Musing Mondays

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about social reading…

How much of your reading do you share with others (outside of blogging?) Do you belong to a book or library club? Do you trade books with friends? Do you tell others what you’re reading?

I don't have a lot of friends who read, or at least they do not read as many books like the way that I do but still I would suggest a few titles which I really loved to a few of them (whom I know will read sometimes) and they would read the books if they have piqued their interest (or curiosity).

I don't belong to a book or library club and honestly speaking, I don't think I will have the time and energy to meet at a place to discuss about books after work (though I would love to!) and my weekends are limited to my family (so that's one reason why I love this book blogging community so much!).

I rarely trade books with friends (that is because they seldom own the books) but I will put the books on to my BookMooch inventory if I have no intention of reading them again.

What about you?

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page.

I received the following books last week (bought from The Book Depository except #4):

1) Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos

2) We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

3) Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts (Bride Quartet Series #2)

4) The Girl on Legare Street by Karen White (review copy)

So what books came into your house last week?
20 Responses
  1. naida Says:

    Great books in the mail! Happy reading :)

  2. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    That is a sweet list of books you received! I don't have many friends that read like I do, but have been pleased with how many of them do take my suggestions. I also just joined a book club. There are some issues with it, but will stick it out. After all, it IS a night out with the girls, and we do spend a good amount of time talking about the book!

  3. Alice Teh Says:

    I share the same answer with you, Melody, on the Musing Mondays question. My friends don't enjoy reading and talking about books with them is a sure way of putting them to sleep. LOL!

    I like the books you've got there especially the one by Shirley Jackson. It's been on my wishlist for so long. I'm still on BBB!

  4. It wasn't until recent years that I was surrounded by other readers, and even then its limited. My family is full of readers though, so that is the exception. I still interact more with online book friends when it comes to book talk and such. My obsession with books and reading tends to be more understood in the online community. :-)

    Enjoy your new books, Melody! I'm looking forward to reading The Girl on Legare Street too.

  5. Vicki Says:

    Your books look interesting, I'll have to check them out!

  6. Melody Says:

    Naida, Gautami - Thanks, ladies! :)

    Sandy - That's great that you joined a book club! I wish I've the time & energy for that, but the first thing that comes to mind when I get home from work is rest, relax, and spend some time with my two girls! Perhaps when they're older, I'll be able to join one! ;)

    Alice - I hope you'll be able to buy books soon, Alice! I can't make myself go on a book ban as it seems too much of a 'torture' to me, LOL! I've no self control when it comes to book buying! :P

    Wendy - I wouldn't know where I should ramble about books without you all so book blogging community rocks! ;)

    I can't wait to hear what you'll think of The Girl on Legare Street when you get to it!

    Vicki - Thanks! I hope you'll add them to your TBR list. :)

  7. bermudaonion Says:

    Great books! I really want to read We Have Always Lived in the Castle. I hope you enjoy it.

  8. Nise' Says:

    I will have to check out The Girl on League Street.

    Have a few friends that I can share books with, but not as much as I would like.

  9. caite Says:

    a book club sounds like a nice idea...I am not sure it really would be, which is maybe why I don't look for one. But it sounds like a nice idea.

  10. I always seem to have a few avid-reader friends to chat about books with. I used to belong to a lovely little book club; I'm toying with the idea of starting a new one in my new home.

  11. Serena Says:

    I have the Girl on Legare Street to read as well. Happy reading.

  12. Nymeth Says:

    I'm the same - not many bookish friends near me, but I use Bookmooch a lot!

    Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Castle :)

  13. Melody Says:

    Kathy - I'm hoping to read that book before end of this year! ;)

    Nise' - It's great to have some friends who share our passion for books, isn't it?

    Caite - Indeed. I love the sound of a book club, but I don't seem to find too many of those here. Maybe there are, it's just that I'm not aware of it. ;P

    Amy - That's a great idea about starting a book club of your own! I'd join if I'm living there! ;)

    Serena - That's great! I can't wait to hear what you'll think of the book when you get to it!

    Nymeth - I can't wait to read that book! I'm excited because it's a Shirley Jackson book! :D

  14. Violet Says:

    I don't share my reading outside my blog a lot too, most of my friends don't read as much as I do.

    You got the new Karen White book, awesome, I'm still waiting to get my hands on the first one :) Do let us know how you like the Nora Roberts book too.

  15. Melody Says:

    Violet - Seems like a few of us don't have a lot of friends who read. ;) But we've this wonderful bookblogging community, don't we?

    I haven't read the first installment of Karen's book, and I intend to do so soon (if I could find it since it's hidden somewhere in my huge TBR pile!) :P

  16. Veens Says:

    Neither so i and like you i dn have the energy to go somewhere and discuss books. But I would love to do it if i have a chance!

    So instead of that I generally discuss books with Hubby, telling him things i learn from books about countries and such :)

    LOVELY stack of books girl!

  17. Iliana Says:

    I've read wonderful reviews about We've Always Lived in the Castle. Hope you'll enjoy it and your other books!

  18. Melody Says:

    Veens & Iliana - Thanks, ladies! I can't wait to devour those books! :P

  19. Julia Says:

    Hopefully I'll be able to read NR's Bed of Roses with you, if you hurry and the first book *LOL*