Friday, August 18, 2017

Book Blogger Hop - 8/18 - 8/24

 Question of the Week:

When you enter an unfamiliar house or apartment for the first time, do you feel disappointed if you don't see any bookshelves, or books on the coffee table? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)

My Answer:

I don't feel disappointed, but I wonder why there are not any books visibly displayed or any bookshelves.  I love to browse other people's bookshelves.  :)
I don't judge, though.  Some folks never grew up with the love of books.
I just think how lucky I am that books have always been a part of my life, and the love of books has been instilled in me.




23 comments:

  1. My answer is more teasing than anything! Lol! I don't really judge them but I do wonder what they do with themselves in their free time! LOL!

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    1. True...I wouldn't know what to do without my books.

      Thanks for commenting, Jessica.

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  2. I don't think about it if there aren't any books visible - after all, mine aren't in our family room. If I do see books, though, I'm drawn to them.

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    1. True...perhaps they are in rooms that visitors don't go in.

      Books are a draw. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Kathy.

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  3. Personally, I grew up in a home where there were books everywhere. Not always on shelves where they "belong". So it's weird when I see book free homes.
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    1. Wonderful about your childhood home and books everywhere. Love it!!

      Thanks for commenting, J. Hooligan.

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  4. I love your perspective on this! I'm not really bothered by not seeing books as not everyone keeps them in the same rooms they'd entertain guests. However, the people who announce rather proudly that they don't read always perplex me!

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    1. Hmmmm...no one has ever proudly told me they don't read. That would be a bit odd.

      I know some family members can't understand how I love books so much, but they like other things that I don't. LOL!!

      Thanks for commenting, Katherine.

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  5. Sometimes I wonder if entering my house for the first time is overwhelming given how many books I have on display. What my guests don't see are the shelves of books I have in other rooms as well. :-) I love books and being surrounded by them. But, like you, I know that isn't the case for everyone. And some people just don't have the space for them so they don't keep them around. Maybe they are avid library users. It's hard to know. I do know that when I first walk into a house, I am not consciously looking for books, and so I am not disappointed if I don't see any.

    Enjoy your day, Elizabeth!

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    1. Exactly on not consciously looking for books, but it is nice to see them.

      Great answer, Literary Feline.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  6. I'm really grateful to have grown up with books. I sometimes do wonder what I would have been doing with much of my free time if I was not a reader, especially when I was younger. I've never felt disappointment in such a situation as it's not something I personally look out for, but I definitely do notice when they have books lying around.

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    1. Oh yes on growing up with books.

      I like how you turned around the question to noticing books.

      Thanks for commenting, Tas.

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  7. Great answer! I'm also grateful that I grew up loving books!

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Ronyell.

      Difficult to imagine not having the love of books since childhood.

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  8. Having always had books around the home, it seems odd to me if I see none... and sad.

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    1. Not having a love of books is sad.

      Hopefully non-readers have other interests.

      Thanks for commenting, Nicki.

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  9. Nice answer, Elizabeth!!

    Yes, it's true that some people just never got the love of books instilled into them. But I think that's something one is just born with. My two sisters were exposed to books just as much as I was, yet, they were never interested in them. Me, though, I'm TOTALLY OBSESSED!! Lol.

    I'm glad you don't feel disappointed, but you DO notice if there aren't any books in someone's living room. Me, I DO feel disappointed.... As I said in my post, I realize this is an irrational feeling, but I just can't help it. Lol.

    It's GREAT that you don't judge people for not having books on display in their living rooms! It's not exactly that I judge them, but I do realize that there probably won't be any compatibility between me and someone who doesn't enjoy books. Ironically, I'm married to a man who is definitely NOT into them....Go figure!! Lol.

    Thanks for the lovely comment (as always!) you left on my BBH post!! ENJOY your weekend, especially with your prizewinning pesto bread!! YUUUUUUUM!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. Thanks for your wonderful comment, Maria. Always love to hear from you.

      That is an interesting point about you and your sisters because none of my four brothers read, but two of my sisters and myself read even though the book exposure was the same. Never thought of that.

      My husband reads hunting magazines. LOL!! That is the extent of his interest.

      He does enjoy that I enjoy books, and he is more excited than I am when a book arrives in the mail. :)

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    1. Thanks, Erica, and thanks for commenting.

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  11. Great answer :) I want everyone to have a love of books like I do...not realistic, I know, so I will just keep giving my kids books and hoping they turn out to be booknerds too lol.

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  12. Wouldn't that be wonderful if we could make everyone a lover of books?

    My son turned out to be a booknerd so hopefully your children will too.

    Thanks for commenting, Megan.

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  13. Yes that's almost what I say about other people not being readers like me. Great blog hop answer and thank you so much for stopping by my blog hop Elizabeth!

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