Beginnings

Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Friday, December 10, 2010

I'm Late, I'm Late for Two Important...*Hops*

I refuse to make excuses anymore...It's just been that kind of week, so apologies aside, here are my contributions to the usual Thursday & Friday hops I participate in.

By the way, I'm finished for the season with the All I Want For Christmas meme.  I feel greedy already :D  Thanks Danya @ A Tapestry of Words for hosting & I'll definitely join in next year if you run it again :)



A weekly meme hosted by The Blue Bookcase.

This week's question is:

What is one of your literary pet peeves? Is there something that writers do that really sets your teeth on edge? Be specific, and give examples if you can.

Ooh, what a juicy topic :D  I cannot stand books written in a pretentious or condescending tone, or language written as such.  I think it demeans readers & gets under my skin.  An example of this type of writing that I have brought up before is in Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections and Freedom, but I also noticed it a lot in university readings, especially critical essays.  I just think that there is a better way of geting your point across or telling a story then by insulting your readers with a tone of voice that no one would listen to if you spoke.

I'm blanking on further examples of my pet peeve, but if you know what I mean, post some in the comments field.


A weekly meme hosted by Janet @ Friday Fill-Ins.

1.  I wish you all a safe & happy holiday season :)

2.  What's for dinner?...that's what I'm thinking.

3.  Please bring your favourite drink (that's a standard on invitations for any party I have).

4.  Life is so amazing.

5.  One of my fondest hopes is to see Ireland one day.

6.  Your comments make me smile & keep me motivated to blog and I just wanted to say thank you.

7.  And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching CSI and Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010 I taped last night, tomorrow my plans include making Xmas candies to share at school & family (if I don't eat them all myself!) and Sunday, I want to create a big dent or finish (ha) The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (ack, I'm getting sick of typing this same sentence every week!).

...and I'm not going to attempt the holiday song word scramble...because my brain is fried :P



A weekly meme hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy For Books.

This week's question comes from Angela @ Library Girl Reads:

"What is the thing you like most about reading book blogs? Is it the reviews, author guest posts, articles, giveaways, or something else entirely?"


My favourite things about visiting book blogs are exchanging ideas, learning about new books, reading reviews, and simply touching base with online friends through the medium of books :)

7 comments:

  1. Hopping by to say hello. It's been a long time since I've read critical essays. It may have been the writing style that led me to stop reading them as soon as I could!
    I read blogs mainly for the reviews, but the longer I do it, the more I'm reading because of the people behind the blogs.

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  2. Hi! Looks like you & I have very similar interests! Found ya through the book blog hop and I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts. :)

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  3. What kind of candy do you make? Me and my girls usually make coconut balls and chocolate truffles for the holidays. I need to get on that soon :s

    Have a great weekend!

    Jack

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  4. Hopping on by! Thanks for joining in the Christmas meme, I hope you get some (or all!) of the books on your list :D

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  5. Dropping by to say hello! :)

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  6. Hello! When I started reading book blogs I did it for the reviews. I still enjoy those greatly, I've been made aware of some great books that way. But by reading these I have come to know, a little, some of the people behind the blogs and what a great group I think book bloggers are. It is great seeing everyone's taste in reading, learning how different we all are yet how alike at the same time: passionate about reading.

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  7. Thanks for all your comments!

    Jack~ I make cream candies with fondant (mix together icing sugar, condensed milk, a little vanilla & a little salt). Mmm...

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