Friday, October 7, 2011

Feature and Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop (#6)

Hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee's View, Feature and Follow Friday allows book bloggers to answer a question, leave comments, gain followers, and explore the realm of book bloggers.

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

All the characters in the books I've read lately have crazy trials that test their faith after a family member dies. So I guess I would have to say Ariel from The Little Mermaid. She can sing underwater without choking to death AND she gets a happily ever after with Prince Eric. So what if she has to defeat an evil octupus and her voice is stolen for a while? Everything happens for a reason, right?

Jen at Crazy for Books hosts Book Blogger Hop with a new question each week.

“It’s time to spread some love beyond the borders of the Book Blogger Hop! 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).”

1)  My favorite author interview is the one on I am a Reader, Not a Writer with Michael Robb Mathias. He's hilarious:
"Q: If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
 A: I would want a harem, a solar powered fishing boat, and that crazy, spike-haired chef from the food channel. I bet he could make some great meals out of the seafood I catch in my fishing boat!" 

And the book he'd most want signed is the Bible.

2)  Guest post...didn't find one I particulary enjoyed that's recent...guess I failed the challenge:(

3) Kristan from Lost Amongst the Shelves always gives honest, thorough reviews that show her personality and eye for detail, whether it be in the structure of the prose or things about a character. Her review on Stephanie Perkins' Lola and the Boy Next Door makes me want to run right out and buy it.

4)  Raindrop Reflections just posted Covers That Make People Judge. Very true words in here, people. A cover is our very first opinion of the book. If it's crap, well, I feel bad for the author because he or she doesn't always have a choice. Luckily we're all individuals and have our own thoughts on what we like to see on a cover. One man's trash is another man's treasure and all that.

I love you all and your posting brilliance. These are all great blogs, so check them out!

Check out our 100 Followers Giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy of Sonia Gensler's paranormal romance The Revenant and Alex Sokoloff's suspenseful ebook The Space Between.


Kristan said...

I LOVE your answer! Although I'm kind of a Belle fan myself, how cool would being a mermaid be?! (Much cooler than be around a talking clock) And she has a killer singing voice and she can rock a clam bra.

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Mad Scientist said...

Goodness... they are not making this week easy. I'd like to be any character in Wanderlove. I read the ARC and I'm still reeling and falling in love with Belize and it has been some time since the book.

Love travel stories!

Please do jump on the bandwagon stop by *grin*  I have a Steampunkery Fashion post up!

Mad Scientist @ Steampunkery & Book Reviews

Forbidden Steam  Adult- even the Mad Scientist gets naughty!

Chocolate Chunky Munkie said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following :D Just hopping back over to yours. Love your blog by the way.

Jenny x Chocolate Chunky Munkie x

Ps/ I have a international book giveaway happening right now. Chance to win one of three books!

Amanda B. said...

Love your answers!

Aeicha @ Word Spelunking said...

I love Ariel, although I think I'm more like Belle ;)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I followed back :)

Nicki J Markus said...

Singing underwater would be cool! lol Great answer.

Thanks for the follow, following back.

Bethany (youngbooklove) said...

You DID pick a Disney character, lol, though I might pick Belle - she's a book lover! :D
Thank you for coming by my blog, I'm following you now, too!
And you are right on with Kristan, I love her blog!
Bethany (youngbooklove)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog! I'm a new follower!

Aimee said...

I love your answer. Very fun. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the comments. I'm a new follower here and I'm glad to meet ya!

Have a great weekend!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful Blog...I see you are a teacher...I am too.

Love the side panels and header.

Stopping by from the Blog Hop.


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Amie@Mom Reads My Books! said...

Arial is a great answer! And to quote my 16-year-old, "Prince Eric's a babe!"

Thanks for stopping by my blog! New follower!

Christin said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I remember wanting to trade places with Ariel when I was younger. And I love the posts you linked to!

Güngör said...

Hi. I am a New Follower a new participant for Follow Friday! Ariel is a great pick, I love The Little Mermaid. I chose some characters who are generally book lovers;))

кєяo said...

Ariel is a great pick. A nice happily ever after.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Followed back!
Kero @ Kero's Book Blog

Chrissie (Once Upon a Series) said...

Aww, I love The Little Mermaid. Luckily my 4 yr old boy is really into sea animals so he loves watching it too! Now I have an excuse to watch it even though I am way too old for it :)

Thanks for the follow. I'm now following you back :)

Ivana said...

Thank you for being my 100th follower! Sorry it took me almost a week to say thanks, my internet was down.
I was in love with Little Mermaid when I was a kid. I also have a 4yo like Chrissie, but he's more into Cars than sea animals :D

Lenore said...

Hi! I'm new on the Follow Friday !:)