Book Blogger Hop ~ Bookish Holidays

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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 wished that there were official government bookish holidays, and that, by law, employers HAD to give their workers a paid day off? If so, what kind of bookish holiday would you like to have? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

No, I hadn’t thought of this. Maybe like author celebration days (like Mark Twain, for example), but getting an official government holiday for this would be amazing!

I would definitely like a Historical Fiction Day, Huck Finn Day,  Start A New Book Day, Read Your Heart Out Day, Visit Your Local Library Day, Read in the Park Day. It would definitely promote the value of education and reading in our society and culture, which could greatly improve so many things about the lives of the younger generations.

Book Blogger Hop ~ Time Reading

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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.


How long does it usually take you to finish a book? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

Honestly, the amount of time it takes me to read a book depends on what is going on in my life. From August – March, I don’t have much time at all to even sleep or shower, let alone read and review books. It is the  busiest time of the school year with teaching, planning, grading and also the UIL and yearbook seasons. I have read less in the past two years than ever, and that makes me sad. I can finish certain books in a day or two if I do nothing else, but that’s not how my life goes anymore.

Book Blogger Hop ~ Buying a Library 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.


Have you ever read a library book you loved SO much, you just HAD to own it, so you bought a copy for yourself after returning the library book you had already finished? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

Yes, although I bought them MUCH later than when I read them from the library. I read the Little House on the Prairie series in elementary school (and re-read them at least 10 times). That is the next book purchase on my list. I also read Perfect and started the Bloody Jack series in high school, and after graduation and making my own money, I bought both of these books. I own all the books in the Bloody Jack series now and I still adore them. I also did the same with the Harry Potter series, which I read through the Amazon Lending Library after I graduated college. I now own two box sets (one I’m going to give to my mom), and the illustrated copies that have been released.

Book Blogger Hop ~ Gifts for Book Lovers

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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 would you give as a birthday gift to a fellow book lover? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

I am a horrible gift buyer. Maybe because nobody talks about what they’d want around me and it kinda sucks to ask. My first line would be a gift card to a book retailer (Amazon, The Book Depository, B&N, etc.) because you can buy all kinds of books or bookish things with it! The next thing on the list would be some bookish related items to adorn their shelves and accompany their books.

Book Blogger Hop ~ Choosing the Next 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.


How do you choose the next book to read? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

Honestly, I am so backlogged on NetGalley it’s not even funny. I didn’t know how it worked at all. I thought it was endless opportunities to have new books, so I have a daunting mountain of books to still read. I am trying to work my way back through them all, so I pick 6-12 books from that list for a “short list” to choose from. Usually that works well, but I also throw in a new NetGalley book or other book every so often, but my goal is to get through as many of those as I can and clean up those digital corners of my life.

Book Blogger Hop ~ Psyching Yourself Up

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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 historical fiction? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

Yes, I do! Mostly romance historical fiction, but I also have read quite a bit of WWII historical fiction and of course my childhood love and favorite series, Little House on the Prairie.

Book Blogger Hop ~ Read & Recommend

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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 authors do you always read and recommend? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

I read a lot of romance and historical fiction, so I definitely would recommend authors in those areas: Nora Roberts, Diana Gabaldon, Brenda Novak, RaeAnne Thayne, Amelia Grey, Valerie Bowman, etc. I also read quite a bit of women’s literature, as well. Juliette Harper, Ashley Farley, Eliza Gordon, Kristin Hannah, Elin Hilderbrand, etc.

Specific books I’d recommend:

  • Looking for Alaska
  • Harry Potter series
  • Outlander series
  • Blue Steal
  • April’s Glow
  • Not Always Happenstance
  • King of the Friend Zone
  • Regarding Anna
  • The Neverland Wars series
  • Wonder
  • The Corner of Bitter and Sweet
  • Shackled