Thursday, September 4, 2014

Book it!

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Time to Ponder yet again.  You know the drill... I post a prompt that has multiple meanings and we get see what you write! Add you post to the linky and wait for the magic!!

(If you want to send me words that you would like us all to ponder - please feel free to do so!)

Today's word is BOOK (you can always grab the prompt early by visiting the Pondering Page

Book – this word brings to mind so many different things. First of all, being a writer at heart a ‘book’ is something you read. In my opinion, e-books are not really books – they are documents on a computer. But I know there are plenty of people who disagree with me.  My favorite part of a book is the back cover that gives a synopsis of the story. (Hey, we used that word last week!)

I also think of book as scheduling – book a flight, book a trip, book a meeting….
Or of course book ‘em Dano which is something within the law when a person is booked for doing something wrong.

Now my question is this….what’s the difference between a book and a magazine or even a journal?

Write a post, link up and happy pondering!


  1. To me, one of the differences between books and magazines is that while I don't feel very guilty when I throw away old magazines I no longer need, I would feel very sad if I had to throw away any of my books, even if I know I will never read them again.

  2. I consider a magazine a more in depth newspaper. It has more pictures then news. I am not much into reading magazines these days because there is usually too much advertising.

    1. I agree, way too much advertising... and then there's those smelly perfume inserts that make me cough and sneeze!!

  3. A journal is ones book of secrets! A magazine is my escape from the waiting game at the doctors office.

    Thanks for always hosting!

    1. "Book of Secrets" perfect name for a journal... or a bio!

  4. The only magazine I really love to read is "Guideposts"... a collection of short inspiring true stories. I've been reading it for about 50 years! It's really more of an anthology than a magazine... except for those pesky adds. At least most of their can be torn out and discarded, which I often do because they clutter up my reading. Of course now I can read Guideposts on my tablet too! Sorry Brenda, I do love my e-books! While they don't smell nearly as nice or feel as good with crisp pages to turn, they are so much easier on old arthritic hands and work-weary eyes!

  5. I'm back with a fully charged computer - yeah!!! I missed everyone this past week *sigh*
    I'll try not to leave a book in the comments - LOL
    but I agree, even though my Kindle app is loaded with "books" to read; I do still love the feel of an actual book in my hands. The sounds of pages turning. The smell of the paper. It's all part of the whole experience for me. And for me book usually equals STORY, thus a magazine, well it might have great reading - doesn't not necessarily mean "book". But my journal, it is rather like a book, because it contains MY stories.
    Of course, I would also talk about the other medium of comic books -- where words and images are united. But that's not for everyone obviously.
    Hubby does most of that other kind of "booking" - ha. And sometimes, it's quite an entertaining story!


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