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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Follow Friday/Blog Hop (March 25th, 2011)


Today's question:  Inspired by the #100FactsAboutMe Twitter trend... what are five book-related silly facts about you?

My answer:  There are lots I could write about since I've loved reading ever since I started doing it at age three, but I'll try and pick five really interesting ones to share with everyone...

1.  When I was a kid I would check out an overflowing backpack of books from the library almost every week.
2.  I used to get in trouble for reading all the time when I was a kid.  My parents would always catch me up at all hours reading by my nightlight or in the bathroom and then my teachers were always punishing me for hiding books under my desk to read while they lectured!  I always hated lectures though, I learn best by reading or doing it myself.  :)
3.  I wrote my own book when I was 11 or 12 and the lead male had a forever changing name, because I would always name him after my current crush (which apparently didn't last very long haha).  The paper got so worn from so many changes that I eventually started calling him nothing and just left a blank spot!
4.  I have read more books this year than I have any other year of my adult life and it's all thanks to the added convenience and unlimited virtual space on my NookColor!
5.  I loved a book so much once (The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry) that after the covers fell off and the pages came apart, I simply stapled them back together and put them in a tiny folder instead of throwing them away.  I finally did get a brand new copy (how I treasure it), but I'll never forget my falling apart copy, read to the point of total destruction.

Book Blogger Hop


Today's question:  If you could physically put yourself into a book or series which one would it be and why?

My answer:  My B&N friends already know the answer to this question since I posed a similar question on the B&N boards not too long ago, but...

1.  I would love to live in the world of Harry Potter and be a teacher at Hogwarts.
2.  I would love to live in a house made from a tree like the Berenstain Bears and I've seen some pretty amazing adult tree houses too! 
3.  I would love to be able to fly like the kids in the Maximum Ride series (although some of their adventures are a bit dangerous for my tastes lol, I guess dreaming about flying will have to suffice haha).
4.  I also think The Shire from The Lord of the Rings series would be a wonderful place to call home, although the houses might be a tad short for me (haha) and I've also always wanted to try that amazing bread from the elves! 
5.  The chocolate factory from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl would be such a cool amusement park and if there ever is one, I'm going!  They could serve chocolate drinks near a thick tan river and there could be a bungee trampoline with edible bubbles everywhere!  It could be so awesome.  :)
6.  Last-but-not-least, I would love to visit (not live at) The Restaurant at the End of the Universe from Douglas Adams' epic series: The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and see the universe come to its end over and over in an unbelievable loop of exploding lights and colors.

Well, there's my FF and hop for the week!  Thanks for stopping by, reading, posting and following me everyone!  *hugs*  Oh and for all those Nook and NookColor users out there, don't forget it's Free Friday and this week the book is The Phantom of Pemberly: A Pride and Prejudice Murder Mystery.  It has a total rating of four stars so far and it's definitely worth getting since it's free!  Get it here!

73 comments:

  1. Thanks for commenting on my Dreamfever review! I see you have a quote from Charlaine Harris and I love her! She's one of my favs. If you like her books I'm pretty sure you'd like the Fever series.

    Have a great weekend!

    Lacey in the Sky with Books

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  2. Thanks for commenting mine! I love Harry Potter too. <3

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  3. I think Harry Potter is a great choice. I think learning magic would be fun but since I'm afraid of Voldemort, I couldn't be in the series myself (ignoring book 7).

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  4. Hi! Hopping back and I voted for the iPad!! Actually I prefer real books but the majority of my reading is on the iPad and I definitely prefer it over the Kindle.
    Great answers tot his week's questions.
    Have a great weekend!

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  5. Laceyinthesky - I'm definitely going to check it out

    Don't Sleep, Read - <3 Harry Potter forever!

    Alexis - It would be fine as long as Voldemort wasn't mad at me haha! I would just be a side character and no one would even notice me flying off on my broom haha! :)

    Karen - Thanks for voting and for stopping by!

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  6. Love your answers! So adorable ;) Followed back.

    In reply to your comment…. Poor was a bit of an exaggeration. More just…money careful. I don't like wasting it and try to put as much of it as possible to good use :P If I weren't so odd, i'd just read from ebooks. But no, I buy them all in print too, even though I almost always choose to read in ebook form! Your hubby sounds great ;) And you really do need to read TMI again! Don't get me started or else i'll gush and fangirl like mad.

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  7. Wow! That's a lot of different books to live in! Surprisingly I didn't in too much trouble for always wanting to read. I guess because we were given time to read and I was always the one who wanted a little more time. A few of my teachers loved it that I liked to read so much!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower
    Jessica@a GREAT read

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  8. Hey, thanks for stopping by, I followed back. Great answers, I forgot about the Shire, otherwise I would have said there too! :D

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  9. Thanks for stopping by --I'm returning the follow. :)

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  10. I chose HP too! And I read everywhere I can.

    Have a good weekend!

    Amber
    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

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  11. I was about to follow you back and comment but I got distracted by your fish and spent about 5 minutes feeding them...

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  12. That's funny ComaCalm, I was just going to check my new comment, but I felt I had to feed those fish before I looked too! They're never full, but I can't seem to stop feeding them haha. They're really pretty to watch swim around though. :)

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  13. I STILL check out a ton of books every week from the library LOL
    Great post! Thanks for commenting on mine. New follower, and I look forward to reading more of your entries =)

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  14. Glad I found your blog (or you found me first!) so I have more YA books to suggest to my students. And I totally agree - I would give up my job in a second if Prof. Dumbledore told me there was an opening to teach at Hogwarts. ;)

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  15. Lindsay - You're welcome and that's awesome. I end up buying a bunch of books every week now, it's definitely not as many as I would check out for free though!

    Brazen Bookworm - I'm glad we found each other too and I think everyone would love to spend some time at Hogwarts, perhaps that's why so many people loved those books as well! :)

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  16. Just hoppin by - Great answers. I think Berensteins would be fun! Alot of people like Harry Potter's magical world. Have a great weekend.....

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  17. Oh, I would love to visit The Shire, too!

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  18. Oh, Saundra! You and I would get along perfectly! I love all those worlds and would love to visit them! Problem is, I probably wouldn't come back!
    Thanks for stopping by my site!
    Happy Hopping to you Hon!

    Hope to get to know you better!

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  19. Hi Sandra, new follower stopping by from the Crazy for Books blog hop, and wanted to say that your picks are great! Harry Potter as a teacher would be awesome, as would the Shire from LOTR but who could resist the cuteness of the Berensteins? :-) Hope you'll stop by my blog to find out my picks :-)

    Have a good weekend,
    Darkeva

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  20. Love your answers. I went with HP, as well, for my Hop answer.

    Oh, and you just became my 2 year old's hero on account of the "fishies" swimming around on your blog. LOL

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  21. Haha, thanks Marla. Everyone gets distracted by my fishies (myself included), but it's a good thing, because they're so relaxing! They're zen-fishies. White and orange not only to match my blog, but to mimic koi too, so I can have my own virtual koi pond, complete with food and frenzied feedings haha! :)

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  22. I would love to live in the HP world!! Great picks. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. My reading has been amped up by my Kindle as well! I just love it! Thanks for stopping by, I'm a new follower!

    Aimee @ Coffee Table Press

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  24. Oh my goodness, the Berenstein Bears! I read those books over and over again when I was little. I remember when I went to Cedar Point and visited their house ... when of the highlights of my childhood (a true bookworm by the age of 5, haha).

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  25. The Berenstein Bears' treehouse sounds tempting! My answer's a little selfish. Come see why. Happy blog hop.

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  26. Hello!!!!! Thank you for stopping by the blogster... Hope you liked him (Haha)

    I failed a short story homework assignment once because I filled the entire book instead of the assigned 3 pages... (Whoops)

    Happy Hopping!

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  27. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a GREAT idea!!! And, I can relate to the "getting in trouble for reading" thing. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm a new follower.

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  28. The Little Prince = <3! New follower, btw :)

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  29. Happy Friday! Hope you have a great weekend!

    BK

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  30. New follower from the Hop. I also had "Hitchhiker" and The Hobbit... and a few others! Very thorough list!

    Have a great weekend!

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  31. Coming through on the blog hop. Harry Potter was such a popular choice in this weeks question.

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  32. Hip Hop! Thanks for stopping by, I am now your newest follower

    Tena @Crazy Book Slut

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  33. I can't believe you got into so much trouble for reading!! Grown-ups just don't understand, lol.

    Thanks for your comment on my post! I think Anna is worth it!!

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  34. Just swinging through on the blog hop. I enjoyed reading your answers to the #5 Things question. I so remember those nights hiding under my covers with a flashlight reading a book. :)

    I hope you have a great weekend!

    Kelly (and Donna) from Book Lover's Hideaway
    http://booklovershideaway.blogspot.com

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  35. Thanks for stopping by! I definitely relate to #1! My sister used to take me to the library and I would load up a backpack full of books. I think once I went over the check-out limit, lol!

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  36. Wow, great answers!!! I think I would like living at Hogwarts as well! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me! I'm an old followers of yours! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  37. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

    I loved your answer I use to get in trouble when I didnt read my assigned books from school all the time! I also would like HP worlds!!

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  38. Hi Sandra! Just stopping by to say hi. Great facts! I've never read a book until it's falen apart before, but it's a cool idea.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    That's What Liz Read

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  39. Apologies in advance for my answer this week as it will not immediately resonate with the book blogger population which happens to be 99.5% female.

    My choice is a book series geared towards guys which won’t enthrall the vast majority of my fellow book bloggers (who are almost entirely female) with the extensive discussion of powerful weapons and sexy milspec gear, beautiful women, eye-popping action sequences (with occasionally obscene violence), and the like.

    But there IS something in my answer that just about everyone of the female persuasion can benefit from my decidedly “books for guys” post. Hop on over to http://www.howardsherman.net to find out what it is.

    Happy Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  40. I am hopping through and became your newest follower!

