Edel Grace

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Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop #23

Feb 16, 2018 | Comments


Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme run by Coffee Addicted Writer. Every Friday, a question is posted for the book blog community to discuss. This week’s question is…

Have you ever found yourself acting like a favorite character in a novel? If so, which one?

Not at all! The only time I find myself acting like anyone other than myself is if I’m acting like my friends as a result of months of exposure to their quirks and traits. I rarely spend that much time with a character, even if I’m reading a series.

There have been times when I thought to myself, “I wish I could act like that character” or “I wish I could be more like that character” but I rarely act on it. If I do, it’s usually more of a universal trait rather than a specific trait that makes a character unique. For example, sometimes I wish I was as brave as some characters. But many characters are brave and they are hardly unique for being so. In conclusion, the answer is no.

Book Blogger Hop #22

Feb 4, 2018 | Comments


Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme run by Coffee Addicted Writer. Every Friday, a question is posted for the book blog community to discuss. This week’s question is…

Do you prefer to blog about (a) specific book genre(s), or do you have an eclectic blog?

I read a lot of genres and therefore my blog reflects that. So yes, I have an eclectic blog! When I pick books to read, I don’t consciously pick something by the genre. I think I tend to read a lot of memoirs, historical fiction, and romance. Lately I’ve been on a fantasy binge. Really, I don’t know if there is a genre I would not read and then blog about!

Book Blogger Hop #21

Jun 30, 2017 | Comments


Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme run by Coffee Addicted Writer. Every Friday, a question is posted for the book blog community to discuss. This week’s question is…

Name a book that changed your life.

Busting out the big questions. This is a hard one to answer. I think that I’m still trying to find it. I have my favourite books but I’m not sure of their impact on my life. They seemed to be entertaining books rather than books that held a lot of weight.

My first inclination was to think of any self help books I’ve read but none come to my mind. Then I thought of my favourite book, Villette by Charlotte Bronte. I relate a lot to the main character in this book and it made me extremely emotional, however I don’t think I changed any more after reading it. I just really related to the character and it somehow reinforced my pessimistic outlook.

So to have an actual answer, I think the one book that changed my life was probably the very first book that I had ever read out of my own volition, even if I don’t remember what that book could have been. Reading is such a big part of my life, I think my life would be very different if I had never taken up a book that I actually wanted to read and was not forced to read in school. Can you imagine a life without reading? Neither can I.

Book Blogger Hop #20

Jun 23, 2017 | Comments


Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme run by Coffee Addicted Writer. Every Friday, a question is posted for the book blog community to discuss. This week’s question is…

If you are at a really good point in a book and the phone rings or the door bell rings, do you stop reading or let the phone or door bell go unanswered?

Honestly, I would get up and check them. Mostly because, in my mind, those things don’t happen unless there is something important. Who actually calls people anymore? The only phone calls I get are usually important such as my bank, my doctor, etc. If someone is taking the time to visit my home, I will go look at the door. Nine times out of ten it is usually just a door to door salesperson but I won’t let him in. Now if it was a text message, I will definitely let that go unanswered.

Honestly, it’s rare for me to be so engrossed in a book that way. If it really is that good, I will probably let my brother or parents look at the door or answer my phone instead. Unless they yell for me to do it instead, haha!

Book Blogger Hop #19

Jun 16, 2017 | Comments


Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme run by Coffee Addicted Writer. Every Friday, a question is posted for the book blog community to discuss. This week’s question is…

How do you organize your blog in terms of what is in your side bar? Do you have categories and defined sections in your side bar?

At the moment, my side bar is laid out by links to my favourite bloggers, categories, monthly archives, and recent comments. I don’t like to clutter my side bar with too much, especially images, so it’s mostly all text. I love minimalist designs.

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My name is Edel Grace Altares. My programming interests include full stack development and back end development. My languages of choice are Python and Java. Outside of programming I enjoy crocheting, video games, cats, historical fiction, and reading.

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