Meme

Friday Book Blogger Hop ~~ 5th-11th Aug

Friday Book Blogger Hop


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. 



Have you ever switched reading genres? If so, why?
(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer



Yes, though it’s more of cycling between genres than a full shift of habit. As a child I loved fantasy stories, from Raoul Dahl to Lewis Carol and on to CS Lewis, then I hit my teens and moved to those awful high school romance books you could purchase by the bucket full back in the 1980s. As a girl at secondary school in the UK, all the talk of sophomores and seniors was totally confusing! 😂😂😂

When I got to University I discovered the joys of second-hand book fairs, along with some of the greats of Sci-fi and Fantasy. David Eddings, Janny Wurts, Anne McCaffrey, Mercedes Lackey, Julian May, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Charles DeLint, John Wyndham and Isaac Asimov all became favourites on my reading list. Then came Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams and my one serious foray into mysteries with the Agatha Raisin series by MC Beeton.

I had a long reading hiatus when my children were young – well apart from reading “That’s Not My Teddy Bear”, Topsy & Tim, Thomas The Tank Engine, Horrid Henry and my own childhood favourite Roald Dahl. But that was reading to my children, not for my own pleasure.


When I finally got back into reading veraciously regularly (thank you kindle) I read contemporary romances. I grew bored of these after a few years and fell back in love with Fantasy, Urban Fantasy and Sci-Fi. I still enjoy books with romance in them, but these days I want a little more action or adventure too.



Meme

~~ Friday Book Blogger Hop ~~ 8th – 14th July

Friday Book Blogger Hop


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. 



Do you read graphic novels? Why or why not?


ETA – somehow I mixed up next Tuesday’s TMST prompt with the blog hopper prompt. I will be answering the blog hopper question on Tuesday. I blame the hot weather and my age, lol 😂.

Graphic novels do not appeal to me at all, they are too busy and too much is happening on the page for my brain to cope with. I wasn’t a fan of comics as a child, I much preferred a book then too. I’ve always been a quick reader and I think that has something to do with how my eye scans/brain interprets the pattern of letters and words on a page. Graphic novels don’t have the same flow of text and I guess I would have to learn a whole new way of reading in order to enjoy them.

I am a fan of them for others though – graphic novels have helped quite a few of our students find a love of reading.

Are you a graphic novel fan? Let me know in the comments.



Meme

~~ Friday Book Blogger Hop ~~ 24th – 30th June

Friday Book Blogger Hop


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. 



What is your reading preference – fiction or nonfiction?

submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer


Fiction every time for me. The only nonfiction I only nonfiction texts I have read in a long time are online news articles. I did attempt a non-fiction challenge last year but it became clear very quickly that I wasn’t even going to finish one nonfiction book. They just do not appeal to me and the ones I have tried have not held my attention for very long.

Do you prefer facts or fiction in your reading material? Let me know in the comments.



Meme

~~ Friday Book Blogger Hop 10th June ~~

Friday Book Blogger Hop


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. 



Have you ever forgotten to post a review?

submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer


I tend to write my reviews on Goodreads and like to do so within a day or so of finishing the book. I have forgotten to transfer arc reviews onto retail sites, especially if I read the book well in advance of its release. A couple of weeks back I did spot that I had only rated a book I’d read through KU and still needed to give a written account of my thoughts. I guess you could count that as forgetting to post a review. However I join in The Sunday Post each week and always check the previous week’s reviews then.

I don’t post reviews of every book I’ve read on my blog nor do I have a rigid schedule for them either. There have been times when I’ve meant to post them just after the books release date, but have forgotten to schedule the post so end up hitting publish at a later date.



Meme

~~ Friday Book Blogger Hop 27th May ~~

Friday Book Blogger Hop


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. 



Do you use the Kindle app on your phone or iPad for reading e-books?

submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews


As someone who hasn’t read a physical book in several years, my kindle is usually within easy reach. I have been accused of being addicted to it, and my family usually know better than to try and talk to me when it’s in my hand.

Once in a blue moon, I do use the app on my phone. The problem is that it tends to drain my battery really quickly, so I either need a charger close to my hand or it has to be a dire reading emergency.

Do you read e-books? If you do what is your preferred reading device?