Aug 19, 2011

Follow Friday (15) and Book Blogger Hop (13)

Hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, Follow Friday allows bloggers to connect and discover new blogs. To participate, click the link, follow the rules, and follow new blogs! This week's blogs to follow are: Stuck in Books and BelleBooks!

Q. If you could write yourself a part in a book, what book would it be and what role would you play in that book?

A. I just recently read The Help, and I think it would have been great to be someone like Skeeter - a white woman trying to help out the black maids of 1960s Mississippi. I also think a part in Pride and Prejudice would be amazing.. ;o) It's hard to imagine different characters in some of my favorite books. It's easier to picture me as an already established character. Great question!

Hosted by Crazy For Books in the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! Click the picture on the side to visit her website for more info on how to join!
Q. What's the LONGEST book you've ever read?

A. This is why I love Goodreads :o) It keeps track of stuff like that. It says that The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake #2) is the longest book I've ever read, but I listened to the audio so I don't think that counts. Breaking Dawn comes in next, with 754 pages. That was in 2009. In 2011 so far, Ellen Hopkins's Fallout is the longest, with 662 pages, but it's written in verse so it's easy to get through quickly. I didn't realize how long Breaking Dawn is!! Goodness.

Happy Friday!


  1. Hiya - new follower here!

    I'm reading The Help right now and think it's a great book. I'd hate to be part of it that time, though - so much oppression, cruelty and injustice! You're a much braver woman than I to want to tackle those things then. Oh, I can think of a good part in P&P - Darcy's brief but steamy fling before he meets Elizabeth!

  2. Actually saw someone else choose a Jane Austen character as well! Think it's fascinating that I'm already seeing a few people choose characters that are not the norm of urban fantasy characters. Some are choosing one from the past as well. Love seeing the different answers!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Fastastic answer! I loved The Help and agree it would be amazing to spend the day in someone like Skeeter's shoes!

    I'm an old follower hopping through!
    My FF Post:

  4. Old follower hopping through(: I want to read The Help soo bad! It's always checked out from my library though ): Happy Reading!
    -Katie @

  5. I think a Jane Austen book is always a good choice.

    Cana (I have a giveaway going on!)

  6. Thanks everyone!!

    TG - Oooh, Darcy's fling sounds good ;o) And I'd like to think I'd fight the good fight and help change things if I could go back there. I'm trying today with current issues, though. One day at a time!

  7. A part in pride and prejudice would be awesome!!

    Great post, new follower:D

    My Post

  8. I haven't seen The Help but it looks like a good movie and I LOVE Pride and Prejudice and being a character in that story would be quite amazing!

    Old follower thru FF

  9. Aw! I laughed about the reviews, I do that too, start reading, stop reading, try to read again, then go to do something more interesting with myself. I try to avoid bad book reviews, but if I out and out totally dislike a book I have a tough time reining it in and NOT posting it. I need to work on that, lol, nice reviews only.

    And then when a book really moves me, I will just gush about it until the cows come home, and no matter how embarrassing my reaction might be I tend to put it out there.

    You know, this is totally a lesson in censoring myself thanks Mickey ;)

  10. Hey new follower here! Love the blog, and also your answer to this week's question! like it!

  11. Thanks everyone!! Glad to have you all on the blog today!

  12. I think Pride and Prejudice is a brilliant answer!

  13. Breaking Dawn is long. The longest book I've read, by page count, is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at 896 pages.

  14. I've been listening to Harry Potter, and I'm kind of over it. I'm in the middle of book 4. Ugh. Thanks for commenting!

  15. Thanks for the goodreads tip. I obviously haven't explored it enough and I got this question wrong. According to good reads my longest was Lord of the Rings at 1500.


Thanks so much for leaving a comment! It means a lot!! Happy Reading!!