Friday, January 16, 2009

Book Tag

It's time for a confession. Dear Dana, over at A Cat In My Lap, tagged me clear back in November, and I'm embarrassed to say that only now am I getting my scattered thoughts together to complete the book tag.

The rules are:

Link to the the tagger, list 7 random book facts about yourself, and tag 7 more here we go:

1. I am a book junkie. I have a stash of unread books tucked away so there's always a new book to read once I've finished the current one, and I get a bit nervous if the stash starts getting too small.

2. Sometimes I turn the corners down on pages to mark my place (but only in cheap paperbacks). Some book lovers would consider that an evil act, but sadly, there it is.

3. I hand-built 326 books in 2008. I'm not sure whether to be happy or a little freaked out by that fact.

4. When I'm making books, I like to listen to music. Sometimes I dance around a bit.

5. One of my earliest memories is of seeing my mother sitting in her armchair in the living room, smoking and reading novels.

6. I grew up in a fairly remote part of Idaho (in the U.S.), and went to school in a one-room schoolhouse. All of the library books fit into one bookcase. I used to start at the "A" titles, read my way through to the "Z" titles, and then start over again.

7. When I was studying literature at university, I lived in a tiny little apartment with a cat who would lay on top of my books and purr loudly. I knew exactly how he felt.

Now, on to the tagging. I'm only tagging five people, but that's a goodly number, I think. Here they are:

Judith HeartSong, that wonderful artist who, of course, loves art books;
Rhonda at Myhandboundbooks, a fellow bookbinder who trained to be a librarian;
East of the Sun, who inspires with her art and photos of Cornwall;
Kiley, another bookbinder who keeps the tradition alive;
PG, of Middleofnowhere, who often includes the most wonderful book quotes in her blog posts


Rhonda said...

You have shared some great tidbits here! Thanks for the tag... i think... :-)

moonbindery said...

Oh, I should have said in my post that there is absolutely no obligation to take part in the tag. I always hesitate to pass on tag-type things, but hopefully some of you will find it fun :)

PG said...

I think I will bend my no-tag rule and do this one, as it's books! :) I am a corner turner too, though not with Good Books, I've been trying to wean myself onto bookmarks but it's a hard habit to break.

Dana and Daisy said...

326 books! Wow! Did you pull any muscles making that many? That is nearly one a day! No need for embarrassment about the time to post. I find most people prefer not to oblige, and like you, I prefer not to obligate anyone.

I love that story of the one room schoolhouse. I bet the University library was like heaven to you!

Love, Dana

p.s I would love to learn your style of hand-making

Julia Guthrie said...

That was a great tag! Thanks for tagging me Barbara :) I just posted it in my blog too.
Hehe..I am a book-aholic so it's perfect!
Hence I have a very large range of bookmarks available in my shop...LOL
I was thinking of making some book plates too. Do people still use them I wonder?

Judith HeartSong said...

I do love art books:):):):) Let me think on this:)

moonbindery said...

Can't wait to read everyone's random books facts! It was actually a lot of fun to think up mine. Brought back some good memories. :)

acornmoon said...

Thanks for this introduction to fellow book lovers and book junkies.