Monday, February 27, 2012

The Reader GeneaMeme

It's National Year of Reading in Australia - time to post a GeneaReader meme.

I am always interested to see what the people profiled on GeniMates answer to the question "What is your favourite (non genealogy book)? As books are an essential tool for the genealogist I thought it would be fun to find out about your reading habits and experiences.

I invite anyone with an interest in genealogy or reading to participate. If you don't have a blog and wish to participate you can send your responses to me in an email and I will pop them into a post on my blog. Please let me know when you participate by a comment on this post or by email and I'll collate a list of responses.
It would be appreciated if genealogists would let the meme run its course before copying and republishing it with alterations and amendments.

The Reader GeneaMeme

The list should be annotated in the following manner:
Things you have already done or found: bold face type
Things you would like to do or find: italicize (colour optional)
Things you haven’t done or found and don’t care to: plain type

You are encouraged to add extra comments in brackets after each item 

Which of these apply to you? reading

  1. Have you written any books? 
  2. Have you published any books?
  3. Can you recommend an inspiring biography?
  4. Do you keep a reading log? If yes, in what format?
  5. Are you a buyer or a borrower of books?
  6. Where do you get reading recommendations?
  7. What is the one genealogy reference book you can't do without?
  8. Do you hoard books or do you discard them when you have finished?
  9. How many books are in your genealogy library?
  10. What's your favourite genealogy magazine or journal?
  11. Where are the bookshelves in your house?
  12. Do you read e-books? How?
  13. How many library cards do you have?
  14. What was the last genealogy title you read?
  15. What is your favourite bookshop?
  16. Do you have a traditional printed encyclopaedia in your house?  
  17. Who are the authors in your family tree and what have they written?
  18. Who is your favourite author?
  19. Where do you buy books?
  20. Can you nominate a must-read fiction title?
  21. How many books are in your personal library?
  22. What is your dictionary of choice?
  23. Where do your read?
  24. What was your favourite childhood book?
  25. Do you have anything else to say about books and reading?

Links to Responses to the Reader Geneameme  See what other genealogists have to say about books and reading.


Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

Jill, mine is here Pauleen

GeniAus said...

Thanks for getting the ball rolling, Pauleen. I did the meme before leaving Australia, set it to publish and had forgotten about it. Your tweet reminded me.

Julie Goucher said...

Jill, and here is mine

A O'Brien said...

Hi Jill, here is my contribution.
The Reader GeneaMeme

GeniAus said...

Thanks, Aillin, will add to list tomorrow.

Judy Webster said...

Jill, my contribution to the Reader GeneaMeme is in Genealogy Leftovers.

luckyllama said...

Hi Jill,

It's been a busy month, but as you said : "Better late than never" My contribution to the Reader Geneameme can be found at:

It was an interesting exercise. Thanks for getting the ball rolling

Cheers from Linda

Bribie Family History Association said...

Here's the link to mine

Alex Daw said...

Bit late...but mine is done too...


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