Book Blog Hop

Time to Hop!

One of the things I’ve been trying to do a lot of since starting this blog is check out other awesome book review blogs and get involved in some of the weekly challenges and prompts they use.

Today I’m going to be taking part in the Book Blogger Hop! This is currently active over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and bloggers all over the sphere get involved to answer the prompt, visit some of the other responses, and make new connections!

This week’s prompt comes from Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer and they asked:  “Do you read historical fiction?

And my answer is: Yeah, I do!

Historical Fiction isn’t my most read genre, as I tend toward Sci-Fi/Fantasy, but I still really enjoy it.

I love when the two genres crossover, especially. The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon is one of my particular favorites. I’ll be with this one until the end and definitely recommend if this genre-fusion interests you. Je suis prest.

I’ve had good luck in Adult and YA fiction too! Code Name Verity, a YA historical fiction novel set in WWII, is one of my favorite books that I never miss an opportunity to recommend or talk about. That book made me feel impossible joy and deep sadness, all while making me appreciate what it means to be human. WOAH, I know I just got really deep on y’all for a second, but that’s just how much I love that book. Go read it!

A few more of my Historical Fiction favorites!

  • Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Book Blog Hop

Time to Hop!

One of the things I’ve been trying to do a lot of since starting this blog is check out other awesome book review blogs and get involved in some of the weekly challenges and prompts they use.

Today I’m going to be taking part in the Book Blogger Hop! This is currently active over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and bloggers all over the sphere get involved to answer the prompt, visit some of the other responses, and make new connections!

This week’s prompt comes from Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews and they asked:  “What authors do you always read or recommend?”

And my answer is: A few of them! I did a post a few months ago on my Auto-Buy Authors, but not all of them are what I would consider books that I recommend to “everyone.”

The authors off the top of my head that I find myself recommending the most often are– Jenny Lawson, Brene Brown, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Riley Sager. For SF/F lovers its Jim Butcher and Patricia Briggs and Jay Kristoff.

Who’s your “go-to recommendation?” Leave a comment and recommendation for me below!

Book Blog Hop

Time to Hop!

One of the things I’ve been trying to do a lot of since starting this blog is check out other awesome book review blogs and get involved in some of the weekly challenges and prompts they use.

Today I’m going to be taking part in the Book Blogger Hop! This is currently active over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and bloggers all over the sphere get involved to answer the prompt, visit some of the other responses, and make new connections!

This week’s prompt comes from Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer and they asked:  “Do you own more than one copy of a book?”

And my answer is: Oh hell, yeah. But only a special few haha.

Listen, I would love to collect every cover of every book I love. But If I did that, moving from one apartment to another would be an insane feat of humanity that I would never want to undertake again. So, for a while, I’m being smart with which books I purchase physically. Or…I’m trying my very best to be.

With that said, there are a few books that I do own multiple copies of and most of them are beloved favorites.

I own two copies of my favorite fantasy series, The Dresden Files, hardback and paperback. That wasn’t on purpose but just happened naturally over the years and years that I’ve read that series. I used to annotate my paperbacks too, so it’s fun to have one copy that’s been marked over and over and another that’s clean and fresh.

I also own multiple (many) copies of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. These were my first and favorite fantasy stories and I love them and Middle-Earth so much, so yeah. I’m that lady with 18 editions of the hobbit in her living room haha. Literally. (Though I haven’t counted.) I love collecting these in multiple languages and covers, especially through gifts or thrifting. It’s been fun to collect them all.

I’m sure there are a few scattered others but these are the big ones.

What about you? Do you own multiple copies of books you love?

Leave me a comment letting me know!

Thanks for stopping by. See you on Monday! x — A

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Book Blog Hop

Time to Hop!

One of the things I’ve been trying to do a lot of since starting this blog is check out other awesome book review blogs and get involved in some of the weekly challenges and prompts they use.

