Book Blogger Hop – May 19 – 25, 2017

About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

This week’s question:

What do you do with books you no longer want? Do you donate them? Do you take them to a half-price bookstore? Does a friend or family member benefit? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

I keep most of the books that I have read or might want to read or that I have bought and will read soon. If there is a book that I absolutely won’t want to read or that I really didn’t like, then I usually donate it to my hometown library for their used book sale.

I don’t understand the question. Who has books they don’t want?

 

What about you? Do you have books you don’t want? What do you do with them?

 

My Favorite . . . Author — May 17, 2017

 

My Favorite . . . is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it, the world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.

 

Each week I will post a new My Favorite . . . post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on the weekly post, link back to that post, and visit others.

 

This week’s Favorite is: Author

 

This is a tough one . . . so, I’m going to pick a few. I love J.K. Rowling. I mean, she gave us Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. Other favorites: Jane Austen, Emily Giffin, Sophie Kinsella, Aven Ellis . . . to name a few.

 

Anais Nin

 

Who is your favorite author? Or authors?

 

Book Blogger Hop – May 12 – 18, 2017

About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

This week’s question:

If you read a book you ended up hating, would you stay away from future books by that author, or would you give them a second chance? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

 

I can’t remember a book that I actually hated, so I’m not sure I can answer this one. There have been books that weren’t my favorites from authors that I have read, but that hasn’t stopped me from reading other books by those authors.

 

I’m all for second chances! A few years ago I gave a book a rather scathing review (I can’t remember which one now), and the author contacted me several months later asking me to reread and rereview her work. Turns out she reworked her story, edited and proofread the text several more times, and ended up with a lovely book. I’ll admit I only reread it because she took the time to send me a personal letter asking me to, but gosh I’m glad I did. Her second novel is great, too!

 

 

 

My Favorite . . . Food — May 10, 2017

 

My Favorite . . . is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it, the world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.

 

Each week I will post a new My Favorite . . . post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on the weekly post, link back to that post, and visit others.

 

This week’s Favorite is: FOOD

 

My favorite food is spaghetti and meatballs. It has been my favorite since I was a kid. Whenever any of my aunts or friends had spaghetti for dinner, they would invite me over. On one vacation, we went to the same restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and I ate spaghetti and meatballs for every meal every day. Even now, spaghetti and meatballs is my favorite. I could eat it every day.

 

 

Tomatoes

 

 

Mashed Potatoes

 

What is your favorite food?

 

Book Blogger Hop – May 5 – 11, 2017

About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

This week’s question:

Do you rearrange and move books around on the shelves or move books off of your bookshelves to another area after a certain amount of time or do you just leave them the way they are? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

 

I do not rearrange my books unless I move or have to move them. For example, my husband is building me new bookshelves, so I will have to take all the books down and rearrange them. But other than that, the books stay where I put them.

 

I rearrange my books all the time. Sometimes I sort them by color, sometimes by genre, sometimes by author or title . . . It just depends on my mood.

 

 

What about you . . . are you like Chrissy or Melissa?

 

My Favorite . . . TV Show — May 3, 2017

 

My Favorite . . . is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it, the world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.

 

Each week I will post a new My Favorite . . . post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on the weekly post, link back to that post, and visit others.

 

This week’s Favorite is: TV Show

 

It is so hard to pick one! My current favorites are This Is Us and The Curse of Oak Island. Some previous shows that are my favorites: Gilmore GirlsFriendsParenthood. I still watch these shows!

 

 

The Curse of Oak Island and Destination Unknown

 

 

Friends, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Big Bang Theory, This Is Us . . .

 

 

Book Blogger Hop – April 28 – May 4, 2017

About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

This week’s question:

How many books have you re-read? If you have re-read books, please tell us the book’s title and why you re-read it. (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

 

I used to reread books ALL THE TIME! I can’t even count how many times I’ve read Pride & Prejudice, the Harry Potter series, and a few others. I used to read these at least once a year. It’s been a while since I revisited these favorites. I do miss them and I’m hoping to get to them this year. And there are quite a few books that I want to reread that I have only read once. I love to reread my favorites . . . it’s like visiting old friends. I love the new experience I have each time I read the books. I’m at a different place in my life each time, so I have a different perspective.

 

I try to reread Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson once a year, but other than that I don’t tend to repeat reads. There are so many books out there I’ll never get a chance to read–it’s got to be quite a book for me to read it again.

 

What about you? Do you reread books?

 

Book Blogger Hop – April 21-27, 2017

About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

This week’s question:

21st – 27th – Would you stop reading a book if an element of the plot strongly clashed with your personal beliefs, or would you continue reading until you finished the book? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

 

Hmm . . . I guess that depends on the quality of the book. I recently DNF’d a book because a human character plotted to rape an animal character (you can read my review of Theo and the Forbidden Language here). I don’t think you’ll find anyone who looks favorably on rape; it was simply the proverbial straw for me in this case. The book had a number of other issues that weren’t sitting well with me–both plot and prose wise.  So while I like to keep my mind open, I remind myself often: there are more books in the world than you will ever have time to read. Don’t keep reading something if it’s not entertaining you, no matter what the reason.

 

 

What do you think about this week’s question?

 

My Favorite . . . Romantic Movie — April 26, 2017

 

My Favorite . . . is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it, the world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.

 

Each week I will post a new My Favorite . . . post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on the weekly post, link back to that post, and visit others.

 

This week’s Favorite is: Romantic Movie

 

Another tough one! If I were to only choose one, I would choose You’ve Got Mail.

 

 

Well, I mean, it’s Pride and Prejudice, but that’s technically a book, so . . .

 

 

Gone With the Wind (does that count??)

 

 

My Favorite . . . Place to Read — April 19, 2017

 

My Favorite . . . is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it, the world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.

 

Each week I will post a new My Favorite . . . post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on the weekly post, link back to that post, and visit others.

 

This week’s Favorite is: Place to Read

 

I love to read anywhere. My favorite places are in the bath tub–a bubble bath, a glass of wine, and a good book make for a relaxing evening. During the day, my favorite place is on our patio. The kids can play in the yard and I can sit in the shade and read. When we go to the beach for vacation, I love reading on the deck and on the beach. See . . . I love to read anywhere!

 

 

Curled up under at least three covers with a cup of tea.

 

 

EVERYWHERE!

 

 

Where is your favorite place to read?