Friday, July 22, 2011

Follow Friday Week 6, Book Blogger Hop Week 7 & TGIF @ GReads Week 2

This week in review: I only did 2 blog posts this week because I'm still trying to get back on track after being away for a few days, plus this insane heat wave we're having has completely addled my poor brain.  I've been trying to work on cover design for my book while my betas are editing (got notes from one of my four readers, I'm very excited because they were really complimentary - and helpful!) but I haven't gotten very far.  My two blog posts for the week were:


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TGIF at GReads Week 2: TGIF is hosted by Ginger at GReads - be sure to check out her blog and join in the fun!

This week's question: Bookshelf Tour: Where do you keep your books at home? Are they organized?

I have 4 different homes for my books: a china cabinet of sorts in my living room with the top 2 shelves dedicated to hardcover books; a small bookcase in my hallway that is filled top to bottom with books, mostly paperbacks; an entertainment stand in my bedroom that's full of movies, knick-knacks, my U2 shrine, and 2 whole shelves reserved for my favorite can't-live-without-them books; and a stack at my end of the couch under the coffee table of my library books.  Someday I hope to have a house with a huge library and an actual organizational system for my books.

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Follow Friday Fun Week 6 - this weekly meme is hosted by Parajunkee.  Check out her blog for details/rules, and to join! 

This week's question: Name 3 authors that you would love to sit down and spend an hour or a meal with just talking about either their books or get advice on writing from.
 
Well, I've always said I want to be Nora Roberts when I grow up, so she'd definitely be the first person.  I think she's an absolute genius and I don't know how she manages to pump out so many books that are well-written, well-thought-out and well-researched.  I have a ton of questions I'd like to ask her, and I'd just love to hear what she has to say to someone hoping to make it as a successful author.  The second person would be JK Rowling, who I also think is an absolute genius.  Harry Potter is so engaging, and just so real, even though it's fantasy, I'd love to get pointers and advice from her, and ask her a few specific questions, too.  I'm having trouble thinking of a third, because Nora and JK are my two writing idols, but my third would probably be Janet Evanovich, just because I've read pretty much everything she's written, including her book on writing.  I imagine she has a great sense of humour - how could she write Stephanie Plum's antics and not - so I'd love to just sit and talk to her, have a good laugh and hear what she has to say about writing, her success, etc.

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Book Blogger Hop Week 7 - This is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy For Books.  Be sure to stop by her blog to check it out.  This week's post is here.


This week's question: What’s the ONE GENRE that you wish you could get into, but just can’t?
 
There isn't one, at least not one that automatically comes to mind.  I read pretty much everything - romance, mystery, paranormal/supernatural, chick lit, historical romance, dystopian, sci-fi, urban fiction, young adult.  I just love to read, period, and have really eclectic tastes, so I'll read just about anything.

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I hope everyone's having a great Friday!  If you participate in Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday Fun or TGIF - or even if you don't - be sure to leave a comment (I love comments!) and I'll visit you in return!

19 comments:

  1. Hi there, I'm hopping through & following you.
    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
    www.pedanticphooka.com

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  2. Since last week's pie chart about where I get my books was so popular, I thought I'd share what types of books I do read. Please stop by to see which genres I don't typically read.

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  3. Hopping through. I'm definitely with you on Rowling. Everyone wants to meet her...but how can you not?
    My Hop

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  4. Great picks! I agree with Rowling. I'm sad to see the end of the HP era. I'm a new follower. My answers are up at Coffee Table Reviews.

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  5. Another point for JK Rowling! What is she up to eight now for Follow Friday? LOL.

    http://readitin7days.com

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  6. I almost put down Janet Evanovich too. I'll bet JK Rowling gets many posts today!

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  7. Hey, hopping through. I picked J.K Rowling too. It's great that you have such an varied taste in books!

    http://lily-bookhaven.blogspot.com/

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  8. I picked JK Rowling too, like everyone else :)

    I'm a new follower! You can find my post here on Raindrop Reflections

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  9. Just hopped over from Parajunkee's hop! I <3 Nora Roberts! She's my favorite romance novelist. I'm still searching for my Cameron Quinn (hot, sexy racecar driver turned boat builder, um, yes please!). Anyway, all three of yours are great choices! I'm following you now! You can see who I chose over at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books if ya like!
    Have a great weekend!
    Courtney

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  10. New follower and hopping through. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and that you can stop by at my place when you can.

    http://sensualride.blogspot.com/2011/07/follow-friday-and-book-blogger-hop.html

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  11. J.K. Rowling is a popular choice and I can totally see why. She seems like a very nice, down-to-Earth sort of person. Plus, she's got a very interesting writing/publishing story.

    Glad to have found you via the Hop!

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  12. Nora Roberts was my first pick too. I am a new follower as countrysunset40.

    Come on over to visit when you get the chance.
    http://www.tracystreasureofbooks.blogspot.com/

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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  13. Yay for JK! I picked her too. :) New follower hopping through. Have a good weekend!

    Reader's Refuge

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  14. Hi. Happy Belated FF from a new follower. Interesting choices; JK Rowling seems to be a very popular choice.

    http://shikiharu.blogspot.com

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  15. Hi There! Thanks for the follow on Twitter. I just followed your blog. Looking forward to reading more here. Would love to see you for a visit on my blog! Thanks. Donna

    http://mylife-in-stories.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi there, JK Rowling would be great to talk to! I can think of so many things I'd love to ask her.
    (new follower)
    Lisa@Cold Moon Violet My FF

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  17. Hey! I love JK Rowling! Just had some time so I thought I would look at some more Follow Friday blogs.

    New Follower!

    ~Kristin

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~Marie

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