Ahh! Another week starts off today and I am sure this is going to be a hectic one for us, it better be :o)
I have decided to do the Monday me-me's I used to do..it kind of brings a lot of discipline to my reading really... and you can also see me doing the Monday Musings posts once in a while :)
Rebecca from Just one more Page asks...
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about keeping books. Do you keep all the books you ever buy? Just the ones you love? Just collectibles? What do you do with the ones you don’t want to keep?
I do! be it fiction, non-fiction, stolen, college book, torn old book and sometimes some Magazines as well - I keep them all. There have been many books over he years that I have "wanted" to discard - them non-fictions I will never read- the self help books that someone in the family would buy and then lose it in my book - shelf :-/; but I still keep them :-|
I always think that there might be someone who might be interested in them and ask to borrow them and then never return **wishing**! There are some other General Knowledge from my school-time, that I STILL have... and I still am so weak in GK :)
I think it is a sickness of some sort :-] !! Yes, it is! God!
A weekly event hosted by Sheila from One Persons Journey Through a World Of Books to discuss your reading week ~ the books you've read and those you plan on reading in the coming week.
I have started a number of books and am in the process of reading them ALL - which really means that I am into a lot of books and there is no progress going on at all :)
So here is a LIST of books that I have going on right now -
Much Ado About Peter by Jean Webster
After Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster, I went ahead and downloaded this book from the Internet. This one is a collection of short stories all featuring Peter- the upper groom at Willowbrook and chronicles his life there. Through the stories we see how Peter changes from a carefree, irresponsible young groom to one with multiform anxieties, how his priorities change and how his outlook towards his friends and employer change.
It is a fun book and totally different one from Daddy-Long-Legs!
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger
I never read this book in school, but when recently I read A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J. D. Salinger, I knew I had to read something more from this author! Michelle over at A Reader's Respite came in just then with the idea of reading The Catcher in the Rye as a tribute to this great author, and I joined in. Though we were supposed to finish this on Feb 20th, I am still reading it.
I have mixed thoughts about it though. At some point I really feel I like it, and I really like the "voice" that talks all through this book, but at times I feel - where is this leading to? Is there a story at all, or is this fellow going to just talk about what's going on, all through the book? But I have noticed that I have this feeling that I really need to know more, so this keeps me going :)
Sorry Michelle, I am not done yet, but I surely will!
There are couple of books that I did start, but where left in between due to lack of enthusiasm - I will pick them up eventually, hopefully :)
Last week I received 2 books in my mail and I started reading -
Zan-Gah - A Prehistoric Adventure by Allan Richard Shickman
The hero, Zan-Gah seeks his lost twin in a savage prehistoric world, encountering suffering, captivity, conflict, love, and triumph. In three years, Zan-Gah passes from an uncertain boyhood to a tried and proven manhood and a position of leadership among his people. Themes: survival, cultures, gender roles, psychological trauma, nature's wonders and terrors.Initial thoughts - A good YA novel. It was given the Eric Hoffer Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing!
I have a signed copy :)
Inside the book there are lot of recommendations and some of them are from teens of 13 - 15 year old and there moms - I really like that :) ! Now if I was a mom of a teen and see these sweet recommendations, I would definitely pass this on to him/her without thinking of reading it - won't you?!
So what's up for you this Monday?!