Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Memes

Book Blogger Hop

First up, the Book Blogger Hop guest-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!

“How many books are currently in your To-Be-Read (TBR) Pile?”

Um, answer is going to reveal my super-nerdiness but c'est la vie!  I, uh, categorize my TBR by genre (I may or may not have a TBR excel spreadsheet).  So, here's the breakdown:
  • Literary Fiction: 148
  • YA: 72
  • Historical Fiction: 55
  • Fantasy: 49
  • Mysteries: 29
  • Thrillers: 25
  • Beach reads: 23
  • Non-fiction/memoir: 21
  • Graphic Novels: 19
  • Sci-fi: 17
  • Classics: 15
  • Fairy tales: 14
  • Southern lit: 8
  • Foodie: 5
  • Westerns: 4
  • Horror: 2
  • TOTAL: 505...yeesh!

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. Genre Wars! What's your favorite genre and which book in that genre made it your favorite?

 Aw, crap!  What if I don't have a favorite genre?  Can I just say fiction??  Um, let's see...if I look at my TBR breakdown, literary fiction, YA, and historical are my favorites.  In all honesty, I think I'm just playing some major catch-up in the YA category (hence its high numbers) and I would probably replace it with fantasy.

So, books that made these my favorite genres...I guess I'll have to think back to my childhood for this.  Welp, for fantasy, once I read The Chronicles of Narnia as a kid I was sold!  Oh, I also adored Lloyd Alexander novels -- superb children's fantasy!  For historical fiction, I loved the book The Child from the Sea by Elizabeth Goudge...not sure why it was so beloved to me as I recall it wasn't exactly the happiest of books.  All the same, it lead me to a most wonderful genre!  As for literary fiction, the earliest example of a book I loved in this genre would have to be Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach.  My dad read this to me, chapter by chapter, as a bedtime story when I was a youngster and it has always had a special place in my heart.  So there you have it!  Thanks for hopping by and have a fantastic weekend!


  1. WOW! Someone that finally beat me. I come in at about 475! LOL

    New follower! Happy reading, friend!

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

  2. hahah - love your super nerdiness!

  3. I absolutely aspire to have TBR statistics like you!!!! Thanks for stopping by - I’m a new follower. Have a great weekend!

  4. New follower, hopping by! (I'm your 100th follower! Congrats!)

    It really is hard to narrow it down to one genre. I love YA, and for the moment, it's dystopian. :) Fantasy is awesome as well! :)

    Happy Hopping!
    My Hop

  5. Hopping by from the Hop!

    I have to admit, I love the fact that you categorize your books! I don't have anything like that. I just read from oldest to most recent. That way I don't have to hum and huh over what to read next.

    My Hop is Here:

  6. New follower from FF here. Yea! Another Lloyd Alexander shout-out. I loved his books and still do. I have his Prydain Chronicles as well as Time Cat on my shelf and refuse to get rid of them. Have a great weekend!

    Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter>

  7. Hi there, new follower here from the hop! Love your blog! :o)

  8. Wow! I'm impressed that you have your TBR all broken down like that!

  9. wow, I have a bit over 200 and I thought I was nuts LOL! so I'm in great company and will let myself be discouraged.
    I keep an excel file where I add the TBR as I encounter good books on other blogs mostly, and then every Friday, I post 5 to 10 titles in the Friday Finds meme
    Today's post is:

  10. New follower from the Follow Friday! Nice blog. :)

  11. I have way too many books on my TBR list and TBR pile. All told that comes to about sixty books.

    Now here's the scary math: I read roughly one book per week - and sometimes two. But two to three books are being added to my TBR list every week.

    Stressful, right?


    Hop on over to my blog - and find out why.

    Howard Sherman

  12. LOL - You *may* have a spreadsheet.
    I find the more orderly I get about it the more pressure I put on myself to finish so now I just wing it and know there will always be a looming pile of books waiting to be read.

  13. Wow...I love how you categorized the books. You do have a lot. I only have 29 to be read. Pretty manageable.

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  14. I am just not that organized. Okay I am not at all organized. I am really sticking to genre right now, although fantasy gives me a wide range. Old follower.

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