Friday, July 1, 2011

Blog Hop & Follow Friday - TGIF!

Happy Happy Friday! I am participating in two different blog "hops/follows" this week - so welcome :)

First, there is the Book Blogger Hop hosted by, another great book blog to check out...her question this week is:

What keeps you reading beyond the first few pages of a book and what makes you want to stop reading a book and put it back on the shelf?

I very rarely stop reading a book, I have learned so many times that while the beginning might be slow, those are sometimes the books that have the best endings and it ends up being well worth the read. This is the same thing that helps me get beyond the first few pages of a book.

I am sure many readers feel this way, but I always struggle with the first few pages because many times I have just left an amazing book, with characters that I loved, and to start over is hard...kind of like starting over after a break-up - it stinks!

Friday's are also Follow Friday over at and while I am not that into paranormal young adult lit, her blog is awesome :) This week's question is:

ACK! Your favorite book/movie character (example Hermione Granger played by the Emma chick) just walked into the room! Who is it and what would be your first reaction?

One of my most recent character favorites is Sarah Agnes Prine of Nancy E. Turner's trilogy - if she walked into a room, I would be so excited because I would be able to ask her all of this things that the trilogy got me excited about. From the books I know that Sarah is a calm level-headed person, so screaming like a banshee when I met her would not be smart - politely introducing myself, and being respectful would be my approach.

Oh how we wish we could truly meet some of the characters that we love so much!

Have a great weekend, and HAPPY READING!


  1. For the most part I try to stick it out to the end with a book too!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower ;)

  2. Hi Lindsay! That puppy in the picture is pretty much the cutest thing ever. I want to scoop it up and take it home with me:) I have a hard time not finishing a book as well, I feel compelled to make it to the end! So glad to be a new follower here, I hope you have a great weekend:)

    Jenny @ Supernatural Snark

  3. I don't know why I keep reading a book. It's not the story. It's not the characters. I really don't know!

    I'm hopping by to tell you that I've got a wonderful giveaway going on at my blog, Readerbuzz. It's international! During the Readerbuzz July Giveaway I'll be giving away a $25 Amazon gift card! I'd love to have you stop in and throw your name in the hat to win!

  4. I never thought about it before but just finishing a great read could determine how one feels about the next book! Very interesting!!!

  5. These book blogger hop questions just get better and better. This one looks easy but I think it’s a trick question. We all know it’s the same answer – the writing – but we all have different perspectives of what good writing is.

    Hop on over to my blog at and read my three-prong answer as I explain why I’ll decide to pick up a book or put it down in under sixty seconds.

    Happy July 4th Weekend!

    Howard Sherman, Implementor

  6. I stick it out till the end as well. Mostly because I'm stubborn and partly because I like to finish things I start in general.

  7. I'm not familiar with that trilogy, I'll have to check it out.

    Hopping through via Parajunkee. I'm having a giveaway on my blog this weekend, so please stop by!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  8. Hopping through. I totally agree with you that some slow starts can turn out great. I usually give books a long time before giving up.
    My Hop