Today I’m going to be taking part in the Book Blogger Hop! This is currently active over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and bloggers all over the sphere get involved to answer the prompt, visit some of the other responses, and make new connections!

This week’s prompt comes from Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews and they asked:  “Do you always have a book with you?”

And my answer is: Oh, yes.

Especially with technology how it is today, at the very least I’ve got my entire kindle and audible catalog on my phone at all times. You know, just in case I’m trapped in an elevator or want to listen while driving or have to sit in a waiting room. I usually have a physical book on me too but it just depends on what I’m reading at the time. I tend to read multiple books across formats pretty frequently.

How about you?? Do you have a book with you at all times?? Leave a comment and tell me about it!

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Book Blog Hop

Time to Hop!

One of the things I’ve been trying to do a lot of since starting this blog is check out other awesome book review blogs and get involved in some of the weekly challenges and prompts they use.

Today I’m going to be taking part in the Book Blogger Hop! This is currently active over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and bloggers all over the sphere get involved to answer the prompt, visit some of the other responses, and make new connections!

This week’s prompt comes from Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer and they asked:  “If you were to write your own autobiography, what would the title be?

And my answer is: I’ve always kind of liked “The Wilderness Years.”

I heard it a long time ago, I’m not even sure where after all these years, but I know it’s also somewhat associated with Winston Churchill?? I think? Forgive my ignorance, I could have googled, but honestly for me its not about that.

I love the way “The Wilderness Years” sounds and it describes exactly how my journey has been for so long. It’s so easy in life to have a plan, decide what you want, and then to meet the world and have it uproot every plan and thought and feeling you ever had, because the world is not a planned or scheduled thing. That’s what happened to me as I grew up, and for a long time I’ve been in this place of learning how to be comfortable while being totally and completely lost in the wilderness. I’m refocusing on making myself a kind and competent travel companion instead of trying to follow a map I made (that, let’s be honest, would be riddled with mistakes anyway, I’m no cartographer). Don’t get me wrong, I’m still not great at sitting quietly in the wilderness yet and finding my way or anything, I’m still human. But what I love about the concept of “wilderness” is that…we’re all there together. No one on this earth knows more or less about how to navigate this world “correctly,” we all just have to do our best and find our own ways through whatever is wild around us.

I feel like if I don’t write a memoir now I’ll have wasted all this deep analysis, but haha we’ll see. Great question.

What would you name a memoir about yourself?? What would it be about??

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Book Blog Hop

Time to Hop!

One of the things I’ve been trying to do a lot of since starting this blog is check out other awesome book review blogs and get involved in some of the weekly challenges and prompts they use.

Today I’m going to be taking part in the Book Blogger Hop! This is currently active over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and bloggers all over the sphere get involved to answer the prompt, visit some of the other responses, and make new connections!

This week’s prompt comes from Nicki @ Nicki J. Markus/Asta Idonea and they asked:  “What do you like/dislike about self-published works?”

And my answer is: There’s a lot to love. The creativity, the freedom, the odd niches you can find in a genre that you didn’t know were there before, these things are special and much less rare in Indie/Self-pub novels. I really enjoy making sure that there are always a few of these sitting on my shelves and TBR, because where else can you find such diamonds in the rough?

What don’t I like? Not much, really. Sometimes the quality or finish or cover can be a little less put together than a professional publication, but a lot of times that can be deceiving. I tend to err on the positive side until I’ve seen for myself.

What do you think about Indie/Self-pub works?? How often do you read them??

Book Blog Hop

Time to Hop!

One of the things I’ve been trying to do a lot of since starting this blog is check out other awesome book review blogs and get involved in some of the weekly challenges and prompts they use.

Today I’m going to be taking part in the Book Blogger Hop! This is currently active over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and bloggers all over the sphere get involved to answer the prompt, visit some of the other responses, and make new connections!

This week’s prompt comes from Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews and they asked:  “Do you review all of the books you read?”

