Today in My History

2000:  If Wishes were Horses
2001:  How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Miles
2002:  Deck the Halls
2003:  Brave New World
2004:  Giving Pleasure
2005 Ho-Ho-Ho, Merry Christmas

2006 Hide and Go Seek
2007: An 1843 Cold Case
2008: A Global Alphabetical Apology
2009: Take 2 Puppies and Call Me in the Morning
2010: The Yearly Letter
2011:  All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go
2012: Seeing Red
2013:  21st Century Conversation
As the (Leisure) World Turns
2015  Peace on Earth
2016: God Bless us Every One

Bitter Hack
Updated 12/2
"It's a Wonderful Life"

Books Read in 2017
 Updated 11/18
"Magic Flute"

Personal Home Page

My family

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2016
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010


updated 7/16

(you know how to fix it)

Mirror Site for RSS Feed:
Airy Persiflage

Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piñata Group
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?

Swap Bot: 
My Day
Favorite Travel Photos
Things in My Life
Pocket Letters
7 Days of Meals

mail to Walt / mail to Bev  

For new Holidailies readers, here is an introduction to me

3 December 2017

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. You may have heard the expression, “honor among thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we try to credit the blog that we stole it from, if possible. We also provide a link to the victim's questions in our "Previous Victims" widget. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") Sometimes we edit the original meme, to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, to select the best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from recently asked questions from a previously post. Cheers to all of us thieves!

This was stolen from designindigo, a site which no longer seems to be live.  But we all seem to be readers, so I thought this was fun to do.

1. Do you prefer hardcover, paperback, or Kindle...and why?

While I love hardcovers, the older I get the more print size is important, and you can enlarge (or as someone used to say "embiggen") the print there.  Also the Kindle is so easy to carry around, where a hardcover, especially a long one, often is not.  Also, if I fall asleep while reading I don't lose my place.

2. If I were to own a book shop I would call it ...

Well, I kinda liked the name of the book shop where I volunteered--Logos Books.  But if I have to come up with my own name, how about Book Trails (that's the title of a series of "red books" that I had and loved as a kid).

3. My favorite quote from a book (mention the title) is ...

 “Real isn't how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.”  (from "The Velveteen Rabbit")

4. The author (alive or dead) I would love to have lunch with would be ...

My favorite author is John Steinbeck, but I understand he could be ill-tempered, so I think I'll go with Diana Gabaldon.  Maybe I can get some sort of insight about how far the lives of Jamie and Claire are going to go...and where each will die (if she has figured that out yet). I'd also love to probe her mind about her writing habits and her research.

5. If I was going to a deserted island and could only bring one book, except for the SAS survival guide, it would be ...

Well, I guess I couldn't bring a series (which would be ideal), so if I have to bring just one book, it would be the bible.  I know that sounds cliché from someone who isn't particularly religious, but (a) it's a b-i-g book, so will take a long time to get through, and (b) I gather there's all sorts of different genres of stories in there, so it would give me variety.  I'd want a modern version, not the traditional King James.

6. I would love someone to invent a bookish gadget that ...

maybe a little fan that clips to the top of the Kindle that would gently blow a cooling breeze on me as I read.

7. The smell of an old book reminds me of ....

An old book store!  That's an unmistakable scent that brings you back to a stuffy old, overcrowded book store, or a nice little library.

8. If I could be the lead character in a book (mention the title), it would be....

Every time I get into Outlander world, I want to be Claire Fraser, though I would have to shed 36 years and 70 or so pounds before I could handle it.

9. The most over-rated book of all time is....

"Fifty Shades of Grey."  I read the book to find out what all the hoopla was about and it was boring.  The heroine was the most obnoxious, annoying heroine I've ever read.  The blatant sex will keep people reading to the end, but I sure didn't want to read either of the sequels.

10. I hate it when a book....

Ends after I have become so deeply involved with the characters and their lives and know that I'll never know what happens after the book ends.  I also hate a book that blatantly proselytizes under the guise of writing a story.  My cousin raved about the "Left Behind" series and I started reading it and actually threw the first book across the room about halfway through it, the preaching was so heavy.  Also it wasn't very well written.



(I don't know whose dog this is)

I'd love it if you'd leave a comment!
Remember to sign your name in the "Name" box or else you will show up as "anonymous"
(unless you want to be anonymous, that is!)

HTML Guestbook is loading comments...



<--previousnext -->

Journal home | bio | cast | archive | links | awards |  Flickr | Bev's Home Page

This is entry #6464