Musing Mondays is hosted by MizB of Should be Reading and asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
Over the past few months I have started collecting quotes in a notebook. I know that somewhere I have a notebook with a few quotes in from when I was a teenager, but they also included my thoughts on them. Now I simply write the quote when I find one I am drawn to.
I am currently reading ‘Playing the Game’ by Robert Baden-Powell. For me Scouting is a huge part of my life so it made sense to pick this up. While I’m not that excited about his extensive writing on his experience of the Boer war (and later the First World War), I have already found a few quotes I will definitely be remembering. This is probably a main reason why I enjoy reading non-fiction, especially essays and autobiographies, as usually they are full of new information not only about the subject, but about living life. I can definitely see this book becoming one I flick through regularly in regards to both Scouting and general life.
Does anyone else collect quotes?