Category: Booking Through Thursday

BTT: Reading History

When is the last time you read a history book? Historical biography? You know, something that took place in the past but was REAL.I read history regularly, but mostly it has been American History.  I was on a Civil War kick for awhile, which… Continue Reading “BTT: Reading History”

BTT: Book Reviews

This week’s Booking Through Thursday question was: Do you read book reviews? Whose do you trust? Do they affect your reading habits? Your buying habits?I do read book reviews – generally from whatever source is reviewing a book that catches my eye. If a… Continue Reading “BTT: Book Reviews”

BTT – Age Appropriate you read books “meant” for other age groups? Adult books when you were a child; Young-Adult books now that you’re grown; Picture books just for kicks … You know … books not “meant” for you. Or do you pretty much stick to what’s… Continue Reading “BTT – Age Appropriate”

BTT- Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

This was the Booking Through Thursday question that I couldn’t answer last night because I needed to run around my own books before making a final decision: If you could see one book turned into the perfect movie–one that would capture everything you love, the… Continue Reading “BTT- Coming Soon to a Theater Near You”

BTT – Cover

The Booking through Thursday question was: Can you judge a book by its cover?I recently read a thought by a writer – I want to say it was Salman Rushdie – that there is a way to judge a book by its cover. If… Continue Reading “BTT – Cover”

BTT – Visual

“So … the books that you own (however many there may be) … do you display them proudly right there in plain sight for all the world to see? (At least the world that comes into your living room.) Or do you keep them… Continue Reading “BTT – Visual”

BTT: Cereal

Booking through Thursday – the question was: What’s the oddest thing you’ve ever read? (You know, something NOT a book, magazine, short story, poem or article.) There is a pizza place in Chicago called Gino’s.  I would call it in the Top 5 of… Continue Reading “BTT: Cereal”

BTT: Multi-tasking

The Question Was: Do you multi-task when you read? Do other things like stirring things on the stove, brushing your teeth, watching television, knitting, walking, et cetera? Or is it just me, and you sit and do nothing but focus on what you’re reading?… Continue Reading “BTT: Multi-tasking”

BTT: Something Old, Something New

The question was:All other things being equal–do you prefer used books? Or new books? (The physical speciman, that is, not the title.) Does your preference differentiate between a standard kind of used book, and a pristine, leather-bound copy?I have often discussed my affinity for… Continue Reading “BTT: Something Old, Something New”

BTT: Ground Floor

This week’s Booking Through Thursday question was: There’s something wonderful about getting in on the ground floor of an author’s career–about being one of the first people to read and admire them, before they became famous best-sellers. Which authors have you been lucky enough… Continue Reading “BTT: Ground Floor”