01 July 2011

Blog Hop and Follow Friday (15)

Follow Friday is a really fun way to network your blog and meet some other really cool bloggers in the process! This weekly event is hosted at Parajunkee's View. This week's featured blogger is Erika at Let's Talk About Books!

Q: Your favorite book/movie character (example: Hermione Granger played by the Emma chick) just walked into the room. Who is it and what would be your first reaction?

I love, love, love Harry Potter and all the movies and if Ronald Weasley/Rupert Grint walked into the room, I'm pretty sure my heart would stop and I wouldn't be able to breath! Once I regained control of myself (which would take so long he probably would have left the room), I would probably walk up to him and not be able to say a single word. It would also include a few other things like smiling awkwardly, continuing to nod my head and staring at him like I was his creep stalker. But if Patch from the Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick walked into the room, I would try as fast as I can to shove my hands up the back of his shirt, touch the scars of his wings and see where it would take me! It would be amazing just to touch Patch!

Book Blogger Hop

The book blogger hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love for the written word. The book blogger hop is brought to us by Jennifer at Crazy For Books!

Q: What keeps you reading beyond the first few pages of a book, and what makes you want to stop reading a book and put it back on the shelf?

A: The main reason I continue reading a book after the first few pages is that it usually sucks me in and I'm already wanting to know what happens next. That's how it is when I'm starting the first book in a series. If it's a series that I really love, then I give the next few book more time than I usually would to get the story going. I already love the characters and I've already invested my time in them, so I already know that I'm going to enjoy the story. I put a book down after 50 pages or so when I don't feel an emotional connection with them and I don't care what happens to them in the story.


Kathy said...

Both Patch and Ron are great choices. I agree, touching Patch would be amazing. Happy weekend.

Kristen said...

Really good answers! Check out my blog hops post on my blog! Happy Friday :)

Kristen @suchateenagebookworm.blogspot.com

Alpa@1 more page please said...

Hopping by from the hop

yes it is very important for the first book in the series to keep you going on. i think if first book does its work you are bound to read to read rest of them

Beth said...

I saw Ron in his non-Ron-form (yeah, in normal human dress, no Hogwartish robes to be seen) and had to be forcefully stopped by my husband from frisking him for a wand ....
.. and I've just re-read that and realised how utterly wrong it sounded! Oops! I just meant, I wanted proof of Hogwarts being real, that's all!

ANYWAY - great Follow Friday! click to check out my Follow Friday!

Jenny said...

Hi Crystal! First of all you're header is beautiful, those mushrooms are just the cutest things:) I have to be emotionally connected to the story as well, if I find myself honestly not caring if I don't find out what happens, I know it's not the book for me:) New follower here, I hope you have a great weekend!

Jenny @ Supernatural Snark

Howard Sherman said...

These book blogger hop questions just get better and better. This one looks easy but I think it’s a trick question. We all know it’s the same answer – the writing – but we all have different perspectives of what good writing is.

Hop on over to my blog at http://www.howardsherman.net and read my three-prong answer as I explain why I’ll decide to pick up a book or put it down in under sixty seconds.

Happy July 4th Weekend!

Howard Sherman, Implementor

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I agree. I usually give a series more leeway than I do a single story book.

Anonymous said...

We're just too curious, aren't we? LOL.. It's one of the resons that makes me continue reading too!

Have a great weekend!

Cozy in Texas said...

I stopped by your colorful blog today.

Anonymous said...

Hi old follower. Which I am now following back, because I love your blog :)

You're blog is so organized. How do you do that?

♥ Trish
Just a YA Girl

Pedantic Phooka said...

Ron and Bellatrix are my favorites in Harry Potter. Great choice!

Hopping through via Parajunkee. I'm having a giveaway on my blog this weekend, so please stop by!

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

Alison said...

Hopping through. I think I'd like the entire Harry Potter trio to walk in the room. They belong together and I love them all :-)
My Hop

Shalena @ Writer Quirk said...

Old follower just hopping by! Thanks for visiting my blog. Ron is one of my faves too.

~Shalena @ Writer Quirk

Pixie@The Bookaholic said...

Hey! I'm following back. Love, love, love your blog here. It's awesome. :) I look forward to dropping in often! :)
Thanks for the follow and visit over at my blog.
I hope that you're having a great weekend so far!


Patricia said...

I am your newest GFC follower.
My answer to the Book Blogger Hop question.

I started reading a book the last month and it was suppose to be a very good book. But after giving it a couple of chapters I just couldn’t get into it. I put the book aside to read another day. I don’t like to do that because I feel as if my mind might have had too many distractions and I didn’t give the book a chance. So I always try to wait for another day to give it another go. I have so many other books calling to me from my to-be-read list that it can really be distracting. READ ME! READ ME!
I prefer reading and reviewing Christian Fiction but I do read a varity of other books. I just can’t handle too scary or gory. Suspense and Mysteries I like. No explicit adult books either if I do find one I really want to read I just skip over the x-rated stuff. So what genre do I read?


Allison said...

I totally agree about the HP characters- I haven't read Hush, Hush, but it sounds cool! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Grace said...

I don't really like Ron but I agree with you very much about Patch. I can't wait for the third book.

I'm a new follower.

Grace @ Books Like Breathing

inga said...

Thanks for coming by my blog!
I am a new follower.

inga from http://www.ingasilbergbooks.com

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