And my answer is: Kind of, yeah, but I don’t review them all the same way. I review almost everything on Goodreads now, or I try to. I don’t always write the full review complete with many paragraphs that I post on my blog, but usually something. If a book I’m reading is older though or I don’t love it but no one’s heard of it or if I just don’t have that much to say at all about it, I’ll skip the review.

What I love about reviewing books is sharing the stories and characters that I LOVE. That doesn’t mean I won’t write a bad review, in fact my love for books just means that my bad reviews can be passionate. Still, the moment I think to myself while reading a book “I can’t wait to tell everyone about this” is the moment I know I’ll write up a full review for it.

I’m still new at this so I don’t yet have a specific system for what I will and won’t review, maybe I’ll develop one over time, but for now– I’m content to just review what my heart calls me to, the good and the ugly.

Reviewers, do you write a full review for every book you read? How do you decide?

Tell me in the comments!

Book Blog Hop

Time to Hop!

One of the things I’ve been trying to do a lot of since starting this blog is check out other awesome book review blogs and get involved in some of the weekly challenges and prompts they use.

Today I’m going to be taking part in the Book Blogger Hop! This is currently active over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and bloggers all over the sphere get involved to answer the prompt, visit some of the other responses, and make new connections!

This week’s prompt comes from Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews and they asked:  “Would you or do you choose a book solely on the cover?

And my answer is: Sometimes, yeah.

I won’t usually discard a book based on its cover, with a few exceptions here and there, but I pick books up all the time becasue the cover interests me, and then I read the synopsis. Unless it’s an author I already know that I love or something else equally compelling, nothing can really get me to buy a book except the synopsis. But damn, a cool cover sure does help!

What about you? Tell me in the comments!

Book Blog Hop

Time to Hop!

One of the things I’ve been trying to do a lot of since starting this blog is check out other awesome book review blogs and get involved in some of the weekly challenges and prompts they use.

Today I’m going to be taking part in the Book Blogger Hop! This is currently active over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and bloggers all over the sphere get involved to answer the prompt, visit some of the other responses, and make new connections!

This week is a double question week! The first prompt comes from Nicki @ Nicki J. Markus/Asta Idonea and they asked: “Which is your favourite library (or which would you most like to visit)?

Our second question comes from Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews and they asked: “How often do you visit the library?

And my answer is: Second question first: I love the library. I am young and broke so the public library is my best friend when it comes to reading whatever I want. My favorite library service has to be the ability to rent audio and e-books from an app on my phone, I use that all the time. Libraries are so underrated! There are so many amazing events hosted there, I love the curated displays that always introduce me to something new, and librarians are some of the most interesting and helpful people I’ve met. And it’s free! As long as you turn your books in on time…Oops!

Which is my favorite library? Ooh, that’s a tough one. The most incredible library that I have personally visited has probably been The Old Library at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

However, there are also so many gorgeous libraries that I would love to visit! Here are just a few: The Library of the Benedictine Monstary, The George Peabody Library, the New York City Public Library, so many more.

Do you have a dream library? Where is it? Tell me in the comments!

Book Blog Hop

Time to Hop!

One of the things I’ve been trying to do a lot of since starting this blog is check out other awesome book review blogs and get involved in some of the weekly challenges and prompts they use.

Today I’m going to be taking part in the Book Blogger Hop! This is currently active over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and bloggers all over the sphere get involved to answer the prompt, visit some of the other responses, and make new connections!

This week’s prompt comes from Billy @ The Coffee Addicted Writer and they asked:  “Have you ever been called a “book nerd?” If so, how did you react?

And my answer is: I…don’t know? But I’m cracking up at myself for that answer. I’m sure that I have, but apparently I was either too dense to be offended or it was so insignificant that I don’t even remember. I hate that people are made fun of for reading, it is literally the stupidest thing to make fun of someone for. And no one should feel bad about it. Ah, in a perfect world.

What about you? Tell me in the comments!