Friday 2 September 2011

Bk Blgr Hop: Sept 2nd-5th & FF (33) & TGIF (16) & RAK Sept

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: 
“What are you most looking forward to this fall/autumn season – A particular book release? Halloween? The leaves changing color? Cooler temperatures? A vacation? (If your next season is other than fall/autumn, tell us about it and what you are most looking forward to in your part of the world!)”

My Answer: I am stupidly excited about meeting Derek Landy - author of 'Skulduggery Pleasant' series. Book 6 'Death Bringer' has just come out and he's signing copies next Friday. Can't wait.
I am also looking forward to going to 'London MCM Comic Con Expo' in October.  I'm going with a group of friends and some of us are dressing up. If any of you know where I can get some custom wings made - I'm going as a Clockwork Fairy and need big black wings covered in cogs and gears - let me know if you have any ideas.

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
Lisa @ Lisa Loves Literature

Q. If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what?

Spoiler warning!!!

My Answer: Ooh that's a hard one. The only one that comes to mind is 'My Name Is Memory' by Ann Brashares - the book doesn't ever really go anywhere, it's one of those really open endings but nothing got resolved. You basically ended in the same position as you started. I remember finishing it and think 'I read 340 something pages for that???'

I wanted to either have them catch the enemy and finally be together or I thought her man was going to get killed. Would have been better than the 'one day we may be together' ending. grrr.


This meme is hosted by GReads!

This Friday's Question:

Making a Difference: Which book(s) would you put in the hands of 

                today's teenagers in hopes of making a difference in their lives?

My Answer: I'm struggling a bit with this one. I often finish books and think, 'they should make people read this' but now I'm sitting here I can't remember them.

Everyone should read Harry Potter - the lessons of friendship, trust, bravery, honour, etc is a great lesson for anyone.

Hangman by Julia Jarman shows the effects of Bullying well and drives the message home on it's effects.

I know there are loads out there but can't think of them right now.




RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) is hosted by Book Soulmates The idea is to send a fellow blogger a free gift just to be kind. You can send books, ebooks, bookmarks or other fun ideas. Surprise them and make them smile.


This is my fourth month of signing up, I haven't yet received anything but I have sent out a couple of books. 

My wishlist can be viewed here on Amazon. 


Are any of you participating? What's on your wishlist? 

Happy Hopping, have a great weekend everyone!!!    

Don't forget to enter my Birthday Giveaway For a chance to win a book from the Book Depository. Closes Monday 5th September 12pm GMT.



Annie @ TheBookHour said...

I kept thinking I might read My Name Is Memory, now I won't. :) Thanks. I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend.

barmybex said...

thanks for following, Enjoy your weekend :D

Unknown said...

Hi, hew follower here for the hop. You are right I didn't think about My Name is Memory, but it ends in a big clifhanger!

KIKA said...

Your going to comic con? lucky! I've never been :D I've always thought those would be fun to go to. Coming through via hop and am a new follower :D

Create a website

barmybex said...

thanks for hopping by.

It's my first comic con - I'm so excited! :D

Amber (Books of Amber) said...

Becky! It's not letting me view your wishlist for some reason - it's taking me to mine instead.

I'm so jealous that you're going to Comic Con! Ah!

Books of Amber

Emma Michaels said...

I am an old follower!
Hope you will stop by and check out my new multi-author blog 'The Writers Voice' with myself, Kristie Cook, Jamie Magee, Kim Richardson, Keary Taylor, Victoria Simcox, Jessica Sorensen, Brenda Pandos, Samantha Young, Jayde Scott, Megg Jensen, Danyelle Leafty and guest authors!

The Writers Voice
"Where you get to know the people behind the pages."

If you suggest your favorite author in the comments we will see if we can contact them for an interview, guest post or other exclusive content!

Emma Michaels

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I enjoy imagining different endings for books so this was a fun assignment.

My Head is Full of Books

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Cool weather. Halloween. My birthday. Pumpkin bread. Everything fall!

Here's my list of books I'm looking forward to this fall!

And it's time for
Readerbuzz's September Giveaway! A $25 Amazon Giveaway! and It's Time for the Indie Lit Awards!

Stop by! I always follow back.

Alice said...

When I click your wishlist link I just get my amazon wishlist instead. I'd really love to have a look at your wishlist.

barmybex said...

OK I have re-linked to my wishlist so it should be working now. Thanks for letting me know :D

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Alice said...

I'd love to send you Here Lies Bridget. Email me your address to:

barmybex said...

thank you :D *excited squeal* you're the best Alice.

KristinCanRead said...

Just hopping through. Friday Post! Old Follower!

barmybex said...

nice to have you here again Kristin.:D