Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop 3.25.11

Follow Friday is a weekly hop hosted at Parajunkee’s View. Link up to find new reads and book blogs to follow!

This week’s topic: List five book related silly facts about you.

My list:

1. Some of my kitchen cupboards are filled with books instead of dishes.

2. If I don’t like the way a story ends, I’ll make up my own conclusion at night before I drift off to sleep. The Little Mermaid was living happily-ever-after in my mind long before Disney came out with their version.

3. Sometimes I read during load times when I’m playing my Xbox 360. This feels über-geeky.

4. One of my criteria for a handbag is that it is large enough to carry a book.

5. If I forget my book at home on a work day, I feel like my hour lunch break is ruined.

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted at Crazy for Books.

This week’s question:

“If you could physically put yourself into a book or series…which one would it be and why?”

It’s difficult to choose just one! I don’t think I can.  Here are three book worlds I want to visit:

1. The Great Gatsby:

I wish I could attend one of Gatsby’s parties. I’d wear a slinky 1920s dress, sip from a long stemmed glass, and oscillate between fivolous and political conversations.

This line lures me:

“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars” (Chapter 3, The Great Gatsby).

I’m sure I’d get sick of the excess and and affectations, but I’d like a taste of party life during The Jazz Age.

2. The Sevenwaters Series:

I want to live in the lovely ancient forests in the Sevenwaters series, where fey roam and the mortal inhabitants practice powerful hearth magic. Actually, I’d like to visit any of the worlds in Marillier’s novels: Wildwood, the Light Isles, Whistling Tor…well, maybe Whistling Tor is too frightening.

3. The Airborn Trilogy

Kenneth Oppel’s steampunk world is amazing. I want to ride in airships, discovering new species like cloud cats. I’m not sure I’m brave enough to board the Starclimber though. Is Airborn ever going to be made into a movie?


9 thoughts on “Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop 3.25.11

  1. LoL, I *love* that you keep books in your kitchen!! And reading during load time on the 360, we all need a little more uber-geek in our lives ^_~ I’m totally the same way with my purse and lunch hour sans book!!!

    My FF:

  2. Apologies in advance for my answer this week as it will not immediately resonate with the book blogger population which happens to be 99.5% female.

    My choice is a book series geared towards guys which won’t enthrall the vast majority of my fellow book bloggers (who are almost entirely female) with the extensive discussion of powerful weapons and sexy milspec gear, beautiful women, eye-popping action sequences (with occasionally obscene violence), and the like.

    But there IS something in my answer that just about everyone of the female persuasion can benefit from my decidedly “books for guys” post. Hop on over to to find out what it is.

    Happy Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  3. Totally cool Hop answers!! And I got a kick out of your Follow answers, too…. I read when I’m waiting for my computer to boot, so I understand how that goes….. 🙂

  4. Hiya! I just started following you, please stop by my blog to follow me as well, thanks! 🙂

    That’s so cute you have some books in your kitchen cupboards! I have a few big blue bins stored in my attic filled with books, but I am in more control now since I got a NookColor and all my books don’t take up physical space anymore. 🙂

    Anyway, I hope you’re having a fantastic Friday and I’ll ttyl! (^_^)

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