The Book Blogger Test

Happy Friday! I thought I’d do a tag this morning to switch things up a little bit. I found this tag over at ThriceRead and enjoyed reading their answers. Be sure to check out this blog if you haven’t yet for tons of reviews, tags, and discussions.

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Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog
  2. Answer the ten questions asked on this post
  3. Nominate at least five people to do it also
  4. Let your nominees know you nominated them

 


 

Describe your perfect reading spot.

My current favorite reading spot is in my room where it’s dark. I love my cozy chair and have a cool reading light next to it. It’s my favorite place to be, but I would be in heaven to have a reading spot such as this one below!

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Tell us three book confessions.

1. I can’t read while riding in a car. I get car sick really bad.

2. On more than one occasion, I’ve been late making meals for my family due to being engrossed in a good book.

3. I love reading YA and even children’s books.


When was the last time you cried during a book?

I think in July when I read Bernard Jan’s Book A World Without Color.

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How many books are on your bedside table?

About fifteen, but I have a mini-shelf built into it.


What’s your favorite snack to eat while you’re reading?

Right now, I love these coconut clusters that I picked up at Costco. They are so delicious and perfect with a hot cup of tea. Great for reading…

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Name three books you would recommend to Everyone

The Pull and Kick Murder – A good who dun it mystery…

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Until Tuesday – A very important book about a wounded U.S. veteran Luis Carlos Montalvan and his service dog.

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The Hobbit – I’m currently reading this with my 9-year-old and we’re taking our time on it. We love it so much. I think even those who don’t like fantasy that much would still enjoy it.

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Show us a picture of your favorite bookcase on a bookshelf.

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This is my favorite bookshelf because all of my other shelves are a mess and not organized at all. This one isn’t necessarily organized, but the shelves are mostly hardcovers and matched into color groupings. It pleases me to look at it and it’s where I keep my figures and a few other trinkets too.

Describe how much books mean to you in just three words.

Books Mean Everything!

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Tag: Guilty Reader Book Tag

I learned about this tag from Rachel@paceamorelibri and couldn’t wait to do it. I really like the questions here. If you haven’t checked out Rachel’s blog yet, please do. She has many book reviews, awards, and wrap-ups to read.

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1. Have You Ever Regifted A Book That You’ve Been Given?

I haven’t technically regifted a book, but one time I did secretly and carefully read a book that I bought for someone else before I gave it to them. Yikes! I couldn’t resist! It was a Nicholas Spark’s book.

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2. Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?

No. If I haven’t read a book, I’ll say I haven’t. When I DNF a book (rare), I normally tell people that I tried it but didn’t finish it.

3. Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?

I sort of have to admit to doing this. In elementary school, I had a teacher that brought in her copy of Bittersweet, a book of stories and poems. She thought that it was wonderful that I had an interest in writing poetry and she asked me to check out the book. I never gave it back and I still have it to this day. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to give it back, but mainly that she ended up leaving that year for some unexpected reason and I just never had the chance to give it back to her. I never saw her again. I still think about her sometimes.

Here it is:

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4. Have you ever read a series out of order?

Not that I can remember. I’ve come real close though! Although I did read LOTR before The Hobbit which is backward I suppose since The Hobbit is the prequel. I’m reading The Hobbit with my youngest son now.

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5. Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?

I think it’s possible. My mom reads and she often hears me talking about books and reads them after I do. Sometimes I get emotional and rant a little. I think for a few books, I may have mildly spoiled it for her.

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6. Have you ever doggy eared a book?

No way. It’s a pet peeve! I would never do that. When I get books from the library and people have dog eared the pages, it drives me crazy. I’m weird about it.

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7. Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do?

I have to stick with Rachel’s answer on this! No?  Why would I do that? Lol.

8. Have you ever told someone you haven’t read a book when you have?

Nope. I don’t know why someone would do that unless they’re really embarrassed to read something. I will say that when I read the Fifty Shades Trilogy, I wasn’t really comfortable telling people about it and didn’t shout it from the rooftops. It really isn’t my genre and I guess because I hadn’t read many books like it and it seemed weird explaining it to people due to the content, I just didn’t mention it.

