Thursday, May 19, 2011

Book Blogger Hop/Follow Friday/Updates

Hi all!  Brooke here!  This week kind of flew by, didn't it?!  No hard core updates this week.  I finished watching 'Hikaru no Go'.  While I hated to see it end, the ending was quite fitting.  One of my favorite things with anime finale's is when they bring back the characters-- all the characters-- that played a part and 'Hikaru no Go's finale did that perfectly.  

Also ending this week is 'Smallville'. In reality, I probably only watched the pilot and this two hour finale, but after ten years of seeing promo's during other WB/CW shows, I felt I needed to be there to watch the finale.  Again, it was a nice ending.

And 'Vampire Diaries' had its season finale.  It wasn't as crazy an 'oh my gosh' moment as seasons one's cliffhanger, but still this finale was very, very good.  I already miss it.  It needs to start season 3 soon!!!

This week on the blog:
Review: The Lens and the Looker

I missed my usual meme this week, so I plan on adding another post to the blog tomorrow or during the weekend to make up for it.  I'm thinking it's about time to post my review of 'Enclave' or 'Immortal Beloved'!

Onto the Hop's...

The Question of the Week is:
Tell us FIVE quirky habits...
1- I don't mind wearing matching earrings of different colors or two colors of nail polish at the same time.
2- I can only take one book at a time.  Multiple books and me don't mix!!!
3- If you were to call me, 8/10 times it will go to VM and I'll call you back!  If I don't know a number, 10/10 times it will go to VM.  I totally screen my calls. 
4- I talk with my hands, even when I'm on the phone.  At work, someone will call and ask about where their hold will be held and I'll be pointing to the registers while telling them.  What can I say?  I'm Italian...
5- I have a knack for remembering the names of toys/dolls from years past.  For example, I can spot a Spectra from a mile away, can name all the Jem dolls, and can pretty much judge what decade a doll came out by looking at it!

Book Blogger Hop
The Question of the Week is:
If you were given the chance to spend one day in a fictional world (from a book), which book would it be from and what would that place be?
Answer:  Two answers.  First, I'd love to spend time in JK Rowlings Wizarding world.  Heck, I'm even looking forward to one day going to the Florida amusement park!  

Second, a little more down to Earth, I'd like to see Susan Cooper's Wales.  I know, she pretty much took it from the actual Wales, but I'd love to see the places described in the book!!!  One day, I really do plan on making a trip around the Dark is Rising sites!

That's it for this week.  I promise, more updates will pop up in the days ahead!


Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I used to be a big Rainbow Bright fan. And My Little Ponies. And Pound Puppies. I love old toys.
My Hop

Obsession with Books said...

Hi & Happy Friday!

I have listed my answers here :)

Have a great weekend..

Unknown said...

hey im a new follower!!
So I have a bad habit of always wearing mismatch socks lol!


LunaMoth said...

Yup, we italians are very vocal with our hands!

old toys are awesome, i miss my teddy rukspin!

Christy @ TheReaderBee said...

New follower, hopping through!

I totally don't answer the phone if I don't know the number. Drives my family crazy! LOL

Happy Hopping!

Alissa said...

I talk with my hands while I'm on the phone, too! Everybody thinks it's funny. :]

Anonymous said...

Happy Friday, just hopping by.

kathy said...

I love your answers! I'm an Italian hand-talker, too. :) Someday I'd love to visit the Harry Potter amusement park, but I live on the wrong end of the country.

New follower.
kathy from Read This Instead

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

I totally screen my calls as well!

Unknown said...

Ooh I clapped when you mentioned Jem Dolls, that was my favorite cartoon growing up!
Here’s my Hop and Follow post! ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

Howard Sherman said...

I’ve seen a lot of great picks and gathered some fresh titles to add to my ever-growing TBR list. My answer will probably stun most people because the world I picked is a place most people would be scared to death of and try to escape from. Me? I want in.

Hop on over to my blog and be prepared for the unexpected –

Howard Sherman

Unknown said...

I haven't started watching Vampire Diaries yet, I fear the immediate addiction. Check out my HOP

Judith Leger said...

Hi Brooke! I so totally agree about your second choice. Potter world indeed. Hope you have a fav weekend!

Sonia said...

Nice quirks! I totally screen my calls too. I never pick up unless I recognize the number/name.

New follower! :)