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Monday Musings

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).
• 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 recently had one of my most fun blog-inspired experiences, attending the Rochester Teen Book Festival and getting to meet many of the authors whose YA books are getting rave reviews from bloggers. It was amazing! I loved meeting the authors, the other book lovers, and the adorable small children already in love with reading. However, I was surprised that I was so excited about meeting authors when I generally don’t get excited about online interviews. So today I’m pondering why that might be and wondering which author interactions you find most meaningful. Continue reading

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Monday Musings

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).
• 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!

Today, I have a question for you, dear readers. Do you write your blog based on the sort of blog you like to read? For the most part, I do and here’s how that affects what I write… Continue reading

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Monday Musings

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).
• 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!

Today I’ll be talking about something that’s been on my mind a lot lately – how to fit it all in! With more work actually in the lab plus a longer commute time and starting working out, I’m trying to figure out the best way to fit in blogging…

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Monday Musings

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).
• 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!

A few weeks ago, I asked about other people’s experience listening to audiobooks in my Monday Musing. I’ve been listening to Tom Clancy’s Dead or Alive ever since, so today I’m going to tell you a little about my experience with audiobooks. Continue reading

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Monday Musings

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).
• 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!

This week I’d like to ask your advice on audiobooks, a medium with which I have very little experience. I’m thinking about getting into audiobooks because I now have a long enough commute that I think it would be nice to have a book to listen to. Of course I’d appreciate any recommendations for audiobooks, but my biggest concern with starting an audiobook is how to combine that with reading a physical book. I’m the sort of person who usually only reads one book at a time and doesn’t like multitasking. However, I read faster than an audiobook narrator, so I’d find it very frustrating to only be listening to an audiobook. I’m curious what other people who listen to audiobooks do, so I’ll turn it over to you guys.

If you usually only read one book at a time, are you happy to have an audiobook and a physical book going at the same time? Any advice for happily doing both?

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Monday Musings

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).
• 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 was reading a review of Caitlin Moran’s How To Be a Woman on TiggerRenewing which mentioned that people who “an’t see the reason for why we need abortion on demand” might skip the relevant chapter. This got me thinking about how much I choose to push out of my comfort zone when I read. One type of book I know I sometimes avoid is popular science books in biology, because I hate how often they demonize science in order to sell a sensational story.  At the same time, I do sometimes choose to read these books and they’re often good for me. They make me look at issues in science in a new way and make me ponder ethical questions. Even if they also make me want to scream because of their inaccuracies and one-sided arguments. Continue reading

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