Friday 10 June 2011

Book Blogger Hop: June 10th-13th & FF (21) & TGIF (4)

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 is:

“Who is the ONE author that you are DYING to meet?

My Answer: There are so many authors I want to meet, but at the moment, I think it would be.... ooh I can't decide. OK, erm Maggie Stiefvater author of Shiver, Linger & Forever, That would be amazing!

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 Nicki J Markus

Q. The magic book fairy pops out of your cereal box and says "you and your favorite character (from a book of course) can switch places!" Who are you going to switch with?

My Answer: Oooh so many options available, but I think I would pick Cat Royal from Julia Golding's Diamond of Drury Lane books. She is a young fiesty girl and has so many great adventures. I would love to see the Drury Lane theatre and climb around the crows nest, then sail on a ship and dance on stage. Yes she gets into trouble but she has great friends by her side and her life is exciting. 

Although would like to come home eventually, it would be fun for a while but I would miss my real life too much. I don't think there is any character I would swap with permanently.  :D


This is a new meme hosted by GReads!

This Friday's Question: 
YA Saves: How do you feel about the "dark" books 
filling the YA shelves today?

My Answer: I don't have a problem with the books on the shelves. Yes some of them contain 'dark' themes, but they also contain some moral messages and show the world in a realistic light. The real world isn't light and fluffy and if people can learn lessons about that through reading and not by going out and getting hurt, then all the better.
There is plenty of variety in books, if you don't want the dark stuff, there is plenty of other options. I think in the case of teenagers, they have a right to read what they want, but it's the parents responsibility to keep an eye on them and be willing to discuss anything they want to talk about.
Reading books about Demons, Death, Vampires, Murder, Rape, Fighting etc is not going to turn us into demonic creatures that go around killing people. It just opens our eyes to the fact that these things happen and that we have to be careful.
Reading is a way of learning, but is more fun. whatever the content, they all have a purpose.

 Happy Hopping, have a great weekend everyone!!!



TC said...

I'm more worried that in my local library they have Jackie Collins in the teen section! I have suggested it might be misplaced there... Have a great weekend.

barmybex said...

Yes, jackie Collins should definitely NOT be in the Teen section, I hope they take note of what you said.

Thanks for hopping by. :D

Cait said...

Great answer, I really can't believe some people think books are damaging teens! I'm a new follower =]

The Cait Files

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I've heard great things about the Golding books. I should really read them.
My Hop

Zakiya LadyWings said...

Hello! Stopping by via the Hop. A lot of people are answering with Maggie Stiefvater! I need to read her books still. New follower :) My post this week is here.

Don't miss loads of fun!

~Zakiya LadyWings

barmybex said...

Hi Everyone, thanks for hopping in. :D

Cait - great to have you here, glad you agree.

Alison - yes you really should read them, they are incredible

Zakiya - well Maggie is amazing!!!

Stopping by your blogs now, c u there. :D xx

Unknown said...

Hey! Just stopping by on the hop... My pick would be Elena from Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series. Not only is she the only female werewolf but she's also married to Clay. Yum! I'm your newest follower, happy weekend!

Carmel @ Rabid Reads (Twitter)
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Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I agree! I certainly wouldn't want to switch permanently. And I wouldn't want to switch long enough to get into any major trouble. Some of these characters have a lot going on.

barmybex said...

Carmel - I've never read Kelly Armstrong, but my best friend is a fan and i've heard great things. She sounds great. Thanks for following, i'm hopping over to you now. :D

Alexis - totally some of the situations these characters have to face - no thanks. :D