Friday, March 25, 2011

Follow Friday & Blog Hop

Happy Friday! Here's our weekly opportunity for bloggers to come together and check out each others sites. Please remember to leave a comment below, along with your link so that I can check out your site, and return the favor.

If you want to participate, it's easy. To learn more and to enter, check out: Parajunkee  and Crazy for Books!

Q. Inspired by the inane twitter trend of #100factsaboutme, give us five BOOK RELATED silly facts about you.

1. If left completely alone, I'd read a full length novel in 3-4 hours in one sitting.
2. I read in my car during my lunch break.
3. For a while after reading a series, I think in the speech patterns of the characters. (Right now, I keep thinking "Win!" thanks to Strider in the LotU.)
4. When one of my good friends arrives at work every day, we spend at least our first 10 minutes dishing on what we read the night before.
5. I get really bummed out when finishing a series and have to start something new right away. I call it "breaking up" with the last set of books.
6. *BONUS ANSWER* I absolutely hate it when the cover models don't match the character descriptions in a book. It drives me nuts.
Book Blogger Hop

Q. If you could physically put yourself into a book or series…which one would it be and why?

That's really hard. I'm going with the assumption that I can do whatever I want or be whoever I want in this instance. So I'd say either The Dark Hunter books, so I could completely pulverize Artemis OR The Lords of the Underworld so I could be Torin's HEA. (Don't tell my husband.)

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At Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 8:54:00 PM CDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here are my book-related facts.

1. OMG, I think in the speech patterns of characters too! I thought like a Scotsman for weeks after Outlander.
2. I read Braille, so if I read more than about four hours, my fingers start to tingle, and I have to take a break.
3. I got so mad/disgusted at the ending of Edgar Sawtelle that I refused to start another book for a week.
4. I "shop" on Goodreads the way most women shop in fashion boutiques.
5. Stephen King scared me bad enough with one of his books, that I had to sleep with my door open one night. LOL. (I was twelve though.)

My blog is at
I'd love for everyone to visit and follow, and I follow all followers' blogs.

At Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 9:03:00 PM CDT , Blogger Aimee said...

I can read a full length novel fast too! Sometimes that isn't a good thing when I don't have anything handy to replace it! I'm a new follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Press

At Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 9:10:00 PM CDT , Blogger Megan Mack said...

I can completely relate to number 5. I'm always really sad about having to finish a series. I feel like whatever I find next won't be nearly as good but they usually are :P

BTW...I hope you're loving the Black Dagger Brotherhood :D

New follower!! Have a great weekend!

Megan Marie

At Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 9:12:00 PM CDT , Blogger Kristen - Seeing Night said...

New Follower (: I can do number 1 as well! I usually just close my door and everyone knows that means leave me alone lol.
Here if my FF: Seeing Night Reviews

At Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 9:15:00 PM CDT , Blogger Bailey said...

I know what you mean about finishing the last book of a series. It is so sad so I have to start a new book right away so I don't mope about it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! =)

IB Book Blogging

At Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 9:47:00 PM CDT , Blogger Lindsay said...

#1 should have been on MY list! My husband says I am dangerous lol
I've been known to stay up literally all night and read a book start to finish. Oops!

Thanks for your comment! Returning your follow as well!=)

At Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 9:52:00 PM CDT , Blogger Tyraa said...

I hate finishing a series too! I get soo attached!
New Follower :)

At Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 10:00:00 PM CDT , Blogger Crazybookworm said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog The Crazy Bookworm! I hate "breaking up" with books too. Especially when I related or connected with the characters.

At Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 10:06:00 PM CDT , Blogger Self-Therapy Expert (Not really) said...

New follower! About #5, I totally feel lost and desolate when I finish a series or a really good book that doesn't have a sequel yet!

At Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 10:06:00 PM CDT , Blogger Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. New follower! I tend to think in my character's speech patterns too. I read in the bathroom during work breaks :-)
My Hop

At Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 10:08:00 PM CDT , Blogger Soooz Burke said...

Greetings from Downunder in OZ. I am a new follower courtesy of follow friday.

