Friday, March 25, 2011

Blog Hop: Follow Friday (4)

Happy Blog hop bloggers! More importantly Happy Friday!

I (Kelly) am the lone wolf today bloggers as Tarryn is off hob knobbing with big publishing names (too big to name on this blog *Wink*) - Well I hope she is? If she isn't, then we can probably find her sprawled out on her desk sleeping (and drooling for dramatic effect).

Friday presents itself like a surprise trip to the Bahamas, FULLY PAID FOR! So as we pull our legs up onto our desks and get this well deserved weekend on the roll, we at It's a Book Thing (Or just for today Kelly) bring you Blog Hop Friday...

Parajunkee's View

Question: Inspired by the inane twitter trend of #100factsaboutme, give us five BOOK RELATED silly facts about you.
  1. I read slowly
  2. I tend to talk/shout/moan at the characters - just as my Gran shouts at her TV soap characters
  3. I never crack the spine of the book
  4. I secretly listen to Audio books (secretly, as not to get pelted with stones by avid "Only" Book lovers)
  5. When I am irritated, sad, tired or just need inspiration I head to the nearest bookstore to roam around and it really helps to calm me down
  6. I buy far too many books than I can read (guilty pleasure) BONUS - Because it's Friday
Tell us your silly book facts?

Crazy for Books

Question: If you could physically put yourself into a book or series…which one would it be and why?

The Welsh Sisters series by Marian Keyes, though this isn't a bonefied series that runs consecutively off one another. I would still love to have my life controlled by Marian Keyes; the Goddess of chicklit.

©Books ‘r Love

What series would you live vicariously through?


Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Just stopping by to say hi! Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday :)

Dizzy C said...

New to your blog and now following here and on Twitter.

Enjoy ur weekend


Mystica said...

Coming through on the blog hop. New to me (your choice so shall go look it up).

Rachel said...

I just started following your blog, but I LOVE it, especially your review of "The Girl Who Chased the Moon." I'll be adding that to my to-read list.
You can visit me at

Karen said...

I have not heard of Marian Keyes. I will have to go check her books out.
I love browsing around the book store even if I don't buy anything. It's so realaxing to me.
I never used to - but I find myself getting more vocal with my books lately :-)

Amanda said...

I'm a self-proclaimed book buying addict! Especially since I have a nook, no one can easily see my stash.

But even before it, I'd always buy at least three books every time I went to the book store.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Returning the favor. Also I have to say I LOVE your background. It's so pretty.


Vicky said...

Hey! good answers, I'm also a slow reader.... painfully slow. Happy Hopping!

Jen said...

New follower hopping by. Hope you'll come visit me at

Christin said...

New follower from the hop! I haven't heard of Marian Keyes, but I will have to look into her books. I love roaming around bookstores as well - it's just usually too hard to not buy something!

Here's my hop

Hope you have a good weekend :-)

Monica said...

My choice is the Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben. I'm a new follower thru the hop. Getting lots of new reading ideas!
A Mother's Touch Book Shelf

Nightly Cafe said...

Happy Friday! Hope you have a great weekend! I'm following :)


Amy ZR said...

Here's a book fact about me that will make writers cringe: I almost never buy new books. I just buy way too many, so I can't justify that kind of money! I'm all over the used book stores and the library. But when I really love a writer, I make sure to give them their due by buying a new copy of their books.

Evie said...

I didn't have a chance to read anything from the Welsh Sisters series yet, but you definitely made me curious about it!

I'm hopping through and following you back! Thanks for visiting my blog, keep in touch!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Nice choice, just blogging by, stop and see mine.

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

#2 - I do that too!!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
Jess @ Gone with the Words

Howard Sherman said...

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 to find out what it is.

Happy Hop Friday!

Howard Sherman

TC said...

Happy weekend! I'm another one who doesn't ever crack the spine on her books, I like to keep mine pristine. I think I have some friends whose lives are a bit like a Marian Keyes novel so it's not beyond possibility.

Molly said...

I'm a new follower! Love your blog! Would love a new follower over @ .


Aimee said...

I buy more books than I can possibly read too! I'm a new follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Press

kk4booksnlighthouses said...

New follower here. Great blog and yes I sooo can relate to your answers here LOL. Come on and hop over to my blog at

Alison said...

Hopping through. Bookstores calm me down too. And I never break the spine of a book.
My Hop

Crystal said...

Love your silly answers! I totally yell at characters as well!

Here's mine!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

lol at the shouting!!

Kylie1403 said...

Your blog looks AWESOME, and its nice to know im not alone when it comes to talking to the characters in my books, especially when they do something stupid hehe

- Kylie

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Hi! Hopping by for the first time! Break the spine of a book?! God forbid! :D Great blog. Looking forward to reading more of your posts!


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm stopping in via the Hop. I read too fast. Sounds like a good thing, but it is not.

Here's my blog post for this hop. Hope you will stop by and follow back!

Joyce said...

Just stopping by. I'm your newest follower.

Cute blog. Please come check out my blog:
Have a great weekend. Please stop by and follow back!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I'm still exploring audiobooks. I don't talk to my books, but I make strange facial expressions as I am reading. Thanks for stopping by my hop.

I'm a new follower.

Sara said...

My daughter loves audio books. I can't tough because I zone out to much and would miss huge chunks of the story.

Happy hop

bookluvrmindy said...

I hopped on over and now I am a follower! Hop on over to my blog at

Lamia (The Book Eater) said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)
I think it's really interesting that walking into a bookstore calms you down. Aaaaand it gives you an excuse to buy some haha.

I wish I never bent spines. But after a while I just forget to be careful and get engrossed in the book (unless it's really bad).

Cozy in Texas said...

Your Gran shouting at the TV made me laugh.

Sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love Marian Keyes, although I found that some of her books hit a little too close to my own thoughts and feelings to make for light reading. Not a bad thing, it just makes them less easy-chick-lit though.

Howard Sherman said...

At first I wasn't going to participate in this week's Book Blogger Hop. I'm not even sure why.

But here I am. And I'm glad! To dispel any false impressions people may have had about me being a old, stodgy fuddy-duddy I'm happy to share some of my very best pranks with you.

Highlights include - low-grade explosives, eggs and salt shakers. Get all the side-splitting details over on my blog -

They date back to my younger years as a Brooklyn boy which brings about some introspection.

I'm going to go pull some pranks today. Look out world! I'm coming out of prankster retirement!
Howard Sherman

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