Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop 4.15.11

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

This week’s question:  Do you have anyone that you can discuss books with IRL? Tell us about him/her.

I work in a public library, so I discuss books with my coworkers and patrons on a daily basis. My best friend Julia and my sister Heidi also love to read, so we are always talking about books, especially fantasy novels.

Julia is from St. Petersburg, Russia, so she has a different perspective based on the Russian literature she has read over the years. I love hearing her thoughts and comparisons. Julia’s tastes range from Juliet Marillier to Gogol to Victor Pelevin.

 Heidi is two years younger, and I remember reading Anne of Green Gables aloud to her back when we were girls. Heidi really loved Howl’s Moving Castle by the late Diana Wynne Jones and the Artemis Fowl series. I’m lucky that to have a best friend and sister who are also booklovers!

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted weekly at Crazy for Books

This week’s topic: Pick a character from a book you are currently reading or have just finished and tell us about him/her. 

I’m just started reading Matched by Ally Condie. Cassia’s grandfather is an interesting character. He has a bit of a morbid sense of humor, and I feel like he is hiding a secret. Although he is not outwardly rebellious, I sense that he does not conform to the utilitarian society that he lives in as much as he leads others to believe he does. I can’t wait to read what happens next!

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6 thoughts on “Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop 4.15.11

  1. Liked reading your responses to the questions this week — I’m a librarian, and am always talking about books with some of my colleagues (which is great, although my TBR list keeps growing because of it). 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Lucky you to work in a library! It’s really sweet that you read Anne of Green Gables to your sister. I am looking forward to reading some of my favorite books aloud to my (as yet non-existent) kids.

    I thought Ally’s grandfather was really interesting as well. I found it interesting that he had the seeds of rebellion in his personality and yet still conformed with almost everything they did.

    I wrote about Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre. You can find my post here: http://thestorygirlbookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-blogger-hop-characters-with.html

    I’m also curious about the title for your blog – it was really interesting, which is why I clicked on the link! What inspired the title?

  3. I’m reading Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith. It’s difficult to pick Just one character they are all a little quirky.
    Ann

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