Musing Mondays (Apr. 22)

MusingMondays5Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

My Musing:

bookpile5aOne of my bookish habits is in regards to the library. I will go there to browse, and end up bringing a whole stack of books home… only to read maybe one of them. And, it doesn’t just have to be books that I found while browsing in the actual building — I do the same thing with their online catalogue. I will put a bunch of books on hold, go pick them up when they come in, skim them, and read only one or two. The rest sit here for a bit and then get taken back to the library. 

It’s not because I don’t want to read them. I wouldn’t bring them home if they didn’t look like something I’d be interested in. I just always tend to be more ambitious than I should. I know I’ll never get them all read within the time frame, but I can’t help myself. Of course, I’m not thinking of whether/not I can read them all in a set amount of time when I bring all of these books home. I’m only thinking, “Ooo, that sounds great! I’ve gotta read that!” LOL 

And, it’s not like I bring home twenty books. There are usually only five or so. I do know a woman who takes out twenty-ish books at a time, though… and I’m pretty sure she reads them all. She’s a much more avid reader than I am, and she can speed-read, too. 

Anyway. This is not a habit that I plan on giving up any time soon. LOL. I love the local library — I love that I have access to so many free books! Awesome, awesome, awesome. 🙂

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18 thoughts on “Musing Mondays (Apr. 22)

  1. I recently read three books and a short story that I recommend: Geri Foster’s OUT OF THE SHADOWS and OUT OF THE DARK; Anna Jeffrey’s THE TYCOON; and the short story by Jacquie Rogers, SINGLE GIRLS CAN’T JUMP. Each was good in a different way. Geri Foster’s are action adventure romantic suspense and very fast paced. These are the first two in a ten book series but can be read in any order. Anna Jeffrey’s is a good old Texas family saga, and the first of a trilogy. Jacquie Rogers’s short story is a fun, cute, time-travel spoof on stupid laws that we wonder why passed and seem never to be repealed.


  2. Happy Earth Day everyone! I have habit of doing the same thing with library books. They all look so good when you pick them up but then you get home and there are a thousand things getting in the way of reading. If I’m focused, I can read two or three books a week depending on their length. I usually pick up about four or five books in a trip and sometimes I end up renewing the last book because I’m not quite done with it.

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