Friday, July 22, 2011

Book Blog Hop and Follow Friday! (7-22-11)

Happy Friday everybody! Welcome to my blog, Kristen's Book Nook. For old followers, welcome back! I apologize for my lack of blogging this week, but work has been super crazy, and when I get off, the only thing I want to do is sleep or lie in the pool to get some relief from the heat! But there are a few reviews that will be posted this week. 

If you are hopping on through, welcome! I'm glad that you decided to check out my blog! Look around and leave a comment ... I love visitors and I visit back! Now, onto the fun ...

What’s the ONE GENRE that you wish you could get into, but just can’t?

Like everyone else this week, it would be sci-fi/paranormal/dystopian. Besides Harry Potter, I have never been able to get into these genres. It's just too much work for me, and since I like to read as a means of relaxing, it just becomes a bit too much!

Name 3 authors that you would love to sit down and spend an hour or a meal with just talking about either their books or get advice on writing from?

1) JK Rowling - I know that this is the most popular answer this week, but I would just love to sit and talk with her. I can't imagine having this whole fictional world just inside your head and putting it down on paper ... it just blows my mind!
2) Steig Larsson - I just think that his story is so interesting. To be rejected by publishers for this amazing trilogy and then to have such huge success. I would just like his take on all of it. That, and what inspired him to create Lisbeth Salander!
3) Jennifer Haigh - after recently reading two of her novels, I think she is an amazing writer. I would just like to sit and talk with her about what makes her choose her topics!

So, what genre can you not get into? What about 3 authors who's brains you would just love to pick? Let me know and have a great Friday!


  1. Oh! I hadn't thought of Stieg Larson! His books are awesome. I read somewhere that his girlfriend is in the process of trying to get the forth book published. I hope it works out!

    I am new to Follow Fridays but I love the concept. I am a new blogger trying to get going but it is a lot of work. LOL!

    Happy Follow Friday!
    New Follower!


  2. I've just recently started hearing about Jennifer Haigh. What did you read of hers that you liked? New follower!

  3. Woops, Guess I was already a follower. So, I'm back!

  4. Hi there, I'm hopping through and following you.

    I am a big fan of Lisbeth as a character too. I loved how she never stopping fighing back no matter what happened to her.

    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  5. ooh, good answers! I'm a bit cautious about sci-fi too, quite picky about what I'll read within the genre.

  6. Tons of people picking JK Rowling, but I can totally understand because Harry Potter is amazing! I'm so sad the movies are over, but I'll probably always reread the books :) Nice picks! Here's my FF if you want to check it out!

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

  7. I agree to a certain extent. I've been enjoying the dystopian novels but not most sci-fi.

  8. Hi there! Hopping through and following. Please stop by and visit my hopping post here.

    Rowling is definitely a popular choice, but I'm a Potter fan so I get it. :)

  9. I agree with you about the genres and definitely J.K. Rowling as first choice! Good selections.

  10. hey there! i'm a new follower! hope you will stop by my blog as well and follow me! looking forward to your posts!

    today i have the fever cover reveal, full spread up! also a 'stand up to cancer' giveaway!