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Musing Mondays: Book communing

Does your house have a communal bookshelf? If not, is your bookshelf centrally located so everyone has access to it?

Our house is a divided country when it comes to bookshelves. Actually, it’s more akin to bordering states than a civil war but we aren’t into communal shelving.

I have bookshelves in my office. […]

Musing Mondays: Music

Do you listen to music while reading? Does this change if you’re reading in or out of your house? Do you have a preference of music for such occasions?

I occasionally do but probably less than 25 percent of the time. Whether I do so out of the house depends on the setting. […]

Musing Mondays: Library Meme

Library Habits meme:

1. If you don’t frequent your local library, why not? 2. If you do visit the library, how often do you go? 3. Do you have a favorite section that you always head to first, or do you just randomly peruse the shelves? 4. How many books are you allowed to […]

Musing Mondays: Library companionship

Who, if anyone usually accompanies you to the library? Is it somewhere you go alone? Or is it a regular outing with family or friends? Which do you prefer?

A lot of my visits to the library tend to be stopping by just to pick up a book on reserve. If, however, I go […]

Musing Mondays: Mid-year reading report

Now that we’ve come to the middle of the year, what do you think of your 2009 reading so far? Read anything interesting that you’d like to share? Any outstanding favourites?

My reading so far this year indicates my translated literature fixation continues. Not surprisingly, then, it accounts for one of my favorites this […]

Musing Mondays: Award winners

Do you feel compelled to read prize-winning (Giller/Booker/Pulitzer etc) books? Why, or why not? Is there, perhaps, one particular award that you favour?

I don’t know that compelled is the right term, although I have become somewhat more attentive to them in the past couple years.

I still make sure I have a copy […]