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Friday, October 28, 2011

Feature and Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop (#7)

Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read host Feature and Follow Friday. If you want to get to know some awesome people and have fun hopping, it's the place to be on a Friday!

Q: If you could have dinner with your favorite book character, who would you eat with and what would you serve?

Remy from Sarah Dessen's This Lullaby (I wish I had the guts to slurpee people's cars!). I would serve a make-your-own mac and cheese bar where we could top our macaroni with anything and everything. I've seen it done at weddings. And Remy's wouldn't be disappointed with the food selection; she's used to scrounging up whatever's in the fridge and creating a meal. Her boy Dexter and his roomies make that a constant competition between them (think worse than poor college kids who live on Ramen).

Then, once we were besties, I'd invite Death from The Book Thief. Not so he could steal her away but because he has quite a sense of humor. Plus, he relates to everything in colors. I would be completely enthralled with his account of his collections over the ages while Remy sipped a slurpee too loud and made sarcastic comments from the other end of the table. 

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen @ Crazy For Books. It's a chance for us book bloggers to hop around, make new friends, and get to know one another.

This week's question:
What is your favorite Halloween costume?
Even if you don’t celebrate, what kinds of costumes do you like?

So it's not anything super short or skimpy, if that's what you were wondering. Some girls can pull that off, but I'd be pulling whatever it was down all evening.
In 8th grade my mom made me a Warheads costume out of felt with arm and neck holes. Do you remember that particular brand of sour candy? She drew the package's picture on the front and the back (a guy puckering his lips) and I put my hair in pigtails and my cheeks had red circles. That year my younger brother was a homemade Dr. Pepper complete with an aluminum pop top hat. Our costumes rocked! Anything creative and fun makes me smile. I wouldn't even mind trying a couple's costume with the hubby one year.

Share your answers with me...you know you want to!

P.S. Come back for my Must Read Monday meme when the new week rolls around. It's a blast in a glass:)

23 comments:

Racquel (A Book Barbie) said...

Dexter would be great dinner company, he's so fun and then you can end the night with him singing for you;D

That's NOT a costume because it's not trashy! lol jk but that's really creative! I bet nobody had your costume

http://thebookbarbies.blogspot.com/2011/10/birthday-celebration-giveaway.html

MamaMunky said...

This is Lindsey from babiesbooksandsigns.com.

I don't know who the first character is but Death from The Book Thief would be awesome.

I love Dustin Hoffman's Captain Hook, but I find Jason Isaacs to be a sexy mofo, so I'd want him instead.

Loooove the Tudors.

Tammy and Mike said...

I've only read Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen and I really enjoyed it. I did not however read This Lullaby. But being I enjoy her works, I'll definitely check it out!
Thank you for visiting and following. We are following you back as well. Hope you have a spooktacular weekend! :))

Happy Reading,
Tammy (& Mike)

Susan Francino said...

Following you back!

Goldilox said...

Thanks for following! I'm following you now too! Happy reading! :)

Goldilox

Ashley @ Bookaholics Anonymous said...

Just stopping by from FF

Ellie said...

Peopleonly reslly do scary costumes round here but yours sounds fun.

Melliane said...

Oh I didn't know yours... but it sounds nice !

Sarah Brown said...

Dexter would be quite interesting, new follower, here's mine
http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com/2011/10/feature-and-follow-friday-2.html

A. Knight said...

You're like me! I love the original stuff you piece together on your own. I've never heard of a Warheads costume :) But I think I'd want to be the Dr. Pepper more. Or maybe a Sprite can. *lol*

- Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

Sierra said...

What a great choice--Remy and Dexter would be awesome dinner guests!

Thanks for the follow, and I'm now following you back :D

Kate said...

Hey there! Thanks for visiting Kate's Library - I'm following back. I love that two teachers have created a book blog!!!!

Rumana said...

I haven't read The Lullaby but it sounds like it would be a fun dinner! Thanks for stopping by and following! Following back!

Rumana @ Relook the Book

Sonette said...

Hi Jenna! Thanks for the follow, I'm now following back! Your dinner sounds like loads of fun and I love Mac and Cheese! In answer to your question on my blog design, I wish I was creative enough to design it myself, but alas, I did not! Lori from Use Your Imagination Designs!

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Sonette @ Bookworm Blog

caffeinejunkie said...

Lol! It is. Followed you back! Thanks for hopping by the blog.:)

Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

I haven't read that Dessen book yet, but it's my goal to read all of hers. :)


My FF

P.S. I'm hosting a giveway of The Near Witch (as well as an interview with the author) at my blog if you'd like to stop by and enter, and possibly spread the word. If I reach 300 followers before the giveway ends, I'll add a second winner!

Shirley said...

I haven't read The Lullaby yet :( but since it's Sarah Dessen...I'll have to check it out!
Thanks for following; I'm following back!

Samantha said...

Just dropping by to say Hi and that i am a now a follower of your great blog :)

Jez said...

Wow! You're costume sounds cool!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

http://jezsbookcase.blogspot.com

The Plot Thickens said...

Love the Dr. Pepper idea - that sounds fantastic. I agree, Halloween is not an excuse for a girl to wear a hoochie outfit.

Maria Behar said...

Hi, there! New follower here! Love both of your answers! I'm not familiar with the Sarah Dessen book, but it sounds interesting! As for THE BOOK THIEF, I own it and haven't read it yet...I have SO many books I want to read...

Those costumees your mom made for you guys are very creative, and funny! Ah, to be a kid again!

Come check out my answers to both questions (hint: Harry Potter's involved!)

http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/10/book-blogger-hop-8-102811-103111.html

http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/10/follow-my-book-blog-friday-hop-11.html

The Book Heroine said...

I haven't read Lullaby yet, but it sounds like it has some great characters!!

New Follower!!! <3

The Book Heroine

Mandroid said...

Thanks for stopping by Working for the Mandroid! I'm a week late in returning the favor, but I'm a new follower.

It sounds like you and your brother had some creative and unusual costumes when you were kids. Sounds like fun!