On March 20, 1990, Stephen Blumberg of Ottumwa, Iowa, was arrested for stealing over 23,600 books worth $20 million and weighing 19 tons. So look out for a the "bookey-man"!
Like many book thieves, Blumberg was also a book lover. "It was his habit to read constantly through the night, cat-napping, waking, reading, dozing, waking, reading again, never fully sleeping.
(click here to read more of Stephen Blumberg, taken from 123people.com)
Melody also tagged me with this fun meme =)
1) Are there any books you would like to beg, borrow, or steal?
YES! Definitely! When I was a kid I was banned from my school library. I've been caught stealing a book (Enid Blyton, The Naughty Girl). Haha! (guess I'm a book stealer at heart). It was a bet and quite funny, really. Still, I would beg and borrow but not stealing. One silly mistake is enough. *wink*
2) Are you addicted to trips to Borders or the public library?
Public library, not yet or not really. I buy books online, frequently visit MPH Bookstore, POPULAR and Harris whenever I go out. I at least buy one or else, window stalking new books on shelf is fine. I buy LOADS of books as well as used books because they are a lot cheaper and I only buy with good conditions only. Yeah, I'm a student under a small amount of scholarship so I guess used books suites me well.
3) Do you have a way to remember what books you have read?
I just kind of remember I think. But having a blog is a way to keep my books listed. My fiancee help me out with listing all books I own and I also have a journal where I tick on books I've read. Books I read are in one side and TBR on one side of the bookshelf (and thanks to fiancee for that!)
4) When did your love of books begin?
When I was in primary school. I read most of Enid Blyton's and also a bit of Malay books. I wholly started love reading books because of my best friend, Inayah. She loves to suggest me a lot of her favorite books and we kind talked about books so much that I don't remember. Ha! And also she's the one who always lend me books, give books for my birthdays.
5) What is a favorite book?
Pheww..This is quite hard. Personally, I love all my books but to narrow down to a favorite book is difficult! But I love all my Harry Potter Series (hadcover) and Sydney Sheldon's books. They are my treasures!
6) Do you still have in your possession a book borrowed, but not returned to its rightful owner?
Emm..Let me think. I think nope!
7) What's the most in library fines you have owed?
Nothing. Only a few books of Taxonomy on Vascular Plants, Plants Systematic and Plant Ecology. The due was 3 days ago and I still need it for my Master Thesis references! But I'll pay for the fine. Hehe..
8) Do you loan books out to others?
Yes. I love to share books and I like to suggest my friends what I like. But currently no one around me a fiction-lover. Being away from home is a bit hard because there's no particularly friends to discuss /share/ loan any books I love or hate.
There's the following friends I would like to tag and join this fun meme;
Happy Reading EVERYBODY!