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25 Days of Blogging – Day #8

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Banner-25DaysDay 8! December is flying by! Today I’m going to talk about books that I plan to re-read.

25 Days of Blogging – Day #8

Books to Re-Read

Now I have no idea when I will get the time to re-read since I still have so many books that I haven’t read at all yet. Normally it has to be a really REALLY good book for me to even consider to re-read it. Pretty much it needs to be sitting with a 5 stars after the first time I read it. These are the top three series I would love to re-read. There are so many amazing books but these stand out for me. Anyway…Here we go!

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Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld

  • I loved this series. There is no doubt about it. I read through this series like it was nobody’s business. I would happily read this series again and again. I plan to do so because I would like to have formal reviews on each book. I do prefer the old covers as these are the covers that I own. I read this before I knew what dystopian was I read this series because I thought it sounded interesting and it definitely was. I connected well with the characters and the storyline was out of this world.

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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

  • Another series I read back when the first book came out. One of my close friends and I stalked this series, waiting for the next book to come out. We were totally hooked! I really think this series got better as it went along. The first and last books are definitely my favorites in the series, the last book had SO MUCH happen in it. It was a lot of drama and emotion and it just summed everything up. Definitely my favorite Young Adult vampire series. I’m pretty sure my friend would agree with me.

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Midnighter’s series by Scott Westerfeld

  • Yes, another Westerfeld series. Love his work. Another series that was out of this world. A place where time stops? What?! When I was younger I wouldn’t have even thought about something like that. So new, different. Now, there are tons of dystopian and out of this world books but for me Westerfeld was the first so I’m going to cling to my childhood and stick with my favorites.

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That’s it for me today! Have any books you plan on re-reading? Do you feel differently after re-reading a book?

25 Days of Blogging – Day #4

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Banner-25DaysDay 4/25 days of blogging! Thank you for checking my posts out! Welcome! Day 4’s discussion will be reading out loud. Have you been required to do it before? Do you read out loud to yourself? Do you like reading out loud? Does it ruin accents?

Day #3 – Reading Out loud

Have you been required to do it before?

Yes, I don’t like to but I have been made to read out loud in English class before. I really don’t like it, I get lost on where I am. If I’m listening to someone read out loud I get even more distracted than if I’m reading out loud. It’s a mess. Some people learn better from it, I myself, am not one of those people.

Do you read out loud to yourself?

No. I don’t like my voice and if I read out loud I lost the accent to characters in my head. The only exception is if I’m babysitting and am reading to the kids. Other than that unless forced in class then no. The person almost needs to be an actor or can manipulate their voice to change character. I am not gifted in it.

25 Days of Blogging – Day #1

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Hello, and welcome to 25 days of blogging! I am very excited about the holidays this year. It’s the end of my first semester away from college. Been busy and ready for a break. I have been working on posting more. This event is for anyone who would like to participate. Be sure to comment with your link to your post.

Day #1 – Awesome Bloggers

These are bloggers that I look to first and they are in no order.

I’m sure all of you have heard or seen Kristi from the story siren around the blogosphere. She has made quite a name for herself. Her IMM video’s are interesting and her personality just radiates throughout her blog. If you aren’t a follower then you are missing out.

First off, I love the blog name and yes it is an adult book blog. It’s nicely organized and I can always find something hot and spicy to read. Sophia is quite a lovely lady herself. I have chatted with her from time to time and has good suggestions based on what you like or what your preferences are.

Interesting discussions & video logs. We have similar tastes in books. She is up to date with video’s and posts. Always up for chatting.

Extremely organized ( I participate in cover reveals through her you should check out her blog for tours) . Awesome blog layout. Always something interesting going on. Features really stick with you.

BBAW – Interview!

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Welcome to Book Blogger Appreciation Week– 2012!

Here with me today is Suzanne (bibliosue). Before I get started with the questioning I would like Suzanne to tell us a little something about herself.

“I’ve been blogging for almost three years now.  I blog just as a hobby and for the opportunity to express my thoughts about what I’ve been reading.

My reading tastes are rather eclectic – I enjoy reading both fiction and non-fiction; about topics ranging from history and current affairs to food and pop culture and everything in between.
My dream job would be something that would allow me to be paid to read and travel.”
Now I shall continue on with my questioning!
  1. What is your favorite author? YA & Adult and why?   YA is a genre that I know little about so I can’t claim to have a favorite author there, but my favorite “Adult” authors include Margaret Atwood (because she is just amazing), Nick Hornby (because he writes simply yet powerfully), and A.J. Jacobs (who is funny and always teaches me something).  I will read anything that these authors write.
  2. Your favorite stand alone novel & series? And why?   Stand-alone novel:  This changes regularly, but right now I’m singing the praises of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks.  It is an original story and packs such an emotional wallop.  I don’t read many series, but I have enjoyed the 44 Scotland Street novels by Alexander McCall Smith, though I think I’m a few books behind.
  3. Book/Series you wish you could live in?   I wish I could live in any book that is set in Paris.
  4. Book/Series that got you into reading?   This is going to date me, but the Bobbsey Twins mysteries were candy to my 6 year-old brain. I don’t even know if they are around any more, but they were great.
  5. Paperback or Hardback or Audiobook or E-book?   Yes.  Though I have trouble with fiction in audiobook format.
  6. Who are your favorite bloggers or vloggers and why? (Up to 5)   Leeswammes, because she and I have similar reading tastes and I have learned of some great books thanks to her; Dead White Guys, because it is an accessible and witty guide to the classics of literature.
  7. If you were trapped on an island and could only bring five books with you, which would you bring?   The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry, The Diary of Anne Frank, and In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust (only because if I am trapped on an island it will give me the time and solitude required to properly read it

And that’s it! Thanks so much Suzanne for sharing your time with me, and thanks to everyone who has taken the time to organize the event and the many readers who give their time as well.