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Book Blogger Hop – Classic Horror

 

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Both Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Marry Shelley’s Frankenstein are considered classics. Have you ever read either of them? 

(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

 

Yes.

 

I love Frankenstein. It’s one of my favorite classic horror novels. I love vampires, but I thought Dracula was kind of boring. I don’t care much for the characters, so I just kept hoping their lives WOULD be ruined by an evil vampire. 

 

 

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Book Blogger Hop – Falling Asleep

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Have you ever slept with a favorite, beloved book under your pillow, or cradled in your arms? 

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

 

No. 

I treasure my books, but I find that kind of weird. I’ve slept with a book next to me when I couldn’t be bothered to put it up, but that’s about it. 

Book Blogger Hop – Banned Books Week

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 In regards of Banned Books Week, what are your favorite books that has been banned or challenged? 

(submitted by Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte)

 

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

There Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

 

These are just a couple that I see on the lists frequently and just don’t get it. 

 

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” β€• Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray

 

Book Blogger Hop – Sept 15

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15th – 21st

Have you ever bought a more expensive edition of a book, when a cheaper edition was available, just because you preferred the cover of the more expensive one? 

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

 

Not really, no.

I’m such a cheapskate. If some edition exists that looks better and it’s more expensive, I’ll go for the cheaper cover. There are covers that I prefer, but I’m not really that worried about it. I don’t own multiple editions of books on purpose and if I have a cool edition, it was probably a lucky find.

My husband will always make me buy the more expensive editions of books because that’s just how he is, but I’m usually book shopping by myself and trying to buy the most amount of books for the money because I read so much.

A lot of people have well loved favorites that they just own multiple copies of. A lot of people just collect books in various formats. But I’m not one of them. I actually own some series in paperback that I’m missing books for because I borrowed the other book in the series or I own it on kindle. I don’t really care as long as I got to read the book. 

With that being said, I don’t own a lot of junky used books, either. I don’t want my books to fall apart so I do tend to spend more at a used bookstore on the nicer copy so I don’t have crappy and broken books hanging around. 

Book Blogger Hop – Sept 8

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This week’s question:

8th – 14th –  Have you ever bought a book because you liked its cover art? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

 

Of course. Sometimes it works out and other times I’m left with a beautiful but terrible book on my shelf!

Some Examples:

Still on my never ending TBR:

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff 

The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

 

 

Not as amazing as the cover:

A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Roseblood by AG Howard (I actually received this in a Owlcrate, but almost picked it up because of the cover before realizing it was probably in the crate that particular month, so it counts)

 

 

Even more beautiful than the cover:

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C Anderson

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

 

Book Blogger Hop – August 25

 

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This week’s question:

Have you ever read a book written in a foreign language you might be fluent in, and then read the same book in English? 

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

 

I’m only fluent in English.

The closest I’ve gotten to doing this is reading multiple translations of a book. It’s probably not something people think about often, but translating is not an exact science and the way a story is translated can vary.

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Book Blogger Hop – August 18

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When you enter an unfamiliar house or apartment for the first time, do you feel disappointed if you don’t see any bookshelves, or books on the coffee table? 

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

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For the most part, yes. 

Even if someone isn’t a big reader like I am, I feel like there should be some books in a house. 

I’m even more disappointed if I don’t see other hobby type of stuff. I feel like it’s okay to not be a reader, but you have to have some sort of hobby to stimulate your mind. If I see evidence of that, I’m less disappointed.