Friday 24 June 2011

Book Blogger Hop: June 24th - 27th & FF (23) & TGIF (6)

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:

“When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?”

My Answer: well I went through two different phases, When I was little I loved books, my mum read to me every night and used all different voices etc, and I started reading myself, went up through different levels. Went through Roald Dahl and Jacqueline Wilson, then I started the Animal Ark books by Lucy Daniels and I became addicted to them, it was all I would read, I was determined to read the entire series. I was well on my way with this until the school librarian told me she wasn't going to let me borrow them anymore as I needed to 'broaden my horizons' and 'try something new'. Well, after that I sort of stopped reading for quite a long time, I figured if I couldn't read what I wanted, then their wasn't really much point. I was about 10 at the time.
Then when the first Harry Potter movie came out I got dragged along to see it with my parents, I ended up loving it and wanted to read all the books. (there was about four of them out then I think), so my mum lent me her copies and I read through them quite quickly. My love of books was rekindled and it went from there really, since then I have been plowing through books and grabbing as many as possible.
Sorry, I went on a bit there! But Thank You J.K Rowling, I was one of the many children you encouraged to read! :D

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 Mickey @ I'm a Book Shark

Q. In light of the Summer Solstice. Also known as Midsummer...let's talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae?

My Answer: I have so many books based around Faeries that I love, but my top two are the 'Wings' series by Aprilynne Pike and the '13 Treasures' series by Michelle Harrison. Such amazing series, really different from each other but both magical.


This is a new meme hosted by GReads!

This Friday's Question:

Summer Love: Where is your ideal place to take a 
summer vacation & get lost in a book?

Well, technically I've never had a Summer vacation - that is to say I've never been away during summer, just had days off school or work. I would love to go to America, Hawaii, Australia, France, Italy, anywhere really, but if I can't go anywhere then staying home is fine because I can get lost in a book, the books will take me away and lets face it, it's cheaper, easier and takes you to any number of places, some you could only imagine! So this summer I will be curled up on my sofa with a stack of books next to me and I will journey far and wide. :D

Don't forget to sign up for my 200 follower Giveaway, and it's the last day of the Midsummer Hop, just click on the pictures at the top of the side bar on the right to enter. :D


 Happy Hopping, have a great weekend everyone!!!



Amy said...

Hi there new follower here from the hop! Love you blog! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi! Hopping by on the blog hop :)

I haven't read Wings, but I keep hearing its good. Now I need to read it. I've never been on vacation during the summer either. I do travel to the beach with my books sometimes though.

Have a great weekend!
♥ Trish My Follow Friday Post

Annette Mills said...

If you were traveling all those places you would probably spend a lot of time seeing the sights, rather than reading anyway. (Which is not a bad thing, just not reading.)

Anonymous said...

It's so nice to be able to be able to escape in a good read when you can't get away.

Booking It with Runner Sami

Kristen said...

Hi, old follower stopping by! I really want to read the Wings series by Aprilynne Pike, and those countries look like good places to go!


La Toya said...

That's true!! I think reading an awesome book is the least expense vacation you can take haha.

Lah @ Lazy Girl Reads

kathy said...

I just finished Wings & Spells and really liked them, too. And it's funny but for some reason I never think about anyone wanting to come to the US for vacation, but I guess there's some cool places to visit here. :)
Happy Friday!

Nikki said...

Hello there! New follower!

Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

Amy said...


Never read Wings, should do.

Loving the name of your blog.

Amy@adumbrations(new follower)

Here's my Friday

The Scarf Princess said...

Haven't read those books, but others have mentioned them. I'm your newest follower through FF. Please visit my site whenever you get a chance.

barmybex said...

Thanks everyone, good to have you here.

Wow, surprised how many people haven't read Wings - I highly recommend it.

Annette - your completely right, I will get far more read at home, Sight Seeing is great but it does cut into book time. :D

Kathy - so many good places to go in US, so many people I know would love to go there. I'm saving up, but will need a hell of a lot of money to go to all the parts of US that I want to.

Stopping by your blogs now. have a great weekend.

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Oh wow! That's awful that they wouldn't le tyou read the books that you wanted. That is rude.

PeaceLove&Pat said...

Yes! Thank you J.K Rowling!! My son started reading because of Harry Potter :)

Barnard Baker said...

I'm here from the hop!
I can't understand why a librarian would do that to you! You would think that they would be happy you were reading anything at all.
Thankfully, my elementary school librarian was really nice. She used to suggest books for me to read.
Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Darcy said...

Hey stopping by from follow friday, great choices & great blog! Looking forward to more posts. Have a great weekend. New follower!

Darcy @ Open Book Empty Cup

Nina B. said...

Hey Becky! Why am I not surprised that you would answer Wings as your favorite fairy story? :D But seriously, it does sound awesome.

And I agree with you about curling up on a sofa with a stack of books next to you and you can go anywhere. That's the magic of books, no need for money for travel, just read a good one and you're teleported to a different place. :D

Have a great weekend!

barmybex said...

Yes J.K Rowling is a legend and I have a lot to thank her for.

Yeah, i don't know why she objected so much. weird, was luckier with my upper school librarian though - she was really nice and would point books out to me.

hehe, Nina am I that predictable? maybe I am but they really are great books.
Yay to curling up on the sofa and reading.
Hope you have a great weekend - make sure ARGH behaves! :D

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. Harry Potter didn't turn me onto reading in general but it did make me a fan of fantasy. Such a gift.
My Hop

Kasi said...

I think you should be able to read whatever you like! :) (Found your blog from Book Blogger Hop!)

barmybex said...

Alison, that's great, I always like finding new genres and to be honest HP was my first fantasy too. :D

Kasi - good to have you here. thanks for hopping. :D