Sometimes I read rightaway, others I shelve to be read later on!

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MizB said...

Thanks for playing along! Usually, Musing Mondays are hosted by Rebecca. :)

My face-to-face book club has just recently started having nights where we bring titles/books to share/suggest. I really like doing that, in addition to our monthly group read. :)

We'll be reading "Still Alice" together later in the Spring. Hope you enjoy it!

~MizB of Should Be Reading

Lisa said...

ugh I can't part with my books :(

Here's mine

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dandelionlady said...

I too have shelves and shelves of books. I think it's an extension of my love of trees. When I'm surrounded by books, I'm in a forest of a different form. I'm both a shelver and a reader, it depends on the book and why I'm buying it. These days I buy more non-fiction and reference books, and sometimes I don't read them right away because I'm finishing a novel I checked out of the Library.