Musing Mondays #1

Posted August 27, 2013 in Musing Mondays / 4 Comments

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
My Musings:
Well. One of my worst reading habits is reading while I eat. I already eat extremely slowly, and reading always sets me back a few hours. I don’t do this often, but when I do, I invariably get food on the books every time. I’ll open a book from my shelf that I last read years ago, and I’d be able to tell you what I was eating from what was preserved in the pages. Mostly crumbs and stains (: My worst one was when I was reading Harry Potter #5 while eating sushi and I spilled soy sauce all over the pages. Serves it right, though- it is my least favorite book! Ha.
I recently bought four books on how to paint with watercolors, and I’m still deciding whether I’m actually going to do it or not. See, I’m more of a sculptor. See my blog AwesomeClaySculpting. I really dislike painting, but I’m sort of good. I can copy pretty much anything. Anyhow, watercolors are different. I feel more free when I use them. So I’m willing to give them another chance.
Right now, I’m reading Magyk by Angie Sage. It really is a wonderful book from a wonderful series, and I can’t wait to review it. It’s so well-written that you can almost confuse it for YA instead of a middle grade book, but I don’t really care about age ranges. I’d read everything.
I’m also reading How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster for school, and I’m actually enjoying it quite a bit. It explains a lot of things writers do and helps you understand it in a fun and entertaining way. He’s very good at mixing information with humor. I won’t do a review on this one, but if you are curious about this sort of thing, you really should give this one a try. I recommend it.


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toni d.

I try not to eat when I’m reading – only because the OCD part of me is very particular about my books. I feel like crying when a friend returns a borrowed book to me with the spines creased. >_< But I know I’m really, really, really into a book if I bring it with me and read while I’m eating!

Interesting musing. :) Here’s my musing for the week: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Alicia the Awesome

I don’t read much when I’m eating anymore, thank goodness. Clearly I don’t have as much OCD about my books (but about pretty much everything else).

I liked your musing! It encouraged me to read more Gaiman- I really like him.


I read when I eat all the time and I’ve gotten really good at it–I rarely soil the pages unless I’m eating something very messy.In fact, when I’m eating alone it feels very odd if I don’t have a book in front of me. And the very best thing is reading a book ABOUT food or cooking while I am eating! :-)

How To Read Literature Like A Professor is sitting in the pile on my nightstand right now!

Alicia the Awesome

Well, I envy you! I had to stop reading and eating at the same time because I was so bad at it.

How to Read Literature Like a Professor is actually a great book for obsessive readers AND essay writers like myself. I doubt my English teacher thought it would be, but I find it an inspiration when I write essays for her and often pull quotes from the text.