Friday Book Blog Hops July 22!

July 22, 2011
It's Friday and time for some book blog hops!

Every week Jennifer at Crazy for Books has a blog hop for book bloggers!

This week's question is:


Q: What’s the ONE GENRE that you wish you could get into, but just can’t?

A. I just can't get into science fiction. It may be because I'm simply not that interested in science, but if I do read about science, I prefer science FACT.

At Parajunkee's View, it is Feature & Follow Friday.



This week's question:

Q. 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?

 
A: I really thought about this. There are some "mysterious" authors I'd like to know more about, such as Tom Pynchon. Who is he? The only problem is that I haven't read any of his books! J.K. Rowling comes to mind, because I love the story of how she wrote much of the first Harry Potter book in a local coffee shop. I love to write in coffee shops and also in mall food courts BEFORE the mall opens!
I would really like to talk to some DEAD authors, too. Jane Austen and all of the Brontes! J. D. Salinger! Ernest Hemingway and Sylvia Plath! I wish there had been better medications for depression when Ernest and Sylvia were alive. So sad . . . and then there's John Keats and the other tragic English romantics . . . gosh, the list is endless!

Another blog hop is held by G Reads:



This week's question:

Q: Bookshelf Tour: Where do you keep your books at home? Are they organized?

A. My books used to be organized! When I was little, my room wasn't that neat, but all my children's books was arranged on my big bookcase in alphabetical order by the author's last name!

My books are in a state of chaos right now! I live in a very small place (two rooms). I bought some Billy Bookshelves at Ikea. Here is one.




Right now I have some books in a storage facility, some on bookshelves, and others scattered around the bedroom, bathroom, and living room (and I'm not going to post photos of that mess!) I am giving some away to charity (if I haven't read them in ten years I'm never going to read them!). But most importantly, I bought a Kindle a few months ago and have them on there. It get hold over 3,000 books! The only books I really need to keep in book form are my beloved decorating and design coffee-table books!

Here is my Kindle with my nice padded cover:




And here is the partial list on my Kindle:

21 comments:

  1. Happy Friday! I'm a new follower. :)



    xx,

    E.J.

    Paranormal Author E.J. Stevens


    From the Shadows

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  2. Hey!

    Hopping through. I didn't think about picking any author who has died, but Plath would be interesting!

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

    Lucy

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  3. I love the red cover for you Kindle.  I went with pink for my ereader. My Book Blogger Hop answer is paranormal/fantasy. I prefer Christian fiction my genre is eclectic.
    I am your newest GFC follower.

    http://itstimetoreadmamaw.blogspot.com/ 

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  4. Raindrop ReflectionsJuly 22, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Oh, I'd love to meet JK Rowling, too, although I always wonder how she could write in a crowded place :)

    I'm a new follower- love your header! You can find my post here at Raindrop Reflections

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  5. Oh man! I love science FACT too! But sci fi is okay now and then. I'm a new follower, and I love your answers. I also have an ereader but I have a nook and I love it! Thanks for sharing. Please visit me at my blog: Lari Is Writing 

    Have a great weekend!

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  6. Hi there, hopping through and following you.Have a great weekend!Holjo @ Pedantic Phookawww.pedanticphooka.com

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  7. Mrs_laura_koehlerJuly 22, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    I have told a few people this alread. I dont know how i forgot my nook in my answer but i did. I love this thing but i also love hard copies or paperbacks. I love ikea and their book shelves because u can add to them as your collection grows

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  8. Yes, she would. Her journals are fascinating.

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  9. I don't care much for paranormal, either. Thanks for visiting and following!

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  10. I love writing being surrounded by people. As long as they don't look over my shoulder . . .

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  11. I'll definitely get a Nook one day. I do love my Kindle, though.

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  12. Yes, I love Ikea, too. I must be the Swedish in me (my mom was from Sweden) . . .

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  13. Wow, I can't believe how many responses I've seen that say they can't get into sci-fi. I generally prefer fantasy but I like a good sci-fi book every once in awhile. Actually, science fiction is interesting to study to see how some inventions have actually come about decades after the books were written.

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  14. great picks this week!
    bethfred.com

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  15. I guess H.G. Wells and Isaac Asimov were prophetic, weren't they?

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  16. hey there! i'm a new follower! hope you will stop by my blog as well and follow me! looking forward to your posts!

    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

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