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Regarding Reading (#5)

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This post, we’re going to discuss our inner

Book Hoarders

There are the

“You’re all Crazy!” Types

the

“Maybe, one day, this will be bad” Types

and then there’s the

Hoarding Demon

So…what does your inner book hoarder look like?  Mine is…somewhere sort of between the second and third types.  Yes, I will admit I might have a problem.  Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Regarding Reading (#4)

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This post, I’d like to chat about

Book Huggers

because, you know, there’s…

The Nose Wrinkler:

The Neutral Territory:

The Obsessed:

So…which one are you?  Not surprisingly, I’m of the LAST variety.  The husband often threatens to tie my hands together in book stores–I’m always petting the pretties!

Also, side note, WHY!?!? isn’t there a GIF of Hagrid telling the class they have to stroke the spine to open the Monster Book of Monsters?!  I was so hoping I’d be able to use that in the last trio, but alas–no luck!

Which Book Hugger are you?!

Let me know below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Regarding Reading (#3)

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This post, I want to talk about…

Your Book Monsters

What I mean is…

You’re reading.  It’s the middle of the climax, the characters are screaming or celebrating or dying (or all three in no particular order).  Suddenly!  The phone rings, or someone asks you a question, or (gasp of all gasps) your break is over!  You have to put the book away.

How huge is your monster?

Some people are all…

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Others are more

I, on the other hand, am totally

So…

What does YOUR Book Monster look like?!

Let me know below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Regarding Reading (#2)

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I want to talk pretty covers today, because…I need a little pretty in my life!

So–some of the prettiest covers on my TBR!  As always, click the cover to go to Goodreads!

(Also…I learned something just now, looking at my picks.  I apparently have a thing for books with pretty skies.  Never noticed that before.)

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SO so many pretty covers!  These are just some of my favorites; any speak to you or scream at you to buy them?  Own them?  Frame them and hang them on your walls to look at and love for the rest of forever?!

What are some of your favorite covers?  Do you find yourself drawn (like me and sunsets/sky backgrounds) to specific image themes?  Let me know below or link me to some other pretties!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Regarding Reading (#1)

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Happy Monday, everyone!

If you’re new to my neck of the internet…Hi!  Welcome!  How are you?  I’d shake your hand…but that might be weird.

If you’re old hats in these here parts…Hello!  Welcome!  How are you?

I know, I know.  I’m bad at this.  I’ll work on it, I swear!

Anyway, welcome to my new discussion post…er…thing!  Aren’t we just so exciting?!  I can barely contain myself!

I decided I wanted to “talk” to you all more…so this is one of the ways I hope to do so!

This week, I want to talk

Poetic Language/Purple Prose

Don’t know what I mean?  Let’s get an example up in here!

In literary criticism, purple prose is prose text that is so extravagant, ornate, or flowery as to break the flow and draw excessive attention to itself.[1] Purple prose is characterized by the extensive use of adjectives, adverbs, zombie nouns, and metaphors. When it is limited to certain passages, they may be termed purple patches or purple passages, standing out from the rest of the work.

Purple prose is criticized for desaturating the meaning in an author’s text by overusing melodramatic and fanciful descriptions.

Still confused?  Here’s an example:

Theirs was a New York love, a checkered taxi ride burning rubber, and like the city, their passion was open 24/7, steam rising from their bodies like slick streets exhaling warm, moist breath through manhole covers stamped “Forged by DeLaney Bros., Piscataway, N. J.”

I, personally, LOVE purple prose.  I grew up writing and reading poetry, and while I haven’t done much of either lately, I adore authors who bring it into their work–there’s just more room for personal interpretation that way, I think.  Sometimes I like being able to imagine things my OWN way, instead of trying to fit my thoughts around the author’s narratives.  It’s more fun that way sometimes, I think!  Not quite as strict or “forced.”

 Some of my absolute favorite books that have this?

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So… YAY or NAY to purple prose in your books?  If yes, what are some of your favorite books that employ this technique?  If no, why not?  Let’s discuss!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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