Saturday, May 10, 2008

Fun Idea #2 and The Host

I belong to a really great book group. It is a fabulous group of ladies who love to read books, get together, chat, and eat. And one of the best things about this book group is that we love to share our book treasures. Usually, between us, we have two or three copies of the book we are currently reading floating around and they get passed from home to home and enjoyed (or NOT enjoyed, depending). So during our last get-together, someone (please forgive me ladies, for forgetting exactly who, but your idea was BRILLIANT!) tossed out the idea that as you pass your personal copies of your books around, that those who borrow them and read them should sign and date the first page so you can remember the little adventures that each of your books has had. Mine often even travel by mail. So, this morning I created and placed labels in my three new acquisitions from this week explaining this idea. I can't wait to see the names of my dear friends down the road inside some of my most treasured reads.

AND, has anybody else finished The Host?? I'd love to know what you thought. So I'm not a spoiler, here is the link to my comments about it on GoodReads.

Have a nice weekend!


Montserrat said...

I didn't even know she had a new book out!

That is a great idea about having those who borrow books sign their names. My mother-in-law does something similar only she has several pages attached and has them write how they liked the book.

Marisa said...

The book came the day before I left for my vacation. I've managed about 100 pages so far but won't get to really read it until Wednesday, bummer. What other 2 books did you purchase? And what did you think of the new Alex Kava? Is it worth buying, our library doens't have it?

Kathleen said...

great idea! did you do that with the copy of p&p you lent to me??? (i haven't checked yet....i'm a slacker...)

Unknown said...

aha i knew i found the twighlight series through someone online, now i remember it was you. I sailed through all of them and amd stumped trying to read another series. I don't know if my hubby will let me buy the host quite yet because i have so many other books that need finishing.

glad you liked it!

condiefamily said...

Here's another fun idea. I keep a book log. I record the name of the book i read, the author, and 1-2 sentences about the book or my overall impression of the book. Makes me feel like I've accomplished something and my mommy brain isn't shrinking.

Nicole said...

I haven't read the Host, but I have a friend who has read it twice. I did read all 3 Twilight books, but I don't know about this one... Would you recommend it?