Book Blogger Hop ~ Book Nerd

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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.


Have you ever been called a “book nerd?” If so, how did you react? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

I have been called a book nerd, by our school’s library aide. We have gone to several Texas Teen Book Festivals together and a few other bookish events. It is a positive thing when we talk about being book nerds because we are talking about our love for books and sharing that with our kids and trying to impart that same love to them…or at least spark some interest in books.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Unpopular Bookish Opinions

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.


Unpopular Bookish Opinions

Looking for Alaska – A “Bad” Novel

My middle school had the novel Detour for Emmy, about a girl who winds up pregnant her freshman year of high school.  It was a book checked out back to back. It never stayed on the shelves. We read this in middle school.

Looking for Alaska is no different. Adults freak out about one scene in the book. If analyzed closely, the scene is a paradoxically juxtaposed with another scene in which what Alaska taught Pudge doesn’t end up working out very well at all. And that’s the end of it. It died right there. This is a book written about high school students doing high school-age things.

Vampires and Werewolves – OOO LA LA! 

Vampires and werewolves do not make books better. In fact, that’s just a bandwagon trend to sell books. It’s its own form of trashy novels. I can’t even with them. Get out.

Annotating Your Books is BAD! 

UHM. The greatest minds of all annotate things from legal briefs and contracts to their own works. What is the issue here, people? Responding and interacting with your text is the sign of a sophisticated reader. It’s your book. It’s their book. Why are you all bent out of shape about what someone else does with their own property? Go press your pages or something.

Hype Hype Hype 

I am so over the “popular” series that roll out. They all look the same to me with such similar or synonymous titles and covers. Sadly, not one single one of them piqued my curiosity enough to want to read.

Who are some characters you identify with? 

Book Blogger Hop ~ Oldest Book

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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.


What’s the oldest work (by publication date) you’ve read? (submitted by Nicki @ Nicki J. Markus/Asta Idonea)

I think the oldest publication I’ve read is Pride & Prejudice. I’m trying to recall all the classics I’ve read, and that is the oldest one…I think. I didn’t enjoy it as much as so many others. I’ve thought about re-reading it and seeing what I think now that I’m older, but I’m really not that interested.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books From My Favorite Genre

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 From My Favorite Genre

It shouldn’t come as any surprise by looking at the majority of books I review that my favorite genre is romance.

Book Blogger Hop ~ 400 Pages

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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.

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

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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.