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:


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



    Paranormal Author E.J. Stevens

    From the Shadows

  2. Hey!

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


  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. 

  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

  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!

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

  14. great picks this week!

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

  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!


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