Friday, June 24, 2011

Book Blogger Hop/Follow Friday/Updates

Oh, another Friday is here and with that comes another hop post! As I sit here watching 'Let's Make a Deal', I am reminded that I didn't get to post much this week! That will be fixed this upcoming week, I assure you! Good news on the reality show front, we're ready to pitch! And because of that, check back for a new mini series on what it takes to create a reality show and more about my upcoming California Adventure!

This Week on the Blog:
Heads UP! Twilight: The Graphic Novel Vol. 2
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Trailer

And now, the Hops...

Book Blogger Hop
The Question of the Week is: 
When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life? 

Answer: I've loved reading since third grade-- the year I participated in Battle of the Books. While I occasionally (*cough*this week*cough*) take a short break, reading has gotten me through the best of times and the worst of times. You can always count on a book, I think! There's not one moment that I can mention that made me realize my 'passion' for reading. It has always been such a constant that I couldn't imagine NOT loving reading and loving talking about things I've read.

The Question of the Week is:
What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae?

Answer: As far as my favorite fairytale is concerned, I think I'd have to go with Beauty and the Beast alla Walt Disney or Thumbelina. I just love the stories.

I also quite like the original Brothers Grimm stuff-- so macabre! When it comes to reads, 'Tithe' is a great fae tale. Aprilynne Pike's series is quite addicting.

Till next week!


TheJennaGirl said...

Ah!!! Ok, I'm going to try and not completely nerd out in this comment but you just mentioned two of my favorite animated movies and I just can't help myself!! I feel like Thumbelina is so underrated; I never hear of anyone who recognizes that movie anymore. My friend and I always quote lines from "Let Me Be Your Wings" haha. And Belle is hands down my favorite princess. Ok, I'm done!

New Follower! Happy Friday from the book element!

kathy said...

Fun answers. I just finished Wings & Spells and thought they were cute. :) And yay for Beauty & the Beast. I loved the music from that one.
Happy Friday!

Kristen said...

Hi, new follower here stopping by from the Follow Friday blog hop! I love those movies also! Happy Friday!
Check out my Follow Friday post on my blog!


Anonymous said...

Forgot about Thumbelina!!! I guess I know what I am going to be doing tonight. Great post. New follower :-)

Kaye M. said...

New follower! I love Beauty and the Beast - aside from Mulan and Meg, Belle is my favorite Disney heroine!

The Book Angel said...

Hopping by from the Hop!
I can't pick a particular moment where I was just like, "I love reading!" because it's been a constant in my life since I can remember.

My Hop is here:

Izzy G. said...

Hi! I'm Izzy, and I'm stopping by your blog on the Blog Hop. :) I'm not sure what Battle of the Books is, but I think it's really awesome that a program (or whatever it is) got you started on reading! For me, I've just always been a reader.

My Words Ate Me

Anonymous said...

I definitely love the Disney fairytales!

Howard Sherman said...

When did I first realize I loved reading? I wish I could prove a pre-natal predilection towards books but my memories don’t stretch back quite that far.

The earliest memories I can recall involved books. First having them read to me then reading them on my own the minute I had the ability.

Books have been a major part of my life ever since. My passion for the written word knowing no bounds, I started writing books on top of reading them about ten years ago.

Want to know what my favorite childhood book was? Hop on over to my blog and find out:

Howard Sherman, Implementor

grace said...

Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorites and I loved Thumbelina--it's so underrated.

I'm a new follower.

Grace @ Books Like Breathing

JacobTeal said...

Hey there, I found your blog via Follow Friday, and I'm your latest follower!

If you get a moment, head over to Teen Fiction Centre and have a look around!

TC said...

It's funny, when fairy tales were mentioned Disney stories didn't even cross my mind. Thumbelina is so overlooked.

pussreboots said...

Third grade was a turning point for me as well with my reading. But that's not what I decided to write about for this post. I realized how important books had become in my life in 1999. Come see what happened.

WickedWillow said...

I love the classic fairy-tale and yeah a touch of the macabre makes them golden!
I so like the morbid feel of the Grimm Brother's stories.
I am a huge Tim Burton lover so I like it when that morbid-ness mixes with magic.
My favorite fairy-tales are Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood.
I have just started my own book blog and it would mean the world to me if you drop by and follow!


Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. In 3rd grade, I was voted girl most likely to own a bookstore some day :-)
My Hop

Sara said...

Thumbalina was one of my favorites as a child.

Ann Summerville said...

I stopped by your blog today.