Saturday, February 7, 2009

One Day I'll Post a Book Review....

...but in the meantime, here's a brief interview that Alea of Pop Culture Junkie was kind enough to do with me:

1 What is your favorite time period to read about?

Top favorite: Right this very minute!
Least favorite (not that you asked): Call me resentful but the retrospective Sixties Baby Boomer coming-of-age stuff, makes my skin crawl.
Also, it takes a very special book for me to enjoy a futuristic setting.

2 Is there an author you have no interest in reading?
Stephen King (Loved On Writing, but his fiction is not for me. I tried.) And most authors who hit the Bestseller list every year or two, with a new book each time.

3 Do you listen to books on cd?
Occasionally on car trips, but my mind wanders and I miss stuff.

4 Do you keep many of your books after you read them? If not, what do
you do with them?

Most of them I return to the library. I love to loan my ARCs to friends and have them pass them on to friends, and so on. I'd like to do Book Crossing but haven't gotten it together yet.

5 What's the worst damage you have done to a book? How did it happen?
We bought a new Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook because we used the old one so much it was falling apart. Not long after we bought it, I spilled something on it and didn't realize it until I found the entire Index stuck together in one thick clump of pages. We still use the cookbook, though.

I also have some award/meme catch-up to do.

Jessi of Casual Dread gave me the Premios Dardo Award, which acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his or her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day. I'm supposed to pass this award along to 15 people, which I think is a great idea in this particular case. At first I thought I could choose the other people besides Jessi who are participating in my Diversity Rocks challenge, but alas (ha!) there are more than 15 of them! I can't pick some and not others, so I'm going to let it rest here.

And lastly, Rebecca of Lost in Books tagged me ages ago for a happiness meme. Six things that make me happy:

1. Sleeping in my own bed, with my own squishy pillow, after a trip.
2. My sister, who's coming to see me Friday!!!!
3. When something I wrote makes somebody laugh.
4. Watching my boys find their own music to love. Who knew a band like Linkin Park would bring me such joy, indirectly?
5. Deciding to take a family trip in the unlikely month of February, and being treated to unexpected sunny warm weather.
6. Helping people connect with each other--basically, what I've been working at these past few days when I was giving presentations to homeschoolers and potential homeschoolers, instead of writing book reviews.


  1. My cookbooks take a lot of abuse too.

  2. One of my best friends got two copies of the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook for her wedding so she gave me the "messed up" copy. The spine is upside down!

  3. Yay! Thanks for answering them! I'm glad the book is still usable!

  4. Best happy things ever :)
    Have a Great Weekend!

  5. I like the title of this post. I feel like I haven't posted a book review in forever!


  6. Alea-- Yes, the book is "usable," but Ali should have advised anyone with library people in their household to spill anywhere but on the index! >:-)


  7. I loved your blog. Thank you.