Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop (Sept. 25th)

This hop is hosted by Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addict.  I missed last week’s prompt, but still wanted to answer it, so I’ve included it here with this week’s prompt.

Last week’s prompt:

So, the cover has to draw me in initially, but the summary is also important. One book I recently purchased because of the beautiful cover is The Storyteller’s Daughter by Victoria McCombs, and this was a total cover buy. However, if the summary on the back had been uninteresting to me, I probably would have resisted the urge to buy the book. I love fairytale retellings, so the blurb totally convinced me to buy it.

I just love this cover! πŸ™‚

Yes! My biggest pet peeve is when the story doesn’t match up with the blurb. You know those books where you read the blurb and you’re like, “Yes, I have to read this”, and then halfway through you’re like,”What happened to the stuff I read about on the back cover? This is not what I thought it was going to be like.” Then you go read the back blurb again because you wondering if you read it wrong.

What about you? Do you buy books just because of a beautiful cover? Do you have any pet peeves about books? Let me know in the comments!

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop

This hop is hosted by Billy atΒ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict. And this week’s question is:

I’m from the US, and I read a lot of books from other English-speaking countries (England, Scotland, Australia ect.) I speak a some Spanish and a little French, but not well enough to read a book in those languages. However, someday I would like to be proficient enough to read a book in one of those languages.

I’ve also read some books from other countries that have been translated into English. One of my favorites is The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser which was orginally published in German.

What about you? Do you read books from other countries? Let me know in the comments.

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop

I just learned about this Book Blogger Hop, so my post for this week is a bit late, but I wanted to join in the fun! πŸ™‚

This hop is hosted by Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addict.

The question for this week is:

I got through three books over Labor Day weekend, and started another three:

My favorite read was Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot. I also love the Princess Diaries and have found that I really enjoy reading anything Cabot has written. I’m nearly finished with Horse Crazy by Sarah Maslin Nir and am loving it as well. Look for my review to come soon!

What about you? Did you read a lot over the long weekend? Let me know in the comments!