Musing Mondays — Meme-tastic

I’ve been a Musing Mondays slacker of late, as I just haven’t connected with a good question. But this week’s offering is a little meme-thing, and you know how I love those little buggers. So!

What was the last book you…

• borrowed from the library?

I just today grabbed The Red Tent, my book club’s next pick.

• bought?

A Visit From the Goon Squad, which I found at The Bookmark, my local-ish indie bookstore.

• cried over?

The Book Thief, because I am not made of stone, people.

• disliked and couldn’t finish?

I tried listening to a free version of Emma, but the narrator took her commas and full stops way too seriously for me. Not the book’s problem, though, and I might try a different version later.

• read & loved?

Anya’s Ghost, which I did not intend to like at all!

• got for review? (or: got in the mail?)

Well, I don’t do that first part, and I like to buy my books in person… hmm… I think the last time I mail-ordered books I ended up with John Green’s first three novels, and also The Secret History

• gave to someone else?

Uh-oh. I lent a friend some books recently and I don’t remember what they were! I’m pretty sure I lent her The Sparrow and The Manual of Detection, and probably In the Woods? I should really keep better track of these things.

• stayed up too late reading?

The Hunger Games, which is just too engaging for its own good!

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3 thoughts on “Musing Mondays — Meme-tastic

  1. redhead says:

    What a fun meme!

    Bought – two! C.L. Anderson's “Bitter Angels” and Tim Powers' short story collection called “The Bible Repairman”.

    read & loved – “Prince of Thorns” by Mark Lawrence – I've really really good things about Anya's Ghost by the way!

    got for review – Ken McLeod's “The
    Restoration Game”, which I'm reading right now, and “The Third Section” by Jasper Kent.

    Gave to someone else – I lent my Girl Genius graphic novels to a friend, but I think maybe she's already read the first one?

  2. Alison says:

    Random — I didn't think it was much of a trailer, per se. But I will be interested to see more!

    Red — Of all of those, I have heard only of Girl Genius, and not read it. Perhaps I should get on that? Also, Anya's Ghost is pretty fantastic, and you should get on that. 🙂

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