25 March 2011

Book Blogger Hop (3) and Follow Friday

The book blogger hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word. This amazingly fun weekly event is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books! Follow Friday is hosted at Parajunkee's View. Hop on over and join the fun!

This week's question for the hop is:

If you could physically put yourself into a book or series, which one would it be and why?
I have to choose 2 series for this question because there is one character who I would love to be and another character who is practically me.

The character who I would love to be is Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy series because she is such a badass and she is not afraid to speak her mind. She is a very strong character that speaks to women and says, "Don't be afraid to be who you are and stand up for what you believe it even if it means getting in trouble every now and then."

The character who is practically me in every way is Lizzie from Meg Cabot's Queen of Babble series. She is clumsy, talks her head of to absolute strangers and isn't afraid to globe trot for the supposed man of her dreams. This series is so crazy hilarious and more than once I found myself saying, "I would do that or I have done that."

This week's follow question is:

Inspired by the inane twitter trend of #100FACTSABOUTME, give us five book related silly facts about you.

1. I can never for the life of me remember author names. And I mean like ever. I can remember the title of the book and how the cover looks but the author always escapes me.

2. I prefer paperbacks to hardcovers. I think I don't like to be responsible for the jackets and I lose them all the time.

3. To go along with number 2, I really enjoy used books. I enjoy the smell of them, as if they've been in a library for a really long time.

4. I really hate it when people try to talk to me while I'm reading. It's like I want to shout, "CAN'T YOU SEE I'M READING!"

5. I always prefer to have a nice hot cup of coffee to sip while I'm reading.


Jen said...

Thanks for the follow. I'm here to return the favor! --Jen

Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiner's Book Blog) said...

LOL. My mom is the worst about talking while I'm reading or writing.
To find out bookish facts about me and to follow me back (I’m following you now from Follow Friday) check out My Follow Friday post

Tena said...

thanks for following me, following you back

Tena @Crazy Book Slut

Lindsay said...

I'm with you on 3, 4 and 5! I like the bare spines showing on my bookshelf, and luckily my husband does too!

Thanks for coming by my blog today! Returning the follow, as well =)

Howard Sherman said...

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 http://www.howardsherman.net to find out what it is.

Happy Hop Friday!

Howard Sherman

Brooke said...

Interesting choice in Rose. I don't think I'd want her life!

Happy hop,

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

"I really hate it when people try to talk to me while I'm reading. It's like I want to shout, "CAN'T YOU SEE I'M READING!"

Oh, my gosh, I am SO with you on that one! It's like I'll look up and acknowledge, then go back to the book, and they want to have a whole conversation about nothing. I used to leave my office building and walk across the street to some benches during lunch to avoid this. NOT that I didn't like my co-workers .. but ..

Any series with vampires in it would be too scary for me to be in!

Mia said...

I am so with you on #4! Usually I just ignore them completely lol! Thanks for hopping on my blog :)

кєяo said...

I also like old books and how they smell like:) And I prefer paperback too.

It's a Book Thing said...

I sometimes decide on buying a book purely by its smell? I also love the story behind how an old book got to me...

thank you for stopping by the blog

happy reading!

Alison said...

Hopping through. It drives me crazy when people talk to me while I'm reading too - although I'll admit that I sometimes do it to other people - but what I have to say is more important. ;-)
My Hop

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I always forget book plots. :-(

Here's my post for this hop. Hope you will stop by. I always follow back.

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! *follows back*

Love the Vampire Academy series although that's such a scary world to live in...

Talking while reading is a big no no. Do it and a slap will be coming your way!

Elizabeth said...

Lizzie sounds interesting..haven't heard of them.

Hope you have a fun hop.

My answer has three choices...stop by if you like.


AngelicNytmare said...

yea another person who loves VA.

Mad Scientist said...

Hmm... 5 facts, I thimk I shall stick to one. I enjoy reading!

If I was stuck in Sherrilyn Kenyon's dark hunter series you will never see me again! *licks lips*

New Follower

Mad Scientsit

Mandy Lum said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love used books too - they have so much "personality" if that makes any sense to you. I stop by my local library once a month to sift through the used books and I always find the greatest reads! The last time I went, I bought 10 books for less than $1 :)

Have a great weekend!

Mandy @ Embrace Your Oddities

Danna (Friendly Reader) said...

I hate when people talk to me when I'm reading too. I also hate it when people read over my shoulder, it's especially awkward if its a romance scene:P Followin back!

Kristin said...

I'm your newest follower:) Drop by if you get a chance and have a wonderful weekend!

Kristin@ My Bookish Ways

Kris said...

My husband always starts talking to me while I'm reading. After all these years together you'd think he'd get that he needs to 'shh'!!

кєяo said...

Thanks for following my blog. I'm following back.

Cozy in Texas said...

I like the smell of new books and cherish getting a book with no wrinkles.

Sara said...

I love Lizzie and Rose. Two great characters!

Happy hop

Amanda Jillian said...

Rose is such an amazing strong character! Good choice!

Thanks for hopping to my blog.

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Sorry this is soo late, but you left me a comment and followed me and I've only just returned it! Sorry again!
Oh, I'd soo be Rose! Gotta love Rose!
And I love the smell of old books. Have you ever gone to the library just to smell books? I have! ;)
Thanks for stopping by and following my blog: I'm following you back now!
Have a good week!

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