Friday, March 25, 2011

Book Blogger Hop/Follow Friday/Update

Happy Hop! I'm due in at work in an hour, so this will be a quick one!

This Week on the Blog:
Review: Afterlife
At The Movies...

Book Blogger Hop
The Question of the week is:
If you could physically put yourself into a book or series…which one would it be and why?

Answer: I want to choose a few stories for this weeks answer. First, I'd love to be part of the world created in 'The Dark is Rising Series'. Their adventures are beyond cool. Also, sign me up for 'The Neverending Story' tour. How neat would it be to be in Bastians position and be able to have adventures in Fantasia, meet Falcor and Atrayu, and all in all have a fun place to always go if you need to? And last, Harry Potter. Who doesn't wish they were a wizard now and then? I don't know how many times I've tried 'lumos' to no avail. I've always wanted to go to a boarding school (for real!) and Hogwarts seems like a great choice!!!

The Question of the Week is:
Inspired by the inane twitter trend of #100FACTSABOUTME, GIVE US FIVE BOOK RELATED SILLY FACTS ABOUT YOU.

1- While I'm a twenty-something, I have yet to find a good 'adult' book (aka any book out of the basic 'fiction' section of a library or bookstore). YA and Juvi are still my favorite age ranges. Every book I've read from the adult fiction arena has been one that could easily crossover to a younger audience ('Ender's Game', 'The Host', to name a few!)
2- I don't like smelly books or books that have circulated in libraries for too long. Books that look old or used just turn me off!
3- Believe it or not, I tried my hand at fan fiction years ago. I wrote fan fiction for the 'Dark is Rising' series and 'Pendragon'. All very short stories. I think they're still floating around the web on my LJ somewhere...
4- I tend to like books with Arthurian legend to them.
5- I totally judge books by their covers...  A bad habit, but it's hard to read a book that has an ugly cover...

That's it for this edition of the Friday Book Blogger Hop/Follow Friday/Update! Till next week!


Sara said...

I like kids books too. I went through a Danielle Steele phase when I was your age.

LunaMoth said...

I completely forgot about never ending story!! I want to ride a luck dragon like Falkor!

And adult books just have too much swearing and sex in them, of course so do some YA books but i try to avoid those too lol.

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. Most of the adult fiction books I like best are good cross-overs.
My Hop

Ms. C said...

Great selections! I chose the Potter series, too. Your blog posts are really interesting - I'm a new follower :)

Take care & happy reading,
Ms. C

Stacey Donaldson said...

Gotta love hops! This was my first Friday Follow hop, but I'm glad I hopped on over! :-)

Getting Your Read On said...

Old follower stoppin' by. I judge books by the cover too, but I try not to because I hate it when my kids won't read a book I want them to read just because of the cover. :)

Lisa (Read.Breathe.Relax.) said...

I have to say- we have an opposite fact: I love smelly, old books! haha weird but true! I'm a new follower, and I also read fantasy and YA books.

Looking forward to reading more blog posts! :)

danya said...

Hey Brooke, thanks for hopping by! Totally understand about adult fiction, I've read a few that I've enjoyed but it's very hit-and-miss for me (more misses than hits) and I still prefer YA, by and large :)

Ann Summerville said...

Hopped over today.