I also have real problems breaking up with books, I miss the characters ...until i start the next novel.
Pop by and visit me at

At Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 10:27:00 PM CDT , Blogger Lisa Jo said...

Hey there! New follower!

Ugh! I wish I could read a book in 3-4 hours! It usually takes me about 6-8. I'm not a super fast reader! lol

It is a bummer to finish a series! But I always pick up the next one hoping it's just as great...and sometimes I'm right! :-D

Lisa Jo @ Once Upon A Chapter

At Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 10:30:00 PM CDT , Blogger Lindsay Cummings author said...

new follower!! love the blog!

follow me?!

At Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 10:49:00 PM CDT , Blogger Sniffly Kitty said...

Oooh I love dishing with people on books ^.^

Sniffly Kitty
Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books

At Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 11:19:00 PM CDT , Blogger Christy @ TheReaderBee said...

I'm the same with #1! This doesn't happen often, because the kiddos are usually around. But if everyone's gone, I can finish a book in no time! :)

At Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 11:56:00 PM CDT , Blogger Ms. C said...


Great blog - I'm a new follower! I like to read during my lunch breaks, too :)

Take care & happy reading,
Ms. C

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 1:03:00 AM CDT , Blogger pussreboots said...

My answer's a little selfish. Come see why. Happy blog hop.

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 5:08:00 AM CDT , Blogger Sophia Chang said...

Dang you are a fast reader!

And I love smut too! So nice to meet you through the hop :)

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 7:24:00 AM CDT , Blogger Sakura Sandra said...

Hiya. I am your newest follower for the FF/hop and you should stop by my blog to follow me too and read some of my reviews if you have some time as well! :)

Thanks and that is so awesome you have a good reading buddy you can gossip with everyday! All of my best reading friends I know exclusively through the internet. :( Oh well, I still have a really good time talking about my reads in typed form too. (^_^)

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 9:41:00 AM CDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hiya1 New follower coming from the FF o Crazy for Books :-)

Nice picks with the Dark Hunter series and Artemis especially :-)

I steal reading time whenever possible ;-) Find out what my pick is for which series I'd want to put myself in if you're so inclined.

Have a great weekend!

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 9:42:00 AM CDT , Blogger Sarah (The Brazen Bookworm) said...

New follower from the hop!

I love how you said it's like "breaking up" when you finish a series -- I know exactly how you feel!

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 10:05:00 AM CDT , Blogger Unknown said...

New follower! I prefer to be left alone so that I can finish a book and I find that when people try to talk to me, I read much slower. Have a happy weekend!

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 10:12:00 AM CDT , Blogger Kristi The Book Faery said...

We have so much in common! I hate breaking up with my books, too!

I'm a new follower! Stop by and see me!

Kristi-The Book Faery's FF

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 11:42:00 AM CDT , Blogger Unknown said...

Hi! Thanks for coming by and following. I'm here to do the same. I love the BDB (hence, the reason why I'd be more than happy to jump into that series). I also love your genre choices in books: smut and paranormal smut. I can relate to that since I guess some might call my writing that. lol

Have a great weekend!

Gabrielle Bisset

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 12:03:00 PM CDT , Blogger It's a Book Thing said...

Hey Hey! Thank you for hopping by the blog

Happy Hopping

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 1:02:00 PM CDT , Blogger Unknown said...

Just hopping through from the blog hop. I really like your blog. I'm your newest follower =o)

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 1:03:00 PM CDT , Blogger Tena said...

Happy FF
Following you back

Tena @ Crazy Book Slut

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 1:51:00 PM CDT , Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your answers To be Torins HEA would be perfect *sigh* I won't tell your husband if you don't tell mine :-)

Lovee your blog - I'm your newest follower :-)

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 2:21:00 PM CDT , Blogger Howard Sherman said...

Apologies in advance for my answer this week as it will not immediately resonate with the book blogger population which happens to be 99.5% female.

My choice is a book series geared towards guys which won’t enthrall the vast majority of my fellow book bloggers (who are almost entirely female) with the extensive discussion of powerful weapons and sexy milspec gear, beautiful women, eye-popping action sequences (with occasionally obscene violence), and the like.

