Musing Mondays 4/1/13
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!
I finished in the last few days Merry Lee and the Cursed Grandfather Clock by Amanda L. Kidd (Middle Grade) and The Secret Tunnel by James Lear (Gay Erotica). You can expect reviews up on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. Merry Lee and the Cursed Grandfather Clock was a book I got as a Kindle freebie and it’s a bit of a mess but was an otherwise fun read. The Secret Tunnel was not a good as its predecessor, The Back Passage, but it was still hot and hilarious. I plan to read all of James Lear’s books, so expect to be seeing A Sticky End, the third and so far last Mitch Mitchell Mystery, up on here soon. I’m just a couple pages into The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson (Middle Grade). So far it’s okay.
My Reading Habits
Honestly, I do most of my reading at work. I know, I know. Why am I not working at working? Well, I spend two hours answering the stupid phone and this is so mind numbingly boring that if I didn’t read I think I might slip into a coma. Mostly I spend the first hour surfing the internet. (Mostly because this is in the middle of the day and I don’t want customers or any of my co-workers/bosses walking past and thinking I’m not doing anything. At least if I’m on the computer it looks like I’m doing something even if I’m not.) For the last hour of the day I read because it’s obvious I’m doing jack shit besides minding the phone. Then I get an hour for lunch. I usually spend the first half an hour walking around in circles in the storage area reading and then the second half an hour actually getting something to eat. Even then I’m reading while sitting in the kitchen.
I read a lot. Not all of it published books. Most of it is fanfiction. At home I might read for a little while after showering and I’m lounging in bed. I don’t read published books a lot at home. I mostly watch TV and movies or surf the internet for fanfiction. If I posted about every piece of fanfiction I read I could get a post up every few hours. You don’t care about my fanfiction obsession. I do have a reading chair in my apartment. That I don’t use. The chair used to be my grandmother’s and we stored it in the basement before I moved with it and even though our basement is clean and dry, the chair still smells. I’ve been meaning to get rid of it but I’m too lazy to figure out how to get it out of my second floor apartment. It takes up a lot of room too. I could have another shelf if I got rid of the chair. (glares at stupid chair)
No! No! No! No!
The news is out; retail giant Amazon is slated to buy book haven Goodreads. Frankly, I’m surprised Goodreads lasted this long. Amazon even has its claws in Library Thing and they had to be salivating over the paradise of information that is Goodreads. I don’t blame either entity for the move but I am disappointed. All I can do is sit here and wait for the Buy buttons to appear and links for other purchases options to disappear. If we’re very lucky Amazon will restrain itself and very little will change with how Goodreads functions. Already more than a few people have deleted their Goodreads account. The buy is reported to go through in July of this year.