Thursday, October 6, 2011


I'm a big reader. I always have been. Dad was great in taking us to the library every month and I would get the 10 book maximum each time and I'd churn through them all. One of my first jobs when I have moved house has been to check out (pardon the pun) the new local library. I love to read as much as I love to craft.

What do you read? Who is your favourite author? Has a book changed your life? Do you ever read a book more than once?

I'll try most genres but I tend to fall back to the chick lit, drama or historical drama style of writing. I love authors such as Jodie Picoult, Maeve Binchy, Marian Keyes, Katie Fford, Bryce Courtney, Isla Evans...the list goes on....

Do you buy books or borrow them?
What book or author do you recommend that I read?

I can't wait to see your answers.
Ab aka Bookworm!


  1. Can't resist answering this one Abbe...
    I used to read Historical Drama but after a lot (cough, cough) of years they all blur to the same, I'm not really into the chick lit type. I've read all of Jodie Picoult, all of Maeve Binchy, all of Monica McInerney and on and on..! Now, I love a good thriller, medical, forensic or just plain detective, give me a good old blood and guts story and I can sleep the night away....sort of!!
    Right now though I'm reading The Land of a Thousand Suns again, just because I finished a book and that one was on the top of a pile. I have to admit to buying all of my books and I download a huge amount to listen to while I'm sewing, driving etc...
    I'm thinking I might just need to have a Kindle for Christmas... :o) think how many I could have then..?

  2. My favourite is an Australian Classic, Robbery Under Arms. At the moment I am reading Rob Lowes "Stories I Only Tell My Friends", but I would only read 2 books a year. Too busy sewing and reading blogs :)
    Another book I always recommend, espcially to mums is Reading Magic by Mem Fox, ablout the importance of reading to littles from an early age (but I susspect you are probably already doing this)
    Thats my essay over
    Have a good arvo

  3. Sorry about the typo's - the afternoon has called for vodka

  4. I love crime books but my all time favorite book and one I have re-read many times is To Kill a Mockingbird. I've just finished The Help as well and think that is one I could re-read.

  5. I like all of the above mentioned authors, also a good murder/medical/forensic story. I very rarely buy a book, the library has everything and I usually borrow about 6books a fortnight, I also do not read them twice, if I get one and realize I have read it before I put it away, even if I can't remember what happened. Like cass my all time favourite is To Kill A Mockingbird
    and yes I have read it twice!

  6. A fellow book addict, wonderful :o). I'm afraid I don't sew or do anything else as much as I should because I so often have my head in a book. I read for entertainment, so nothing too heavy here, I love the authors you've listed, but also love Michael Connolly (detective/crime), Kathy Reichs (forensics), Dick Francis, David Baldacci, Julian Stockwin and several others I can't call to mind at the moment. I used to go to the library a lot, but have now got the Kindle app on my iPad and am working my way through the many free books available (I also enjoy classics by Bronte, etc). I've also been sucked into buying a few books, oh well, at least I do read things more than once.

  7. I love to read, and do most nights before I go to reading would be called very light....Elm Creek Series, I do like Debbie Macomber, Marie Bostwick...I have purchase an E-reader and I love it...

  8. I love historical fiction, and lately I've been reading a lot of Amish fiction. For some reason the simple Amish lifestyle just soothes me. :0)

  9. I used to only buy, so I wouldn't have to worry about due dates. But, now I'm at our neighborhood library at least 3 times per week (all four of us borrow our books, movies and audio books) and I have only purchased a cookbook in probably the last 3 years.

    Lately, I like easy reads, like the Hunger Games series and ones by Sue Grafton and Jodi Picoult. I tend to stop abruptly and need to start up again easily (I go to a lot of my kids' sports' practices and games/meets).

  10. I am definitely a borrower, used to be a buyer, but now have worked out how to 'place holds' on books at our library and I can basically get anything (including DVDs) send from many libraries around Victoria. I have read a few Geraldine Brooks novels this year, years ago I read 'Year of Wonders' and loved it- she does used language appropriate to the time though, so that can do your head in abit- but I am in to it. In some ways I spose it's historical fiction that others have talked about because she takes an historical bit of information and creates a story around it. I agree with Cass re: To Kill a Mockingbird. Mitch Albom- have you read any of his? Tuesdays with Morrie, 5 people you meet in Heaven, Maggie Alderson and Cecilia Ahern for ChickLit. I am about to read 'The Book Thief' and want to read the Poisonwood bible. I love talking about books! Hope you are going well Ab xx