But there IS something in my answer that just about everyone of the female persuasion can benefit from my decidedly “books for guys” post. Hop on over to to find out what it is.

Happy Hop Friday!

Howard Sherman

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 2:25:00 PM CDT , Blogger Unknown said...

I know how you feel when reading the last book of a series, especially one that is 5-6 books you become so attached to the characters that you hate to see the story end.

I read in my car too during my lunch hour :)

My FF:

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 3:07:00 PM CDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always hate finishing a series I love!

It is like a break up.


At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 4:22:00 PM CDT , Blogger Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

hi! thank you muchly for visiting my blog and for the follow!

we seem to be a lot alike. i always keep a book in my locker at work to sneak a little reading in, and one of my huge pet peeves is when i have a specific description of a character in my head, the one the book gives...then the cover doesn't match! it's like...gah!

also, you mentioned the lords of the underworld series, so you got my attention right away. :)

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 4:53:00 PM CDT , Blogger Carissa said...

OOOooo The DARK HUNTER SERIES!!!! Great choice!

Like you, there are just way too many good series out there for me to be able to choose just one, but the Dark Hunter series or the BDB would be awesome! So many beautiful men running around ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by! New follower now! Happy Hop!!!

Check Out My Blog Hop!

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 5:47:00 PM CDT , Blogger Kelly said...

Hi! Just swinging through on the Follow Friday. Hey, I got a real kick out of reading your "5 Silly Book Facts"! I loved the comment about how you speak like your characters. After I read the BDB books, I use a LOT of "brother" slang. I had to chuckle.

What a lovely blog you have! Anyway, I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Kelly (and Donna too!) Book Lover's Hideaway

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 9:36:00 PM CDT , Blogger Liz said...

Great facts! New follower. =]

That's What Liz Read

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 10:29:00 PM CDT , Blogger Unknown said...

new follower! Love your blog & great silly book facts!

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 10:38:00 PM CDT , Blogger Small Review said...

Wow, I wish I could read as quickly as you! I'm a much slower reader. Hopping by and following :)

At Friday, March 25, 2011 at 11:24:00 PM CDT , Blogger Marathon said...

*cracks up* I like your choices for the Hop. And thanks for stopping by earlier! :)

Asher K.

At Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 6:31:00 AM CDT , Blogger Deea said...

Hey Jen!
I'm a bit late here, but I didn't want to miss this hop!:))
So it feel like a sad breakup when I finish a series for me too, and it's hard to move on to another one. And I hate it when the cover models don't match the character descriptions in the book, too! Ugh!
Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, I'm your new follower now!

At Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 7:45:00 AM CDT , Blogger Precious said...

Hi Jen! Thank you for visiting and following! I'm here to return the favor. I'm your newest follower! :)

At Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 8:46:00 AM CDT , Blogger Simone said...

intersting facts! and i hate "breaking up" with a book series too.. it almost feels like betrayal.

At Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 9:05:00 AM CDT , Blogger Kiwi Ivashkov said...

Ditto with the "Break up"!*sniff*
I haven't hear of either! Must check them out!:D
Your secret is safe..thats what blogger buddies are for!*grin*
have a great weekend!
Hop by

At Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 4:45:00 PM CDT , Blogger Unknown said...

Hmm... 5 facts, I thimk I shall stick to one. I enjoy reading!

If I was stuck in Sherrilyn Kenyon's dark hunter series you will never see me again! *licks lips*

Mad Scientsit

At Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 7:15:00 PM CDT , Blogger Elizabeth said...

LOL...we won't tell your husband. :)

Hope you have a fun hop.

My answer has three choices...stop by if you like.

At Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 7:43:00 AM CDT , Blogger Lamia (The Book Eater) said...

Your book-related facts are really interesting! I've never "thought" like a book character, but it happens all the time in real life when I'm around a certain person a lot.
And I break up with books, too! I'm always so reluctant to start something new when I've just finished an amazing story. I'm like that with TV shows as well.

Also, all your BDB reviews are making me want to tackle the series. I may do just that thanks to you :)

At Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 11:13:00 AM CDT , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

Thanks Lamia! It a fantastic series that I would recommend to any PNR fan. If you start it, let me know what you think!


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