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Every Monday, Should Be Reading (http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/) asks a book/reading related question.

Musing Mondays: Out of the Blue Reads

Musing Mondays by Should Be Reading

Q:

Have you ever found a book out of the blue, read it, and then had it be surprisingly good — one that stuck with you for years? If so, what book was it?


A:

I remember I found The Perks of Being a Wallflower up north at a small store in Lexington, MI.  It was not at a book store, but at a random fudge shop (I think it was a fudge shop; it definitely was not a book store).  I remember I saw it on it’s own shelf and there were like a few copies.  I picked it up, looked at the cover, and decided to buy it on a whim.

This book ended up becoming one of  my favorite books of all time!  It has stuck with me for years, and I have read it quite a few times.  It has been a special book for me, and will continue to be for my entire life.

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Musing Monday: Good Description, Bad Cover

Musing Mondays by: Should Be Reading

Q:

Would you choose to review a book if its description sounded interesting but the cover was terrible?

A:

Of course!  Don’t get me wrong, a good cover is nice, and a lot of times I buy a book solely based on the cover, but I also own an e-reader, and when reading Ebooks you barely see the cover.  So I would definitely review a book if the cover was terrible.

For me, my imagination runs wild with the contents of the book, not just with the cover.  So if the book was worth my time and review, and if I truly enjoyed it, I would disregard the terrible cover and review it regardless.

But if the review was for an author I knew, and the cover was uninteresting or bad, I would probably tell them to spice that baby up a bit before it hit the shelves!

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Musing Monday: Reading Anywhere

Musing Mondays by: Should Be Reading

Q:

What book do you wish you were reading right now? Where would you take it to, if you could go anywhere to read for a while?

A:

I’m actually content with the book I’m reading at the moment: When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals.

However, I do wish I could read it in the Amazon or the African forest while I sit next to Jane Goodall!  I know it’s far-fetched, but hey, a girl can dream!

🙂

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Musing Monday: Heading to the Bookstore

Musing Mondays by: Should Be Reading

Q:

When you walk into a bookstore — any bookstore — what’s the first section you head toward (what draws you)?

A:

Well, it really depends on what I’m looking for at the time.  Usually, I’m looking for non-fiction, whether it’s animal stories, memoirs, humor, etc.

I usually head straight for the “book deals” of the day like Borders Books (oh Borders, how I miss you) had.  I’m 100% for putting my money down for a book, but come on, who doesn’t love a good deal?!

After I check out the deals, and if I can’t find any, then I go to the section of whatever genre I’m interested in at the time.

I just LOVE going to bookstores.  The smell, the atmosphere, the like-minded people, everything.

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Musing Monday: Series

Musing Mondays by: Should Be Reading

Q:

• Do you read books that are part of a series?
• Do you collect all the books in the series before starting? What if the series is brand new, and the only book that’s been published so far is Book one? As subsequent books in the series are published, do you go back and re-read the preceding books?


A:

I think the only books I have read, and collected, which were part of a series was Harry Potter.

And since I’m an organized spaz, I had to go back and re-read from the first book before I could read the newest book.  So with that said, I have read each Harry Potter book about 6 times.  But of course, I didn’t mind!  🙂

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Musing Monday: Love Story

Musing Mondays by: Should Be Reading

Q:

What is your favorite romantic book –or book that includes a love story? (an adult romance, young adult, kids’ story, anything)

A:

I really had to think about this question since I don’t usually read romance.  Scratch that, I NEVER read romance.

However, as I went through my mental list of the books I have read, one that really stuck out was not a typical love story between a man and a woman, but instead a love story between a dog and his owners.

Those who have read The Art of Racing in the Rain can definitely say that it is an absolutely beautiful love story.  No, it’s not Twilight, or not a story with a shirtless Fabio, however if you are looking for a sentimental, tear-jerking read, then I highly recommend you read The Art of Racing in the Rain.

Musing Monday: Thinking About the Next Book

Musing Mondays by: Should Be Reading

Q:

How far along are you in your current read before you start thinking about what you’ll read next?


A:

Usually, I debate each book before I even start to read them.

I have a massive TBR pile and I never know which one to pick next (my TBR list is the only thing I’m not organized with).

I debate with myself saying, “Should I read this one now?”  “What about that one, it looks better.”

However, usually once I start reading whatever I finally choose, I’m satisfied with it and I don’t think about my next read until I’m almost finished with my current one.  Unless of course I don’t like the book I’m reading, and then I just hurry through it so I can get on to the next one!

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