Friday, April 29, 2011

Follow Friday/Blog Hop (April 29th, 2011)

Today's question:  If you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you have to include if you only had space for ten?

My answer:  Well, technically I could still have hundreds thanks to my NookColor, but I'll assume in this fallout or apocalypse there would be no power to charge it, yet still light to read by... somehow... lol.  Anyway, it is an interesting question and I'll have to think of my top ten books that are re-readable and able to stand the test of time, since it might be forever, lol.

  1. The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams - This is technically five books and a short story, but it does come as a complete set in one, big book, so it counts.
  2. The Complete Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis - The same thing applies here, but it is one leather-bound book, so I'm not taking too much of the bomb shelter space haha.
  3. The Lord of the Rings (one-volume edition), by J.R.R. Tolkien - Notice a trend here?  Haha, I am getting the most bang for my buck! 
  4. Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne -  I love the whimsy and unique perspectives in these children's stories.
  5. Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein - Written by a master of poetry, these poems often have hidden meanings and are filled with humor as well as deep symbolism.  
  6. Zombies vs. Unicorns, by various authors - This anthology would be especially appropriate during an apocalypse, but the humor and varied writing styles would be great for group reading time and perhaps a story before bed each night.  
  7. The Giver, by Lois Lowry - One of my all-time favorites and it contains a lot of lessons about the world which would be good to read about in the bomb shelter as we wondered what life would hold.
  8. The Hunger Games, by Suzaane Collins - I don't have room for all the 7 Harry Potter books, so I can at least have one more series that I love.
  9. Catching Fire, by Suzaane Collins - The second book in the trilogy would be coming with me...
  10. Mockingjay, bu Suzaane Collins - Of course, I'd have to remind myself of how it ended!
Book Blogger Hop

Today's question:  Summer is coming quickly.  What 2011 summer release are you most looking forward to?

My answer:   This one is hard, because I am excited for a lot of books, but some aren't technically arriving in the summer, so I think my favorite pick is Darke (Septimus Heap #6), by Angie Sage.  I've already posted about it before, but I'm still looking forward to it so I hope it's worth the wait! 

Now for all the Nook and NookColor users out there, it's Free Friday again and the book today is called Soft Apocalypse (it goes well with the theme from today's Follow Friday question too haha) and it's free for a limited time.  Here's the link to your free book from B&N since I'm so nice and awesome.  It's also a LendMe book, so you can share the love later with someone who missed it today.  :)  Ttyl everyone and have a spectacular weekend!


    1. Nook Color is on my radar! Great blog - new follower. Enjoy the day!

    2. Great list! I also considered adding my KOBO but ran into the same power issue that you did (not to mention that would be a complete cheat!). I didn't even think of Narnia... oh - I think I will be constantly revising my list!


    3. Hoppy Friday!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!--I'm following you back!!! And you were TOTALLY right--I LOVE your blog colors/design!!!--I just love the way the bright colors look on the dark background --Looks like we have a similar taste in books, too :D

      I am SO jealous of your color Nook--I have the original, and I love it, and my battery will probably last longer in the apocalypse, but I still heart the Nook color ;D


    4. Summer does tend to have the best releases!

      Here's my Friday Hops

      Have a GREAT weekend!

      Old Follower
      Jessica@a GREAT read

    5. Yay for the multiple books in one deal! I also picked The Chronicles of Narnia in addition to the Hunger Games trilogy books (unfortunately not a multiple books for one deal, but a great series!), as you noted at my blog post.

      Thanks for the Free Fridays notice. I went and got the ebook!

      Your newest follower,

    6. I would keep the Hunger Games as well! Happy weekend!

    7. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
      Yours is really great and I'm following you too.

    8. Hi, Sandra! Thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy your visits. :) I'd want my Nook, as well. Maybe a mini generator just for Nook charging is in order. I would do my best to build one out of sheer desperation. LOL! I am well, just a little stressed by impending finals. Summer is upon us, though! Have a great weekend.

