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Book Meme

I grabbed this from Susanne at Living To Tell The Story.

What are you reading right now?  Nothing.  Pathetic, eh?  I just read three books on vacation, though.  My favorite of the three was definitely Standing In The Rainbow, which I reviewed briefly here.

Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that?  I have nothing lined up right now.  I’m open to suggestions!

What magazines do you have in your bathroom right now?  EW.  That’s disgusting.  WHY would I want to touch a magazine that’s sitting in a bathroom?   My germaphobic nature just won’t allow reading material in the bathroom.  If you ever DO find a magazine in my bathroom it will be something along the lines of Fine Homebuilding or something of that ilk, compliments of Husband.
 

What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read? Anything by Shakespeare.  UGH.

What’s the one book you always recommend to just about everyone?  Hmmm.  I don’t know that I have one.  Gone With The Wind is an old favorite.  I also love The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory, but it’s a bit on the raunchy side in parts, so I don’t always recommend it.  I’ve read lots of her books and ones like them.  I love reading historical fiction.  It’s a great way to learn about history without the academics.  Sneaky, aren’t I!?

Admit it, the librarians at your library know you on a first name basis, don’t they? 
Um.  Hardly.  I have just recently started frequenting the library because of their handy dandy electronic ordering system.  Until that, I always bought my books.

Is
there a book you absolutely love, but for some reason, people never
think it sounds interesting, or maybe they read it and don’t like it at
all?
Does the Bible count?  LOL!  That’s all I can think of.  Boy, this is not a very entertaining meme, is it???

Do you read books while you do other things? Oh, yeah, I’m always multi-tasking.  I love to read by the pool, on the beach, by the lake in Maine, outside on my front porch while the kids are playing, but my favorite spot to read is in my bed at night with no distractions.

When you were little, did other children tease you about your reading habits? Not really, but they should have!  I read constantly.  I read in class at school, in the lunchroom, on the bus, you name it, I was reading.  I used to get in trouble for reading in class.

What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down?  Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich.  I’m dying for Lean Mean Thirteen to get to the library.  I’m on the waiting list.  (Once again, a disclaimer.  Evanovich can get a little racy, so I hesitate to suggest her sometimes.  I prefer to stick with authors like Fannie Flagg but I got hooked on the Stephanie Plum series years ago so I try to overlook the smutty parts.)

If you’re reading, consider yourself tagged.  And let me know if you play along!

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9 thoughts on “Book Meme

  1. You’re like me, I read everywhere. Books to recommend. “Memory Keeper’s Daughter” by Kim Edwards and “Uncharted” by Angela Hunt.

  2. I won’t go through the whole list, but the last BEST book I’ve ever read is “Same Kind of Different as Me.” It is the story of down-to-earth socialite in Ft.Worth,TX with a vision to make a difference in the life of someone. Her vision inspired her husband and the true story that unfolds as the “do-gooders” lives are turned upside down is nothing short of a miracle. This story is for everyone who donates a toy at Christmas time or puts $$ in the basket and never thinks again about the charity (in other words, most of us !).

    http://www.samekindofdifferentasme.com

    (and no, I don’t work for the publisher or know these people. I do, however, live in Texas !).

  3. I’m currently reading Standing in the Rainbow on YOUR recommendation. It is absolutely my kind of book. I don’t like knowing what goes on other people’s bedrooms either. Makes me feel like a creepy voyeur (or would that be voyeuse?). Anyway, I’ll take your meme and Susan? You’ve just given me my next good read. Thanks!

  4. I’ll do this tomorrow or Monday probably. I love books and book memes. You should read Peace Like a River by Leif Enger–excellent, excellent, excellent. So good I won’t give my copy away or loan it out!

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