Sunday, January 17, 2010

Monday: Musing/Whereabouts/Mailbox

When is it inappropriate to read in front of others? Is it ever appropriate?

When one invites people over and then reads, I think that is extremely rude. Otherwise I read pretty much everywhere unless I am baby-sitting or entertaining someone.

I read while travelling or waiting. Keeps me busy and also helps in closing the world out.

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I finished:

The Marshall and the Heiress by Patricia Potter (344)
The Courship by Catherine Coulter (331)
The Switch by Sandra Brown (Pages 550)
Life Support by Tess Gerritsen (Pages 369)

I plan to read:

Anything that holds my interest

I posted reviews of:

Six Seconds by Rick Mofina
Tintin and King Ottokar's Sceptre
White Picket Fences by Susan Meissner
The Last Bachelor by Betina Krahn
Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas

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Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia

I didn't receive a single book this past week.

23 comments:

Anna said...

I agree about not reading when you have company over. But Serena and I do that to each other, maybe because we're more like family and we both are reading while the guys are playing video games.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

bermudaonion said...

Aww, I'm sorry you had an empty mailbox. I hope you get some treasures this week.

fredamans said...

My musing; http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/musing-monday_17.html

My mailbox; http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-my-mailbox_16.html

Diane said...

I agree ---reading in front of others is rude, unless of course they'd like a little quiet time and brought their own book along >>>LOL

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I try never to go to appointments or anywhere there might be a wait without a book with me. But if someone is trying to talk to me, I won't read (unless it's my husband - ha ha!)

Staci said...

I agree with what you said!!

mattviews said...

I feel more justified to read when my company is all engaged in an activity. I always read over coffee and my friends respect that.

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Hopefully you'll get something in the mail this week. Here is mine

Melody said...

I agree with your answer on MM!

Teddyree said...

Sorry you had a sad mailbox week, hope next week is brighter :-)

Have a great reading week, I'm a huge Tess Gerritsen fan so hope you enjoyed Life Support.

zetor said...

My Musing Monday is about the same as yours!

Sassy Brit said...

Hi, here is my answer - a good talking point and I think it can vary depending on who you are with.

Mary said...

I've had weeks with an empty mailbox - sometimes it's a relief *smile*

Kaye said...

A good time to play catch up. I would be willing to bet you have something to read anyway. :)

Kristen said...

I'd agree with not reading in front of people who are visiting you but I'd make an exception for family. Otherwise I don't know that I could survive the visits. ;-)

How sad to have an empty mailbx. may it be overflowing with good reads this week!

DCMetroreader said...

This will be a great week to get caught up on your reading stack.

Alayne said...

Good answer to Musing Mondays, I think it would definitely be rude to read in front of guests! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Jennifer said...

I look forward to seeing what you choose to read for this week. Happy reading. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/what-are-you-reading-mondays-18-january.html

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I agree with your Monday Musings post. Sorry about the empty mailbox. Hopefully next week will be better.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

White Picket Fences sounds really good!

Here's my post:

http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2010/01/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_18.html

Serena said...

I tend not to read when company is over, unless it is Anna! LOL Like she said we'd rather read in our company than watch boys play football on the wii!

Sorry to hear you didn't get any books, but I'll be remedying that for you shortly.

Suko said...

Reading is a no-no when company is over, unless you're hosting a read-a-thon!

J. Kaye said...

I really want to read Rick Mofina's book, but never found the time.

Have fun reading this week!