November 8, 2010

Monday Memes

MONDAY

It's official, well at least as far as I am concerned!!!!!  Winter is here in New England.  Woke up to snow.  Not much, but snow is snow.  According to this morning's news, it was a surprise even to the local weathermen...lol....that's encouraging.  I tell my family just to ask me, with all the hardware I have, I can tell what the weather will be.  That is why I wasn't blogging or near the computer yesterday, I was lying down for most of day/night. 

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Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading
Today's Question:
My questions for today are ones that are asked at the end of this particular article: What are  your responses to this report? Does it match with what you –as a reader– have observed? With your own buying habits? When was the last time you bought a book? What did you buy and why?
Link to article: 
http://www.booksandsuch.biz/blog/trendspotting-readers-spending-on-books/
My Response:
As a reader and a consumer, that article mirrors my feelings.  I can't remember the last time I bought a HC.  However, I did purchase a few ebooks over the last couple of months.  If a book was published that I wanted to read, before getting my EReader, I would either put a request in at the local library or see if it was at the used book store I frequent or just wait for the PB.  My buying habits have changed over the past year.  I used to buy as many as 5 PBs at a time but even cut back on that because of the rising cost.   What I found interesting is that mysteries, thrillers, and crime are the top genre.  I would have thought it to be the newest rage, that of PNR/UF.  


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Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of The Printed Page and is now on tour.
November is being hosted by Julie at Knitting and Sundries 
According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”
11/05  Friday
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from The Hachette Book Group








Hosted by Java from Never Growing Old
Blogging is a funny thing...we tell our most intimate thoughts for all to read and yet most of the time I find myself sitting and wondering, "who is this person!?"  I know them...but yet I don't know them!  I want to know who the person is behind all those words so I thought of a great way for all of us to "meet" each other!
Questions:
1. What is your favorite kind of pie?
Is this a trick question?  Just one?  Seriously one?  hmmmm how about I say
"I can't find my glasses?"  ok...thats my story and I am sticking to it  lol.

2. Have you ever ran out of gas in the car you were driving?
Easy one.....No...Never............Not yet!!!!

3. How many languages do you speak?
Another easy one.....ONE....English
Unless...those seldom used words, not found in the dictionary, but endearingly said to hubby when he leaves the seat up time and time again....would that be considered another language?

4. Do you take daily vitamins?
No

5. What is your worst eating habit?
See question 1









12 comments:

Gigi Ann said...

Loved your answers to Meet me on Monday.. Musing Mondays, I guess I must be the only person who does not have an e-reader, and still buy my books at the good old fashioned bookstore. Bookstores are the only stores I love to shop in. Otherwise, I would never go shopping.

Hott Books - Gina said...

I love pie, too! The kind that comes in a pie plate is my favorite!!
I do almost all of my shopping online. I love it! I hate dealing with people at the store!!!
I buy at least a book a week - more usually. This weekend I bought 10+ books. Mostly for Christmas... at least half. And that # doesn't include what I picked up as Freebies or added from publishers. I really need to stop!

Dizzy C said...

Mmmmmm! Lemon Merguine Pie. Delicious!

Off to check out the article on reading.

carol

cj'alhafiz said...

Hi CMash! Love the answers.....+)

CJ @ Coffee N Crackers

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

My book buying habits have definitely changed over the year. I used to buy all of my books in store, now I buy them all online. Price and convenience are the main factors. I was also surprised by the best selling genres. What with the Twilight phenomena I would have guesses YA.

You can check out my complete answer here.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

SNOW? GAH! I am not a fan so I feel bad for you.... I try to avoid it as long as I can :)

Love Bears All Things said...

I enjoyed your Meet Me answers.
Mama Bear

bermudaonion said...

I'm bad - I buy hard covers and generally don't read them until the paperback is out.

I can't believe you had snow - it's in the 70's here.

caite said...

Not at all surprised by the thrillers/mysteries.
They are my first choice!

Aisle B said...

I have an Anita Shreve book calling my name everyday from the shelf... one day.. one day .. one day....

Arghhhh that lemon meringue pie is sure looking good. There goes the pounds adding on just by my looking at that delicious pie. Thanks alot ;)

Marce said...

I love that I am learning how much you LOVE FOOD, lol and a sweet tooth it seems :-)

I can't wait for your review on AnitaS new one, didn't realise she even had a new one, she is an author I think I want to read all her works.

Julie P said...

Stopping by really quick to say hi!