The Reading Meme



Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack? I don't usually snack while I read, but I eat meals while I read. I'm pretty OCD and don't like greasy fingerprints in or on my books.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? I do not mark in my books! That idea horrifies me! Plus, I usually recycle my books by selling them on Amazon.com later, and marking in them would be a no-no.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Bookmark. Nothing fancy, though I like the artsy fartsy bookmarks you can buy.

Laying the book flat open? I don't like to lay the book flat open, it tends to ruin the spine. I'm picky about how I treat my books. :)

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both? Right now, I am all into Fiction. I do like Non-fiction as well and have shelves filled with Astrology books, how-to books, etc.

Hard copy or audiobooks? Hard copy for me. If I had an audiobook going, I'd be too easily distracted with other things... oh look! A bunny rabbit...

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? I prefer to read to the end of a chapter as long as I can keep my eyes open!

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away? Not usually. I can normally figure out what it means by the context in which it's used. Unless it really bugs me and I'm near the computer - in which case I might Google it.

What are you currently reading? I just started reading "Marked: A House of Night Novel" by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. It's book one in the series.

What is the last book you bought? I bought 3 when I went to Wal-Mart the other day. The above mentioned "Marked," "Impossible" by Nancy Werlin and "Dark Visions" by L.J. Smith. (Read my review of "Impossible" here.)

Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time? I only read one at a time.

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read? I like to eat at work over my lunch hour to relax. I like to read when I go to bed at night. I like to read whenever I can steal the time. During the summer, I like taking a good book to the swimming pool. It's where I read the whole Twilight series this summer.

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books? No preference, really.

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over? I tell everyone who'll listen and even those who don't... how much I loved the whole Twilight saga. But it's something you either love or you don't.

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?) Random. The ones that I'm finished with go into a large box and get listed online at Amazon.com for sale.

Favorite genre? I love YA, romance, fantasy, mystery, a little sci-fi, vampires, paranormal...

Tagging: Whoever wants to do it!


Impossible by Nancy Werlin


Impossible by Nancy Werlin

This book was an impulse buy at Wal-Mart the other day. I picked it up and thumbed through it and thought that it sounded like my kind of read. So I bought it. It was a fast read for me. At 364 pages, it didn't take me long to read, and since I couldn't put the book down, it went fast. It was one of those "one more page and I'll go to sleep" type of books. From the book, Author's note: "Impossible began taking shape as a novel for me in 1997. For reasons I can't remember (Did the song come on the radio in my car? Did I sing along? Where do ideas come from?), I found myself thinking about the lyrics to the ballad "Scarborough Fair," as recorded by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel thirty years before. My oldest sister, Miriam, had played it often when we were kids. I had then found the song beautiful and sad and oh-so-romantic. I was a big believer in romance and true love, and of course, in having a good cry over same."


As the author mentions above, the song is based off of the song by Simon and Garfunkel. I'm sure you've heard the one at some time in your life. The catchy phrase: "
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme..."

The story is about a curse on the Scarborough women. Lucinda, Lucy Scarborough is the heroine and she must race against time and complete 3 seemingly impossible tasks mentioned in the lyrics to break the curse and save her unborn baby and herself. The 3 tasks were actually pulled from a version of the song called "The Elfin Knight:

From the sting of my curse she can never be free
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Unless she unravels my riddlings three
She will be a true love of mine

Tell her to make me a magical shirt
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Without any seam or needlework
Else she'll be a true love of mine

Tell her to find me an acre of land
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Between the salt water and the sea strand
Else she'll be a true love of mine

Tell her to plow it with just a goat's horn
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
And sow it all over with one grain of corn
Else she'll be a true love of mine
And her daughters forever possessions of mine

A magical story that will have you cheering Lucy on! I highly recommend this book if you are into happy endings, fantasy and romance.


Reading level:
Young Adult
Paperback:
384 pages
Publisher:
Speak; Reprint edition (August 11, 2009)
Language:
English
ISBN-10:
0142414913
ISBN-13:
978-0142414910
My Rating: A




My Day Book



For today... Sunday, September 27, 2009

I got this from Desi, but she is so much more creative than I am!

On My Mind...
All of the multi-tasking things I have to remember to do, preferably one by one, until they're done.

Outside My Window...
it's 59 degrees and dark.

What I am Reading...
I just finished "Impossible" by Nancy Werlin last night. Next on the to read list is "Marked," the first House of Night Novel by P.C. Cast & her daughter Kristin Cast.

What I am Listening to...
other than the sounds of the night, outside... nothing.

What I am Watching...
as soon as I finish this post, I'm going to flip over to ninjavideo.net and watch episode 13 of season 4 of Supernatural. I'm going through all of the episodes, I started a few weeks ago with the pilot episode and have watched them in order - all seasons - to where I'm at right now. Best show, ever.

I am hoping...
to get some inspiration to write this weekend.

Quotable Quote...
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

A Funny Thing... Yellow Fever. Episode 6 from season 4. Supernatural, again. :)

In The Kitchen...
There's not a lot of room, and I need to get some groceries, but other than that, it's a pretty uneventful place.

Around the House...
It's just me and my dog Duffy.

Coming Up this Week...
My hours are all different again. Off on Monday. Work Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm. Then... VACATION.

Twilight Meadow


Welcome to my brand new blog. I am a voracious reader and have read so many books this summer alone! I read at least 1 book a week. Or I try to! I'm also in the process off writing a book. Hopefully, I will get more things together here soon! Thanks for stopping by.
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