After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tuesday Thingers on a Wednesday 13 August 2008

This weeks question: Favorite bookstores. What's your favorite bookstore? Is it an online store or a bricks-and-mortar store? How often do you go book shopping? Is your favorite bookstore (or bookstores) listed as a favorite in LT? Do you attend events at local bookstores? Do you use LT to find events?

My favorite bookstore would have to be the Barnes & Noble right across the street from my apartment. I think it wins by default since it's within walking distance, though. lol

Truth be told, I shop there enough that I'm known by name. Actually, it is usually me and 2 friends who are there on a pretty regular basis. We joke about it being like Cheers, where everyone knows your name. I don't necessarily buy something every time I'm in the store, but I do stop by the store frequently. There is just something comforting about a building that big filled with books. I'm sure more people here know what I'm talking about. I do have it listed as a favorite on LT, as well.

As for local events, I try to attend them as I can. My B&N doesn't host too many events, unfortunately, but there are also 2 Schuler Books in town, and they frequently have author readings/signings, so I attend most of my events there. Sometimes my library has events, too, and I try to attend those when possible (for instance, last night the library hosted an author reading with 4 self-published authors who then spoke about what it was like for them to self-publish - hence why my Tuesday Thingers posting is on Wednesday this week).

I generally don't use LT to find events, only because I usually have a pretty idea of what's going on around town already. That, and there is only really one venue in town that uses the Local feature to advertise their events, and it's on the other side of town.


Book Zombie said...

Wow you live across the street from B&N ... that would be fantastic :)

tapestry100 said...

Try telling that to my wallet! lol

Kathleen said...

I totally agree that there's something comforting about being surrounded by books. As soon as I enter a bookstore I just feel like I'm at home :)