Monday, April 20, 2015

Musing Mondays & Making Up For Monday

Musing Mondays & Making Up For Monday
Musing Mondays
Hosted by A Daily Rhythm
Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
This week's question: 
Do you use your local library? What do you like (or dislike) most about it?

My Answer:
I have access to several library's one here on base and than the county library. The one on base which is a hop skip and jump from my house has a limited selection of books. The county one is great it has several places to pick up books and they can be returned to any of the locations. However with my dogs who have eaten a few books I've stopped getting library books. I think it's the smell of all the other people who have read them. Both have overdrive which I use once in a while and hope to use more. 

 Making Up for Monday
Hosted by An Avid Reader; A Wannabe Writer

Making Up For Monday asks fun literary questions. 

This Week's question:  
Have you ever faked reading a book? If So, What book and why? 

My Answer: 
I have never faked reading a book. I would feel really bad doing just that. I've read some books in school I really didn't want to and had to do some skimming but I still feel that I have read the book. 
What about you?


  1. You know what? I did fake reading two books in high school, both Charles Dickens books. I could not read them no matter what I tried so I just read some summaries online. I still got 100% on the essays so I didn't feel too bad about it. :P

    Vicarious Caytastrophe

  2. I still remember my 11th grade English class. The teacher passed around copies of The Grapes of Wrath. We only read a handful of chapters that she chose and did not (in my opinion) get the full view of the book. Teacher-sponsored fake reading! I didn't typically do that, although I would go look at sparknotes or something at times to get a quick summary or some explanations. But I was also the person picking up Pride & Prejudice in 6th grade, along with Gulliver's Travels that year or the next. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at some point in 6-8 as well. Taking on those books when I was so many years below the reading level of the books (my reading level was fine for them, just not typical middle school pickups) made it so not much that was thrown at me was overwhelming. I skimmed a lot in college because of my workload, especially in psychology courses (those you only really need to get the hypothesis, testing methods, and results from). But for my interp & argument class (basically a college wide requirement, highly suggested to be done freshman year, on some topic of the instructor's choice or that year's default), we'd be thrown book readings and printed articles. There'd be a tiny bit of discussion in class, but all that mattered was getting decent papers out of it. My class's topic changed from one thing (can't remember the original) to AIDS. Made one kid drop the class because he didn't want to be "reading about gays." The prof had a lot of friends who developed it, and it was a topic close to his heart. Read the material enough to do the little papers on assigned reading, but his bigger focus was on us doing a research paper at the end on whatever aspect of the emergence of AIDS interested us. That was much easier to put the time into, because you chose something you found interesting and did the research around it, finding things that the prof may not have even known about. Fun class :)