30 December 2009


WWW Wednesdays is a new meme hosted by mizb17 over at Should Be Reading. It asks three (3) questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

My answers for this week are:

Currently reading:

"The Gathering" by Anne Enright

Just finished:

"Birdsong" by Sebastian Faulks

Reading next:

"The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood

29 December 2009

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read

  • Open to a random page

  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
    BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

  • This week's teaser comes from page 178 of Sophie's Choice by William Styron.

    "I was literally on the verge of crying out, but she beat me to it, making a gulping noise as she clapped her hands over her mouth and fled to the bathroom. I stood there in pounding embarrassment for long moments listening to the muffled sounds behind the bathroom door, aware now for the first time of the Scarlatti piano sonata that had been playing softly on the phonograph."

    10 December 2009

    Booking Through Thursday - Mark the Spot

    This weeks Booking Through Thursday was suggested by Tammy and asks:

    What items have you ever used as a bookmark? What is the most unusual item you’ve ever used or seen used?

    I have two lovely bookmarks that my son and daughter made me when they were young which I use most of the time, however, over the years I have used many different items as bookmarks, such as shopping receipts, price tags off clothing, envelopes and drinking straws.

    I buy a lot of secondhand books and it is not unusual to find items which have been left inside books such as tickets and photos. When I find photograph it makes me wonder who these people are and what their lives have been like. It makes me a little sad that I can't return the photographs to their owners. My best find ever was $10, which I can only assume was being used as a bookmark and that find definitely covered the price of the book!

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