Thursday, April 25, 2013

Florinda of The 3 R's Blog: Reading, 'Riting, and Randomness

Please welcome Florinda, who blogs at The 3 R's Blog: Reading, 'Riting, and Randomness.



NAME OF MY BOOK BLOG: 
The 3 R's Blog: Reading, 'Riting, and Randomness 

I HAVE BEEN BLOGGING SINCE: 
March 2007 

GENRES COVERED MOST ON MY BLOG: 
Contemporary adult fiction (non-genre-specific), memoir/biography, topical nonfiction 

MY EARLIEST MEMORY OF READING: 
Reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears aloud to my kindergarten class. (I was already reading when I started kindergarten, but can't remember the first book I read on my own.) 

FIRST BOOK I READ OVER AND OVER: 
The first book I remember reading over and over was Little Women, but I'm not sure it actually was the first book I did that with. 

THE BOOK I HAVE RE-READ THE MOST TIMES: 
Probably also Little Women (which I'm actually in the midst of re-reading again, for the first time in decades!) 

MY FAVORITE PLACE TO READ: 
I have several-- 
In bed 
In my old green armchair (with the matching ottoman) 
At Starbucks, over coffee 

MY MUST-HAVE READING ACCESSORIES: 
My (non-prescription, magnifying) reading glasses, because I've now reached an age where I literally cannot read without them! 

MY BOOKSHELVES ARE: 
Untamed and overstuffed. (I have photos to prove it.) 

MY TBR LIST/PILE IS: 
I define my "to be read" books as books that are in my physical possession but that I haven't gotten around to yet. (A book I want to read but don't yet own is "on my wish list" and not a "TBR.") Because books may wait on my shelves for months or even years before I make time for them, I refer to all of my unread books as being in "TBR Purgatory" (although "TBR Limbo" may be more technically accurate). All of my books are cataloged on LibraryThing, which shows the current population of TBR Purgatory at 516. (You can view Florinda's TBR Purgatory here!

A BOOK I DON’T LIKE THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEMS TO LOVE: 
Wuthering Heights (OK, I do know other people who don't like it either, but I think we're way outnumbered.) 

A BOOK THAT INTIMIDATES ME: 
Ulysses, and/or anything else by James Joyce. Also, anything by William Faulkner. Almost any novel with overly complex language, really--I lack the patience and am not fond of getting headaches. 

MY FAVORITE NON-BOOKISH ACTIVITY: 
Several of them, in no particular order of preference: 
Writing 
Traveling 
Going to the movies 

MY FAVORITE BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION: 
The Lord of the Rings trilogy (and I like the movies much more than the books!) 

MY BOOK BLOG STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD BECAUSE
I blog about a lot of things--maybe too many things!--that aren't directly about books, but often about the blogging/online life. 

MY MUST-READ BLOGS (PLEASE LIMIT TO 3): 
Sophisticated Dorkiness (Kim) 
Book Chatter (Ti) 
You've GOTTA Read This! (Sandy) 

MY READING PERSONALITY (http://www.bookbrowse.com/quiz/) IS: 
Eclectic Reader! "You read for entertainment but also to expand your mind. You're open to new ideas and new writers, and are not wedded to a particular genre or limited range of authors."




Thank you for joining us today, Florinda! Remember to check out Florinda's blog, The 3 R's Blog: Reading, 'Riting, and Randomness, and leave a comment or question below!

6 comments :

  1. I love that you describe your shelves as untamed! Such a great descriptor that I may have to borrow for my own!!

    LOVE LOTR trilogy! And, I agree with you that I like the movies way more than the books. I've read the books once and that was enough. I can watch the movies over and over again, and I do!! :)

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  2. I'm not a Wuthering Heights fan either, Florinda!

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  3. I've been meaning to re-read Little Women lately, too. I don't think I've read it since fifth grade (when I was determined to prove my teacher - who said I couldn't read it - wrong). Thanks for sharing your blog with us!

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  4. I'm not a Wuthering Heights fan, either. I've tried!

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  5. OMG I made your list! I feel so honored :) Can you believe I've never read Little Women? There is no good excuse I can offer. And Wuthering Heights is a big hot mess in my opinion, but it is sort of like the traffic accident that you cannot ignore. All that drama, willing oneself to die and stuff!

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