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Book Blogger Hop – July 21

 

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Hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer

This week’s question:

Have you ever read a book or books you would consider ‘toxic’ because of the effect it(they) had on you? If so, which one(s)? 

(submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

This is a tough question because I’ve definitely read books that have made me uncomfortable or given me nightmares or been otherwise unforgettable in a way that isn’t necessarily good. But I wouldn’t really call any of them toxic because I believe that books can and should make people uncomfortable sometimes. I would never decide to only read books that made me happy, had happy endings, or weren’t controversial. 

I think Oscar Wilde may have said it best:

“As for being poisoned by a book, there is no such thing as that. Art has no influence upon action. It annihilates the desire to act. It is superbly sterile. The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” ― Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray

 

Book Blogger Hop – July 14

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This week’s question:

 

What is your go-to drink and/or snack while reading? (submitted by Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte)

 
 
I don’t have a dedicated snack, but I love drinking hot beverages like coffee or tea and pastries. It’s kind of what I crave on cloudy, rainy, or just cold days, which is when I most want to read.
 
 
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Book Blogger Hop – July 7

 

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This week’s question: 

July 7th – 13th

In one sentence, describe your passion for reading. 

(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

 

Reading has been a lifelong hobby that has challenged me, given me an escape when I needed one, and has been something I can take with me everywhere that passes time in a productive way; it has molded me and I’ve lived many lives through the pages of books. 

 

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