Saturday, January 26, 2013

Book love.

YO!  In the vein of the week, let's do another "how would you answer" post.
It's been fun "getting to know you" all week.  So, here's another:

If someone was looking for you in a bookstore, in which section would they most likely find you?

Well, for me.... you'd have to look three places...
In fact, I had the EXTREME luxury of going to Barnes and Noble last night ALL BY MYSELF.. and might I say it was BLISSFUL, and here's the order in which I luxuriated.

1.  business/ management.  I bought the book Work Happy.  It is how to encourage happy, productive employees, and is written for the "leader" or boss. 
2.  art... I looked through a jewelry book for ideas (even took a picture on my phone of a couple... is that illegal?!  I am seriously asking!) and perused a book called Drawing Lab that I thought had tons of fun ideas for my kids' art classes.
2.  The magazine section.  Oh MY!  Swoon!!  I LOVE this section!!  I came home with Cottage Living, and several of the Somerset artsy fartsy mags!!  I could sit in a magazine section for days!!


So, what is it for you? 
This blog question chosen and brought to you by Granddad!! 

MO

25 comments:

Shannon said...

Well I read mostly chick lit/romance. BUT I enjoy looking through the kids books and magazines.

jenny said...

One of two sections draw me:
1. WW2 history (also WW2 historical fiction)
2. Biographies - I like to see what made folks turn out the way they did

Kaye Cannon said...

Well I'd be found in inspirational books or John Grisham type fiction books...

Zhohn said...

Magazines probably! I love them.

Angie H. said...

Cook books

Susan said...

The front clearance section! While I generally read magazines and historical Christian books, I love looking for autobiographies in the sales. Like another reader posted, I 'm also fascinated by the events and circumstances that have led people to where they are today.

Phyllis Lines said...

Mystery section - John Grisham, Mary Higgins Clark, Janet Evanovich, James Patterson. But I love romance too - Nicholas Sparks, Debbie Macomber, Kristin Hannah, Elin Hildebrand. Reading Hoda Kotb's book now - 10 Years Later - EXCELLENT book!

Kathryn said...

First would be the sale books, because I can always find something wonderful. Next would be the mystery section where I would watch for books from old friends and pick up a book from an author I have read about. Then, the games section for a NYT Crossword book - I love these! Then, the contemporary fiction.

Renee said...

Romantic sexy novels or magazines

kimybeee said...

this one would be tougher for me. i am not a "browser" i am more of a "grab & go".

if i had to pick one it would be faith based fiction. i love karen kingsbury. i have read a lot of beverly lewis.

but the last book i bought in a "bookstore" was lawless. it was originally called the wettest county in the world and it was written by matt boudurant. it is about a family in virginia during prohibition and the family appears to be invincible when it comes to illness, injury and justice. jeff and caitlin brought home the movie to watch and it was so good that i wanted to read the book and then watch the movie again.

the last book i read was the help. caitlin had it on her nook and read it then watched the movie. so i skipped most of the movie (spoiler lol) and read it while caitlin was home on break then watched the movie. it was great.

i also picked up the hunger games at sam's the last time i was there but haven't read it yet. (seeing a trend much) lol

so i am all over the place i guess - i have trouble with reading cause when i pick up a book i don't want to put it down until i am done. read the help in about 12 hours or so (not constantly, just during other stuff).

Mary said...

Definately in the cook books! I love to cook and I love cook books. The problem is, I own a lot of cook books....do I use them? Ummm...yea, about that, not so much I admit. I do cook alot (probably 4-5 nights) and I make a full nice meal, but I kind of wing it. I think I'm going to make a new recipe once a week or so from my cookbooks. See you've encouraged me. I love magazines too!!!

Lisa said...

Non-fiction and [auto]biographies

Stephanie Jenkins said...

Chick lit all the way!! I LOVE me some contemporary romance novels!! Total fluff, so my mind can relax!! Ha ha

Cathy said...

Biographies or historical fiction---I love the Henry VIII times.

coolgirl2011 said...

I have an e-reader but when I go every now and then,they would find me in the Romance and Insirational section.

LIVE LAUGH LOVE said...

I have a kindle fire... However, if I was in abook store it would be the historical romance section....

Becky said...

Sorry, not really a book person! Just cannot sit and read a book! Always think of too many other things I could be doing!

Rhonda said...

Celebrity Biographies ~ I like the "inside scoop" on celebrities!!

Beverly said...

I always walk the whole store but I love novels, spiritual and cookbooks.I just love book stores!!!!

Amy K said...

Memoirs, Romance, Christian, Children's.

Mama J said...

I love biographies and absolutely anything motivational or self help as to positive thinking. I don't close the door to anything, whatever catches my eye,however, if it is not positive...not going there.

Mbeaty19 said...

Wow these questions lately really have me thinking. This one was a little easier to answer but the answer is long: If I have just gotten to the book store I will be in the clearance aisles. Some of my best buys come in this area and I seem to find the 'jewels' that so often would be overlooked by others. After I pull myself away from this area you could find me in the kids section. Being a teacher and a mother I love seeing the new releases and look through the classics also. My next spot would be the craft section/ DIY section. I just can't get enough of these books though I usually don't buy. I flip through and try to take ideas in. (Don't know about the taking pictures question, I tend to do that when I see things I like in stores and wonder if that's bad)Another section I tend to lean more to lately are the self-help/inspirational books.

Setting the goal of reading 60 books a year has really gotten me back into books again. Most of my books lately come from friends or garage sales but still can't pass a book store without going in and getting lost in there for a couple of hours. Also there's still something about being able to hold a book that keeps me from really getting into e-books.

Dawn said...

I don't read often so you would find me in the Childrens section looking for books for Mason & he would probably be with me.

Maggie said...

For me it's the Literature/Fiction section. I love curling up and traveling somewhere else through someone else's eyes. A few years ago I decided that I should give myself an adult reading list, just as we had during high school, and I should get around to all those books I somehow missed along the way... the last few summers it was The Picture of Dorian Gray, The World According to Garp, Anna Karenina. I still love fiction during the year, but summers are for classics.

Riley said...

You would find me all over the place. I love the eye candy from cookbooks, craft books, home & garden books, and magazines. My favorite reading material is probably Christian and self-improvement. On occasion I like strolling through the new releases and best sellers.