Thursday, October 28, 2010

Book Blogger Hop (17) & Follow Friday (9)

It's Friday so it means it's time for the Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday!

Book Blogger Hop

First off, the Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer of Crazy-for-Books. It is a way for all the book bloggers out there to get together and find out about each other's blogs. I've found a lot of great blogs and bloggers through this hop and it's always fun to take part in each week.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:

WHAT IS THE ONE BOOKISH THING YOU WOULD LOVE TO HAVE, NO MATTER THE COST?

This is probably going to be quite similar to a lot of answers but I would love to have one room in my house entirely dedicated to books. My parents sort of have that in the sense that half of one room is covered in bookshelves but now that I'm a student living away from home it's not going to happen any time soon. But you can be sure that one day I will have my own personal library, after all I will need somewhere to put all the books I'll have accumulated over the years.




The Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View each week. It works a lot like the Book Blogger Hop except that it's only on Fridays. I haven't been taking part in this hop as long but I've found a lot of great new blogs through this one too.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:

IF YOU HAVE, OR WOULD HAVE A DAUGHTER, WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU WANT YOUR DAUGHTER TO READ?

This is a pretty hard question to answer, mostly because I'm 19 and not really thinking about kids just yet. If I were to have a daughter in the future, I would definitely want her to read Sarah Dessen's books just because they often have such a great message and they are books that I have absolutely loved. I would probably give her to read a lot of my favorite books just so she could have the pleasure of discovering them too. Other than that there are a few French books that my own mother gave me to read that are quite good for teenage girls. They deal with topics that sometimes can't be explained by parents and this author does a really good job of explaining it all through her narrators. Other than that there are some classics that she of course wouldn't be allowed to miss out on. Now that I think about it, I should start making a list that way I will be ready for the future.


UPDATES:
I mentioned last week that I would be meeting Lesley Livingston. Well I did and it was pretty much awesome. She is a great person and you can find out more about the evening here. The past couple of weeks I seemed to have been in a bit of a reading slump but things have gotten back on track. I finished Linger this week and it was pretty much amazing so expect a review coming soon. Also you have until the end of the weekend to enter my 150 Follower Giveaway. If you haven't already entered, go check it out here.

That's it for this week!

Enjoy your weekends!


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35 comments:

  1. Hi Emilie, I'm already a follower, but I'm just stopping by on the hop. Sarah Dessen is one of the most amazing YA writers, and I'd love for my future daughter (I'm only 18 and have no plans of having a baby any time soon LOL) to read her books when she, too, is a teenager :)

    Have a great weekend!

    Erika Breathes Books

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  2. Sarah Dessens books are so good! Here from the Hop/FF. I'm only 15 and I don't see kids in my near future either so...I'm a new follower:) Hopefully you'll visit my site and read what I have to say too. http://friendlyreaderohyeah.blogspot.com/2010/10/bookbloggerhop-8-and-follow-my-book.html

    -Danna

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  3. Hi,
    Just Hopping by, well I already have 4 kids, the oldest not that much younger than you. I'll have to recommend Sarah Dessen to her!

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  4. I'd love to have an entire room for books...but especially if it could have every book I ever wanted in it :-)

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  5. An entire room of books, that sounds like an excellent idea (my rooms already halfway there). ^_^

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  6. Hopping by! Agree....wait on the kids bit (for now). I would love my own personal library even though I didn't pick that as my answer.

    Hope you come by and see my answer!

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  7. Happy HOP! My bookish wish would be to have my own bookstore. Enjoy your weekend :)

    Hope you HOP by for a visit

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  8. Hey Emilie! Just stopping by from both hops! You've got a great blog here. Looking forward to reading your posts. New follower!

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  9. You and I have similar ideas for our bookish wish. Happy weekend. My bookish wish involves a remodel. Here's what I'd do if I had the time and money.

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  10. Following the mechanical bunny around...

    Anything bookish... A library at my fingertips at all times. Luckily I have my Nook :D

    A book to recommend to my figurative girl, Twenty Boy Summer & Speak!!

    Sorry no post for hopping tonight but I have a new book review up.

    Mad Scientist
    http://madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

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  11. Im a new follower happy friday have a great weekend

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  12. I love Sarah Dessen's novels -- they'd be great to recommend to a furture daughter. I had a similar problem with the question at first, because I'm 17 and definitely not thinking about kids quite yet!

