Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Booking Through Thursday & Enquiring Minds"

Filed under: Wordpress — --Deb @ 1:10 am 
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In a related question to last week’s–
I was reading the other day a quote from JFK Jr who said on the death of his mother, that she died surrounded by family, friends, and her books. Apparently, Jackie’s books were very much a part of HER, her personality, her sense of self.
Up until recently, people could browse your bookshelves and learn a lot about you–what your interests are, your range of topics, favorite authors, how much you read (or at least buy books).
More and more, though, this is changing. People aren’t buying books so much as borrowing them from the library. Or reading them on their e-readers or computers. There’s nothing PHYSICAL on the shelves to tell strangers in your home, for better or worse, who you ARE.
Do you think this is a good thing? Bad? Discuss!
I haven't started reading with the e-reader yet. My books are on shelves for all to see. Whether this says anything about my personality or not, I do not know. I never thought about that before. If it does, than they would notice: I'm an animal lover, a romantic, but what do the cozy mysteries say about my personality? I do not know! And than there are the memoirs or biographies of people, now what would they tell you about my personality? That maybe that I have an enquiring mind! 

1. How often do you go to the hair salon or beauty parlor?
I get a perm, and five weeks later I go in for a hair cut, six weeks later I go back for a perm and hair cut.

2. Have you ever had a massage?
No, I doubt that I ever will, unless there is a medical need for it.

3. Have you even been able to enjoy a full day of pampering at a spa?
No, I have no idea what I am missing. 


  1. I haven't got an e-reader either, but I read books's not a comparison, I know. Still I think actual books will win. My BTT:

  2. I will always have physical books, even though I now have Sparky, my Kindle. Not a substitute, but a supplement.

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  3. My mind won't settle down long enough to focus on a novel these days. When I was younger, I read periodically. After my children were born, it was nothing but children's stories, parenting magazines, Reader's Digest, Guidepost or other mags. Now that the nest is emptying out, I'm trying to find my niche amongst 'grown-up' books again, but still struggle with the wondering mind syndrome. What few books I possess are on my Kindle for PC. So, I'd be a secret to others if the looked at my bookshelf.

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  4. I love my kindle and I love my real life books. I think that all my books tell you is that I love books not what sort of personality I have.

  5. I love the Bookin' question. I also have not yet joined the e-reader generation yet. I love the feel of the book in my hands and the smell and crispness of a new book. Books I truly love end up on my keeper shelves and now with a blog I love to share my books with others with my giveaways. I feel there is no better gift than a book and when you start with e-books all those things go away.

    As for massages, I love them, and spas I hope to one day enjoy one.


  6. I haven't started reading with an e-reader yet either. I love a physical book in my hands!

  7. You know me, I love my e-reader but I honestly don't think our bookshelves tell what kind of people we are. Most of us have diverse interests.

    Massages and spas are nice, but I only had the one as a birthday gift. I would rather spend the money on books :)

  8. I don't have an e-reader either, I prefer the real thing too.