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  41. We have quite a few book things in common! I LOVE that you're an early reader :)

    I also got in trouble all the time for staying up late to read (in poor light so I could hide it from my mom) and I LOVE the falling apart books too - some of my Little House Books are there.

    Newest follower!

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  42. Thank you for stopping by my blog! Happy Friday!

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  43. What a fabulous in-depth answer!

    Like you, I don't think I could ever choose just one series. There are just so many fabulous books out there today!

    Thanks so much for the follow! I'm a new follower of yours as well!


    Check Out My Blog Hop!

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  44. Number 2 i can totally relate to you on. But hey! if a book is that good sometimes it is totally worth getting into a little trouble over. New follower btw.

    Here`s mine : http://studdedkissya.blogspot.com/2011/03/follow-friday.html

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  45. LOVE the Bernstein Bears tree, what a great choice!! Totally agree :)

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  46. Hopping through. I definitely want to live in Harry Potter's world.
    My Hop

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  47. Your comment about the changing name of your main character made me smile.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

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  48. Hi there! THANKS for following my blog. I have returned the favor and am now following your awesome blog! I am a Sony eReader user but still love my hard copy books too!

    Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!
    Molly @ Reviews by Molly

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  49. Hello! Love your blog & great facts! I'm now following you! (the book that I sold for over $100 was Nora Roberts 'Promise Me Tomorrow')

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  50. Just stopping by from the writer blog hop!It is great meeting you. I love the blog.

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  51. Thanks everyone and wow Susie, it wasn't signed or an ARC or anything? That's pretty impressive. I don't think anyone has ever given me anything in exchange for a book, maybe a thank you! Lol. :)

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  52. I got in trouble for reading too! I used to hide in this spot on the side of my bed where nobody could see me. I would ignore anyone who was calling my name (which my mother did not appreciate). I would lay there for hours at a time, book in hand. Oh the memories!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm so very glad that you did. Great blog you've got here and huge following! I could learn a few things from you :-)

    So very nice to meet you.

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  53. Haha Stacey. I used to like reading in this huge pine tree in my parents' front yard and my mom would always come out and yell for me and then freak out when I responded to her from nearly the top of that giant tree. She would always say, "I wish you wouldn't go up there," and I would say, "I know!" Haha. We had such an awesome relationship. Anyway, ttyl. :)

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  54. I've always wanted to live in the Berenstain's tree house, too!!

    Your newest follower! :)

    GraceKrispy@MotherLode blog

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  55. Hi, Sandra! Hopping by for the first time. So happy to meet a fellow Harry Potter and "The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" fan. Following you now :D

    Sam

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  56. Have never stopped by...found you on the blog hop. Great site.

    ...have a fun hop.

    Stop by my blog if you like to see my answer...I listed three. :)

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  57. Thanks for following me! I also got a NookColor for Xmas and I love it!

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  58. Thanks for following me and agree with almost all your points!

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  59. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I've returned the favor. :)

    I love your header. It's a lot of fun and I love that you can feed the fish.

    I thought of being a student at Hogwarts not at teacher. But, being a teacher would be pretty awesome too. I'd be teacher of the Care of Magical Creatures class. Hagrid and I are soulmates. :)

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  60. Ohhh the Berenstein Bears! Yes, me too. Wouldn't that be fun?
    Lots of Harry Potter fans out there, a place that does sound like fun.
    Thanks for stopping by. Following you now,
    Natalie :0)
    www.thebookinn.net

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  61. Hi. Found you on the FF blog hop. Terrific site. As a writer I live in other worlds in my head all the time. I love and write paranormals so things things can get dark and wild. Stop by my site and visit the Sample Sunday in my archive for a taste of Dark Dealings.

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  62. #3 of your Follow Friday is SO cute! Lol. Thanks for following my blog! I'm following you back via Networked Blogs :)

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  63. Hi there! I following through and thanks for stopping by Release Notes! I used to get in trouble for sneaking and reading at night and at school instead of doing my work! My mom still talks about it now! LOL

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  64. Thanks everyone! I'm glad my book facts and favorite fictional worlds resonated with so many people. :)

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  65. Oh i really loved reading the little prince! Thank you for stopping by!

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  66. Hi! Thanks for coming by and following. I'm here to do the same. I also saw you on the new writer's hop at Elizabeth Sharp's blog.

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

    Gabrielle

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  67. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love that you used to have an overflowing backpack of books from the library each week! New follower.

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  68. Hi Sandra! Just stopping by from the hop to say hello and return the follow. Wonderful blog you have here, and I loved your answers! I went with HP too. I'd love to learn magic.

    I hope you had a great weekend! :)

    Emi

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  69. Thanks everyone and I really appreciate it! :)

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  70. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    New Follower!

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  71. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm your newest follower :)
    xoxo,
    Eli @ Our Fiction Addiction

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  72. Thanks for the visit and follow last week! Returning the favor. I'm your newest follower. :)

    Stephanie
    Book Love Blog
    http://bookluv.blogspot.com

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