Congratulations Christine!-Bookish (& Not So Bookish) Thoughts

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Bookish & Not So Bookish Thoughts

is a weekly meme hosted by Christine over at Bookishly Boisterous, where we post things that are on our minds.  Head over there and check it out!

Most importantly-

1.  A big CONGRATULATIONS to Christine over at Bookishly Boisterous on the birth of her beautiful son!

2.  I went to my library’s semiannual book sale and I SCORED big time!  I got over a dozen books for just over $5.  But then I got home and looked at my bookshelves and realized I needed a little self improvement.  So I reshelved everything and I realized I have a WHOLE shelf of books I haven’t read- just sitting there.  I resolved I would read at least one from that shelf every week.  I am heading to the library after my run- let’s see how my will power holds out!

3.  I love Book Riot as you might know.  They had an article on books that were ruined by school.  Mine was The Canterbury Tales, but really not many others-thank you again Mrs. Chapman.

4.  The Harris Poll real eased it’s Top Ten Most Liked Books in America.  –  When they break it down into sub categories. it’s so funny!  I never realized so many (maybe too many) people liked GWTW so much.  Maybe they’re lying?  What do you think?

TABLE 2

TOP BOOK AMONG DIFFERENT GROUPS AFTER THE BIBLE

AMONG:

2014

Men

The Lord of the Rings (series)

Women

Gone with the Wind

Millennials (18-36)

Harry Potter (series)

Gen X (37-48)

The Lord of the Rings (series)

Baby Boomers (49-67)

Gone with the Wind

Matures (68+)

Gone with the Wind

White

Gone with the Wind

Black/African American

Moby Dick

Hispanic

The Great Gatsby

Republicans

Gone with the Wind

Democrats

Gone with the Wind

Independents

Gone with the Wind

Conservatives

Gone with the Wind

Moderates

Gone with the Wind

Liberals

Harry Potter (series)

East

The Lord of the Rings (series)

Midwest

Gone with the Wind

South

Gone with the Wind

West

Harry Potter (series)

High School or less

Gone with the Wind

Some College

Gone with the Wind

College Graduate

Gone with the Wind

Post Graduate

The Lord of the Rings (series)

 

 

5.  A big THANK YOU to Rory at Fourth Street Review for choosing me as the winner of her King’s March Giveaway!  I can’t wait to read Bag of Bones!

( So much for my TBR shelf resolution)

 

That’s about all I have today- need to get outside now that the epic rainfall has ceased- have a great day!

 

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5 thoughts on “Congratulations Christine!-Bookish (& Not So Bookish) Thoughts

  1. 0.o…that’s a LOT of Gone with the Wind enthusiasts…who would’ve thunk?! How was this poll taken? Were folk supposed to chose from a given list of books?

    As regards books at school, I don’t know that I ever hated a prescribed book due to the way it was taught…. but then again I never waited for those texts to be discussed in class. Most of time I’d have finished reading the text before school even began. 😀

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