Please welcome Chris, who blogs at Chrisbookarama.
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/
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!
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