Friday, July 6, 2012

Book Blog Hop, TGIF, and Follow Friday (7-6-12)

Happy Friday everyone! I hope that you had a wonderful and safe 4th of July, however you chose to celebrate. We spent the day swimming and then went to watch the fireworks. Nothing too exciting, but it was a nice day. And, like the rest of the US, we are in the midst of a heatwave. It's awful, but looks like it should start cooling down on Sunday (thank goodness!) Now, onto the Friday fun ...

Jen at Crazy For Books asks:

If you could be a character from any book, who would you be?

Well, I would love to be Hermione, but I think I would only like it minus the dangerous stuff they are always thrown into. I would love to be Valentine Roncalli from the Very Valentine series. I would love to live in Manhattan, travel to Italy, and create shoes. It's basically my dream life!

Greads asks:

Which books do you go to for comfort & familiarity?  
Is there a type of book you seek out when you're needing that extra bit of comfort in your life?

I tend to seek out chick-lit books. They are just something that is so easy to read and they are engaging, so it's easy to get lost in one.

Parajunkee asks:

Jumping Genres: Ever pick up a book from a genre you usually don’t like and LOVE it? Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place.

The book that I think of instantly is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. It's a fantasy novel, but I just had to read it. I had seen so many reviews from bloggers, many of whom do not read fantasy, so I thought that I should give it a try. And I absolutely loved it! So glad that I decided to give it a try!

So, which character would you be if you could be? What books are comforting to you? What book was outside your genre but you loved it? Let me know, and have a great weekend!


  1. I tend to like chick lit as comfort food but only when I'm not needing comfort after a breakup! :-)

    Check out my TGIF post!

  2. I haven't read the Night Circus yet, but I have heard it's really good.

    I'm a new GFC follower, and here's my FF #2.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. I sure seems like chick-lit is the go to comfort genre for most people! I'
    m pretty picky about which chick lit books I'll read, but I've been wanting to pick up some as good light hearted summer reading! Any recommendations you have would be appreciated!

    Here's my TGIF post!

  4. nice light reads are my choice (x
    My TGIF :

  5. Any Harry Potter character is always a great choice because you get to go to Hogwarts and learn magic!

    Happy Reading!

    Kelsey @ Ketch's Book Nook

  6. Another Harry Potter choice. :)

    My first thoughts were.....I don’t think I would want to be any character in a book. :)

    But then I thought of two books I loved and listed those characters. :)

    Stop by for my full answer. :)

    Silver’s Reviews

  7. I picked up Night Circus to see what all the fuss was too and actually found it to be pretty good.

    Lots of people picking Hermoine which is awesome because she was my fave of the trio.

  8. That's still on my TBR list but I haven't gotten to it yet. Someday!

    My follow friday! Hope you visit!

  9. I totally give the thumbs up to chick lit! It's always a comfortable genre for me to revisit.

  10. Thanks you also have a great weekend!

    new follower

    -Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance

  11. Stopping on by from the Book Bloggers Hop, nice to "meet" you!

    I have to mention that when I picked up The Night Circus I almost didn't read it because it didn't sound like anything I'd ever read before and I'm generally not a fan of anything smacking of paranormal. But WOW did that book knock my socks off! Amazing read :)

  12. I loved The Night Circus too - but I do like fantasy books.

    Tanya Patrice

  13. Hopping through. I've only read the first Very Valentine book. I thought it was very cute. I should read more.
    My Hop

  14. Hermione is a good choice, I loved her in the series. I have been hoping to read the Night Circus at some point, hopefully soon. Cricket@LittleLibraryMuse

  15. Just hopping through from the book hop. I like Hermione. I think that would be a fun choice to be. Hope you can stop by my blog and take a look.

    Happy Monday