Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spring Reading Thing 2009 & Booking Through Thursday

I am finally getting around to getting together the books I want to read for the Spring Reading Thing 2009. I also found a new (or at least new to me) meme today about books! How cool is that! So, I'm going to combine them both here today.

I'll start with the meme. It's called Booking Through Thursday. If you'd like to see more answers to this weeks question then head on over! This weeks question is actually a series or questions about the library.

How often do you use your public library and how do you use it?
I go at least once a month if not more often. We (our family) use it to check out books for general reading and movies to watch. Sometimes we even get books on tapes for long car rides.

Has the coffeehouse/bookstore replaced the library?
Sometimes I do but I don't think that they will completely take over the library. Especially right now with the economy. Not everyone can afford to go out and purchase that must read book when you can find it at your local library.

Did you go to the library as a child?
Yes! Loved going as a child.

Do you have any particular memories of the library?
My memories of the library go back to my childhood. There was one library that in my memory was very big but I'm sure that as an adult if I ever went back I would see that it really wasn't. Anyway, I loved going to the children's library. It was downstairs and there were so many books to choose from! I really don't remember any particular reading program but I do remember that they had them. The children's librarians were just wonderful. They would always help you if you needed help and they never talked down to you. They also knew where all the cool books were. All I know is that I loved that children's library.

Do you like sleek, modern, active libraries or the older, darker, quiet, cozy libraries?
As long as they have a great selection of books and are helpful I really don't care which one I'm in. I love both kinds.

Now on to the Spring Reading Thing 2009: Let's Read! Right now there are over 200 participants an I'm enjoying going to every single one of their lists and seeing what other books out there I want to add to mine. :) If you love reading and books in general join up or at least make yourself a list of books that you would like to finish reading by June 30th. I know that I will probably not finish my whole list but it sure is nice to have one. So here are my books in no particular order:

1. Shadow Dance by Julie Garwood
2. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
3. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
4. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
5. The Art of Prayer by Timothy Jones - re-reading this one for our Sunday School class
6. Summerland by Michal Chabon
7. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
8. Eldest by Christopher Paolini - currently reading


CindyMae said...

Sounds like some awesome books!!!

D... said...

I read Inkheart and Twilight. Greatly enjoyed them both. I saw the Twilight movie but missed out on Inkheart. I will see it on dvd!

I have Eragon to read, but haven't yet. I'm assuming you liked it since you are reading the next book.

Kim said...

So far I'm liking what I have on my list. Unfortunately while I go through and see others lists I am adding to mine. Not here on my blog but my ever growing list on my desk. But it will all make for some good summer reading. Or a leas that's the plan for now.

Kim said...


I'm really looking forward to reading Inkheart and Twilight. A lot of my friends have read them already and were so excited about them.

I really did like Eragon and I'm enjoying reading Eldest. Since they are bigger books and I really don't have that much time in a day to read them it is taking me awhile to get through it. I'm about half way now and hope to finish it soon as I really want to read those others. :)

Nise' said...

BTT - The library is a great place to check out movies! At my library they are a $1 for a week.

SRT - Your spring reading list looks great. Enjoy.

Lynn said...

What a great list. I really enjoyed Robinson Crusoe. Hope you do, too :)


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