Friday, 22 July 2011

Follow Friday and Blog Hop!



Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee 

This Weeks question is: Name 3 authors that you would like to sit down and spend an hour or a meal with just talking about either their books or get advice on writing from?

1. J. K. Rowling for obvious reasons. I grew up with Harry Potter and was recently blown away by the final movie. I watched Rowling's speech at the London movie premier and I have to admit I got more than a little misty eyed! I'd love to ask her questions about the series and thanks her for bringing us Harry Potter. She is is great role model for so many people.

2. Paige Toon. I have recently finished Chasing Daisy by this spectacular author. Her characters are real people with flaws like everyone else. It makes them so easy to relate to. If they cry, I cry. Her books are easy to read and gripping throughout.

3. Diana Gabaldon. I just want to meet the genius who created Jamie and Claire Fraser. My favourite fictional couple! 


Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy For Books and is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTis an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!

This weeks question is: What’s the ONE GENRE that you wish you could get into, but just can’t?

Well I'd love to start reading Crime Fiction. My mom reads 2 or 3 books from this genre each week. She very rarely dips into another genre. To be honest I've never actually tried to read one! I just love my romance so much, I find it hard to break away from. Does anyone love to read crime? I'd love to finally give it ago if you have any good recommendations! 

Happy Hopping!

22 comments:

  1. Stopping by for the book hop! JK Rowling is a great answer. They have her movie on Lifetime (yes I'm one of the two people who still watches lifetime network) coming on this weekend. I can't wait to see it. I would like to know how in the WORLD she came up with all the things she did.

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  2. Hello, love the color. So another JK Rowling fan, lol.
    mine are: http://sidnebkclubreviewz.blogspot.com

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  3. I want to meet JK Rowling, too :)

    I'm a new follower- you can find my blog post here at Raindrop Reflections

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  4. Hi Lucy! Thanks for dropping by my blog! I'm now following you. :D

    Lots of Harry Potter fans about these days (big duh to me, LOL) but I have to admit that I've never read the books. Must catch up!

    Have a fantastic weekend!

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  5. Hi, just hopping on by. JKR was one of my answers too. Have a great weekend.

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  6. Thanks for stopping by For the Love of Reading! Great answers to both hops! J.K Rowling is a must have on so many peoples lists. I too love romance! I think crime might be and interesting genre to get into, I have a few on my goodreads list. Maybe I should start reading one. I'm a new follower!

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  7. Okay I'm not sure if I already commented because my computer went a little crazy. Thanks for stopping by For the Love of Reading! I'm a new follower. I love romance too! But I think crime fiction would be interesting but I have no experiance with them so nothing to recomend here. Although maybe you could start with a romance-crime?

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  8. J K Rowling would be my first choice!

    I like crime fiction but don't really enjoy romance fiction.

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  9. Hi there, hopping through and following you.
    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
    www.pedanticphooka.com

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  10. JK was one of mine too. I tend to prefer mystery to crime stories. Crime gets too violent for me.

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  11. JK is a very popular choice and I'm sure she'd be full of great info. I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit me when you get a chance.

    http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/2011/07/follow-friday_21.html

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  12. New follower from the Book Blogger Hop. Your answer reminded me that I'm not really much of a straight mystery book type person. I have one mystery author I like, Diane Mott Davidson, the rest I just can't seem to get interested in reading. I also put JK Rowling as one of my choices. If you want to read my answers, go here: http://misclisa.blogspot.com/

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  13. Hi! Stopping by from the Hop!

    Have a great weekend!
    www.gracedwithbooks.blogspot.com

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  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog, The Crazy Bookworm! I haven't read any crime novels eiter but would love to dabble into the genre. If discover any great ones, please feel free to pass on a recommendation!

    Happy Reading!

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  15. Great post hon!!! THank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  16. Thanks for stopping by!
    I'd love to read crime fiction, if I didn't scare easy haha!

    Have a lovely weekend.
    <3

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  17. Hi Lucy thanks for stopping at my blog. And yeah try The Last Child by John Hart. Just magnificent!

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  18. Thanks Cassandra! I just read a few review on goodreads and it sounds like an amazing read. I'm going to give it a go! I don't think I will be disappointed :)

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  19. Hi, and Happy Belated FF from a new follower. Interesting choices. JK Rowling seems extremely popular.

    http://shikiharu.blogspot.com

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  20. You know I think just about everyone has picked J.K. Rowlings to meet..LOL. Not me, I like HP but not that much. I would like to meet James Patterson, Stephen Besecker, and Dean Koontz..

    As far as Crime novels, I don't mind them as long as it has lots of action, but am more into action thrillers..like The Samaritan by Stephen Besecker! :)

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  21. Yes, JK Rowling would also be on my list. Thanks for visiting my blog and following. You have a very nice looking blog here.

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  22. I love that almost everyone I've come across chose JK Rowling. She's such an inspiration, and the world just wouldn't be the same without Harry Potter! I don't think I've heard of the other two you chose (*gasp*), so I'll have to check them out. My mum reads crime fiction too, but I haven't read that much of it.

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