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Talking About Memes #7

I decided there were a couple of different discussion memes that I wanted to participate in this year, so like my quote memes, I am combining them into one weekly post.

The first meme is the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week there is a question to answer.

This week’s question:

Have you ever found yourself acting like a favorite character in a novel? If so, which one? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

No, I have never acted like a fictional character. At least not that I’m aware of!

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Also joining my discussion memes is Tell Me Something Tuesday hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings. This one shares a discussion topic for each week.
This week’s topic:
Romance Recommendations
I read a lot of romance, so I can recommend a lot of books! My TTT this week listed 10 of my favorite Romance authors, so basically anything of theirs! Some of my favorite titles include the Inn Boonsboro trilogy by Nora Roberts and the Cutter Cay series by Cherry Adair. I also like Jamie Beck, Melanie Shawn, Serenity Woods.

And I’ve added a new-to-me discussion called My Favorite… hosted by Maureen’s Books. Bloggers receive a weekly prompt to discuss their favorite thing about.

This week’s prompt:

Valentine’s Moment

I honestly don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, so really don’t have a favorite moment. There was one year that I decided to celebrate myself though… I bought myself flowers and chocolates and a little stuffed bear and wrote myself a letter about what I loved about me. It was pretty corny, haha.

**All links to Goodreads.

Book Blogger Hop, My Favorite, TMST

Talking About Memes #6

I decided there were a couple of different discussion memes that I wanted to participate in this year, so like my quote memes, I am combining them into one weekly post.

The first meme is the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week there is a question to answer.

This week’s question:

What authors have you met and where? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

I really haven’t met any authors, except for Gretchen Powell, author of Terra. I met her at a Healthy Living blogger conference- we were both Healthy Living bloggers at the time.

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Also joining my discussion memes is Tell Me Something Tuesday hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings. This one shares a discussion topic for each week.
This week’s topic:
What are some light, fluffy, feel good books you have read lately?
Most books I read have at least some seriousness in them, so I really can’t think of any books that I’ve read recently that were just fluffy, except maybe Baking is Murder, which I read in December.

 

And I’ve added a new-to-me discussion called My Favorite… hosted by Maureen’s Books. Bloggers receive a weekly prompt to discuss their favorite thing about.

This week’s prompt:

What is your favorite website to shop for books?
While I buy most things on Amazon, and fill my Kindle on a regular basis with them, my actual favorite website to buy physical books is Book Outlet. I also like to buy on Book Depository, but I get impatient waiting for my books to arrive when I order from them.

 

**All links to Goodreads.

Book Blogger Hop, My Favorite, TMST

Talking About Memes #5

I decided there were a couple of different discussion memes that I wanted to participate in this year, so like my quote memes, I am combining them into one weekly post.

The first meme is the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week there is a question to answer.

This week’s question:

Do you prefer to blog about (a) specific book genre(s), or do you have an eclectic blog? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

My blog is definitely eclectic. I read from a wide variety of genres and include books from all genres in my posts and reviews. Basically, I just blog about books I love, no matter what genre they are in.

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Also joining my discussion memes is Tell Me Something Tuesday hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings. This one shares a discussion topic for each week.
This week’s topic:
What were some of the big best seller books that disappointed you?
I honestly don’t read a lot of big best sellers… at least not when they are first released, and can’t think of any that I have read that have been disappointing. There have been some hyped books that I didn’t necessarily enjoy as much, like Bone Gap. And there are a few best selling authors whose works I haven’t really enjoyed in the past, so I don’t read from any more {Danielle Steele, Nicholas Sparks}. I guess if I had to pick one that is really big right now, I would have to say Outlander.

 

And I’ve added a new-to-me discussion called My Favorite… hosted by Maureen’s Books. Bloggers receive a weekly prompt to discuss their favorite thing about.

This week’s prompt:

Time to Read

Hmmm… I tend to read all day long when I can, but I always make time for a little reading right before bed. So I guess you could say that my favorite time to read is right before I go to sleep.

**All links to Goodreads.

Book Blogger Hop, My Favorite, TMST

Talking About Memes #4

I decided there were a couple of different discussion memes that I wanted to participate in this year, so like my quote memes, I am combining them into one weekly post.

The first meme is the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week there is a question to answer.

This week’s question:

Do you ever go back to older posts and change things? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

I generally don’t go back and change anything, unless I find a typo, which I will correct. Other than that I let my older posts stand as they are written.

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Also joining my discussion memes is Tell Me Something Tuesday hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings. This one shares a discussion topic for each week.
This week’s topic:
How do you beat the winter blues?
My favorite way to beat the winter blues is to curl up under a blanket in front of a fire with a book and a cup of tea or cider. I am not a fan of being cold, but I do enjoy the snow. I grew up in Southern California and moved to the Pacific Northwest about 7 years ago, so we don’t get a lot of snow, but I love to watch it fall and take walks in it. I also try to keep upbeat music playing and find fun things to do indoors other than reading (crafts, games, movies) so that being cooped up inside isn’t so bad.

 

And I’ve added a new-to-me discussion called My Favorite… hosted by Maureen’s Books. Bloggers receive a weekly prompt to discuss their favorite thing about.

This week’s prompt:

Biography

In all honesty, I don’t really read biographies, though I do enjoy memoirs. I think it goes back to middle school and having to write reports on really dry biographies of people I didn’t care anything about. It’s a category that I may need to explore again as an adult.

 

**All links to Goodreads.

Book Blogger Hop, My Favorite, TMST

Talking About Memes #3

I decided there were a couple of different discussion memes that I wanted to participate in this year, so like my quote memes, I am combining them into one weekly post.

