Book Blogger Hop ~ 400 Pages

book-blogger-hop

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week poses a book-related question. The hop starts on Friday and ends on Thursday. The purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers.


Do you read books over 400 pages? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

Yes, I do. A book that size – and sadly, half that size – scares the beejeezus out of 85% of my students, but I don’t have that issue. I have read the entire Harry Potter series, and almost half of the Outlander series. I’m sure there are some other books over the years that have been 400+ pages, but that idea of page count or thickness doesn’t daunt me or deter me from picking that book up and reading it. However, I will also say that it is not a regular thing I do, either. Gotta have balance.

Advertisements

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years 

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. For the list of past topics and future schedule, click here.


Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years 

I didn’t like the one per year thing, mainly because I don’t keep up with that at all. So here are my favorite books released in these last 10 years. 

Honorable Mention

What are some of your last decade favorites?

Book Blogger Hop ~ Disliking Books

book-blogger-hop

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week poses a book-related question. The hop starts on Friday and ends on Thursday. The purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers.


Do you continue with a book even though you aren’t liking it? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

When I first started blogging, I was signed up for tons of tours. I would force myself to finish a book even if I didn’t like it – because of the tour. There are two books in particular that immediately come to mind that I don’t even know how I finished them because I disliked the books so much.

Now, though, I don’t have this problem. I will give it a chance a good little chunk into the book unless something immediately puts me off and there isn’t much redemption within a few pages. If I get into the book and I still am not all that interested, I ditch it. I feel bad that I wasted my time when I could have been reading another great book, but it’s also important to weed out the things you don’t like in life, too.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. For the list of past topics and future schedule, click here.


Books I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch

Um. All of them. I don’t let people borrow my books anymore after such a bad experience. If you come to my house, I *might* let you touch my books. But I am not going to let you leave with any. You can read more about my first experience since then here.

Do you have a book borrowing horror story? 

Book Blogger Hop ~ Author Interview

book-blogger-hop

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week poses a book-related question. The hop starts on Friday and ends on Thursday. The purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers.


Which author would you most like to interview, and why? (submitted by Nicki @ Nicki J. Markus/Asta Idonea)

If I could interview an author, I would choose John Green. I want to know all about how he developed the idea for his book Looking for Alaska, which is not a very supported book among parents or schools, despite the heartfelt message behind it. This book and its contents inspired my Famous Last Words posts.

I have talked about this book and it’s ties to my life numerous times on my blog over the years. It is a book that is emblazoned upon my soul, and that will never change. You can read all about my relationship with this book here, here, here and here. And here.

WWW Wednesdays (5.15.19)

img_1384-0 This is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. To join in answer the following three questions and hop over to Sam’s and leave your link.


What are you currently reading?

OK, friends, I suck. I haven’t read any more of The Vintage Summer Wedding since I first started it. I need to get back to it…like 3 weeks ago.


 What did you just finish reading?

Today my classes are finishing HOLES! We just finished our state standardized testing yesterday, so this is a welcome relief for them. We’ll watch the film and then do a comparison before moving on to our final unit.


What do you think you’ll read next?

I think now I’m leaning toward reading Accused next, but who knows what will happen once I finish The Vintage Summer Wedding.


 How about you? What are you reading this week?

Leave a comment with your answers! Share the link to your WWW Wednesday post OR leave your answers in the comments if you don’t have a blog. Happy Reading! 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Page to Screen

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. For the list of past topics and future schedule, click here.


Page to Screen

Great Adaptions

  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 (Book | Trailer) – They did an excellent job trying to recreate the time period and matching the characters up. It followed the story line of the book almost exactly.
  • The Hunger Games (Book | Trailer) – I read Hunger Games long before the movies. When it did come along, the movie did a fantastic job representing the struggles of the people and contrasting Districts 1 and 2. I didn’t know how they were going to do the dress or the arena, but they did a pretty stellar job with that cinematically.
  • Matilda (Book | Trailer) –

Bad Adaptions 

  • Twilight (Book | Trailer) – The book was better. Many of the characters didn’t seem to match up well. There was a lot of awkwardness and the actual filming didn’t seem to be very good quality.

Read Before Watching

  • Wonder (Book | Trailer) – There are a lot of things left out in the movie that you need to know to make sense of certain things. You need to read the book before you watch the movie.
  • Harry Potter (series) (Books | Trailers) –  There is SO much of so many subplots left out of the movies. It is just the tip of the iceberg of the books. The books give the full depth and connect all the details and dots and plots.

Books I Want to Read Now

  • Punky Brewster (Books | Cartoons) – When I was little, I watched some of the cartoons. I thought it was a movie, but I guess it was only a few episodes. I LOVED the cartoons. I didn’t know they were books, so now I want to go back and read them.
  • The Help (Book | Trailer) – I watched the movie when it came out in 2011. It was a wonderful film and I have watched it again several times. I loved the three main characters and each of their own stories. I believe it followed the book closely, but I still haven’t read it. But I’m going to!
  • The Lion, The Witch, & the Wardrobe (Book | Trailer) – I never read the books growing up and I only watched some of the movie years ago, but I definitely want to get around to reading the book. I may not watch the movie in its entirety, but I do want to read the book.

What are your thoughts on book-film adaptions?