Wednesday, 6 January 2010

An Honest Scrap Meme

I was tagged for this by Anothercookiecrumbles. I've been thinking about this for days, trying to think of things that nobody else knows was hard, especially when they really should be book related. But here goes!

a. ‘The Honest Scrap Blogger Award’ must be shared.

b. The recipient has to tell 10 (true) things about themselves that no one else knows

c. The recipient has to pass on the award to 10 more bloggers.

d. Those 10 bloggers should link back to the blog that awarded

  1. When I was a child, and reading in bed, I would only stop reading on a page number divisible by 10.
  2. Aswell as the above, I would only stop reading on the hour, or half past. And it had to be dead on! If I missed it, I would continue for another half hour.
  3. The above two rules only applied in bed, and don't apply anymore!
  4. I frequently read online summaries of books my sister pushes me to read because she's very easily offended if I say it's not my thing! (she doesn't read this)
  5. I categorise my TBR into daytime and evening books. Daytimes ones tend to have shorter chapters, and therefore are easier to read in short spurts. Some people do know this, but they all think I'm strange. Seems normal to me though!
  6. I went through a four(ish) year period in my twenties where I hardly read anything! Shocks me now when I think about it! I don't know how I coped. People don't know because anyone who knows me now wouldn't believe it!
  7. I own three copies of The Very Hungry Caterpillar because I didn't want to share mine with Dylan when he was born, and then he refused to let me pass his copy on to his sister (how could I force him to when I wouldn't do it)!
  9. I have bought four copies of English Passengers by Matthew Kneale because I keep lending it out and not getting it back. I should stop doing it, but I love it so much I want other people to read it!
  10. The first 'grown up' authors I can remember reading are embarrassing now. Jilly Cooper and Jeffrey Archer. I really think that should have stayed a secret, but I needed a number 10!
Well, thats it! That really was harder than I thought it would be! And I'm not going to tag anyone, just do it if you feel like it!


Anonymous said...

I did the whole "divisible by 10" thing. And although, it wasn't a hard and fast rule, I would say I'll stop reading and close my eyes on the hour or half past. Always thought it gave me "extra" reading time, as I conveniently almost always "missed" it.

My "grown-up" authors were Archer and Grisham, so.... I do still enjoy a good Grisham!

I actually really enjoyed reading this meme - a lot of things I could relate to!

Jo said...

It was quite a challenge for me stopping right on time, and making sure it was an acceptable page number! But it might well have been a convenient way to get more time!

Ah, I should have had Grisham in there too! In fact, I do have one (that my sister lent me), so perhaps I'll actually try and read it this time!