Book Blogger Hop 4/13


Book Blogger Hop

Today’s question:

Is there a fictitious town in a book that you would love to live in? What makes it appealing?

Besides Hogwarts? I would love to live in the Shadowrun World. What’s Shadowrun? it’s a tabletop RPG that also has novels based on it. Their world is dark, gritty and there’s lots of cyberpunk influences, cities all filled up with lights but it’s dark at the same time (these gifs are from Blade Runner, but it’s similar to the world of Shadowrun):

Complete with flying cars and electronic billboards with massive advertisements. Maybe it’s because I have a great love for Synthwave music, and cyberpunk themes but this is one world I would love to live in.

How about you guys?!! let me know so we can discuss! have a great reading weekend!

 

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Book Blogger Hop 4/6


Book Blogger Hop

 

 

Do you overextend yourself with too many reviews because you can’t pass up a book in hopes you will get them all done or do you carefully plan and be sure you can fulfill the deadlines for all the promised reviews?

 

I’m OCD this way…I carefully plan them. If there’s a deadline, that book gets moved up first. Otherwise I read at my leisure and schedule my reviews on certain days. If I run out of reviews to post. I don’t sweat it anymore. I used to and then I constantly felt pressured to post something. Now, I’m more laid back and post as much as I can. If nothing is posted I don’t sweat it anymore. I want my book blogging to be a pleasure, not a chore. 🙂

You all have a great Reading Weekend! husband will be at work so I’ll have more time to read (unless the gods of sleep decide to stop me)

Have a great day!

Book Blogger Hop 3/23


Book Blogger Hop

Today’s Question:

When meeting with friends, do your discussions usually turn to books?

I have about a few bookish friends so yes we do have some discussions about books. They’re mostly short and more in the terms of: “Oh hey how are you doing with _________”

Unless it’s Game of Thrones. Then it’s a different story:

“OH MY GOD SOMEONE ELSE IS DEAD”
“Keep reading!!”
“OH MY GOD I HATE SANSA”
“IT GETS BETTER LATER!”

And it goes on from there. 🙂

How about you guys!

Have a great weekend and happy reading!!!!!

 

Book Blogger Hop 3/16


Book Blogger Hop

 

 

Today’s Question:

Who is your favorite children’s books author and why? 

John Bellairs. He was *the* author that introduced me to gothic horror themes in books when I was a kid. The thing  is I can be a  “seasonal reader” meaning when autumn/winter comes around I gravitate towards scary stuff. Spring/Summer? bring on the fantasy and YA or ‘lighter reads’ so as  kid, I always waited around autumn and start reading John Bellairs’ books. They had just the right amount of creepy factor, the illustrations were awesome (Edward Gorey!) and I reread his books every single year. I still read them to this day as they’re so enjoyable and you can never get tired of them.

My very first book that I read from him that got me hooked was this one:

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It was one of those books that I could not put them and my mom noticed my total engrossment she read the books herself and realized how much I loved them (haha she liked them too!)

So, if you ever need something light, creepy and fun to read, pick this one up. It’s the first in the series and started my love for John Bellairs and anything creepy.

Have a great reading weekend everyone!!! have some oatmeal raisin cookies while you’re here 😉

Book Blogger Hop 3/9


Book Blogger Hop

Today’s Question:

Do you enjoy reading retellings of, or ‘sequels’ to, classic novels? Why or why not?

My response:

 

Oh lordy. Do you know how many retellings I’ve read????? I absolutely love them (provided they’re done right of course)

The one that stands out for me and that I will never forget is:

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I absolutely loved this series (although admittedly, it did go a bit crazy but it’s meant to!)

Another thing I’m a sucker for. Hamlet retellings. Hamlet is THE play for me when it comes to Shakespeare. Anything to do with Hamlet, I will read. That being said, one Hamlet retelling that sticks out that I enjoyed was:

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I do have some that are on my TBR list but I haven’t gotten around to reading them. If anyone has any Hamlet recommendations or any other retelling let me know! I’d love to hear about it!

Happy Reading everyone!!!

 

Book Blogger Hop 3/2


Book Blogger Hop

 

 

Today’s question:

Off the book topic…do you use a mouse pad? If so, what is on it?

I don’t use a mousepad. No need to. Because I have MY GAMING MOUSE THAT CAN DESTROY WORLDS!! MUAHAHAHA!

*cough*

okay..sorry. But yes it’s a gaming mouse so it doesn’t need a mouse pad. Works like a gem and it changes colors too.

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enjoy my lovely gaming mouse! hahah and happy reading!!!

 

 

Book Blogger Hop 2/23


Book Blogger Hop

 

 

Today’s Question:

Do you read hardcovers with the dust jacket on or off? Why or why not?

I read them without the dust jacket because I like em nekkkid hahaha!

No seriously I take the dust jacket off because I don’t like them all bent, ripped and torn. I like my books immaculate. (God help you if I lent you a book and you return it to me with the spines bent, pages torn and you didn’t use a BOOKMARK!!!)

Have a happy reading weekend everyone!! time to get cracking and start reading more!