Musing Monday (Feb 15)

Musing Mondays2Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about a reference material.

Do you keep reference books on your shelves at home? What’s your first port of call when you need information – the internet or a book?

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.

 

I do keep some reference books on hand, though I’ll admit to most of them being book or craft related.

If it’s something specific I want to know the answer to (eg. “How tall is the Eiffel Tower?”) I tend to prefer the internet – Google is my friend. If I’m looking at something broader, wanting to learn more about a general subject, then I usually head of the the library for a while.

What about you?

26 comments :

Yvonne said...

I'm first? Mine is here

hopeseguin said...

I use the library almost daily - but generally to check out books (fiction, non-fiction - any and all).

If there is a particular question I have that I want to 'document' or photocopy from a book, I will spend some time in our library in the reference section.

http://hopeseguin2010.wordpress.com/2010/02/14/musing-mondays/

Grace said...

Awesome question:

Books Like Breathing

Grace said...

It didn't link my answer for some reason. Posting again.

My answer is here

Sorry about that.
Grace

the little reader said...

for me, it's internet mostly... with a spattering of Japanese and tech manuals for reference.

my response is HERE.

Dana said...

When I was younger I loved getting my hands on a book or encyclopedia from the library to answer a question, but now-a-days most of my information comes from the internet. But answering this question made me think about it another way - do people usually stick to just one search engine or do they bounce around? If you have a thought, jump over to my response here -

http://readingamidstthechaos.blogspot.com/2010/02/musing-mondays_15.html

DelGal Reviews said...

Hi I'm new here :) Great question! Hope to come back again, happy Monday all.

http://www.delgalreviews.com

Lori said...

I mainly use the internet. Here's Mine.

caite said...

Interesting question...and HERE is my equally interesting answer..lol

gautami tripathy said...

I have some!

Mondays: Musings/Mailbox/Whereabouts

Mark A. Swallow said...

Damn Internet!!

http://mswallow.typepad.com/the_swallows_nest/2010/02/book-m-1.html

vampira2468 said...

http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/2010/02/15/internet-reading/

mine :)

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

Fire & Ice Musing Monday

MizB said...

What a great question! http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2010/02/15/musing-mondays-feb-15/

Happy Family Day! :D

~MizB

CeeCee said...

Good question. Here's MINE

Sherrie said...

Hi Rebecca,
I'm like you, Google is my favorite search place, but the library can't be beat for finding that certain something you can't find. Mine is posted at my place, Just Books. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

fredamans said...

Always the net.

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/02/musing-monday_15.htmlsus

okbolover said...

Hmm..I only have about three reference books. They're hardly opened by me too...sad..isn't it?

Here

Tim said...

Here's mine.

Sheery said...

My response:

http://sheeryhall.blogspot.com/2010/02/musing-mondays_15.html

Alison said...

My reference shelf is lacking. Should I work on that?

Live Out Loud said...

I love google when it shows relevant answers!

Here's my full response.

Kim said...

Great question! My how our lives have changed in the past 10 years.
My answer:
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2010/02/monday-full-of-memes.html

Oh, and I pick Gilbert Blythe any day of the week!! ;)

Allie said...

Here is the link to my post:

http://aliteraryodyssey.blogspot.com/2010/02/musing-monday-february-15-2010.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ALiteraryOdyssey+%28A+Literary+Odyssey%29

crestina said...

here's mine...

http://addlife21.blogspot.com/2010/02/better-late-than-never.html

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