Thursday, May 26, 2005

A numbers game

Some people read one book at a time. Some people have a number of them on the go at any given time, perhaps a reading in bed book, a breakfast table book, a bathroom book, and so on, which leads me to...
  1. Are you currently reading more than one book?
  2. If so, how many books are you currently reading?
  3. Is this normal for you?
  4. Where do you keep your current reads?

Thursday, May 19, 2005

An introduction to genres

I thought for this first question I'd start with something fairly basic...

I once knew a man who read about WWII. He read everything he could get his hands on on the subject. He had a whole wall of books that were all about WWII. It amazed me. How could he continue to find one subject that engrossing? My mother, on the other hand, loves to read best sellers. I've known other people who read science fiction to the exclusion of everything else; for others it was philosophy, self-help, or history.

So, to the questions...

  1. What kind of books do you like to read?
  2. Why? Provide specific examples.
I moved my response to this question to my regular blog. If you want to see it, it's here.


Have a suggestion for questions I might include here? Add a comment to this post, and I'll consider your suggestion. I'll give credit by providing a link to the blog of anyone suggesting something that I use.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The birth of a new meme?

Well, that's my intention, anyway. Only time will tell if this is a good idea or a horrid one. I am admittedly quite new to blogging and memes. I am, however, a life-time reader of the voracious sort, and have been poking around in search of a weekly book meme. And I haven't found one. So, here I am, ready to give it a whirl.

If this proves to be a popular idea, I will consider adding some sort of an email list so that people will know when I post the week's meme.

Meme questions will be about books, authors, reading preferences, that sort of thing. If you want to participate, please jump on in.

Questions will be released on Thursday mornings. The exact time will vary.