Book Blogger Hop 7/13-7/19



Book Blogger Hop

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This week’s question:

Does a cluttered blog have you not returning? By cluttered I mean too many columns, small type, too many photos, difficult to follow, etc.  (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

My answer:

I normally read other blogs under the “Reader” tab of my WordPress app, so I don’t see the full webpage, just streamlined posts. So I guess this question doesn’t really apply to me. However, in the rare cases when I’m actually browsing blogs on my laptop, the only thing that really bothers me is when there are pop-up messages prompting me to subscribe. If I like the content and want to read new posts, I’ll subscribe. It’s as simple as that. The pop-ups are unnecessary and just plain annoying; if anything, they make me NOT want to subscribe! Otherwise, though, I can’t see myself dismissing an interesting blog just because of its aesthetics, cluttered or not.

What about you? Are you bothered by cluttered blogs or pop-up messages? Let me know in the comments below!

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Book Blogger Hop 7/6 – 7/12



Book Blogger Hop

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This week’s question:

If you were stranded on a deserted island, which ONE book could you not live without? (submitted by Megan @ Ginger Mom & the Kindle Quest)

My answer:

Ohh this is a really difficult question for me! It’s like asking me to choose between my kids. I just can’t do it! Even trying to make a list of my top 10, or 20, favorite books is a near impossible task. There’s no way I can narrow it down to one single, solitary favorite.

I’m sorry. I know this is kind of a non-answer, but it’s the truth!

What about you? Do you have a top favorite book? Let me know in the comments below!

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Book Blogger Hop 6/22-6/28



Book Blogger Hop

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This week’s question:

For all of you worker bees out there! How do you balance having a day job/career and managing your blog at night? Is it hard or easy to do, and what do people in your work life think of your blogs? (submitted by Danielle @ PoetryBooksYA)

My answer:

What a great question!

My answer is going to be a bit different since I am not actually working outside of the house right now. I quit my full time job and became a stay-at-home-mom a little over a year ago. So I’m lucky in that I don’t have a day job or career to juggle, but that doesn’t mean that my days are spent lazing around my house and reading books or working on my blog whenever I want… I have 3 amazing but very energetic kids, ages 6, 7, and 10. Most of my days are spent playing referee, breaking up fights, cleaning up messes, and trying to prevent the ever dreaded summer vacation funk! I take them to the park, the lake, and on educational trips as much as possible. We also do crafts, play games, assemble puzzles, watch TV shows and movies*, and yes, I introduce them to as many books as possible. I’m constantly trying to instill a healthy love of reading in my kids.

*Quick side note: right now we’re working our way through Season 1 of Anne With An E, a TV show based on the classic novel Anne of Green Gables. It’s on Netflix and it’s amazing! Everyone should seriously check it out, especially if you’re a fan of the book like I am. You can thank me later. 😉

Of course, I also have to make time for all of the usual stuff: cooking, cleaning, and laundry; grocery shopping; doctors and dentist appointments; school stuff; meetings with speech and occupational therapists; and social/family obligations. It seems like there’s never enough time in the day!

Occasionally I get the chance to work on my blog or read during the day, but it’s usually full of distractions and interruptions. So I try to get as much done as possible in my free time after the kids are in bed (which is 8:30 during the summer). When I’m feeling ambitious, I’ll even get a couple extra posts typed up in a single night and schedule them for later. But I’ll admit, I still don’t get as much blog work done during that time as I probably should. Since it’s my only kid-free time, it’s also my only chance to read books uninterrupted, watch TV shows and movies that do NOT air on kids channels, use social media and catch up on the news, play games on my phone, or spend time with my husband. I really need to get better at time management and start using my scheduling tools more…

As far as the second part of the question – It’s certainly not easy, but I acknowledge that I actually have it a lot easier than a people who work full time in a traditional job. And as for what people in my real life think about my blog, I don’t really talk about it much, but they are all very supportive whenever I do mention it. I have my husband and mother-in-law read over my reviews sometimes before I post them (to check for grammatical and spelling errors) and my mom actually follows my blog (I inherited my love of reading from her). Otherwise, my blog is completely separate from my personal life.

What about you? If you have a blog, how do you balance your day job/career with managing your blog? Leave me a comment below!

