Happy World Book Day! (What’s on your Night Stand?)


Super quick post to wish you all a Happy World Book Day!

So here’s my quick reader’s quiz for you…

  • What YOU are reading today (What’s on your night stand)?
  • Who is  your favorite author?
  • What is your favorite book of all time?
  • What’s your favorite series?
  • What was / is your favorite book as a child?
  • What genre of literature do you gravitate you?
  • Bound / paper or e-book? And why?
  • Where is your favorite place to read?
  • What’s the one thing that keeps you from reading?
  • AND… what / who do you wish some one would write a book about?

Here, in no particular order, are some of the books we’ve looked at over the last 9 months on ritaLOVEStoWRITE…

tolkien books

Tolkien’s perfect trilogy.

2006 edition of Brave New World published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics

2006 edition of Brave New World published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The fourth edition of The American Language is still available on Amazon.com.

The fourth edition of The American Language is still available on Amazon.com.

The Shel Silverstein collection "borrowed" from the shelves of an obliging independent brick and mortar bookstore, Greetings and Readings in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

The Shel Silverstein collection “borrowed” from the shelves of an obliging independent brick and mortar bookstore, Greetings and Readings in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

Cover of Wives and Daughters. [ Image courtesy:  Amazon.com]

Cover of Wives and Daughters. [ Image courtesy: Amazon.com]

Anne Tyler 3 books

The Anne Tyler trifecta

Milne House at Pooh Corner1000

Classic Winnie the Pooh

Anansi Boys

I’m reading Gaiman’s Neverwhere now, but I blogged about Anansi Boys a little while ago.

Tweedeedle

Tweedeedle by Johnny Gruelle (of Raggedy Anne fame)

Dune cover art [Image courtesy: Book Wit]

Dune cover art [Image courtesy: Book Wit]

Complete set of the seven books of the Harry P...

Complete set of the seven books of the Harry Potter series. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

[Image courtesy: Goucher Library. Photo by: ritaLOVEStoWRITE]

[Image courtesy: Goucher Library. Photo by: ritaLOVEStoWRITE]

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Clearly I’ve got a thing for the classics and children literature. [Interesting I have no problem airing my eclectic musical taste for all the blogosphere to see, but when it comes to books I hide my paperbacks in the closest… what’s up with that? The fact is I don’t read ENOUGH, or at least — I don’t read as much as I’d like. Maybe I should take a pledge on this World Book Day to READ MORE! But would that mean I’d have to blog less? Hmmmm.]

 

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Freelance writer, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one-on-one lessons to elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

7 responses to “Happy World Book Day! (What’s on your Night Stand?)

  • pianogirl88

    Right now, my Kindle (#2) is on my nightstand. Kindle #1 goes in my tote bag when I travel to the college, not that there’s ever much time to read there. Never, ever thought I would like the Kindle ~ I am a “hold the book in my hands” kind of person, but I love being able to take a collection of varied reading with me when I travel. I still have way too many books at home….currently, I have 6 books written by FB “friends” that await my reading, probably over the summer. My brain doesn’t seem to retain much of what I read (too many music notes rattling around in there, is my excuse!) and by the time I get home in the evening, I’m too tired to read more than a page or two of some paperback that sort of catches my attention. I loved the “Sisterhood” series by Fern Michaels and was sad to see it end. I thoroughly enjoyed the “Virgin River” series by Robyn Carr. I love happy endings ~ so unlike what real life hands us. I love to read ~ it is one of the great joys of my life. “Simple Abundance” by Sarah Ban Breathnach was a life-changing book for me. I love all of her books. I also love the books by Alexandra Stoddard. I collect cook books ~ I sort of read them like science fiction ~ “how interesting, but I’ll never go there!” 🙂 (More than you wanted to know, I’m sure!)

  • J. G. Burdette

    “What YOU are reading today?”

    “Hattie Ever After” by Kirby Larson and “Rounding Up the Raider” by Percy Westerman.

  • ritalovestowrite

    Thanks Beverly and J.G. for sharing your book picks.

    I thought I’d better give my answers to the pop quiz…
    What YOU are reading today (What’s on your night stand)?
    Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman and Sense and Sensiblity by Jane Austen
    Who is your favorite author?
    Right now? Neil for modern stuff and Jane for Classic stuff
    What is your favorite book of all time?
    Persuasion
    What’s your favorite series?
    Harry Potter
    What was / is your favorite book as a child?
    The Happy Holisters (Because my dad read them out loud to us one chapter a night. Ohhhh those Holisters could get into such fixes trying to solve crime! )
    What genre of literature do you gravitate you?
    Historic Fiction, Classic, Chic Lit.
    Bound / paper or e-book? And why?
    Both. I really like that I can make the type nice and big on my Kindle, but I like the feel, look, smell of a well designed real book.
    Where is your favorite place to read?
    My easy chair.
    What’s the one thing that keeps you from reading?
    Getting sleepy and the dog.
    AND… what / who do you wish some one would write a book about?
    Queen Lin of Korea (Who I learned about when doing this blog) She’s awesome, tragic and would make a fantastic subject for a historical fiction book.

  • tomsimard

    I’m currently reading Slavery by Another Name.
    Favorite author – Leo Tolstoy
    Favorite book – War & Peace
    I tend to read literary fiction and prefer bound books but am getting used to e-books more.
    I love reading in bed or sprawled out on the couch.

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