TAGGED

HOW I CHOOSE MY BOOKS

James Cudney at this is my truth now recently was tagged and answered these questions.  I chose to participate in this tag some time ago, but I’m just getting around to participating. If you would like to answer these great, but sometimes hard to answer questions, just put them in the Leave a comment box.  It will expand to allow you to write all you wish.

The questions are paraphrased at best.

  1. Find a book on your TBR shelf that has a blue cover.  What made you pick up this book?    I found The City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte (has to be a pen name!). It was at Half-Price Books, and I chose it because of the gorgeous cover that included the words, “madcap novel,” and ” [includes] “a misanthropic Beethoven and a dwarf with an attitude.” I may not get to it any time soon, but I am sure it will be a “different” kind of read.
  2. What was a book you didn’t expect to like but did? Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert was something I felt I should read, but I was not looking forward to any non-fiction book.  Boy was I surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
  3. Pick a book at random.  How did you discover it? I Can’t Believe My Cat Did That, part of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.  It was a gift.  It is still in the wrapper, but I know I will enjoy it, and it be the perfect pick-up-put-down book.
  4. Pick a book that someone personally recommended. What did you think of it? Debbie Nance, who writes Readerbuzz and is a personal friend recommended Lab Girl. I enjoyed it so much that I joined her in recommending it to our Third Tuesday Book Club we both belong to.
  5. Discuss a book you discovered through YouTube or a book blog. My blogging friend at Brainfluff recommended Keeper of Lost Things, a 2017 publication on her blog.  Am I ever glad I took her advice.  See her review of it or mine (on this site) fairly recently.
  6. What is a book with a one word title, and what drew you to it? Commonwealth is my choice.  What drew me to it was that I was raised in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and I knew from Deb Nance’s review part of the story was set in Virginia.
  7. What is a book you discovered from the TV or film adaptation?  I honestly can’t think of one.
  8. What are your all-time-favs? When did you read them and why did you pick them up?  You really don’t want to read another ten or twenty pages, do you?  What I’m reading at the moment is my “temporary” favorite.
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Author: Rae Longest

This year, I will have been a member of AAUW (American Association of University Women) for fifty years, a life time member (which means my fellow AAUW members will begin to pay my annual dues. (ha ha) In the 80's we began a book group to share our love of reading, books,and fellowship with other women and girls who loved the same. We resurrected the group on-line in September of 2015 and went on from there (See "Introduction",first blog). This is my first experience at blogging or publishing anything and is becomes more fun with each blog posted. I am currently teaching as an adjunct at The University of Houston Clear Lake. This makes my 27th year there after three years at Alvin Community College and an almost-twenty year career as a classroom teacher with Alvin Independent School District. Reading and writing are "in my blood" just like teaching is. I hope you enjoy the blog.

4 thoughts on “TAGGED”

  1. Ooo… this looks like great fun! I’ll hop onto this one, if that’s okay, Rae. I love your very eclectic choice, which just goes to show what a wide-ranging reader you are… I already know this reflects your very open approach to Life generally:). Like James, I think “I Can’t Believe My Cat Did That” sounds a hoot – and I MUST get hold of “Big Magic”!

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