Thursday, April 18, 2013

Chris of Chrisbookarama

Please welcome Chris, who blogs at Chrisbookarama.


NAME OF MY BOOK BLOG(S):

I HAVE BEEN BLOGGING SINCE:
January 2007, I'm an old timer.

GENRES COVERED MOST ON MY BLOG:
Literary fiction, classic lit, a little bit of everything else.

THE BOOK I HAVE RE-READ THE MOST TIMES:
That has to be Jane Eyre. I love that book so much that I've read it several times over the years. I always get something new out of it. I don't care that I know how it ends, I love the journey.

MY BOOKSHELVES ARE:
getting out of hand. I bought 2 great big ones and I was determined to keep them neat but as I bought more books, I ran out of room. Now I have a bunch piled up in front of the places they should be shelved. 

MY TBR LIST/PILE IS:
still growing. Does it ever stop? It's 1000 times worse since I started book blogging. Almost everyday I read about another book I want to read from other book bloggers. Bunch of enablers. 

A BOOK I DON’T LIKE THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEMS TO LOVE:
Hm, this is tough because I usually like just about everything, but one that I hated with the fiery passion of a thousand suns was The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice. Lots of people liked it but I didn't. She had an obsession with salads. And it was boring.

IF I COULD GO TO ANY LITERARY DESTINATION I WOULD CHOOSE:
The UK. I would love to visit Bronte country and all the spots mentioned in the Austen books. I bet there are tours catering to book nerds like me. 

MY FAVORITE NON-BOOKISH ACTIVITY:
Depends. When I'm edgy and anxious and punchy, I grab my sneakers and run. It helps. When I just want to veg in front of the TV, I pick a crochet project and work on that. 

MY FAVORITE BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION:
The Painted Veil by W Somerset Maugham. I saw the movie first and actually prefer it to the book. Maugham's ending is sort of cynical. I suppose the movie is less realistic but much more romantic. Edward Norton and Naomi Watts are so good in it too.

MY BOOK BLOG STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD BECAUSE:
I write it! Haha! Okay, maybe not. I don't tend to review the latest books and I look for books that are a little bit different. If you don't care for one genre I've reviewed, just wait I'll review something different the next time. I'm like the weather that way.

MY READING PERSONALITY (http://www.bookbrowse.com/quiz/) IS:
Eclectic Reader! You read for entertainment but also to expand your mind. You're open to new ideas and new writers, and are not wedded to a particular genre or limited range of authors.

This does not surprise me in the least. I tend to flit from one genre to the next. I like to try a bit of everything. I have my favorites, but love to read something that's different as long as it's well written. 

Thanks for having me on the Book Bloggers International Blog!



Thank you for joining us today, Chris! 

Remember to check out Chris' blog, Chrisbookarama, and leave a comment or question below.

14 comments :

  1. Thanks for being here today Chris!! :)

    Confession: I have never read Jane Eyre! I did read Fforde's The Eyre Affair and absolutely adored it, and it made me want to read that classic even more. Now, I just have to get to it!!

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  2. I appreciate the "Wolf Gift" warning, Chris. Would've never guessed that Anne Rice was into salads;)
    Thanks for the Painted Veil recommendation. Good movie adaptations should be rewarded. So, I'll add to my Netflix.
    As a fellow Jane Eyre lover, I'll check out your blog. It sounds as if we might share similar tastes.
    Happy Blogging!

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    1. Thanks, Liz. I hope you like The Painted Veil.

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  3. I love that you crochet. I am teaching myself to knit and it is so hard! I am reading this Idiot's Guide and learning that it is so much more involved than I imagined. I hope to get the hang of it soon.

    I agree that book bloggers are such enablers! ;) I have already added over 100 books to my TBR list since this year began! I wish I had time to read all the books in the world that I want to.

    I haven't seen or read The Painted Veil. I agree with Liz that good book adaptations are so hard to find and I am adding it to my Netflix, too!

    Thanks so much for being here today, Chris! :D

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    1. It took me quite awhile to master crocheting. I like using Youtube for tutorials if I'm stuck.

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  4. Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books to re-read as well. As Chris said, "I love the journey"!

    I also LOVED The Painted Veil movie. It's beautiful adaptation.

    Nice meeting you, Chris!

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    1. Thanks, Ruth! Glad you liked The Painted Veil too.

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  5. I'm a big fan of Chrisbookarama :) I'm glad to see one of my fave blogs featured here!

    Keep up the good work, "old timer" ha ha!

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  6. Chris' is one of the best book blogs out there. I've been checking it daily for years.

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  7. Fun to get to know more about you!!

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  8. One of the first book blogs I started reading! :) Fun to "meet" you... again!

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  9. I also haaaated The Wolf Gift. Gave it a solid 1 star review. So you are definitely not alone there!

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