Thursday, September 27, 2012

BTT: Carry-ons

Booking Through Thursday logoIt's Thursday and Deb has posted another Booking Through Thursday prompt. This week, bloggers are asked:

Do you bring the book(s) you’re reading with you when you go out? How? Physically, or in an e-reader of some kind? Have your habits in this regard changed?

What? Of course I do. I find it hard to believe that there are readers who don't take a book when them wherever they go. I've come to accept that there are some people who just aren't readers, and I wouldn't expect that they'd take a book when they go out.

Now the remainder of the question is interesting. “How?” Any form available. Each time I leave the house I take a conventional books or my Kindle—sometimes both. It depends on which book I'm actively reading at the time. I also have one book loaded onto my cell phone so that I simply cannot be caught without something to read. When I'm the driver, I have an audiobook on CD in the car stereo. When hubby is driving, I've likely got my nose into a paperback or my Kindle. (There are currently 1685 books loaded onto my Kindle.)

Books for the road trip One special case of “when you go out” is the road trip. We typically take at least 3 road trips a year and I prepare a small box of books which I place into the car. As we travel, I can choose my next read from the box or from my Kindle. This photo is of the book box from our most recent road trip in August as we drove from Anaheim to home in Texas. Most of the time when the car was in motion, I was reading. Since my vacation took placed during the Summer Wrap-up Read-a-Thon and Bout of Books 5.0, I completed seven books from the box along with three books from my Kindle.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Read-a-Thon time again

The 2012 Autumnal Equinox occurred today at 9:49 a.m. CDT (14:49 Universal Time). Although today is the official beginning of Autumn, it will be at least another month before the temperature is noticeably cooler. BUT, even though it doesn't feel like Autumn yet, the Fall Read-a-Thons are coming up soon.


After the frenzy of four back-to-back read-a-thons in July and August, I decided to take a short break. The next one I'm going to participate in is the “Summer is Over” Read-a-Thon which starts on Friday, 28 September over at BookObsessed. It's just a week-end event, running Friday through Monday, 1 October. Starting on the 1st is the FrightFall Read-a-Thon, one of four seasonal week-long read-a-thons sponsored by Michelle who blogs at The True Book Addict. Overlapping that one is another week-end event: the Fraterfest Read-a-Thon which is scheduled for 5-8 October.

Whew! After 11 straight days of frantic reading and blogging and tweeting, I'll appreciate a short break before the dedicated focus that is the Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon. It's held 2 times a year (in April and October) and this time it's happening on Saturday, 13 October.

Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon begins at midnight UCT on the 13th of October—that's 7 am here in Texas—and it runs as the name says for 24-hours. Readers all around the world read and blog about reading and participate in challenges. The last couple of times, I've found it hard to stay awake after 2am. I don't stress about it, though I would love to be able to brag about concentrating on reading for a full 24 hours.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Book Blogger Hop: 31 August - 6 September 2012

Book Blogger Hop With a busy weekend, I didn't get around to the Book Blogger Hop until today. This week's question is:

What is the one book or series you are dying to see turned into a movie or tv series?

Like many of the fans of Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern, I'd love to see it made into a TV series or a series of movies. Unfortunately, the movie rights have been held by Canadian production house named Copperheart Entertainment since 2006. In April 2012, the science fiction community was all a-twitter at the announcement that David Hayter had been hired to write the script for Dragonflight and that production was to start in early 2012. Although IMDb lists the movie as "in production", apparently there's no director and no cast. In other words, it's only an idea, not a reality. 'Tis a shame. With the success of Game of Thrones on HBO, I have to imagine that a Pern movie or series would draw a decent audience.

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books.