The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books. It is now hosted by Billy @Coffee Addicted Writings. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
Today’s question is
“Do you read books by authors from outside your country?
Any book recommendations?
Also, if non-US/UK, could you name one author/book from your country?” (submitted by Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte)
First of all thank you to Kristin for a really great discussion starter! So, yes I do read books by authors from outside my country. I’m UK based and actually read very few UK authors, though I do read some. For me I read mainly US, Aussie, Canadian and NZ authors, though I am currently beta reading for a French author and recently finished beta reading for an author whose first language is Spanish.
Personally I find the Aussie and New Zealand authors have a voice more in tune with my own English one. Colloquialisms, dialect and figures of speech are much easier to translate or are even ones that I use, sometimes it feels as though American English is a completely different language!