Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bibliomania!!!!!

Did you know . . . that Last week was Bibliomania Day? On March 20, 1990, Stephen Blumberg of Ottumwa, Iowa, was arrested for stealing over 23,600 books worth $20 million and weighing 19 tons. So look out for the "bookey-man"!

Like many book thieves, Blumberg was also a book lover. "It was his habit to read constantly through the night, cat-napping, waking, reading, dozing, waking, reading again, never fully sleeping. "

Hmmm . . . sound familiar?
Are there any books you would like to beg, borrow, or steal?
Yeah, Like all of them! I go to the library and wish I could just keep all of the ones I'm borrowing. I really love books on language/languages, but they're pretty expensive so they're on my list as well!
Are you addicted to trips to Borders or the public library?
Oh, yes. I head up to the library at least once a week whether it's for books or some DVDs. I also make way too many runs to my local bookstore, Walmart, and Barnes and Noble...online I like to do Goodreads Bookswaps where you only have to pay shipping for a book and Amazon.com and Book Depository.
Do you have a way to remember what books you have read?
Goodreads and Shelfari are my favorite spots to record what I want to read, what I'm reading, and what I've read/my reviews...along with my blog!
When did your love of books begin?
I've always been an avid reader since I was a kid. I started young!
What is a favorite book? Author?
Jane Eyre is one of my favorites. I also love the Harry Potter series, Gone With the Wind, Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, To Kill a Mockingbird...just to name a few! Also the respective authors that go with these books! Check 'em out if you haven't yet.
Do you still have in your possession a book borrowed, but not returned to its rightful owner? I think I still have a couple from my dad, but I returned most of them a couple of weeks ago. And I have a couple from a friend that I have yet to read.
What's the most in library fines you have owed? 16 bucks!
Do you loan books out to others? I'm a little paranoid about it,but I do it!!!! How do you keep track of them? I just don't lend out too many at a time and then I can remember them!

A big thanks to Kim of Queen Bee for tagging me with this fun survey!

5 comments:

  1. Nice answers :)

    And I totally agree about being paranoid to lend books. I'm scared and have been proved right, sadly, that books lent don't come back some times!

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  2. How does one steal 23,600 books? I'm, also, addicted to trips to the library and the bookstore :)

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  3. I love the library and I would never steal any books from it. Just because they don;t have very good books..just kiddin. :)

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  4. I'm afraid of the book swapping sites. I just know I could never control myself!

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  5. 16 Bucks? I think I have only owed a quarter :) Thanks for playing. In looking at your reading shelf, I'm also interested in reading The Sweetness at the bottom of the Pie--the cover got me too.

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