Have you ever convinced someone to read a book, a series or a whole genre? What book(s) and who was it? Did they like it?
I usually try to encourage my sister to read everything I have ever read because, in my opinion, she doesn't read enough. She has read Twilight, not recommended by me, and then loved The Hunger Games and The Fault in Our Stars. Although I have read neither, I did encourage her to read them because I know so many people and bloggers who absolutely adored both. She loved both and is currently looking for her next read. I tend to recommend books a lot but then most people I know are currently at University as well and we're not finding a lot of time for pleasure reading. My biggest achievement till now, though, is that my 70-year old Grandfather has started reading Shakespeare. While I was in Germany he was absolutely adorable, constantly ringing me up asking me what certain things meant.
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.This week's question was suggested by Elizabeth over at Silver's Reviews:
Did you ever make a HUGE mistake when you posted a review? For example: Did you have the correct book title but the wrong author in the blog post title? If so, how long until you found your mistake?
That's a really good question and the answer is absolutely YES. I usually self-correct most typos etc. during writing but I have the terrible habit of not always rereading what I've written. I don't do it during exams either because I simply don't want to know how bad it is, which means that I usually don't see any real mistakes that don't stand out. For example, in my review of Alice Hoffman's The Museum of Extraordinary Things, I consistently misspelled her last name as Hofmann which I only realized after posting it. Sometimes my brain just decides a word should be spelled a certain way and then it just doesn't matter I have the bookcover right there to tell me otherwise. But I usually find the mistakes relatively quickly and my posts aren't that massively read that a mistake here and there seems to matter.
Book Beginnings is hosted by Gillion over at Rose City Reader and Friday 56 is hosted by Freda over at Freda's Voice. This week I'm using The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith, which I just reviewed. It's a really funny read, once you get into it
'My dear wife Carrie and I have just been a week in our new house, “The Laurels,” Brickfield Terrace, Holloway—a nice six-roomed residence, not counting basement, with a front breakfast-parlour. We have a little front garden; and there is a flight of ten steps up to the front door, which, by-the-by, we keep locked with the chain up.' p.1This is why this novel is initially quite difficult to get into because it literally is just a diary of a normal person. His house is normal, his wife is normal, and all of this leads to rather normal diary entries, until you get sucked into his life and really start caring about the first his neighbour got onto that flight of ten steps. Don't ask me how Grossmith does it, but it's interesting.
'Carrie has several times recently called attention to the thinness of my hair at the top of my head, and recommended me to get it seen to. I was this morning trying to look at it by the aid of a small hand-glass, when somehow my elbow caught against the edge of the chest of drawers and knocked the glass out of my hand and smashed it.' Ch.16Ah, life is cruel sometimes. But then who hasn't smashed their elbow and subsequently dropped something? It is these moments in the novel where you're just really associating with the main character and care about what happens to him and his wife.
So, how about you? Ever make any mistakes that make you want to face-palm? Leave a link in the comment and have a nice weekend everyone :)