Friday, July 13, 2012

Book Blog Hop, Follow Friday, and TGIF (7-13-12)

Happy Friday everyone! I hope that you are having a great day, where ever you are! Enjoying summer to it's fullest? It's hard to comprehend that summer is almost half way over! It makes me sad because I feel like I should have read way more than I have. Well, hopefully I can make up for it this second half of summer. Now, onto the Friday fun ...

 Jen at Crazy For Books asks:

How long does it take you to read a book?

Tough question! It really depends upon the book and the length of it. Sometimes, for a 300-400 pages book, it might take me anywhere between 2-4 days to finish. I just finished a 585 page book in 5 days, so I tend to average about 100 pages a day.

Parajunkee asks:

What drove you to start book blogging in the first place?

Great question! I started book blogging because I was looking for a way to meet other people who love books as much as I do. And that's what I've done! I've met some great people through blogging and have been introduced to some amazing books because of it!

GReads asks:

What are some of the most swoon-worthy quotes you've experienced in a book?

Too many to mention, but I'll try:

"He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." -Emily Bronte

"I have for the first time found what I can truly love - I have found you. You are my sympathy - my better self - my good angel - I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you - and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one." -Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

And you couldn't have a swooning quote list without Mr. Darcy:

"In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

So, how long does it take you to read a book? Why did you start blogging? What are your fave swoon-worthy quotes? Let me know, and have a great weekend!


  1. I love meeting other people with similar interests! Great blog!

    New follower via GFC.

    Come hop over to my new blog, Ensconced in YA!

  2. I love that all your quotes come from classics - that's certainly unique. And they're lovely!

  3. Its so fun to meet other bloggers...let alone the awesome books you wouldn't find otherwise!! :)

    The Brunette Librarian Blog

  4. Hopping on by from the book blogger hop :) I really really dig your blog by the way!

  5. It is always nice to meet other people who love books :)

  6. It's so great to meet fellow readers! There's something unique about being a book-a-holic!

    My follow friday! Hope you visit!

  7. Hi, great blog! I am a new follower from Waiting on Wednesday. I would love a follow back!


  8. I agree ~ Book blogging is a great way to meet others :D and everyone is so sweet! I'm a new follower, by the way!
    Check out my FF ~

  9. agreed :) meeting people with similar interests is the best !
    New follower from the Blog Hop
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