Monday, July 6, 2009

Mondays: Musings/Mailbox/whereabouts

Musing Mondays (BIG)
Who, if anyone usually accompanies you to the library? Is it somewhere you go alone? Or is it a regular outing with family or friends? Which do you prefer?

Nowadays, I seldom visit the library. Any library. However, when I was regular visitor to a library, I used to do it alone. I browsed books leisurely at my own pace. Picking this, leaving that.

Even now when I visit bookstores, I prefer my own company. Pausing, buying in my own time and at my own pace. But I do love taking along my nephews and nieces and let them buy whatever they desire. It is huge outing for all of us. After buying books, we end up having lunch/dinner and truly enjoy!


It's Monday! What Are You Reading This Week? is a weekly event hosted by J. Kaye of J. Kaye's Book Blog, "to list the books completed last week, the books currently being read, and the books to be finish this week."

I finished the following:

Tender Graces by Kathryn Magendie
A Bird in the House by Margaret Laurence
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

I am in the midst of reading:

Blasted by Kate Story
In Cold Blood by Trumen Capote
Renascence & Other Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

I posted reviews of:

Tender Graces by Kathryn Magendie
A Bird in the House by Margaret Laurence


Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia, In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren and New Crayons is hosted by Color Online. Check all three which are related to books you receive in the past week.

No books as of now.



Katrina said...

I like to go to bookstores and libraries alone too. Every time I bring my hubby he rushes me and doesn't understand the process of choosing a book.

Teddyree said...

Have a great reading week, I liked your review of Tender Graces.
I have just gone back to visiting the library after a 2 year break, I think the dwindling bank balance encouraged me to break the library drought lol. I do like to go on my own so there is nobody nagging at me to go home!

Mae said...

I prefer my own company when visiting bookstores and libraries too. It's just much more comfortable and you're not being hassled by well meaning friends.

bermudaonion said...

I need a no book week, but it sure is hard to wish for. I hope you get lots of books this week.

Ruth Schaller said...

Happy Reading! :D

Lisa (Southern Girl Reads) said...

I can't wait to hear your thoughts on In Cold Blood. I read it earlier this year and it really stuck with me.

Anonymous said...

Happy Reading... enjoy your week!

Jenny Girl said...

Well that's a nice trip out, bookstore and lunch! Here's my musing

Kristen said...

You've got some good books to read there! Enjoy them this week!

Catherine said...

I always go the library and the bookshop alone: I like to take time to browse. Strangely, some people seem to think taking an hour to choose two or three books is unreasonable.

I've left you an award here.

Anonymous said...

Great list! I am looking forward to Kathryn Magendie's next book!

Yvonne said...

I prefer going to bookstores and libraries on my own too.

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Interesting. I didn't do too good this week. Update 2

Anonymous said...

I just ordered some new books, ensuring new arrivals this week :-).

Enjoy your reading!

serendipity_viv said...

I love to visit the library - our one is always so up to date with books. Usually go on my own.

tea said...

I love to read Millay's poems. I've never read her life story.

kayerj said...

I prefer my own company too. my Monday musings

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I've had "empty mailbox weeks" and I look at them as a chance to catch up or catch my breath : )

Enjoy your reading this week!

Anonymous said...

The only person I every go to the library with is my daughter, and even then we split up.

Anonymous said...

I prefer going alone too. It's relaxing isn't it? btw, I gave you an award, it's on my blog. Congrats :D seriously, I think you have a great blog.

Rich Mom, Rich Dad. Poor Mom, Poor Dad. said...

The murder of the Clutter family, which is what "In Cold Blood" is about was very tragic :( Obviously it was before my time but I grew up in Southwest Kansas and lived 30 minutes away from Holcomb and visited the Clutter farm (which is closed off by the new owners). Truman Capote is an excellent write!

I also enjoy book shopping all by myself, too!

You can find my Monday list here

Hilarie said...

Wow, you had a great week! I want to read In Cold Blood, so I'll have to keep an eye out for your review.

Kim said...

I sometimes go to the library with my youngest son, Sam, but also go alone too. I love to take the whole the family to the bookstore, but we then usually split up an look for our own stuff. We used to do that every couple of weeks when my boys were younger, but they are so busy with their own teen stuff that it happens way less often.

Sorry about your empty mailbox-but sometimes that is okay, isn't it! ;)


Staci said...

I want to read A year of Wonders...sounds like you've got some great books going on there!!

Serena said...

sorry to hear you haven't received any books yet, though I am sure you have plenty to occupy your time.

Have a great week. I'm finally back online after a week of vacation.