Friday 12 August 2011

Book Blogger Hop: August 12-15th & FF (30) & TGIF (13)

Book Blogger Hop 
 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:
“Let’s talk crazy book titles! Highlight one or two (or as many as you like!) titles in your personal collection that have the most interesting titles! If you can’t find any, feel free to find one on the internet!”

My Answer: I don't seem to have many strange or interesting titles in my collection. However, working in a library I come across all sorts of strange titles. Here are some of the ones that made me either laugh or go 'What?!?!':

- The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks  ( WTF? You what?)
- How Much Poo Does An Elephant Do? (Why would you want to know that?)
- The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin (LOL love it!)
- Cows In Action: The Moo-lympic Games by Steve Cole (there's a whole series with similar titles, so random!)

There are probably loads more, but that's all I can think of at the moment.

Follow Friday

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

This week's question feature is from
Steph Likes Books

Q. How has your reading habits changed since you were a teen? or If you are still a teen what new genres are you in love with currently? 


My Answer: I read a lot more now than I did as a teen, but that's mainly because I don't have coursework or homework to do instead. Also I went through a faze as a teen where I would have 3 books on the go at once, one for school breaks, one for bedside reading and one to carry round with me. I am more focused now and try to stick to one at a time, I actually get through them quicker this way. Although technically I have started having two on the go as I have one physical book (hardback/paperback) and one that I'm reading on my computer as PDF's for reviews.


This meme is hosted by GReads!

This Friday's Question:

Author Block Party: 
If you could gather a handful of authors to hang out with, 
who would you choose?


My Answer: This would be the biggest party in the world! A block party, I'd take over the streets. Here is my list of invites (in no particular order):


- Maggie Stiefvater

- Suzanne Collins

- Rachel Caine

- Derek Landy

- Alexander Gordon Smith

- J.K Rowling

- Lemony Snicket

- Garth Nix

- Aprilynne Pike

- Sarah Ockler

- Y S Lee

- Cecelia Ahern

- Steve Feasey

- Meg Cabot

- Ally Condie

- Beth Revis

- Veronica Roth

- Alison Croggon

- Kate Constable

- Louise Rennison

- Christopher Paolini

- Malorie Blackman

- Michelle Paver

- Alyson Noel

- Joseph Delaney

Again there are probably more, but that's enough to get the party started don't you think? :D



Happy Hopping, have a great weekend everyone!!! 



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Pedantic Phooka said...

Hi there,
Stopping by via Parajunkee's Follow Friday. I'm following you.

Have a great weekend!

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

Trish said...

LOL! I love the titles (and your comments) from the first part of your blog post today. TOOOO funny :)

Trish - Friday's Memes

Meaning said...

Hi! Following from the bloghop. The man who istook his wife for a hat is brilliant! Good choice!

bookgoonie said...

Great titles. Love A Gordon Smith. Love me some #1Lady Detective Agency.

Thanks for sharing. Stop by if you can

Patricia said...

Crazy book title most definitely! I am following you on Networkedblogs. Visiting via Book Bloggers Hop. Stop by and see which crazy title I chose.

barmybex said...

Hi pedantic Phooka - great to have you here.

Thanks Trish

JD Field - thanks, I've never read it though. SHould I try it?

BookGoonie - you're thinking of Alexander McCall Smith, Alexander Gordon Smith writes the 'Furnace' series - a YA Dystopian Horror.!

Patricia - welcome. :D

I'm hopping back to all of you now. Have a great weekend! :D

Sharon Wilfong said...

New follower from CFB hop. Wow! Who thinks up these titles? I bet they have a department in every publishing company that does only that.

barmybex said...

Sharon- hehe. I would love that job. Can you imagine just going into work and coming up with silly titles. You'd be laughing all day. :D

Jen said...

You definitely found some interesting titles at the library! :)