Monday, March 21, 2011

Musing Monday..A Reading Emergency

Ok, lets wander over to Should Be Reading and check out this weeks question...

This week’s musing asks…
What is the last book you bought? Was it for you? for someone else? Have you read it, yet?

Oh my...I have no idea! I live in a world of book confusion!
Thank goodness for my beloved Library Thing. Did I mention how I miss the old LT meme from long ago..on Tuesday wasn't it...where we extolled the wonderful benefit of being a Library Thing user.
Well, anyhoo, as disorganized as I am, the one thing I really try to do is enter every book that comes into my hovel into my Library Thing list, so I have some idea what I bought, read, reviewed, borrowed, received, found, stole.... ;-)

So let me see. Wait, this is easier than I first thought, because I bought a 'book' just yesterday. Ok, it was not a 'real' book, but I won't subject you to one of my rants about the new book formats so early in the day. The last book that I bought was A Cold Day for Murder: A Kate Shugak Mystery by Dana Stabenow. And as a feared, it shows the evil reality, evil I tell ya, of these dreaded, dreadful e-books.

I was at work this weekend and in my quiet time was finishing up a book I had received for review, The Shepherd by Ethan Cross. As I will explain in my review this week, I was not totally loving it, but then it took a turn and I was hooked, so I ended up finishing it before I thought I would. So there I was, bookless, cut off from my huge unread pile at home. But I had my phone, with it's Nook app, and I just had to buy one. I mean, it was an emergency right? Wait. Didn't I have other, unread books on my Nook that I could have read without buying another one. Ok, there is no need to bring logic into this discussion. Well, maybe, but this one takes place in Alaska...and there is a dog...and a I just had to, right! And Nook was happy to make it way too easy. A few clicks, and in just seconds it was in my hands.

So now I am home today, and it is raining, a perfect day to gather my Nook, and a cuppa tea and finish it off. I am about 3/4 finished, so it will not take long.
And get back to that unread pile....


  1. Doesn't it just kill you to be somewhere, bookless, when you have a huge pile at home?!!! I hate that. I think I buy most books I buy because of that horrid situation!

  2. I have not bought any book for a few months now. Only for the reason that I have not been i the vicinity of a bookstore!

    Yes I have posted the review of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.

    Check here or click on my name to get to the post!

  3. The way I see it - even with a huge pile of unread books - sometimes you just need a new book (or several). It's good for the soul. =]

  4. yes...good for the soul..I like that idea.
    one thing about are never really without a book. forget about those I already had on my Nook app on my phone...I did...but at least I only paid $.99 for the new one.
    I love a bargain

  5. I think it is a disease because I totally do this all the time. I have tons of books - in my car, on my nightstand, on my bookshelves, in the closet and now on my nook and I still go out (or via web) and buy books constantly. There is just nothing like having a new book to read that you couldn't wait to buy - right then and there. I think it may also be knowing I will always have a back-up book?? . . . like I said it may be a disease. lol

  6. Sometimes when with my hubby, he goes somewhere and I am without a book, so have to run in a store and buy one quick. I usually don't shop, therefore, I wait for him in the car reading.

    Thanks for the visit to My Reading Corner today.

  7. Well, it's a scientific fact that one cannot, CANNOT, be bookless. It just goes against nature! Hope you are enjoying it!!

  8. The last time I bought books I bought Irish Lace and The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. I've read one but the other book club hasn't read yet.

  9. could you do some promoting on my behalf? :)

  10. Don't worry...I never bring logic into anything!

  11. I used to be awful about taking a book with me when I left the house. Now I never leave home without one.

    You can see my MM HERE


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