Friday 25 March 2011

Book Blogger Hop: March 25th - 28th

Book Blogger Hop
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books and is an awesome way to for book bloggers to interact and find each other. Such a wonderful idea! There's a new question every week that all the participating blogs have to answer.

This week's question comes from Mina who blogs at Mina Burrows:

 "If you could physically put yourself into a book or series…which one would it be and why?"
My Answer: Oooh this is really a tough one, there are so many books it would be great to leap into. I think I would pick, 'Eragon' by Christopher Paolini, I have always been entranced by that book and would love to fly on a dragon and meet the elves.
Follow Friday

Follow Friday is an opportunity to discover and follow other book related blogs! Want to join? Check it out at Parajunkee.

This week's question comes from Rebecca from Confessions of a Page Turner

Give us five BOOK RELATED silly facts about you.

My answer:

1) My current TBR pile is about 120 books big, and I keep adding more to it, I'm addicted.

2) When I read I go into the story, someone can be talking to me and I won't realise.

3) I always check how many pages a book has before I start reading, just so I know what I'm aiming for and can judge roughly how long it will take me to read.

4) I can tell if a book will be good by it's smell!!! yep thats right, if a book smells 'right' it will be a good story. I can also tell where the book came from by it's smell. I admit it - I'm a freak!!!

5) I am against e-books, I like a PROPER book in my hand, one i can flick the pages of, smell the pages, see it in it's physical form looking all pretty. not these silly computer files. (don't mean to offend anyone here, just my opinion.

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Sakura Sandra said...

Old follower here, stopping by! I definitely disagree with you about the book thing. I love my NookColor and all my virtual space. It's also nice to save a tree, but I wouldn't ever begrudge you your favorite style of reading. I think everyone should read whatever format they like best! :)

Anyway, I hope you're having a fabulous start to your Friday!

-Sandra from

E said...

Hi there! New blogger and follower :) I also think books have a smell....great blog

Amber (Books of Amber) said...

High five for being against e-books! I included a little something about them in my post this week too. No way can they beat a physical book.
Oh, and I also smell books! I love having a good sniff. Does that make us both freaks, or both of us slightly more normal? ;)

Book Nerds said...

Your TBR pile sounds ilke mine! I'm addicted as well! You can ask my co site admin, Mary -- she calls me out on it!

Annette Mills said...

As I read others' lists I realize we all do a lot of the same things. The checking number of pages thing is something I always do too.

Happy reading!

Bookish Fangirl said...

I'm a new follower and I just started my blog.I also have a page on Facebook.I hope that everyone who checks out either my blog or facebook page or both likes them enough to follow them.

Kelly said...

Just swinging through on the blog hop. I enjoyed reading your answers to the #5 Things question. I'm heading over right now to your friend's blog. I hope you have a great weekend!

Kelly (and Donna) from Book Lover's Hideaway

Anonymous said...

Although I do prefer printed books, I love e-books as well.

Christy @ TheReaderBee said...

Great pick! I still haven't read Eragon, but I really need to! Here's my Hop!

barmybex said...

Thanks for all the great comments,
yay to those of us who sniff books lol.
and page counters, and well just to everyone who loves books. :D

Have a great weekend everyone. :D

Aimee said...

I keep adding to my tbr pile without slimming it down! I can't help my book buying habits! I'm already a follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Press

Amber at The Musings of ALMYBNENR said...

Ahhh, me too!!! I'm also fully immersed in the book world when reading and have no idea what's going on around me!

The Musings of ALMYBNENRc

Sara said...

New Follower here.

I've got an e-reader but I like real books better.

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I really need to read the Eragon books. Especially since he announced the newest book.
My Hop

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I used to feel the same way about ebooks as well, but they are so gosh darn convenient. You do lose some of the fun of a real book though.

Bella said...

Hey! How are you?
I have a Kindle and I love it, but it's definitely not the same as a real book, I know. And I love the smell of books, it's awesome! Have a great week!

My Hop

barmybex said...

hehe lots of love for the books. :D YAY.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by. Have a fab week and enjoy your books, in whatever format you choose. :D

Bookluvr Mindy said...

Hey! I'm out doing the Hop and I am a new follower! Check out my blog and giveaway on