The first meme is the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week there is a question to answer.

This week’s question:

When reading a mass paperback book, many people fold the cover back, as if they were reading a magazine. Doing this will eventually create creases in the spine. How do you feel about this common bookish habit? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

What people do with their own books is, of course, up to them. I choose not to fold the cover back and try to keep my books in a close to new condition as possible when reading them. That being said, yes, some of my books have creases in their spines… it’s just going to happen if you read a book enough times.

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Also joining my discussion memes is Tell Me Something Tuesday hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings. This one shares a discussion topic for each week.
This week’s topic:

What books or series that are languishing in your TBR are you finally going to try this year? 

Oh my gosh, so many! But the ones that are at the top of my list… and have been on my TBR for quite some time… include:

Wild by Cheryl Strayed
The Stars of Mithra series by Nora Roberts
Finishing the Dennehy Sisters series by Jo Goodman
Finishing the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer.

And I’ve added a new-to-me discussion called My Favorite… hosted by Maureen’s Books. Bloggers receive a weekly prompt to discuss their favorite thing about.

This week’s prompt:

Audiobook

2017 was the year of the audiobook for me, so there are several that I really enjoyed. Hands down, my favorite was Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, narrated by Wil Wheaton. Wil did an amazing job with this story and I was sucked into the plot, enjoying the action right along with the characters. This book was not normally one I would pick up, but so many people recommended it, so when the audio was available at my library, I checked it out… and I am so glad that I did! I now own the physical copy because I loved the audio version so much!

**All links to Goodreads.

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Talking About Memes #2

I decided there were a couple of different discussion memes that I wanted to participate in this year, so like my quote memes, I am combining them into one weekly post.

The first meme is the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week there is a question to answer.

This week’s question:

What upcoming titles are looking forward to reading in 2018? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
Oh there are so many great titles coming out in 2018! I posted a Top Ten list here that includes most of them. But really Nora Roberts and Jayne Ann Krentz’s new titles are at the top of my list… along with Obsidio of course!
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Also joining my discussion memes is Tell Me Something Tuesday hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings. This one shares a discussion topic for each week.
This week’s topic:
Goals for 2018
As I am preparing this post, I haven’t really solidified my goals for 2018 yet. I know that I want to read from my existing shelves and to catch up the ARCs that I am so ridiculously behind on. I am shooting to complete 150 books this year.
I want to become more active socially. I am looking for book clubs and classes either around work or my house. And I’m considering taking on a part time job as well to earn a little extra so I can pay off some of my debts.
I also really need to work on my health… eating better, getting more exercise. I could stand to lose weight, but mostly I just want to feel better and lose some of the aches and pains I experience regularly.
I want to “help” Cheshire start his own blog in 2018 and to continue to grow this blog… and maybe start another one to chronicle my life outside the pages {I may just include those aspects of my life here in my weekly and monthly updates though}.
I also really want to start a pen pal group… see here.
What are your goals for 2018?
What books are you looking forward to?
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Talking About Memes #1

I decided there were a couple of different discussion memes that I wanted to participate in this year, so like my quote memes, I am combining them into one weekly post.

The first meme is the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week there is a question to answer.

This week’s question:

What are your five most favorite books in 2017? (submitted by Geybie @ Geybie’s Book Blog)
It’s hard to narrow it down to just 5, but I would have to say…
10% Happier by Dan Harris
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanathi
Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagan
The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout
**All links to Goodreads
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Also joining my discussion memes is Tell Me Something Tuesday hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings. This one shares a discussion topic for each week.
This week’s topic:
 2017 Goals Recap
Most of my goals for 2017 took the form of reading challenges. And I did exceptionally well with some of them (Goodreads: original goal 60, updated goal 120, actual 134; Audiobooks: goal 25-30, actual 87). Others I did not do so well on. One of my goals was also to write the first draft of my book, but that didn’t even come close to happening. Overall, I feel pretty good about how 2017 turned out though. If you are interested in seeing how I did on all of my 2017 challenges, click here.
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Book Blogger Hop #26

I am linking up with Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer for the Book Blogger Hop. And what is the Book Blogger Hop? Well according to the meme’s page:

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on 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.

This week’s question:

What character or characters would you not mind sharing a New Year’s kiss with? (submitted by Kitty @ Vicarious Bookworm)

Wow, how to I narrow this down to just a few?? Because I know I can’t narrow it down to one!

Rourke from JD Robb’s In Death series
Gideon from Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series
Ryder from Nora Roberts’s Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy
Max from Christina Lauren’s Beautiful Bastard series
Luke from Kristen Proby’s With Me in Seattle series

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Book Blogger Hop #25

I am linking up with Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer for the Book Blogger Hop. And what is the Book Blogger Hop? Well according to the meme’s page:

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on 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.

This week’s question:

Have you ever asked co-workers to give you a book or B&N gift card if they got your name for a Secret Santa gift exchange? If so, did you get whet you asked for? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

In the past I have mentioned gift cards for books as an option in gift exchanges, but have not received any. I have not done a gift exchange with my current team yet, but they did get me a book I had mentioned for my birthday!

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Book Blogger Hop #24

I am linking up with Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer for the Book Blogger Hop. And what is the Book Blogger Hop? Well according to the meme’s page:

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on 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.

This week’s question:

Which book(s) would you like Santa to bring you this year? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

Sadly I live in a family of non-bookish people who don’t understand that there is no such thing as too many books, so Santa very rarely brings me books. If he were going to though, I would really love the complete Mortal Instruments series. I’ve read them and own them digitally, but would love to have a physical copy of this series!