Friday, 7 October 2011

Friday Hop Quatre

This week, we aren’t answering a question. We are spotlighting our fellow bloggers. Find your favorite(s) author interview(s), guest post(s), book review(s), or bookish article(s) that ANOTHER BOOK BLOGGER featured on their site recently and tell us why you love it/them! As an additional challenge, find your favorite one of EACH of the categories above and spotlight all 4 (interview, guest post, review, article). (Here)

Argh! I hate things like this. I'm going to have to break the rules a bit because I can't comfortably say what I are my favourite reviews and all that. I have preferred reviewers i.e. Tiger at All Consuming Books, Karen at For What It's Worth, Kathy at  I am a Reader not a Writer, Adam at RoofBeamReader, Hannah at Once Upon A Time. But they only encompass the ones I read everything by (and I mean that)! If you look at every blog I follow (here), I swear to you I read all of them at least once a week because they post interesting things. I forgot Allie at Literary Odyssey. See. That's how bad it is. I'm at a point where I try to read so many it is hard not to forget some. And they are only the book bloggers. I love author blogs and general comment/thought blogs too.

Life is hard as a blog reader.

Q. If you could pick one character in a book, movie or television show to swap places with, who would it be?

I think I'd like to swap with Garion (Belgarion) in the Belgariad since they are my favourite books. And I'd like the cool powers. And the amazing sword. Oh- and that other thing I can't say since it is a HUGE spoiler (that you'd guess if you read it anyway). I kind of agree with most people on the hop.

I mean: who wouldn't want to travel with the the Doctor in the TARDIS? To go to Hogwarts? To shapeshift and all that in paranormal? To get super powers in general fantasy? To see dragons in High Fantasy? To truly see what life is like in a dystopian society? Reading is mainly about escapism for me, so I tend to want dive into my books and try out every character.

 To-Be-Read's: How big is your pile? Which book keeps getting pushed down the stack, but you keep meaning to read it?

My physical pile of books is only about twenty or so, but I'm convinced that I must have some around that I haven't read and will curse myself for forgetting soon enough. I think I'm quite good at reading my books since I try to read YA, then Classic, then Contempory, then Other. It doesn't happen (ever) but I at least have it in mind of what I read last. I'll never read the same genre in a row, for example. 

In terms of my list of books that I want to buy and read... I could be here all night. It is somewhere in the hundreds. This is because, let's face it, as a reader, all I want to do is read and read and read some more. I never want to stop reading, so even if it's a genre I don't particularly like, I will read it because I know I'll enjoy being drawn into the story though I might be dubious about the contest.

Friday hop, over. 

Everyone enjoy their weekend now and try to not read too much!


  1. Aww. Here I am popping by to say hello and you mentioned me! <3 I wasn't aware of your blog before but following you now. :)

    And you do have a very good point. All forms of entertainment can be a form of escapism really, books just happen to be the best kind.

    Once Upon A Time

  2. Oooh that's a really good idea about alternating genres between books. I'll have to try that sometime.

    Alison at The Cheap Reader

  3. Just stopping by to say hello from the hops.

  4. Hi, visiting from the Hop :)

    I find it quite hard to read the same kind of book twice in a row - I used to read almost all fantasy when I was a teenager but now years go by before I pick up the next book in a series, even. I love mixing it up, makes reading never stagnant.

  5. Hannah- Ha! What are the chances! I've been reading your blog for a few months: there are not many that I can find that review Epic Fantasy and keep me reading!

    thecheapreader- Thank you. I decided to do that after I read all my YA in one go, and felt later that I could read one. Alternating helps to fend off my reading addictions.

    Ashley- Hello!

    Shannon- I think I agree on the idea of encroaching boredom thing, but one thing I didn't say is that I break my rule for series. Cliffhangers tend to stress me out a bit, and I know that if I had the sequel but didn't read it straight after, I wouldn't enjoy the book I read instead because I need to know what happened next!

  6. I wimped out and didn't do Crazy for Books hop last week because of that question. Like you I can't really narrow it down but have a group of bloggers that I read whatever they post religiously. (You are now part of that group)
    I tried to come up with an answer to the FF Friday question but couldn't think of anything at the time but I like your Tardis answer. That sounds great to me!

  7. Karen- I can imagine! There are so many great bloggers out there and as much as I compliment those I mention, I insult all the others. It's hard. And I'm in the group? Ah- shucks! How sweet!

    Thanks! I actually wrote that bit but then it occurred to me that I'd forgotten Doctor who! How could I dare?!

  8. Hi, I'm new at Follow Friday:)