Sep 24, 2009

I Love Book Sale!

I love book sale, not just the used book store, but any shop that sells used or new books at low prices. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling! Whenever we go to the mall, I usually gravitate towards a book store. My husband used to shake his head about this but has now grown used to it. He knows that no mall visit is complete for me without a bookstore visit. Even my kids are starting to love browsing in book stores.

Since I have so many books now, somebody asked me if I want to sell some of them. I thought about it and realized that I cant part with my books. I would feel as if I betrayed them if I should sell them! So no book sale from me in the near future. Unless my house is declared a fire hazard, that is!

Sep 18, 2009

Book Worms Meme

Here is one meme for book lovers out there!

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
  • Only if available. Usually chips or nuts.
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of
writing in books horrify you?
  • Write on books? NO! Unless they are text books!
How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears?
  • Dog-ears mostly. My kids usually take out my bookmarks.
Laying the book flat open?
  • Never!
Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
  • Fiction.
Hard copy or audiobooks?
  • Hard copy
Are you a person who tends to read to the end of chapters, or are you
able to put a book down at any point?
  • Can put books down anytime. If you are a mother, this is a skill that you must learn and master without losing your patience. No matter how exciting the book is, a shrieking child or a frowning husband takes precedence.
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
  • Wait until I can google it, or guess based on the context.
What are you currently reading?
  • Will start Lost Symbol tomorrow. Currently re-reading Rich Dad Poor Dad.
What is the last book you bought?
  • On a book sale, Hannibal by Thomas Harris
Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can
you read more than one at a time?
  • More than one at anytime. I have books lying around and I usually whichever is handy.
Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
  • While everybody is watching TV or whenever there is a lesser chance that I will be bothered.
Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
  • Depends on the story. I love the Harry Potter, Twilight, Narnia series but cant finish the first few chapters of Southern Vampires.
Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
  • Sidney Sheldon, Harry Potter
How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
  • I wish I can organize them. But I store them in the bookshelf in no particular order(except the series that are of course stored together). My only concern is that they fit. Otherwise, they stay in a box.

Special thanks to Pachuvachuva where I first saw this meme.

Sep 8, 2009

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

I love Sophie Kinsella. Her books are witty and charming, and you can always relate with the life of the heroine. They are not always perfect, but they always triumph in the end for having that innate goodness and tenacity.

The heroine in this book is Lara Lington. She was being haunted by Sadie, her great-aunt from the 1920's, who dresses her in 20'sgarments, hence the title. Sadie was her 105 year old aunt who died of old-age, and Lara heard her during the wake asking for her necklace. Of course, Lara was the only one who could hear her. She stopped the funeral and tried to find Sadie's necklace.

In the process of looking for the necklace, Lara go to know her great aunt and discover new things about herself as well. She found her man, got revenge and found Sadie's great love.

This is a fun read indeed for me. You should read if you love chick lit.

Sep 3, 2009

My Book Shelf

I was inspired to take pictures of my bookshelf because of KyusiReader's bookshelf project. The books in these pictures are not arranged in any order, aside of course from my collection of the Harry Potter, Narnia and Twilight books. And did you know that of these 3 series, I still don't have any of the last books? Yes, I still don't own Breaking Dawn, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Narnia's Last Battle. But of course, I have them anyway, thanks to ebooks.

This picture below is a big box of books I keep under my table at the office. I have read all of them, but haven't brought them home yet for lack of space. These books I either buy from the mall or they have been given by my bosses who share my love of books.

My next project would be to buy a decent bookshelf and make a list of all the books I own, have read and those that I intend to buy.

How about you, how do you keep your books? If you have a picture of your bookshelf, you may submit them to KyusiReader.