    9. Thank you so much for visiting and following Fictional Distraction. I'm following you now as well - you've got a very pretty blog! :)


    10. Thanks nymfaux and everyone else as well! :)

    11. I completely agree with you on number 1!
      Thanks for following - the spot for scathing book reviews ^_^

    12. Great blog! New follower from Blog Hop Friday. Would love a follow back. Donna at

    13. Hi Sandra! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Yay for the blog hops and follow fridays! Blackberry Summer is my upcoming release I want to read and I listed my shelter books on my blog.

      Judith Leger - Paran/Fantasy Romance
      w/a L.J. Leger - YA Fantasy
      w/a Jadette Paige - Erotic

    14. I had such a hard time answering this question. I need at least 15 spots so I can have Harry Potter and more than three other books.

    15. Hi, new follower,,,this is the first time time to do blog follow friday,,and cant believe all the cool blogs Im running across ,,Ihave my own,,but im still working on,,,I mainly set it up to keep track of everyone elses...
      anyway,,thanks for sharing..

    16. New follower...great blog :)


    17. New Follower
      The volumes of books are a great idea!
      Thanks for following me.


    18. Love your list! I'm also a new follower stopping by to say hello :)

    19. I have to admit I haven't even read Narnia. Or LOTR. *hangs head in shame*

      My list can be found here!

      Rebecca @ kindle fever

    20. Hi, thanks for visiting. I followed you back. The interned has given us all this new phraseology! Friended, Follow back (always think of Holler Back - Gwen Stefani).I love Aprilyn Pike's new cover you show below. I have to read those books soon, soon. Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
      Twitter: @fangswandsfairy

    21. I havent heard of this series yes! I'll add it to my list! Im a new follower!

    22. Remember your towel! If it is the end of the world, there just might be aliens stopping by to give us a ride ^_~ I love your list!

      Here's my list, and don't forget to sign up for the giveaway!

      New follower ^_^

      sinn @ sinnful books

    23. Great choices! This really was a tough one! Check out mine too :)

      - New Follower, Cory from Anti-Drug Reads

    24. Thanks for stopping by and following everyone! *hugs*

    25. I've seen the Lord of the Rings on a lot of lists. I didn't think of that, but I think that's probably a good choice. I wanted some poetry, so I said Shakespeare's sonnets - but maybe Where the Sidewalk Ends is a better choice! Yes, I did change my blog design. Glad you liked it, and thanks for the visit.

    26. I wish that I'd put Narnia on my list. There's so many books that I forgot about!
      Following you back.

    27. Greetings from OZ. I am your latest follower from both Follow Friday and The Book blogger Hop. I enjoyed reading your list..I keep finding other titles I love and wanting to add them, it's soooo difficult choosing only ten. I attempted it here:

    28. OMG! I love your list!! Where the Sidewalk ends? That's just fabulous.

    29. hey sandra, thanx for stoppin by my blog, i'm following back. I hope you get you nook workin Spellbound was so good!! love the koi pond ;)

    30. Hey Sandra, just stopping by on the follow. I'm ur newest follower. Thx for visiting me!
      I'm such a fickle reader that my choice of books changes all the time.
      Have a terrific weekend reading !!!
      See ya!
      Readaholics Anonymous

    31. Ooh, I forgot about Lord of the Rings! Great Picks.
      New follower - following you back. :-)

    32. This is very hard. My ten books I could reread...
      I will have to think long and hard to grok this....So maybe that will be one of my books...Stranger in a Strange Land.
      I will have to create this list on my blog.

      I am a new follower

    33. Great list, I'd probably have to include several all in one volumes like you did. I'd probably throw in the Complete Works of Shakespeare, too... considering you're going to be reading these books over and over again.

    34. I'm sad to see that Soft Apocalypse is not free on the kindle as well. I love your idea of free friday though!

      Just hopping through ~ Jex @ Everything and Nothing

    35. Jex - I wish I could take credit for it lol, but it's B&N's idea and I just post the link so Nook and NookColor users don't forget/can find it. :)


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