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text 2015-08-01 23:39
Reading and Birthdays

 

Reblogging it from "Susana "Lost in Fantasy Land" who reblogged it from Isa Lavinia

 

NYT Best Sellers from the week when I was born

 

Not only have I not read any of these, I do not even have them on my TBR...yet (except for Dune).

 

The fiction consists of:

 

 

HOLD THE DREAM Barbara Taylor Bradford

 

 

THE CIDER HOUSE RULES John Irving

 

JUBAL SACKETT Louis L'Amour

 

 
THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER Tom Clancy
 
 

CHAPTERHOUSE: DUNE Frank Herbert

 

 

IF TOMORROW COMES Sidney Sheldon 

 

 

THINNER Richard Bachman

 

 

THE CLASS Erich Segal 

 

 

INSIDE OUTSIDE, Herman Wouk 

 

 

QUEENIE Michael Korda 

 

 

THE LONELY SILVER RAIN John D. MacDonald 

 

 

A CREED FOR THE THIRD MILLENNIUM Colleen McCullough

 
 

FAMILY ALBUM Danielle Steel

 

 

GLITZ Elmore Leonard 

 

 

PROOF Dick Francis

 

Also came across this and found it interesting:

Book Recommendations Based On Your Astrological Sign

 

Since I am a Gemini:

"Those born under the Gemini sign are known for their humor and wit and having a bit of a dual personality. You are cheerful, loveable and enthusiastic! The books we chose for you all feature smart, sassy, witty characters, except for Twinmaker – which we chose because obviously we had to include it for the Twin sign!"

 

Recommendations were:

 

 

 

 

Maria Dahvana Headley

 

Brian Katcher

 

 

leigh Bardugo

 

 

Holly Smale

 

 

 

 

Louise Rennison

 

 

 

Kiersten White

 

 

 

 

Sean WIlliams

 

The second list is more my style

 

#NYB #Recs

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text 2015-07-31 22:37

 

 

Reblogged from Themis-Athena who reblogged it from Tajana

 

1: Currently Reading

 

 

2: Describe the last scene you read in as few words as possible. No character names or title.

 

The MC's body was switched by one of the beings of the Great Race. He is just starting to remember..oh, the horror! :-p

 

3: First book that had a major influence on you

 

 

4: Quick, you're in desperate need of a fake name. What character name do you think of first?

 

Anomander Rake from  

 

5: Favorite series and why

 

up until the last book came out. It was fun without being stupid. Kate kicked ass while Curran was an alpha without being a douche.

 

6: Public library or personal library?

 

Both!

 

 

7: What is the most important part of a book, in your opinion?

 

The Trinity to get me started

 

8: Why are you reading the book you're currently reading?

 

Two reasons:

a) Wanted to see what the fuss readers make when it comes to Lovecraft is all about

b) Tor has a Lovecraft Reread going on. It is fun!

 

9: If you were to publish a book what (besides your real name) would you use for your author name?

 

Midu Hadi

 

10: Do you listen to music when you read? Make a mini playlist for one of your favorite books.

 

Must I?

 

 

11: What book fandom do you affiliate yourself with the most?

 

the UF crowd, if there is one.We sit at the other end, at some distance from the PNR fans.

 

12: Tell one book story or memory (what you were wearing when you were reading something, someone saw you cry in public, you threw a book across the room and broke a window, etc.)

 

I started "rereading" the Charley Davidson series by listening to the audiobooks on the way to work.Worst idea ever! I share a van with four other girls. What would you think if your vanmate started laughing at nothing?

 

13: What character would be your best friend in real life?

 

Cookie from the Charley Davidson series

 

14: Favorite item of book merch

 

Bling

 

 

15: Post a shelfie.

 

Shelfie

 

16: Rant about anything book related

Love triangles and teen angst. Learned to stay away from them. Can't put up with TSTL heroines or good female MCs turning into boneless masses of jelly without their "boo". Buffy moped but she kicked ass when ass needed kicking. Oh and did you see what they do the girl in the sequel to How to Train Your Dragon? Turned her into a nincompoop, that's what! Alpha males who hurt "the girl" and who do not know how to tone their alpha-ness down irk me too!

 

Case in point

 

17: What do you think about movie/tv adaptations?

 

As long as they cut and paste things well, I will like them. I came across this version of Sherlock Holmes where Holmes is a girl. I was duly horrified but then ended up liking it.

No place like Holmes

18: Favorite booktuber(s)

 

Had to look up the word but now that I have looked it up...lol

 

19: Book that you call your child.

 

Ick! None.

 

20: A character you like but you really, really shouldn't.

 

Jorg Ancrath from The Broken Empire trilogy

 

Jorg on GR

A review about why we shouldn't be liking him

 

21: Do you loan your books?

 

Not if I can help it.

 

22: A movie or TV show you wish would have been a book

 

 

23: Did your family or friends influence you to read when you were younger?

 

Yes, my mother. She is a fount of information and it became really hard to surprise with "new" things. I have been winning ever since I took up Botany as a major lol

 

24: First book(s) you remember being obsessed with

 

I found this book in a roadside book sale. I didn't know why I wanted it - the cover wasn't too good and the blurb went over my head - I just know that I did. I bought it and came home. Looking it up, I found out that it was the ninth book in the series! I had to have all the other 8 books so that this one would make sense. I did. It did.

 

 

25: A book that you think about and you cringe because of how terrible it was

 

 

26: Do you read from recommendations or whatever book catches your eye?

 

Both but mostly I read what catches my eye. Recommendations did get me to read the one below and I liked it.

 

27: How/where do you purchase your books?

 

Bookstores, Roadside Sales, Readings, Liberty, and Kitabain

 

28: An ending you wish you could change

 

The ending to Angel - the TV series

 

29: Favorite female protagonist

 

Mercy Thompson from her namesake series

 

 

30: One book everyone should read

 

All My Recs can be found here

 

31: Do you day dream about your favorite books? If so, share one fantasy you have about them.

 

No and No!

 

32: OTP

Kate and Curran from 

 

33: Cute and fluffy or dramatic and deadly?

 

Both

 

34: Scariest book you ever read

 

 

35: What do you think of Ebooks

 

 

36: Unpopular opinions

 

Read #16

 

37: A book you are scared is not going to be all you hoped it would be

 

38:What qualities do you find annoying in a character?

 

Again, #16 says it all

 

39:Favorite villain

 

Justinia Malvern

 

40:Has there ever been a book you wish you could un-read?

#BookishQ&A

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text 2014-12-22 23:20
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text 2014-07-13 17:10
Reblogging Reviews at Booklikes (Book database problems)

The comment section of this post is definitely worth the read. 

 

This is something I have been pondering and wondering for awhile, and I'd add that I have also mentioned this to BL staff and made a request for reblogging feature to be optional when comes to reviews, so I hope this is something I will see in the future.

 

I absolutely understand why people do reblog reviews, to share the awesomeness. But I personally strongly dislike when someone reblogs my review (no offense to anyone, this is my personal preference), although it has happened less than 5 times or so. So it is not like a huge problem for me. Other reblogs I, however, do adore.

 

My reasons for dislike are:

 

a) when a person reblogs a review, reblogged review will be added to the book page. Now, let's say you write a review and 20 people reblog it. It means book page is filled with 21 identical reviews. 

 

b) when a person reblogs a review, as I mentioned, the reblog is added to the book page. But it shows under the blogger name of the person who reblogged the review, not under the name of the original reviewer. You actually need to open the review to see that it indeed is not the person's review but a reblogged review of someone's else.

 

c) reblogged review is always shown as the newest. When I did not know this, I sometimes re-posted my reviews (some had reblogs on them) after editing etc. which made my review the newest on the book page. That way the reblogged review (reblog of my review) shows as it would be the oldest (or first) review. I didn't really see this as an problem before I realized you actually have to go to the review to see that it indeed is a reblog. I figured perhaps it will cause problems. Funnily enough, after a week someone asked through other book site if I am copying reviews. Well no, I am not. It got solved after I did advice them to click the review so they can see it is a reblog of my review.

 

d) I am starting to think this is one way for author's to promote their faces ( I am not just talking about authors reblogging reviews about their own books but random bloggers reviews of popular/less popular books) as reblogging will put their face up to the book page. This has happened to me few times.

 

Hilariously enough, there still is people who do not know what reblog means, and people who do not even notice if review/post/whatever is reblogged while surfing the feeds.

 

Thoughts? And pardon me if I explained this in a difficult way, my brain is not in English mode at the moment.

 

Edit: here is a link to Batgrl: Bookish Hooha post about the subject, it does state some issues better than I could of had, big thanks to her for contacting BL and taking action. Her post: Booklikes Functionality: Concern on How Reblog Reviews Appear on Book Pages.

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text 2014-07-12 19:42
Reblogging Reviews at Booklikes

This is something I have been pondering and wondering for awhile, and I'd add that I have also mentioned this to BL staff and made a request for reblogging feature to be optional when comes to reviews, so I hope this is something I will see in the future.

 

I absolutely understand why people do reblog reviews, to share the awesomeness. But I personally strongly dislike when someone reblogs my review (no offense to anyone, this is my personal preference), although it has happened less than 5 times or so. So it is not like a huge problem for me. Other reblogs I, however, do adore.

 

My reasons for dislike are:

 

a) when a person reblogs a review, reblogged review will be added to the book page. Now, let's say you write a review and 20 people reblog it. It means book page is filled with 20 identical reviews. 

 

b) when a person reblogs a review, as I mentioned, the reblog is added to the book page. But it shows under the blogger name of the person who reblogged the review, not under the name of the original reviewer. You actually need to open the review to see that it indeed is not the person's review but a reblogged review of someone's else.

 

c) reblogged review is always shown as the newest. When I did not know this, I sometimes re-posted my review after editing etc. which made my review the newest. That way the reblogged review shows as it would be the oldest (or first) review. I didn't really see this as an problem before I realized you actually have to go to the review to see that it indeed is a reblog. I figured perhaps it will cause problems. Funnily enough, after a week someone asked through other book site if I am copying reviews. Well no, I am not. It got solved after I did advice them to click the review so they can see it is a reblog of my review.

 

d) I am starting to think this is one way for author's to promote their faces ( I am not talking about authors reblogging reviews about their own books but random bloggers reviews of popular/less popular books) as reblogging will put their face up to the book page. This has happened to me few times.

 

Hilariously enough, there still is people who do not know what reblog means, and people who do not even notice if review/post/whatever is reblogged while surfing the feeds.

 

Thoughts? And pardon me if I explained this in a difficult way, my brain is not in English mode at the moment.

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