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Meme: Musing Mondays, Teaser Tuesdays

Posted 19 May, 2009 by Li in Meme / 1 Comment

A day late but here we go:

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about early reading…

Do you remember how you developed a love for reading? Was it from a particular person, or person(s)? Do you remember any books that you read, or were read to you, as a young child?

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That’s a very good question…see, for as long as I can remember, I’ve always been reading (even back when I didn’t know how to: there are photos of me when I was three flipping through picture books and stuff). I remember my mum used to read fairy tales and pictures books for me when I was really young (I particularly remember this pink book I used to have that had stories like Humpty Dumpty and other Nursery rhymes/stories). And when my mum was pregnant with me, my dad used to read the daily newspapers to me (which probably explains why I took political science alongside history and why I’m interested in current events), lol. 🙂 When I entered grade school, I remember being excited when we got our first readers because that would mean learning how to read. By the time I was nine years old, I was reading Star Trek TNG and DS9 novels and the like 🙂 So yeah, that’s pretty much my early years with reading, lol.

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
– Grab your current read
– Open to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Should Be Reading

My teaser for the week: “He had played her like a master, making every move she would have made. He had appealed to her conscience and flattered her ego, just as she had done to countless of delegates, ambassadors and presidential aides.” – p. 40, The Last Testament by Sam Bourne.

I only started reading this book yesterday and it’s pretty good so far. Very promising 🙂

Movies: Star Trek (2009)

Posted 14 May, 2009 by Li in Entertainment / 1 Comment

Okay, ever since I heard that J.J. Abrams was attached to a new Star Trek movie, I had been on the lookout for it. And when it came out and everyone—from my friends list on LJ to Twitter to pretty much the entire population on the Web—was raving how amazing it was, the inner Trekkie in me (I have been a fan since I was 6) has been flailing to see it. And I finally did. And I loved it to bit. Spoilers ahead!

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Review: The Spanish Bow

Posted 14 May, 2009 by Li in Books / 0 Comments

The Spanish Bow
By: Andromeda Romano-Lax

I initially found this book while I was wandering around the bookstore; there was a table with books that had a music theme to them. Ever since I had read The Shadow of the Wind, I’ve been drawn to books that a) were about books and b) stories that were set in Spain. The premise of this novel was interesting: it was set in Spain throughout the late 19th century and into the 20th century following the life of cellist Feliu Delargo as he grows up to become a cellist. Although I had bought the novel a few months ago, I put it on hold because I knew that if I read it during my study period, I would never get around to studying. I’m glad I made the decision 😉

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Meme: Booking Through Thursdays

Posted 14 May, 2009 by Li in Meme / 2 Comments

Book Gluttony! Are your eyes bigger than your book belly? Do you have a habit of buying up books far quicker than you could possibly read them? Have you had to curb your book buying habits until you can catch up with yourself? Or are you a controlled buyer, only purchasing books when you have run out of things to read?

Booking Through Thursday

Haha, (unfortunately?) I have developed a habit for stacking up on the books far quicker than reading through them; the habit I believe developed during my second year in university. I’ve managed to curb myself from buying a couple of times in order to try and catch up but because my university was downtown and the bookstore was pretty much in the area, I usually manage to find myself in the bookstore and walking out with something new to read *hangs head in shame* What can I say? Being in a bookstore makes me all happy inside, lol. However, since it’s summer now and I’m staying at home most of the time, I’ll be able to catch up (and spend less) 🙂

Books: Teaser Tuesdays

Posted 12 May, 2009 by Li in Meme / 2 Comments

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
– Grab your current read
– Open to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Should Be Reading

Here’s my teaser for this week: “In the hallway, after I was dismissed, I realized I had squandered an opportunity courtiers were supposed to prize: to get close, to curry favour, to become a favourite of the royal children, to become essential. But I was too distracted to worry.” – p. 182, The Spanish Bow by Andromeda Romano-Lax.

I started reading the book last night after staring at my TBR pile for a while, lol. I’m only two chapters in and I absolutely love it so far; I think I’m really going to enjoy reading this book. Ever since I read The Shadow of the Wind back in January I’ve been drawn a bit towards books taking place in Spain so this should be fun 🙂