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9. Have you ever skipped a chapter or a section of a book?

Yeah, I have skimmed pages before, but never an entire chapter. This is something that I don’t like doing and I only do it if I’m super disgusted with a book.

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10. Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually liked?

No. I have no problem being honest about my opinions. Even with books I don’t like, I’m not much of a book basher.

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TAG: The TBR Tag

I’ve been seeing this tag a lot lately, but recently read about it at Nel’s wonderful blog@ ReactionaryTales.com. Please visit Nel’s blog if you haven’t already. She’s a great friend to have with a blog full of interesting content!

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Questions:

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

I don’t. I consistently add to my TBR and don’t worry about it.

Is your TBR mostly print or e-book?

It’s mixed, but mostly print. I don’t really pay attention to editions and formats. If I see a book I want to read, I just click it.

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

I don’t. I have so many books lined up that I rarely visit my TBR. I just read what I know is next in line with some occasional change ups.

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A book that’s been on your TBR the longest.

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I believe it’s Jamie McGuire’s Red Hill #1. I joined GR in 2008, but didn’t add books to my TBR until roughly 2013.


A book that you recently added to your TBR.

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The Collector by John Fowles. It sounds pretty dark and it’s been awhile since I’ve read something like this.


A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover.

The entire Splintered Series by A.G. Howard.

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I do plan to read them. 🙂


A book on your TBR that you NEVER plan on actually reading.

Brand VS Wild by Johnathan Lewis

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I’m not a business woman or involved in business in general. I’m not sure why I added this one, but it’s not one that I would rush to read and probably won’t read at all. No offense to the author! I’m sure it’s a great book.


An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for.

Ugly Beautiful Girl by Tracy Krimmer

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I just found this at Donna’s blog @ Bookdragongirl.com! Excited. 🙂


A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read except you.

The Hobbit, but I’m reading it with my 9-year-old right now. Does that count? 😉

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Book Tag: The Ultimate Book Tag

I found this awesome tag over at bookswithbite.net and couldn’t resist. I wasn’t tagged for this, but it looked so fun! This book tag is called The Ultimate Book Tag and it was created by the ladies at Chapter Chicks. Please check them out!

1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?

Yes! I get so sick in the car whether I’m reading or not. It’s horrible, so most times I just listen to an audiobook or music.

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2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

J.R.R. Tolkien. The prose is elegant and I love that his books can appeal to children and adults. I’m reading The Hobbit right now with my 9 year old son and we are both captivated. I love that even after seeing the movies, my son is totally enthralled by the book. We’re singing the songs right along with the dwarves. It’s the best experience I’ve had in a while.

3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.

Twilight Saga for sure.

  • Family Bonds
  • Vampires
  • The beautiful setting in Northwestern America.

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4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is it in (besides books…)?

Sometimes I do. When I do it holds everything else I need, including my cell phone and wallet, etc.

5. Do you smell your books?

Sometimes. I buy a lot of vintage books and there are times when they smell so strong you can’t help but smell them.

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6. Books with or without little illustrations?

I love illustrations and tend to appreciate aesthetics, so I’ll say illustrations are always welcome. I’m a visual learner as well. Illustrations can be so important too! When reading Renee Paule’s book Just Around the Bend, the illustrations were so powerful and said a lot by themselves.

 

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – The Movie Storybook

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – The Movie Storybook by Paddy Kempshall is a retelling of the first Hobbit movie An Unexpected Journey.

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The book retells the movie in a simple summary that even children can understand. It’s loaded with beautiful full page photographs and smaller ones in between. A few of the photographs look like paintings which offers a nice feel.

I haven’t read the original Hobbit story yet, but plan to this year. I personally loved The Hobbit movies which are continuously playing in our house. This book is certainly one to keep around. One of my favorite characters in The Hobbit movies is “Kili” played by Aiden Turner.

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I’m really looking forward to picking up the other two movie storybooks, Desolation of Smaug and The Battle of the Five Armies. (Natasha Hughes)

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