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Posted by on December 12, 2016

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: Does reading help you to release stress during stressful times? I it does do you have a favorite book that you return to for calm?

ETA:If you don’t see your reply right away don’t worry it just means I have to approve it the first time you post. After that you will be on the white list and your post should go up right away.

First, I would like to welcome everyone over to The Purple Booker (formerly Fire & Ice) and to say that I am honored (and a little nervous) I was allowed to take over Musing Monday and Teaser Tuesday. I hope I can do the same justice to the meme’s as Jenn has throughout the years. If anyone has any suggestions or anything they would like me to do to make things easier, or better please let me know. With that said, I truly hope everyone will continue to enjoy the meme’s we have all enjoyed. I know I have enjoyed Musing Monday and Teaser Tuesday as a participant or years. So with no more gilding of the Lily here we go.

I have used reading as a coping tool for stress for a long time. I always find it relaxing to settle in, pick up a book and delve into a new world, full of characters that I can love or hate and everything in the middle. I have found in recent years I have used books to help with stress even more than I had in the past. It really helps me to have a book with me in places like the Doctor’s waiting room where my anxiety can often crop up.

I don’t have a particular book most of the time. However, I have found that sometimes I do gravitate towards childhood favorites. This usually happens when there are huge levels of stress in life. We all have those once in a while right? Some of those favorites include, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Black Beauty and the Black Stallion books.

So how about you?

Please leave your comment: With either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thank you so much!

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26 Responses to “Musing Monday 12/12/16”

  1. Rachel says:

    Hi! Lovely to meet you Ambrosia. I look forward to all the questions you have for us!

    Here’s my link to my Musing Monday http://www.paein-and-ms4tune.co.uk/?p=12356

    • Purple Princess says:

      Hello Rachel! It is lovely to meet you as well. Thank you for coming over! I look forward to coming up with lots of questions! 🙂

  2. Amy says:

    I definitely read when I’m stressed and I’m very stressed at the moment so hopefully I’ll finish a fair amount of books over the next week. I look forward to your future random questions.

    Here’s my post: https://warmdayswillnevercease.wordpress.com/2016/12/12/musing-mondays-university-stress-and-reading-as-stress-relief/

    • Purple Princess says:

      Thank you for making the move over here. I hope everyone will continue to enjoy whatever randomness I can come up with for Musing Monday. 🙂

  3. Reading totally does de-stress me!
    Thanks for hosting (:

    Here’s my musing at Bookmunchies!

  4. Elliot says:

    Hi, Ambrosia! Nice to meet you. Thank you for hosting this. I look forward to your questions and responding to them!

    Here is my response: http://elisbookdepository.blogspot.com/2016/12/musing-monday.html

    • Purple Princess says:

      Thank you for coming over it is nice to meet you too. Sorry it took a little bit to see your comment, you got trapped in spam but that won’t happen again.

  5. Lauren B says:

    Thank you so much for picking up Musing Monday! I love this meme it’s really helped me get back into blogging on a regular basis so I am thrilled it has a new home and I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

    Here’s my post for this week: http://twobirds1blog.blogspot.ca/2016/12/blogmas-2016-day-12-musing-monday-debut.html

    • Purple Princess says:

      Thank you for the warm welcome to hosting this meme. I know what you mean in how it can help get back into blogging. Anytime I have fallen “off the wagon” as it were this meme helped me get back on. Thank you for making the move over I am looking forward to coming up with some fun questions.

  6. Thanks for hosting this meme now, Ambrosia. It’s one of my favorites.

    Here is what I posted today: http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2016/12/musing-monday-dec-12.html

  7. Flavia says:

    Hey Ambrosia! Thank you so much for taking over this meme, as it’s one of my favourites!

    Also, here is my post for this week:https://flaviathebibliophileblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/12/musing-mundays-11/

    Sorry that it took so long today. I was studying for most of the day, and my sister came home for Winter break 🙂

  8. Anah says:

    Thank you so much for keeping up Mondays and Tuesdays. They brighten my day! Today’s will be up here –> http://anahrose.com/musing-monday-121216/ later tonight.

  9. Jenn says:

    Thanks, again, Ambrosia! So happy my memes found a good, new home! 😉

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