Friday, May 20, 2011

Hop Alongs and Follows :)

Book Blogger Hop

First up, the Book Blogger Hop hosted by  Click on the icon above to be taken to a list of book's enjoyable to peruse and you may just find a couple of fun blogs to follow!

"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?"
Wow, what a question!  I'm not sure I can choose just one.  My initial thought is to go with a fantasy pick...why stay in the regular ol' world, right? :)

An obvious choice would be to spend a day in Narnia.  Who wouldn't love that?  But maybe I'll choose Philip Pullman's Dark Materials series so I could see what kind of daemon I would have!  No, actually, I think I would pick to live in Sarah Addison Allen's enchanting The Girl Who Chased the Moon  - Mullaby, NC.  I can see the quaint Southern streets in my mind's eye and taste the humid air laced with magic!  Yes, I would love to spend a day there (especially to stop and see the miraculously changing wallpaper and taste one of Julia's sweet confections).

Also, Happy Follow Friday!  Again click on the pic to be taken to a whole slew of new book blogs.  The question of the day:

Q. It's circle time. Time for us to open up and share. Can you tell us FIVE quirky habits or things about you? We all have them...

 Hmmm...okay, here's my five:
  1. I hate orange juice, ketchup, BBQ sauce and I don’t really like brownies, chocolate cake or chocolate chip cookies…weird, I know.
  2. I cry in movies all the time.  Once, I even cried during the previews.
  3. My feet are ridiculously accident-prone. A piece of wood floor splintered into my foot while I was sliding across the floor (let this be a cautionary tale to all you floor-sliders). I have also stepped on a thorn, a nail, and a sewing needle.
  4. Halloween is my ultimate favorite holiday. I love coming up with and wearing costumes – in recent years I have been Ace Ventura, a Freudian slip, Peg Bundy, and a garden gnome.
  5. When I was growing up there were these little moths that covered the fields by my house, I discovered that if you smashed them between your hands they turned into gold shimmery glitter. I thought this was fairy dust and chased these poor moths around so I could use their magic to help me fly – the flying thing never did happen for me  :) 


  1. I don't like chocolate either! Everyone thinks it's so weird but I can't eat chocolate ice cream or chocolate cookies without cringing! Aww those poor moths lol! At least you got to live in fairy tale for awhile! Have a great Friday!

    My FF

  2. I think all the food things that you hate I love :)


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  3. That moth story made me laugh out loud XD
    My FF

  4. I was torn between the real world and a fantasy one and in the end went with a version of the real one..I think deep down I might be a wimp! :)

    I've never really heard much about 'The Girl Who Chased the Moon' but it sounds awesome! Another one I should be searching out...

  5. 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

  6. Hopping through. I hate ketchup too. I like orange juice from a carton but not fresh squeezed.
    My Hop

  7. Hi
    Thanks for stopping by Book'd Out earlier - I don't like chocolate cake either :)

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  8. ooh Narnia would be nice to visit. I would be interested to see my daemon too but I think that would be the only interesting thing about Lyra's Oxford really

  9. Hey you, just stopping by on the follow & hop
    I could not just give one answer to this week's questions!.
    Come check my picks!
    Have a terrific weekend reading !!!
    See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous