Friday, April 1, 2011

Book Hop & Follow Friday (11)

This week, I'm participating in three different Friday memes! Crazy for Books hosts the Book Blogger Hop. Parajunkee's View hots Folly Friday. And a new Friday question to the block, TGIF at Greads! These are all wonderful opportunities for bloggers to get to know each other better.

Today's question from the Hop...

"Since today is April Fool's Day in the USA, what is the best prank you have ever played on someone, OR that someone has played on you?"
Is it weird that I can't think of a single thing...? I scare really easily, so my boyfriend is constantly playing little tiny tricks on me, but I actually can't think of any huge prank. Sorry, lol!
Today's question from Follow Friday...
"What is the book that you really don't want to admit to loving?"
Honestly, it's probably still Twilight. Online it's not so hard to admit, since there are a bunch of fans out there, but in real life? Ugh. I used to keep the set in the bedroom, where only I could see it. But recently, I've actually reorganized by shelves, and it's out in the living room loud and proud. I still squirm a little whenever friends cover over and just hope they don't notice it, though. 
Today's question from TGIF...
"Characters We Love: Which male and/or female character have your found yourself connected to the most?"
Wow, what a loaded question. I think I honestly get more attached to the story and world than feel connected to a specific character. But if I had to choose the most, it would probably be Harry from the Harry Potter series. I grew up with the books, and I've grown up with the actors in the movies (I'm the same age as Dan!). I can't imagine being more connected to anything literary than that.
Though Katniss from The Hunger Games or Clary from The Mortal Instruments could probably be close seconds. 


  1. Hi! Just hopping over from Parajunkee's Blog Hop! I'm glad to hear that Twilight has found it's way into the living room! Here's mine!

  2. Oh! And I'm a new follower too!! Love your blog!

  3. I love that you've grown up with these characters. I'm sort of jealous of those who did with Harry Potter. I was almost out of high school by the time HP came on the scene; however, I wasn't much of a reader back then (surprised? lol).

  4. I agree with you about Twilight. I find myself being very defensive when I explain why I enjoyed the book. I also try to acknowledge all the things that can be negative about it too. I don't do it with other books, but I guess I want people to know I am aware.

  5. I love Katniss!

  6. I scare easily, too. When I was a kid, my brother loved hiding around the corner and popping out when I came by just to hear me scream. The hubster thinks that's a pretty fun game, too. Boys, sheesh!

    Glad to have found you via the Hop!

  7. A load of people have been saying twilight gets loads of negative reactions which is weird cause here in the UK it's still pretty cool :P Have a great weekend

  8. I feel the exact same about my Twilight guilty pleasure lol! I remember buying the second one -- I hid it behind my back until I got to the cash register and then chucked it in my bag asap. Oh well, it was good!!!

  9. Good to know you aren't a prankster either....I don't like to do that or be the one being pranked...I think it is childish. :)

    I am stopping by from the blog hop.

    Hope you have a fun blog hop.

    Stop by my blog if you like to see my answer.

  10. @Susie: Thanks for stopping by! :D

    @Ginger: It's one of those experiences I wouldn't trade for anything in whole world.

    @Alexis: I try to defend it in an almost negative way sometimes. :-P Like, oh, I know it's crap, but it's kind of a fun read, blah, blah, blah.

    @Cyndi: Katniss is definitely a badass. ;D

    @Susan: lol, I can looking at my guy right in the face, and he can still scare me. And he does it all the time! Boys and their silly scaring games. :-P

    @Cait: Lucky! It's definitely got a bad reputation to a lot of people here.

    @Chelsey: I hid that I was even reading them from our roommate at the time! He'd come home from work, and I'd shove the book under a pillow or something until he got to his room, then mad dash to the bedroom. I didn't want anyone knowing I was actually reading them!

    @Elizabeth: Me too, honestly. It's just not the most fun thing in the world to me, like it seems to be to a lot of people. :-P

  11. Clary is amazing. She and Jace were on my list but like you said a loading question. I could of listed off too many characters that I enjoyed and connected with.

    Mad Scientist