Booking Through Thursday

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So … the books that you own (however many there may be) … do you display them proudly right there in plain sight for all the world to see? (At least the world that comes into your living room.)
Or do you keep them tucked away in your office or bedroom or library or closet or someplace less “public?”

This is a very funny question to me!  The reason why – I have books everywhere.  Well not just me but my husband too.  We have his office what has bookshelves on 3 walls.  The dining room has two large shelves along the wall.  There are 3 shelves in the hallway.  Let’s see – my husband is building me 2 shelves for our bedroom and there are still books all around.  The kids also have a large shelf in their room.  So I guess my answer is there are everywhere in my house.  My husband and I always joke that our biggest investment in our house is in books! 

What about you?

Booking Through Thursday

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If you’re like me, you grew up reading everything under the sun, like the cereal boxes while you ate your breakfast, the newspapers held by strangers on the subway, the tabloid headlines at the grocery store.
What’s the oddest thing you’ve ever read? (You know, something NOT a book, magazine, short story, poem or article.)
What a fun question.  The answer however is much harder to come up with!  Well, my girlfriends and I once spend a day trying to find things carved into trees.  Does that count?  I don’t know but it is all I can think of and well it was pretty odd.  I don’t even remember why we did it.

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Booking Through Thursday

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The news has been horrifying and addictive this week, with catastrophe piled on catastrophe, to a degree that–if I had read this in a book or seen it in a movie–I’d be protesting that it was just too unlikely, too farfetched.
But, topics for novels get ripped from the headlines all the time. Or real-life events remind you of fiction (whether “believable” or not) that you’ve read but never expected to see. Or real life comes up with an event so unbelievable that it stretches you sense of reality.
Hmm … I can’t quite come up with an outright question to ask, but thinking about the theory of fiction and how it can affect and be affected by real world events can act as a buffer between the horrific events on the news and having to actually face that horror. So … what happens when the line between fiction and reality becomes all-too slim? Discuss!
This is a really tough topic to discuss.  Part of me thinks that writing is a good outlet for those who have been in terrible situations to express their feelings and stresses about what had happened.  The flip side of that is that it is very hard for me to read these pieces of fiction because they just hit so close to home a lot of times.  It is very difficult to read about tragic situations.  I guess that I am terrible torn in my opinions about this topic.  I guess we just have to deal with it and make the best about learning to handle these types of books.