August 6, 2012

It's Monday! 08/06/12



I love this Monday reading meme, I've found some great blogs and some fantastic book recommendations by visiting all of the participating blogs.

Unfortunately this last week was not a great reading week for me. Boo! But I did have some fun on my blog:

Gone Reading created a coupon for YOU Relentless Readers which is pretty darn cool if you ask me!

I've joined The Classics Club. I had been eyeing up this challenge for a little while now and decided to take the plunge. You should check it out and join!

Here are some bookish bits from the past week.

My local library is having their annual used book sale this morning. You know I have to go to that! I'm hoping for a good haul.

I'll also be picking up a decent sized stack of requested books at the library. I'm in dire need of a good read or two (or ten)!


Have a great week of reading everyone!

EDIT* I'm adding the Musing Mondays meme which I came across today. I love the question so I have to jump in with my answer!



This week's question:
 What attracts you to a book blog? 
What puts you off in a book blog? 
Do you share personal stuff on your book blog? 

As far as content I usually like concise reviews, I don't want to read half of the book on someone's blog, ha! I like blogs that feature other bookish news and happenings. There is always something going on in the literary world and it's fun to see what other bloggers have found on their trips through the internet. 

I like a clean look, uncluttered and simple. My own blog is very bare bones as of now, but I'm hoping to jazz it up a bit soon. I'm looking for a good design.

So the things that put me off a blog are basically the opposite of the things above. Blinky colors and hard to read text (too small, too neon or what have you) music, cluttery buttons and unnecessary bits everywhere make my head (and eyes!) hurt. 

I don't share many personal things on my blog, this is for book people...I'm guessing they don't want to know what I had for dinner last night. But you never know where this blog could go, I'm still a newbie!

31 comments:

  1. There are some weeks like that, aren't there? I have never had any desire to read the Classics. I can barely keep up with the new things that are coming out. I hope you score big at the used book store. My Monday Report is here. Happy reading!

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    1. There sure are some weeks like that ;) I try to shake it up by reading a classic now and then...this way I'll have a little push in that direction. But I love reading them so it's not a punishment or anything, lol. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I love the picture that says "Read Instead" Wish I could put that on the TV here at my library :)

    Happy reading this week!!!
    Check out what I'm reading and enter for a giveaway!

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    1. Maybe you *should* put a picture like that on the TV, lol. Thanks for dropping in :)

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  3. I love library book sales! Hope you get a few good reads. We`re not big TV fans which is why I like your pic.:-)

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    1. I ended up with a great haul, whooo! Thanks for visiting Laura :)

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  4. Yea I really want to join The Classics Club too, but I just think I'd be setting myself up for too much at once right now! I hope you enjoy it!
    Thanks for stoppinb by my Monday post.

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    1. I debated joining for a little bit but I figure I have plenty of time, I set a 5 year goal :)

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  5. HaPpY for your visit at FHC :) and to find your week's intentions!
    our library sale is always ongoing and updating - always new stuff avlbl & some great finds... hoping yours is too ! enjoy ;)

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    1. This was the annual sale so it was 2 rooms chock full of books and I looooved it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Library sales are the best! I hope you're able to find all sorts of good stuff.

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  7. Our library had their sale over the weekend and fortunately my daughter and I were able to get there first thing and got some goodies! Hope this week is a better reading week for you.

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    1. I was in line with a bunch of other folks when they opened the door, it was like waiting to get into Disney, lol

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  8. That library sale sounds dangerous! I hope you find a nice pile of books! :)

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    1. That is a great way to describe it Lindsey, lol. But 15 books for $4.50? AWESOME!

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  9. Hopefully, mine is not too busy or buzzy for you. Ha! I will love to see you stop by every once and again. Belle

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    1. Your blog is cute as a button! Thanks for dropping in :)

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  10. I don't share much personal stuff on my blog either. Have a great week!

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    1. I figure if anyone wanted to know about my cats or kids they would ask, lol. ;) Thanks Yvonne, same to you!

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  11. I hope you got some great bargains at the sale!

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Thanks, I did!! My arms hurt from lugging them to my car ;) Thanks for stopping by ShelleyRae!

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  12. Good luck with The Classics Club! I have an online book club that only reads classics. We've been together for eight years now, and I've read some amazing books with them.

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    1. That is so cool Michelle :) I've tried a few clubs but it never turned out. I guess it's hard to find a club you click with.

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  13. I love library and charity book sales. Where else can I pick up books at a rate that is ten times faster then I could possibly read them!

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    1. Brian!! That made me laugh like a crazy person, so true!

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  14. Hope you got a good haul at the library sale, very envious :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, happy reading/book buying!

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    1. I did and it was the BEST! :D Thanks for dropping in to see me here, happy reading to you as well!

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  15. I always stake out all the library sales in my county and usually end up with some good reads. Hope your trip was successful!

    Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

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    1. It was successful and fantastic :) You're welcome Kristin, and right back at ya!

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  16. I love a good looking book blog, one that's not too cookie cutter in both layout & content. Music is a no-no and pictures are a must for me to keep exploring.

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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