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, March 11, 2011

Friday Blog Hop!

A weekly meme hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy For Books.

This week's topic is from Ellie @ Musings of a Bookshop Girl.

"If I gave you £50 (or $80) and sent you into a bookshop right now, what would be in your basket when you finally staggered to the till?"

Oooh...don't toy with me, I'm very vulnerable to book shopping hypotheticals :D

I'm going to think a bit more radically here instead of stating the obvious (challenge books that I haven't bought yet).  I always like to buy fiction, but usually I'll throw in a couple of nonfiction, and usually one (auto)biography or memoir to spice things up. 

Let's say for sake of argument (and having to do several price checks) that each book cost $10, so here are the 8 eclectic books I'd buy:

1)  Get Happy by Gerald Clarke--a biography of Judy Garland
2)  The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers--a classic
3)  Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume--a children's classic
4)  Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery--minus book #1 which I already have; a box set on sale?!  In my dreams :D
5)  Blessings by Anna Quindlen--I've been dying to read something else by her as I absolutely loved One True Thing
6)  Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler--ditto #5, except it was The Accidental Tourist :)
7)  We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver--a contemporary must-read
8)  At Home by Bill Bryson--I had to throw a humourist into the group to lighten the load ;)

Coincidentally, I'm finally getting around to hitting the Book Depot, likely on Monday, so I'll hopefully have lots of book shopping news to share ;)

I can't wait to hop & see what everyone wants to buy!  Isn't virtual, imaginary book shopping fun? :D  What would you buy if you had $80 to spend?  Share in the comments & watch your TBR list grow!

Ontarians are on spring/March break this week, so enjoy!


  1. On my list of would be purchases are several newer releases plus The Hunger Games trilogy! What I didn't add, but have to read, is The Room by Emma Donoghue! Of course I've included Little Princes too. So many wonderful books!
    Won't you stop by?

  2. Ooooh, the Book Depot sound awesome. Have a great time! I also would like a boxed set of L.M. Montgomery's books.

  3. What a great list! OMG I haven't read Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret in YEARS!!!

    I had problems coming up with my list... at first I could ONLY think about books that are coming out later in the year, lol.

  4. Wow! What a great question this week. I always peek at other people's book piles at the checkout link at B&N. That doesn't make me a voyeur, does it?

    The exhibitionist in me has posted my own bookstore shopping list -- and it's not as predictable as you may think!

    Hop on over to my blog for all the suspense and chills of my TBR list -

    Happy Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  5. I loved Anne. I'll have to reread at some point.

  6. Hi!
    Love your list of books to buy! I've read a couple of them. The Judy Blume book was really good. And of course I loved the Ann of Green Gables books. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  7. Interesting list! Judy Blume? Now I want to go back and re-read that one.... :)

    Happy Hopping !!

  8. You have some classics here! coming through on the blog hop. Please come over and check out my list.