Friday, June 24, 2011

Book Blog Hop and Follow Friday! (6-24-11)

Happy Friday, everyone! I am very excited that the weekend is here ... I don't know why, because I will be working the whole time, but I'm still excited for it! Since it's Friday, that means it's time for the Book Blog Hop (hosted by Jen) and Follow Friday (hosted by Parajunkee). Without further ado, let's jump in!

“When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?”

I don't remember at what point in my life I realized that it was a passion of mine. I have always been reading, from a very young age. I would read the Golden books, Disney books, magazines, road signs ... whatever I could read, I would! In the spring of 2009, I started a management internship at the Walt Disney World Resort, and the long hours and constant exhaustion really took a toll on me and I didn't read anything for about 6 months. However, I realized how much I missed reading and fell back into it quickly!

Q. In light of the Summer Solstice. Also known as Midsummer...let's talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae?

I don't read much Irish literature, but I have discovered Pete Hamill this year. While his stories don't focus on fae, they are a part of each of his books. It's always intriguing to learn about that kind of stuff, so maybe I will look into reading more books where that is a focus!

As for favorite fairy tale, it has to be Beauty and the Beast. A girl, living in France, who loves to read ... come on, that's basically describing me to a T (except for living in France, but I would go in a heartbeat if given the chance!) I just love that story and really do think it's a timeless message, and one that every girl should pay attention to. You don't need a man, sometimes he needs you, and don't pay attention to outer beauty, because it's what's inside that counts. Okay, I'm going to stop myself now, because I could talk about this forever!

So, what's your favorite fairy tale?


  1. Just blogging by, happy Friday!

  2. Lol at your including road signs in your reading list. I didn't read anything during my first year of law school. It was awful.

  3. I haven't read anything by Hamill - will have to check him out. I know your feelings on skipping reading when other things are going on. I'm in nursing school full time and while some other students look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them I run a book blog and read a lot, I can't give it up. It's what relaxes me! I'm a new follower!

    Our post is here.

  4. When did I first realize I loved reading? I wish I could prove a pre-natal predilection towards books but my memories don’t stretch back quite that far.

    The earliest memories I can recall involved books. First having them read to me then reading them on my own the minute I had the ability.

    Books have been a major part of my life ever since. My passion for the written word knowing no bounds, I started writing books on top of reading them about ten years ago.

    Want to know what my favorite childhood book was? Hop on over to my blog and find out:

    Howard Sherman, Implementor

  5. Happy Follow Friday! New follower stopping by via Parajunkee.
    Have a great weekend!
    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  6. Wow! A management internship at the Walt Disney World Resort would have been interesting. No wonder you didn't have time for reading. Isn't it annoying how work takes up so much of our valuable reading time?!

  7. Wow what a place to do your management internship! I am glad you found your way back to reading ;)

  8. New follower. I realized how important books had become in my life in 1999. Come see what happened.

  9. Hopping through. I love Beauty and the Beast too - or at least the Disney version.
    My friend did the Disney internship. She just started doing another one. Lots of work, but I think she ultimately enjoyed it.
    My Hop

  10. Hey there, I found your blog via Follow Friday, and I'm your latest follower!

    If you get a moment, head over to Teen Fiction Centre and have a look around!