    A room full of books in the house or a library would be amazing. Can't believe I didn't think of that one.

    I'm a new follower, glad to have found you :)

    Swing by my hop

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  13. I'm an old follower, hopping through. A library is a popular answer but that's because we are all book fanatics and need some place to house all of our findings! Like you, I want a library and am working on getting just that! I can't wait. Have an awesome weekend!

    My Hop

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  14. Love this blog!!! Sarah Dessen books are just perfect! Mine is Matilda by Roald Dahl...

    Happy Blog Hop... :)

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  15. What a cute and fun blog...Im a new follow today and agree, having a room just for books would be a dream come true...:D

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  16. Hi,
    I'm doing my rounds for the Blog Hop and Follow Friday so I'm stopping to say say hello. :) I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

    I'm an old follower.

    http://romancebookjunkies.blogspot.com

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  17. I'm a new follower! Love your answers! Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!

    http://jamielovesya.blogspot.com/

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  18. New follower.
    Never heard of Sarah Dessen --- will have to look her up!
    You have a great blog!

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  19. I'm an old follower :P And YES! Sarah dessen. I didn't think about her books but those would be great, especially for a teenager. I love her books so much :)

    If you get a chance, check out my blog. I hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  20. My dream library is something I am sure I am not alone in dreaming. Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books shares my vision.

    Take a peek for yourself:

    http://www.howardsherman.net

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Friday!

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  21. Hopping by to say hi! I am trying to get my daughter to read more books with strong female leads.

    http://tampabookworm.blogspot.com/

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  22. I'm already a follower so was just hopping by for a visit! I love the colors in your background.

    http://happy-booker.blogspot.com

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  23. Just hopping by~
    I'm an old follower. :) Sarah Dessen! I completely forgot about those books. Definitely a must for daughters to read.

    Lauren | 365 Days of Reading

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  24. Hoppin on by to say hi!
    Have a great weekend,
    Natalie
    The Book Inn

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  25. New follower! Found you through Follow Friday. I absolutely LOVE your layout. The orange is extremely eye-catching. I think it's very interesting that you can read French! I'm jealous. I wish I could read in a different language. :D

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  26. I absolutely LOVE Sarah Dessen!

    Just hopping by! I'm a new follower and would appreciate it if you followed me back. :)

    Julia @ That Hapa Chick

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  27. Hey! Just hopping by! I'm your newest follower. Have a great weekend!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

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  28. Happy Halloween!

    I'm here for the blog hop and Follow Friday! I just love these. Answer for the Hop is an IPad or Kindle. Answer for the Follow Friday is: The books I would chose would be Dr. Suess' when she was young then as she grew older I would definitely recommend the Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon books! I loved them when I was young. Here my links and you can find me on facebook too!

    www.judithleger.blogspot.com

    http://twitter.com/#!/judithleger

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  29. I am listening to a Sarah Dessen audiobook right now. I read so much sf and fantasy, sometimes I neglect other YA... but it's been pointed out to me that Sarah Dessen is a must. I'm listening to The Truth About Forever and really, really enjoying it!

    Ah, a home library... yup, that is pretty fine. It's probably weird to say, but because I work in a library and have access to so many great books all the time... I don't feel the need to hoard them at home! I'm not much of a re-reader either, so once it's read, I'm usually fine to give the books back to the library or, if they're books I've bought, give them away to a friend.

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  30. I don't know who wouldn't want a home library ;) Great looking blog, new follower!

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  31. I'm your newest follower. Come stop by Punky Monkeys, or maybe Crazy Book Slut maybe you will want to follow back?!??!

    Have a great day!

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  32. stopping by from the hop!

    Yes, I want a room like that too. Preferably with one of those old rolling ladders :) Wouldn't that be divine?

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  33. I know... if you're not in the mindset of thinking about what you'd want for your children, then this weeks was a rather tough questions!
    I agree that there were books my mother gave me to read that I'd want to pass on as well and hope that she enjoyed!

    Check out my Blogger Hop, Follow Friday and Giveaway HERE

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  34. Visiting from the Blog Hop...hope you are having fun.

    Stop by my blog if you like to see my answer to this week's question.

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  35. new follower of your blog. thought i would drop some love and say "HEY! this is a great blog you have here."

    my personal book blog is just a baby-i'm talking real new, can't even hold it's own head up without support-type new. would love to get some feedback on my blog.

    pruesbookblog.blogspot.com

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