book blogger hop

Book Blogger Hop: 10/14-10/17

                                                          Book Blogger Hop

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!  This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!  It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!

This week’s Book Blogger Hop question is:

“What is your favorite spooky book (i.e. mystery/suspense, thriller, ghost story, etc.)?”

I love a good spooky book! As I mostly read classics, I really love to find obscure books full of creepy stories. But my all time favourite spooky book is probably the most famous in the world. It is Dracula by Bram Stoker. Dracula has got to be the singular most evil and creepy villain I’ve ever read about.  If all goes according to plan then I am going to be re-reading it once again for the season of Halloween.

Also, from my favourite genre, mystery, my favourite spooky tale is  The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie. The book has a sinister tone to it and it works.

Book Blogger Hop: 7/22-7/25

                                                          Book Blogger Hop

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!  This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!  It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!

This week’s Book Blogger Hop question is:

What’s the ONE GENRE that you wish you could get into, but just can’t?

The genre of historical fiction and regency romances (à la Georgette Heyer). Most of my fellow readers seem to enjoy them but I just can’t get past the ‘romance’ factor. I cannot help but start rolling my eyes barely a page or two in to these kinds of books. Also, the recent spate of paranormal romance and YA lit at times makes me curious. I mean when I look at all the pretty looking blogs, discussing all those books with pretty looking covers with such genuine enthusiasm, I feel tempted to join the fun but again I can’t. The whole eye rolling syndrome strikes again!

Book Blogger Hop: 7/1-7/4

                                                          Book Blogger Hop

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!  This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!  It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!

This week’s question is:

“How/Where do you get your books? Do you buy them or go to the library? Is there a certain website you use like paperbackswap?”

I mostly buy my own books. I prefer them brand new but at times if I find a particularly rare one I do buy them second hand too. Library has been a great resource too. Quite a few of my recent favourites have been from the library. I don’t participate in any of the swap sites. As  I mostly read classics I find websites like The Gutenberg Project and Many Books very helpful. 

Book Blogger Hop: 7/1-7/4

                                                          Book Blogger Hop

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!  This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!  It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!

This week’s question is:

“What keeps you reading beyond the first few pages of a book, and what makes you want to stop reading a book and put it back on the shelf?”

The book should grab my attention. It can be a slow Victorian classic like A Tale of Two Cities where an old gentleman in France intrigued me or a mystery like Cards on the Table where my interest was awakened by a dinner party attended by a group of detectives and criminals. The book has to be able to seize my attention.

On the other hand if a book bores me, even if it is from my favourite genre, I would put it back on the shelf. Also, if the book has something that offends my sensibilities I might put it back. But that rarely happens as I always try to do a little research about the book before I actually read it.

Book Blogger Hop: 5/27-5/30

                                                          Book Blogger Hop

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!  This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!  It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!

This week’s question is:

“What book-to-movie adaption have you most liked?  Which have you disliked?”

I generally avoid adaptations as most of them do a very good job of mangling my favourite books. Most of the time they change the plots and basically butcher the story.

The 1995 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice is one of the very few exceptions. It stayed true to one of my favourite reads of all time. Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth were perfect for their respective roles.

Dislike would include almost every adaptation I have ever had the misfortune of seeing. Most of the Agatha Christie mystery adaptations fall in to this category. Putting in characters form different books in to one book, adding altogether new characters, changing plot lines, completely changing the ending – you name it they’ve done it.