Thursday, August 29, 2013

Monika from A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall

monika from a lovely bookshelf on the wall


Today please welcome Monika, who blogs at A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall.



What's the meaning behind the name of your book blog?

It's from "Television" by Roald Dahl:
So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,Go throw your TV set away,And in its place you can installA lovely bookshelf on the wall.
(http://allpoetry.com/poem/8503169-Television-by-Roald_Dahl)

How long have you been blogging?

I just started book blogging in January of this year. I've been blogging off and on in some form or fashion for quite a while (since the early days of Xanga so, almost 13 years!).

Tell us a bit about your book blog. What makes it unique?

I think my blog is unique because I don't shy away from including titles specific to my career (music). I figure a musician/music teacher somewhere out there may come across the review and find it helpful.

What's your earliest memory of reading?

My earliest memory of reading is snuggling up on the couch with my mom, as she read to me (often from "Little Visits with God"). I can hear how funny her voice sounded as I listened to it with my ear against her collarbone. I remember how cozy and loved I felt, and I can still see the soft, yellow glow from the lamp beside us.

Writing in books: Yes or hell to the no?

Hell to the no! That's something I love about my Nook - I can "write" in books guilt-free!

Finish the sentence: My bookshelves are...

now filled with children's books, but otherwise fairly sparse now that I've moved almost exclusively to e-books. My music room, however... the bookshelves in there are scary!

To DNF or not to DNF?

I will definitely DNF a book after giving it a fair shot. I always give it my best try first, though, sometimes even putting it aside and coming back in hopes that it was simply bad timing.

What's one book that intimidates you?

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. It's definitely on my bucket list!

If you could go to any literary destination, where would you go?

Here in the US: Walnut Grove, Minnesota (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
Overseas: Amsterdam (Anne Frank)


What is your reading personality? (via quiz at http://www.bookbrowse.com/quiz/)

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, Monika! Remember to check out 's blog, A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall, and leave a comment or question.

12 comments :

  1. Oooohh, I went to Laura Ingalls Wilder home in Missouri, where she actually wrote all of her books. So amazing! Now I want to see Walnut Grove and De Smet. Someday!!

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  2. Hi Monika!

    Love your reading memory :*) FEELS!

    When my oldest daughter was a youngster my mom took her to Walnut Grove. They had a great time there.

    I'm reading Les Mis right this very minute!

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    1. Yeah, I totally made my mom cry today with that. :)

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  3. I love your your blog title! Bookish quotes are so much fun :)

    I just for the first time ever used my kindles note-taking ability and I think I could grow to love it. Especially since I share your feelings about writing in physical books!

    I'm also an eclectic reader and enjoy throwing in some reviews of science books relevant to my career and photography books relevant to my hobbies. I think it's a great way to connect with people who share our passions :)

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    1. Yeah, once you get used to the note-taking capabilities, it is a whole new world!

      I love that you add in science and photography books, too. Hooray for eclectic readers!

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    2. Yeah, once you get used to the note-taking capabilities, it is a whole new world!

      I love that you add in science and photography books, too. Hooray for eclectic readers!

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  4. Yay Monika! I love your literary destinations. I'm so desperate to visit the Anne Frank house.

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    1. One day! I traveled overseas a lot in college on concert tours, and missed an Amsterdam trip by a year. :(

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    2. One day! I traveled overseas a lot in college on concert tours, and missed an Amsterdam trip by a year. :(

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