Thursday, March 24, 2011

Blog Hop/Follow Friday!

Book Blogger Hop
Hosted by Jennifer of Crazy for Books blog, the Book Blogger Hop asks: 
"If you could physically put yourself into a book or series…which one would it be and why?"

Ooh, that is a *really* difficult thing for me to answer. I could really see myself in a lot of different books! Maybe I'll go back in time... I always kind of saw myself as "Turtle" from "The Westing Game" by Ellen Raskin. There are so many more I could pick, but I'll leave it at that...

Hosted by Parajunkee's View, the assignment is: 


OK, hmm.

1) I am rarely without a book (my ereader, usually!)-- even if there's not chance I'll get to read it, it sits next to me at all times. I even read while brushing my teeth and putting in my contacts.... my mother used to get so exasperated with me "Grace! I have never met ANYONE in my life who read while (insert one: vacuuming, sweeping the floor, watching TV, using the computer, eating, etc)." Yes, I do read while making dinner and watching TV and just about everything you can imagine. If there's no book, I read the printed material on whatever's nearby. 

2) I am not a "sharer" when it comes to books. I love to read them. I (now) love to review them. I hate to "discuss" them in the "can you recommend some books for someone who likes....." I'm just really bad at that! Books to me are really personal, and I have to reach out of my comfort zone to get into the "sharing" mode. I get the feeling that's weird.

3) I won many writing contests in my earlier days, and always imagined I'd be an author someday. With the exception of some professional articles, I haven't published anything, and don't really have the urge to do so right now. Writing was a huge outlet for me as a child, and it's not a priority for me now. I do quite a bit of writing for my job, however, then I write book reviews in my spare time, so I guess you could say I'm still writing... 

4) There is truly no better smell than a book. Even the stinky moldy ones. And I say that even though I absolutely love my ereader! 

5) I have never been a book collector. I'm a story collector. I used to spend hours and hours at the public library. I only stopped doing that recently, when I started using digital reading material. Now, I just spend an hour. :D

Well, I guess that was more like a thesis statement! 


Ms. C said...


What a lovely blog - you have some very interesting posts. I'm a new follower! I haven't read The Wrestling Game before but it sounds good :) Thanks for the suggestion.

Take care & happy reading,
Ms. C

pussreboots said...

I haven't read the book you picked. My answer's a little selfish. Come see why. Happy blog hop.

bookdout said...

Just hopping by and following through. LOl I read on my ereader while I brush my teeth too!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Dana Wright said...

Hi. Thanks for stopping by On the Broomstick. I am a new follower here. :)

I am always reading too. Rolling my hair, brushing my teeth, cooking...

Happy Follow Friday!

Mystica said...

Coming through on the blog hop. Enjoy your weekend.

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

I can't do ANYTHING while reading, so I'm very impressed with your abilities!! :D

Kelly said...

Just swinging through on the blog hop. I enjoyed reading your answers to the #5 Things question. I hope you have a great weekend!

Kelly (and Donna) from Book Lover's Hideaway

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 to find out what it is.

Happy Hop Friday!

Howard Sherman

Candace said...

Ereaders are VERY nice for having many books with you at once. Anytime we go on a trip, even a day trip, I take my kobo. I only really have review books on it, but it came loaded with 100 classics that I do want to read. Someday. I usually haul along plenty of physical books as well.
I love to read at the check out at the grocery store. When my kids aren't with at least. It tends to spark conversations about books too and for me that's one thing I do feel comfortable talking about with strangers.
Thanks for hopping by!

Aimee said...

I'm the same way with my ereader! If there is even the slightest chance I can get in a page or two it is worth taking it everywhere! I'm a new follower! My FF is at Coffee Table Press

Alison said...

Hopping through. New follower! I don't smell books all that much, but there was a book that I had as an old kid that had a very strong book scent - actually I think it was mostly must from being in my grandma's house - but it smelled wonderful.
My Hop

Sakura Sandra said...

Hello there. I am a new follower stopping by for the FF/hop and I love your answer for number one! I just imagine you reading while vacuuming now! Haha.

Anywho, please head on over to my awesome-sauce blog and follow me too! :)

Thanks and I hope you're having a fantastically fabulous Friday! (^_^)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I consider myself a reader and an amateur photographer also. Hopping by to say hello and to tell you that Westing Game was one of my top Newbery books (and I've read them all!)

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

Elizabeth said...

First-time I saw Westing Game...great choice.

Hope you have a fun hop.

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

bookluvrmindy said...

I hopped on over and now I am a follower! Hop on over to my blog at

Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm right there with you, I read everywhere and always have a book or my Nook with me. Drives my husband crazy!