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Book Blogger Hop 6/15-6/21



Book Blogger Hop

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This week’s question:

You have just won a $100.00 Visa gift card. Will you spend the entire amount on a rare collector’s edition you have always wanted, or buy several newly-published books? Explain your choice. (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

My answer:

I am a very thrifty person in general and honestly can’t think of any books that would be worth $100 to me (unless it was one of my top favorites and the very last copy in the world). So I would definitely take the money and try to stretch it as far as I can, to get as many books as possible!

What about you? What would YOU do with a $100.00 Visa gift card? Leave me a comment below!

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Book Blogger Hop 6/8-6/14



Book Blogger Hop

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This week’s question:

What author have you read the most in the past two years? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

My answer:

I decided to look towards Goodreads for help with this answer. It turns out the answer is Stephen King, which in retrospect, really isn’t too surprising. My mother-in-law moved in with us about a year and a half ago and she’s a huge Stephen King fan. She even has an (almost) complete hardcover and first editions collection – and we’re constantly on the search for more while shopping at flea markets and used bookstores. I’ve been slowly working my way through them ever since.

What about you? What author have you read the most in the past two years? Leave me a comment below!

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Book Blogger Hop 6/1-6/7



Book Blogger Hop

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This week’s question:

What do you think your blog says about you? (submitted by Cathy @ What Cathy Read Next)

My answer:

Well, of course the biggest thing my blog says about me is that I love to read! It is a book blog, after all. 😉📚 And I hope it shows that I am a fair and honest reviewer, and that I am pretty open-minded, willing to read from several different genres.

I also think my blog shows how much I love routine, since I post the same memes on the same days every week. And, if I’m being completely honest, I think it shows that I’m somewhat lazy, since I post mostly memes (instead of a lot of reviews or discussion posts). Although, I want to point out that it’s not always due to laziness. I actually have a bunch of discussion posts sitting in my drafts, but I always second-guess myself or think that they’re not good enough, so they never get posted. I am my own worst enemy sometimes. 🙈

Now I’m curious…🤔 What do YOU think my blog says about me? And what about your own blog? What does it say about you?

Leave me a comment below! I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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Book Blogger Hop 5/18-5/24



Book Blogger Hop

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I’m doing today’s post a bit late… or technically, yesterday’s post. It’s already past midnight! I have had the worst week so far. 😔🙈 But better late than never! 🙂

This week’s question:

What were your worst movies based off of books? (submitted by Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog)

My answer:

The first one that comes to mind is The Shining by Stephen King. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. Everyone loves that movie! Even Stephen King himself loves that movie. It’s world-renowned. But as someone who read the book before watching the movie, it was a HORRIBLE adaptation. They changed sooo much, even the general premise! I can concede that it was a good movie on its own (if you completely ignore the book), but someday I would love to see a real, true adaptation of the book, which happens to be one of my favorite Stephen King novels.

What about you? What do you think is the worst book-to-movie adaptation? Leave me a comment below! I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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Book Blogger Hop 5/11-5/17



Book Blogger Hop

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This week’s question:

Could you ever pick a favorite book or is it like choosing your favorite child? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

My answer:

I really can’t pick! I have top favorites, of course, and many books that I like to re-read, but there are different books for different occasions and moods. I could never pick a single favorite.

What about you? Do you have a favorite book? Leave me a comment below!

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Book Blogger Hop 5/4-5/10



Book Blogger Hop

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This week’s question:

Do you ever feel like you have emerged better for reading a book? (submitted by Rubina @ Booklove)

My answer:

Absolutely! Reading a good book is like going on an adventure; and just like real-life adventures, they’re full of lessons and insight into other worlds. I can travel to any place in the world, learn more about any culture I choose, and visit any time period in history. Books help me to empathize better and see life from a different perspective, and to be more understanding towards people who’s experiences and cultures are different from my own. I learn so much through the books I read!

What about you? Do you feel like reading make you a better person? Leave me a comment below!

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Book Blogger Hop 4/27-5/3



Book Blogger Hop

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This week’s question:

Have you ever thought of writing a respectful, but angry letter to an author to ask them WHY they killed off one of your favorite characters in a novel? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

My answer:

Honestly, I’m a very non-confrontational person and I don’t really have it in me to do that. Although with social media being the way it is, it’s easier than ever to get in contact with an author, so I can definitely see the temptation!

What about you? Have you ever written an author about killing off a favorite character? Leave me a comment below!

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