Do You Read the Extras?


  Do you read the extras in books, like the dedication pages or acknowledgements or any other extras? I’m kind of hit or miss with them. Well, more of a miss, I guess. I feel like I should read the dedications and/or acknowledgements because I’m sure the authors put a lot of thought into them, but unless they’re short, then I end up skipping them. Sometimes both the dedications and acknowledgements can get long and wordy. I’m ... Read More

Reading or Listening?


I read a LOT of books, but I’ve never been big on listening to them. I know a lot of people, friends, bloggers, etc that prefer audio books, and I think it’s a great idea. I’ve just always been more of a reader than a listener. I want to change that a little this year. One of my reading goals this year is to listen to a few books. I’m not specifying an amount, I just want to give it a try. I’ve never really given audio books a try, except for ... Read More

What’s On Your Book Wish List?


Carmel over at Rabid Reads  had a great Weekly Question this week, and I thought I would ask one similar. For those that celebrate Christmas, what’s on your book wish list this season? For those that don’t celebrate, if you were going to buy or receive books anytime soon, what would be on your wish list? I love getting books as gifts, but unless I give specifics, it’s hard for my husband to get me book gifts. So, he’ll either give me a ... Read More

Do You Read Holiday Books?


  For most of us, it’s time for the holidays. Yay!! Does this time of the year put you in the mood for holiday books? I love holiday movies (have to watch Christmas Vacation at least once before Christmas!!) and some holiday music helps me get in the spirit. But, I’m not big on reading holiday books. It’s not that I don’t like them or don’t read them at all. I will read some occasionally. It’s not a must though. If one of my favorite ... Read More

The Mortal Instruments TV Show – Will You Watch?


So, I saw some interesting news on Professional Fangirls.  (I follow them on Facebook, LOL). It seems The Mortal Instruments series will be making it's way to our TV screens sometime in the future. No idea on when or any other details other than Constantin Film is hoping to go into production sometime next year. You can read the article here.  So, if there is a Mortal Instruments TV show, will you watch it? I would definitely check it out to ... Read More

Do You Read Horror?


Thought this would be a good question with it being October and all – soon it will be time for all the ghosts and goblins to go trick-or-treating for Halloween. October is the “spooky” month, so does this time of year make you want to read more spooky, scary, or horror books? Or do you like to read horror novels regardless of the time of year? What are some of your favorite horror or scary books and/or authors? For me, it doesn't matter the ... Read More

Do You Snack While You Read?


When you're reading, and you're all comfy and cozy in your favorite spot – do you snack or drink? Or if you're REALLY into what you're reading, do you try to read and eat a whole meal? Or do you put your book down or away before enjoying your snacks, drinks, meals, etc?  Usually, I'll have a drink of some sort (mostly water or tea) while I'm reading. However, I don't usually eat while reading. Mostly because I'm paranoid I'll get something on ... Read More

Weekly Question: Do You Read More While On Vacation?


This is our first Weekly Question at Cristina’s Book Reviews and the idea came from Rabid Reads.  If you don’t follow that blog, you should because they are fabulous! Back to the question at hand… Unfortunately, no I don't.  I actually think I read less on vacation. Vacations are relaxing and rejuvenating, they're also busy for me.  While I'm not having the usual day-to-day stress and activities, I'm still busy in a different way. We're ... Read More