January 10, 2011

Monday Memes

MONDAY


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Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading
This week's question:
Where is your favorite place to find new books to read? Blogs? The library? Newspapers? Magazines? In the backs of other books? Suggestions from friends/family? Online bookstores? On the shelves of the local bookstores? (I don’t necessarily mean, ‘where do you find books to buy’ — I mean, ‘where do you discover new titles that you add to your to-be-read lists’?).
My answer:

It is definitely from other bloggers' reviews that I not only find new books to read but am also introduced to new authors.  Before blogging, I had a list of many authors that I liked and would usually just read their books unless if I saw a book that caught my eye either in the library or at a book store.  But this past year, my personal tbr list has become my bucket list.  There are still some genres that other bloggers read and review with high ratings, which I respect, but I know or maybe I should say I think, I wouldn't enjoy.  I have also found, from bloggers, a lot of sites, to obtain books.  There are many great advantages being a part of this community!
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January is being hosted by Rose City Reader
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of The Printed Page and is now on tour.
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.”
                                                  Tuesday                            Wednesday
                                                From Author                      From Author

                                                   Thursday                             Friday
                                             From Author                       Net Galley

 



Hosted by Java from Never Growing Old
"Meet Me On Monday!"
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. Have you (only you..not a group) ever won first place in anything?
Yes in 2nd grade.  It was a geography contest, to name the place and town, shown from pictures posted in a collage of and in RI, and the person who was able to correctly answer the most  won, what else, but a book, and I won.
 

2. Are your toes always painted (sorry guys...this question for girls only)?
Pedicure
Usually not in the winter, unless we have a special occasion to go to, then I do make an appointment.  Summer...always!!

3. What color eyes do you have?
Brown eyes
People have commented on my big brown eyes.
5. Soft cookies or crunchy cookies?
mmmmmmm cookies!!
Chewy!!!!





4. Look to your left....what do you see?
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This is too funny...I have drafted my posts for the week and one of them I have the same question except turn to the right lol.  But turning to the left I see the hallway going into the bedroom that my youngest used to live in and now just visits.


15 comments:

Gigi Ann said...

Enjoyed your answers to all the memes. I am reading a book out of my comfort zone this week, all because of you. It is the James Patterson book, Don't Blink. I'm not sure I'm going to like it. However, I am only to page 65, and I keep telling myself, Cheryl likes his books. hee, hee. I decided to try and read one or two thrillers this year, since my goal is to read more library books, therefore I don't have to buy the book. I would never buy this book.

gautami tripathy said...

I agree about the musings! I too get to know of new books from Book bloggers..

Here is my post!

Stephanie said...

I think it is hard not to get ideas from our book friends since promoting our favorite read is what we do!

Here's my MM

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I thought this looked familiar...LOL

Hott Books - Gina said...

More books? Will you even have time?

Nise' said...

I find a lot of books from bloggers that I would have never picked up. I get a couple of publications with "what's upcoming" sections that get my attention too.

Lori said...

I like checking out the book blogs. Wanna see my Musing on Monday .

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/mailbox-monday-relationship-obits.html

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/mailbox-monday-relationship-obits.html

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I find many books I would have missed if I hadn't seen them on someone's blog. I think it is the way I find most the books I read these days.

caite said...

it's other bloggers for me.
if you have similar tastes and they love a book, and it sounds so interesting, how can you say no...lol

Aisle B said...

Nice books girlfriend.

Chewy cookies??? No way I like them CRUNCHY, as in munch crunch and munch. I like to make sounds while I crunch ;)

Mary said...

I look forward to reviews of Marcia Clark's book. Have a good week!

Julie P said...

Busy meme day for you! Love ya--and yes, chewy cookies are the best.....

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

You got some great books. :) How do you like using NetGalley? Do you read the books on an eReader or on your computer? Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi