The Book Snob Tag

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I saw this tag over on Words About Words and liked it so much that I decided to give it a bash! So, here goes!

Adaptation Snob: Do you always read the book before you see the movie?

Not always, no, but I do try to. Sometimes I honestly think it’s better if you don’t though, because I have yet to see an adaptation that really lives up to the book, and it is so frustrating sitting through a film sort of saying ‘uh, no that didn’t happen!’ or ‘well that’s just wrong’ to yourself the whole way through.

Format Snob: You can only choose one format in which to read books for the rest of your life. Which do you choose: physical, ebooks, or audiobooks? 

Physical books all the way for me. I just love turning the pages, and the satisfaction that comes with turning the last page of a well enjoyed book.

Ship Snob: Would you date or marry a nonreader? 

I already do – my boyfriend has no interest in books or reading, he is a movie and television kinda guy. He does think the amount I read is impressive though, even if he does feel like the third wheel in our relationship sometimes haha

Genre Snob: You have to ditch one genre – never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?

Tough to pick one, but it would probably be horror. Not for me, thank you!

Uber Genre Snob: You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?

Probably contemporary. Or romance. It’s hard to choose!

Community Snob: Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?

I think chick-lit is definitely looked down upon. I don’t see why though, I love me some fluffy, feel good romance novels sometimes!

Snobbery Recipient: Have you ever been snubbed for something that you have been reading or for reading in general?

Yeah…a lot of the time, especially amongst work peers – it’s almost seen a my weird little quirk – oh you’re reading again – and it can be annoying. But I just tend to smile, and nod, and comfort myself with the fact that I have a hobby that I enjoy and I can lose myself in!

I’m not going to tag anyone in this post, but if you like the tag and want to give it a try, I’d love to read your answers!

 

January Wrap-Up

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Well, January is finally over, and that means it’s wrap-up time! It was a bit of a mixed month for me, books wise, with some absolute gems, and some that I honestly just did not enjoy.

I thought I’d get through more books than I did this month, considering there were five weeks, but oh well, life gets in the way and I still did pretty well IMO!

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Verity – Colleen Hoover

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‘Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.

Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of the night their family was forever altered.

Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife’s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.’

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The Other Windsor Girl – Georgie Blalock

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A rebel princess..

With a cigarette in one hand and whiskey in the other, royal rebel Princess Margaret dazzles with her cutting-edge fashion sense and biting quips. The people love her, the paparazzi stalk her, and she sparkles in the company of her glittering entourage of wealthy young aristocrats known as the Margaret Set. But her outrageous lifestyle conflicts with her place as Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister. Can she be a dutiful princess while still enchanting the world on her own terms?

A noblewoman’s dreams…

A chance meeting with the Princess changes the life of the Honorable Vera Strathmore forever. Discreet and genuinely kind, Vera gains Princess Margaret’s confidence and the privileged position of lady-in-waiting. Yet as Vera watches the Princess’s ill-fated love affair with dashing Captain Peter Townsend unfurl, she longs for a life outside the captivating orbit of royal society.

An unexpected destiny…

But while Princess Margaret, as a member of the Royal Family, is not free to act on her desires, Vera could have the freedom to pursue her own dreams. As time and Princess Margaret’s scandalous behaviour progress, both women will be forced to choose between status and love.’

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Things You Save In A Fire – Katherine Center

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‘Cassie Hanwell was born to handle emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she’s seen her fair share of them, and she’s a total pro at managing other people’s tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to give up her whole life and move to Boston, Cassie suddenly has an emergency of her own.

The tough, old-school Boston firehouse is as different from Cassie’s old job as it could possibly be. Hazing, a lack of funding, and poor facilities mean that the firemen aren’t exactly thrilled to have a “lady” on the crew – even one as competent and smart as Cassie.

Except for the infatuation-inspiring rookie, who doesn’t seem to mind having Cassie around. But she can’t think about that. Because love is girly, and it’s not her thing. And don’t forget the advice her old captain gave her: Never date firefighters. Cassie can feel her resolve slipping…and it means risking it all – the only job she’s ever loved, and the hero she’s worked like hell to become.’

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Daisy Jones & The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid

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For a while, Daisy Jones & The Six were everywhere. Their albums were on every turntable, they sold out arenas from coast to coast, their sound defined an era. And then, on 12 July 1979, they split.

Nobody ever knew why. Until now. 

They were lovers and friends and brothers and rivals. They couldn’t believe their luck, until it ran out. This is their story of the early days and the wild nights, but everyone remembers the truth differently.

The only thing they know for sure is that from the moment Daisy Jones walked, barefoot, on to the stage at the Whisky, the band were irrevocably changed.

Making music is never just about the music. And sometimes, it can be hard to tell where the sound stops and the feelings begin.’

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Normal People – Sally Rooney

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‘Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation – awkward but electrifying – something life changing begins.

Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they cant.’

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A Different Time – Michael K. Hill

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Hello, and welcome to my stop on the WriteReads Ultimate blog tour for A Different Time, by Michael K. Hill.

‘Keith Nolan falls in love with a remarkable young woman from the past, talking to him on a home video she recorded in 1989. To keep their conversation going, he must find more of her tapes – while forces work against them both, and time is running out.’

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