First up, the now-traditional Booking Through Thursday weekly book meme:
One book at a time? Or more than one? If more, are they different types/genres? Or similar?
(We’re talking recreational reading, here—books for work or school don’t really count since they’re not optional.)
When I was a child I regularly read, I would say, up to five books and three magazines at a time. That’s a conservative estimate. I devoured the things, and one at a time just wasn’t enough. They were often of different varieties and genres.
As I got older I settled down a bit. Now I only tend to read one novel at a time, although I sometimes have a non-fiction book going concurrently, and often have a magazine sitting at the dining room table to read at meals when I’m the only one home. That doesn’t include, of course, the several cookbooks I might have going at the same time for review, because one doesn’t quite “read” a cookbook.
Second, if you’re looking for an interesting reading challenge this Fall, check out the Outmoded Authors Challenge:
Greetings. The final list of outmoded authors is completed and we’re ready to go on September 1st 2007. The idea behind this challenge is to give some needed attention to authors who have fallen by the way side.
Third, a new romance review site, The Long and Short of It, is debuting and holding a contest in which you can win a bag o’ books. So head on over there!
Fourth (I’m just full of tidbits today, aren’t I?!), check out today’s review of Brian Yarvin’s A World of Dumplings (yum!).
I have this odd feeling I meant to link to something else as well, but I can’t remember what it was, so… ah well.
“Reluctant Romance Reader”? That’s simply too funny.
I enjoy ‘reading’ cookbooks, too.
Thanks for stopping by my place and I’ll be back here in the near future.
Hi there! Thanks for visiting my page today. I love the look of your blog and will check back often.
cjh: Hehe, thanks. Couldn’t resist making that button. Cookbooks are entirely an addiction for me! And much easier than trying to read the entire Pulitzer list. 😉
Suey: I hope to see you back! I was looking at your reviews and thinking I really need to get around to reading “The Stand.” I even have a copy of it for goodness’ sake!
Your post could’ve been written by me! LOL…
And, hey, thanks for the contest link. Good luck!
Marianne: You’re welcome and good luck with the site!
I’m a little late with checking out all the BTTs. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I absolutely love the pin you picture in this post… I think I need to pick up one for my friend Jessica.
morsie: I enjoy your blog; Stay out of the kitchen! sounded like an interesting read! I’m glad you like the pin… it suits me too. 😉
Your reading sounds similar to mine. I’d forgotten about magazines when I wrote my BTT entry, I read several alongside my one novel and various other books. Good selection of links you’ve shared there – thanks!
Crafty: Glad you like the links and thanks for coming by!