Book Blogger Hop ~ Library Visits

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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.


1.Which is your favourite library (or which would you most like to visit)? (submitted by Nicki @ Nicki J. Markus/Asta Idonea) 2. How often do you visit the library? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

I would really like to visit the New York City public library. My school’s library aide has been there twice in the past 3-4 years and I want to go have that experience myself.

I visit my school library every two weeks. I don’t go to the public libraries anymore. I never have the time with being at school so late in the evenings every day. On the weekends, I’m just a sloth soaking up the lazy and recharging.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Book Blogger Hop ~ Author Interview

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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.


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.

Book Blogger Hop ~ Favorite Classic

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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 have a favorite classic? When did you read it? High school or as an adult? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

I read most classics in high school and several more in college (thanks to my reading/social studies teacher degree…and my English minor). In high school, my favorite was Huckleberry Finn. I think a large part of that was due to my junior English teacher, Deb Ostas. She had such an exuberance and choppy personality that it made me take note of her, and I found her so interesting. I loved the way she taught us. She made us dig and honestly treated us like adults. In her classroom, in terms of learning, we were her equals and there was a transfer of knowledge both ways. I fell in love with Mark Twain’s book then, and I still love it today. It is the only book I have multiple copies of on my bookshelves.

A close second would be Cannery Row, which I read as a sophomore in college. It was a strange book to me at the time, but it got to me. I remember being so focused on reading it in my dorm room. My roommate snapped a picture of me!