01-10-2008

Booking Through Thursday : May I Introduce?

1. How did you come across your favorite author(s)? Recommended by a friend? Stumbled across at a bookstore? A book given to you as a gift?2. Was it love at first sight? Or did the love affair evolve over a long acquaintaWell, the problem is that I have a lot of favorite authors;o)* First, I discovered Salinger through a french rock band, maybe you know them, Indochine. I've been a great fan since my teenage. And they have a song called Des Fleurs pour Salinger (Flowers for Salinger), about a man who lives in a monastery. In fact,... [Lire la suite]
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12-27-2007

Booking Through Thursday : Highlights

It’s an old question, but a good one . . . What were your favorite books this year? List as many as you like … fiction, non-fiction, mystery, romance, science-fiction, business, travel, cookbooks … whatever the category. But, really, we’re all dying to know. What books were the highlight of your reading year in 2007?Well, that's a tough one, there were so many : - The Top One is Stephenie Meyer's series Twilight, the most fabulous of the year- The Harsh Cry of the Heron by Lian Hearn : I was delighted to find out what became... [Lire la suite]
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12-20-2007

Booking Through Thursday : And, The Nominees Are...

   What fiction book (or books) would you nominate to be the best new book published in 2007? (Older books that you read for the first time in 2007 don’t count.) What non-fiction book (or books) would you nominate to be the best new book published in 2007? (Older books that you read for the first time in 2007 don’t count.) And, do “best of” lists influence your readingWell, that's kind of a difficult questions today, because, this year I re-read a lot of books, so I didn't discovered many novelties this year, but... [Lire la suite]
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12-18-2007

Booking Through Thursday : Catalog

Do you use any of the online book-cataloguing sites, like Library Thing or Shelfari? Why or why not? (Or . . . do you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking to?? (grin))   If not an online catalog, do you use any other method to catalog your book collection? Excel spreadsheets, index cards, a notebook, anything? When I began to buy more and more books, I made a personal catalog in a booknote. But as the amount was always growing, it was just not practical, especially when you want to keep an alphabetical order, I... [Lire la suite]
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12-18-2007

Booking Through Thursday : OOP

This week’s question is suggested by Island Editions:   Do you have a favourite book, now out of print, that you would like to see become available again? (I have several…) Yes, I'm a huge fan of Winnie-The-Pooh, and I can't find it in French version, with the original drawings by E.H. Shepard. In France, apparently we just know the Disney version, which is ok, but the original drawings are so...simply better. Once I asked a bookseller, and she didn't even know that Winnie was not Disney originally, I was really shocked... [Lire la suite]
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12-18-2007

Booking Through Thursday : Rolling

Do you get on a roll when you read, so that one book leads to the next, which leads to the next, and so on and so on?   I don’t so much mean something like reading a series from beginning to end, but, say, a string of books that all take place in Paris. Or that have anthropologists as the main character. Or were written in the same year. Something like that… Something that strings them together in your head, and yet, otherwise could be different genres, different authors… Well I don't think really I do that, but in... [Lire la suite]
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12-18-2007

Booking Through Thursday : Preservatives

I’m still relatively new to this meme so I’m not sure if this has been asked yet, but I’m curious how many of us write notes in our books. Are you a Footprint Leaver or a Preservationist?Definitely a Preservationist. I can stand writing in a book, it hurts me to much, even with a pencil. I remember when I was at University, even in my course books I couldn't do it, never. To find Booking Through Thursday, this way!
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11-01-2007

Booking Through Thursday : oh, Horror!

What with yesterday being Halloween, and all... do you read horror? Stories of things that go bump in the night and keep you from sleeping? I thought about asking you about whether you were participating in NaNoWriMo, but I asked that last year. Although...if you want to answer that one, too, please feel free to go ahead and do both, or either, your choice! Well, indeed I like to read horror stories. When I was younger, I was a big reader of authors as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Peter Straub or Graham Masterton, and others too. But... [Lire la suite]
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