Birthstone Book Covers for February and #BookBloggerHop #bookish #discussionpost

Birthstone Book Covers for February


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February’s Birthstone is:

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.

What was your favorite genre to read as a child or teen? Do you still read that genre, or do you read something else now?

(submitted by Mark @ Carstairs Considers)

I read contemporary and mystery when I was in elementary school and then Judy Blume. Judy Blume led to romance which I read well into my twenties. I also read some sci-fi (think Star Wars books) and classics – like Jane Austen, the Brontes, Little Woman, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, which led to a binge of books with Names as the title. I also went on a mythology binge after I saw Xanadu 😂. Those are the ones that standout in my memory.

What was your favorite genre as a child or teen?

32 Replies to “Birthstone Book Covers for February and #BookBloggerHop #bookish #discussionpost”

  1. Great book stack 😊 I used to read a mixture of mystery, young adult horror and YA paranormal romance. My tastes have changed but only I think to include older material.

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  2. Gorgeous covers! I don’t remember what I read a lot of as a child although When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit and the simplified version of a Tale of Two Cities were favourites. Then as a teen I read romances, possibly Sweet Valley High. Looks like I’m still reading memoirs, historical fiction and romance as an adult! 😂

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  3. I loved reading to YA horror and even picked up the occasional adult horror when I was younger. Always remember getting told off by one particular school librarian, as she didn’t approve of me reading so much horror 😂. To this day, I still love horror. Although much harder to find a truely good horror. Think she would be really pleased that I read a bit of everything 🤣

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  4. I love purple book covers. What a great collection.
    As a child, I loved school stories and mysteries, mainly Enid Blyton. Then I discovered Narnia and LOTR and my love of fantasy was born.

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  5. I had two: fantasy (Raggedy Ann & Andy) & mystery (Nancy Drew). I burned out on fantasy a few years ago but can’t seem to ever get weary of mysteries. I started reading really young and the fantasy fascination made me a dreamer for many, many years. I’ve always like the analytical aspect of mysteries, trying to assemble the clues and form a deduction. Funny…that’s what I ended up doing as a career!

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  6. I read mostly mysteries and science fiction when I was a child. Now I read mostly romance and contemporary fiction.

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  7. My first book I read, was Katie, and What Katie did next. I loved all the Secret Seven, Famous Five, and The Twins of St Claire. Most of my books are female led, and whatever the genre that has never changed.

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  8. I read a lot more fantasy when I was younger, and paranormal romance. I still read a lot of romance, but rarely pick up fantasy any more for some reason.

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  9. I can remember reading The Amityville Horror, the Flowers in the Attic series, Star Wars, Nancy Drew, anything with vampires. So I really haven’t changed, lol.

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    1. Totally forgot about VC Andrews. I devoured her books when I was a teen. And hey you read Star Wars books too – we were in a very small group of females doing that, I think 😂

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  10. You are on top of it!! February is one of my favorite months to do because I love purple. Your stack is GORGEOUS! ❤ I'm going to grab purple off my shelf too. ❤

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  11. I didn’t read English books or novels until I was an adult but I used to read a magazine for children that published different moral stories, folktales, and facts in regional languages. I still love to read folktales.

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    1. That’s very cool! I think it’s amazing that you read books in English now. I couldn’t imagine reading books in another language and reviewing them.

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  12. Nice progression you’ve got there. I read more widely as a kid than I do now (pretty much all mystery all the time now).

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