Bibliomania Day and a meme!!!

March 20th was Bibliomania Day but for us every day is one, isn’t it? But whats interesting is the reason behind this day. I had never heard of this until I read it on Veens blog and since she has tagged me and because it looks interesting, I’ll try to answer a few questions. But before that a little background on this day.

Over more than twenty years, Stephen Blumberg stole more than 23,000 rare books from 268 libraries, a collection that was estimated to be worth between five and twenty million dollars. According to William Moffett, an expert in bibliokleptomania, “in terms of the number of libraries raided and the number of volumes known to be stolen, Blumberg is the No. 1 thief of books in American history.” Continue reading…

Interesting, isn’t it?

Are there any books you would like to beg, borrow, or steal?
Oh yes!!! So many. Borrow? Not really, but beg and steal? Oh yes. I like to keep my books.

Are you addicted to trips to Borders or the public library?
Back home I was addicted to Landmark bookstore. Here in Singapore, I’m addicted to the Library. Now a days 90% of the books I read are from the library. It is kind of helping me get over my fixation of owning books. Its a slow process though πŸ™‚

Do you have a way to remember what books you have read?
Goodreads and Shelfari. It’s so much easier.

When did your love of books begin?
In my teenage years with Beauty and the Beast and Nancy Drew’s.

What is a favorite book?
Oh please!!! I am not answering that.

Do you still have in your possession a book borrowed, but not returned to its rightful owner?
Yes!!! Round the world in 80 days. I and my sis borrowed it from a neighbor when we were kids and then we had a fight over something and then they moved homes, so yes, its still with me.

What’s the most in library fines you have owed?
Not yet, I’m very punctual in returning books.

Do you loan books out to others?
Yes, but only to those who know how to handle it. If I loan it to someone and they return it in a bad condition, that’s the end of it. I will never loan a book to that person again. I can never give books to people who don’t know how to respect them.

Go ahead, tag yourself.

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On another note, I think it’s high time I list down the Challenges I will be participating this year. I might add in a couple more but for now, this is it.

2010 Challenges

Once Upon a Time (March 21st to June 20th) South Asian Authors Challenge
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8 thoughts on “Bibliomania Day and a meme!!!

  1. I have all of Nancy Drew’s collection when I was young but I had to sell them when my family relocated. I’m also very selective with lending books to people.

  2. I have been tagged for this one πŸ™‚ need to do it. I guess I better get started ! I can’t think of lending my books . Not that I don’t ,but everytime the book leaves my shelf I start pestering the borrower as to when he/she is gonna return it πŸ™‚

  3. ahhhh… good girl! Now yur personal library is safe πŸ™‚

    I have to really threaten properly otherwise things never get done LOL!
    See burgulary of anything else wouldn’t have made you do this meme! LOL! Just kidding!

    It was fun reading your answers… I will keep ur books in the BEST conditions πŸ™‚ Loan them to me πŸ˜‰

  4. I hate it when people mistreat my books too 😦 This probably sounds awful, but these days I’m wary of lending books, period. Too many traumatic experiences πŸ˜›

  5. I’m trying to get over my book ownership addiction, too, because then there are just piles of books everywhere. It’s kind of refreshing to finish the book and take it back to the library for someone else to enjoy.

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