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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Friday Fun!

It's Friday again. Time for some blogging fun!

I'm reading Where She Went by Gayle Forman and loving it.  Here are two quotes:
*First Line Friday at A Few More Pages.
*The Friday 56 at Freda's Voice.

"Every morning I wake up and tell myself this: It's just one day, one twenty-four-hour period to get yourself through."  -Page 1, Opening Line
"And in a few seconds my hand is at my side and it's like I've transferred a little of my crazy to Mia because it looks like her own hand is trembling. But I can't be sure because I'm drifting away on a fast current. And the next thing I know, I hear the door to her dressing room click behind me, leaving me out on the rapids and Mia back on the shore."  -Page 56

Well, it is pretty obvious from both the first line and page 56 that Adam is one depressed boy and his foul mood has a lot to do with Mia.
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 Where do you keep your books at home and how do you have them organized?

I have one large bookshelf in my family room and several smaller bookshelves where I store my books.  But I have too many books and many of them overflow into piles on the floor, stacks on my bedside table, and on my desk.  I just cleaned and tidied the main book shelf yesterday.  Now I have four new piles on the floor.  1. Books I'm going to donate to my library; 2. Books I am donating to friends or the public library; 3. Books that belong to my daughter Rita and she needs to decide what to do with them; 4. Ditto #3 except the pile belongs to my other daughter, Carly. I organize my books according to topics and authors, at least in theory.
Featured Blog this Week: We Fancy Books.  Congratulations!!!

Question of the week:  What three authors would I love to have a good sit down chat with?

1. Libba Bray- I am currently listening to Beauty Queens read and narrated by Bray herself.  She is hilarious.
2.  John Green- I am a wanna-be Nerdfighter and I love all his books.
3.  Barbara Kingsolver-She is my hero, I admire her writing so much.


  1. I donated a lot of books at the beginning of this year, it's such a hard job!

  2. Everyone should have an overflow of books :)

    I'm an old follower :)


  3. Adam does sound quite depressed.

    I give many of my books away but my very favorites occupy the a book shelf in the living room. I really have no particular way of organizing them.
    The Road to Here

  4. I love that your kidlets have enough books that they have to be in piles as well!

    Rie @ Mission to Read

  5. Stopping by via parajunkee. New follower! http://bookthatthing.blogspot.com Happy Friday!

  6. Hi found you thru #ff. Im a new follower and new to this meme. would love for you to check out mine! thanks!


  7. The opening lines and the p. 56 make me want to know more about this one. Thanks for sharing.


  8. Hi Anne!! Love your blog!! If I Stay is one of my favorite YAs...;)

  9. That's a powerful 56 and beginning. I would like to read it.

  10. Great 56, sounds like a good book. I have books all over the place. My library books I keep on the staircase, between the spindles the remainder, where ever there is a space.

  11. Where she went was good. It didn't rip out my heart like "If I Stay" did - but it was very good.

  12. Oh wow. I love that opening line.

    Here is my BBF :)

  13. Sounds like love to me... LOL
    Thanks for participating!

  14. I've heard a lot of good things about Libba Bray and John Green, but I still haven't read any of their books yet.

  15. I'm always interested in what you're reading, Anne. Looking forward to seeing how you liked Beauty Queens as some friends and I had a mini-book-group about it and none found it her best. Also wondering how she does all the footnotes and asides and intersticial bits orally...
    I'm thinking we team up and sit down Libba Bray w/Sherman Alexie, John Green, Annie Lamott, and David Sedaris. Waddaya say?

  16. One day I hope to have a study with wall-to-wall bookshelves that are full to the brim. I want a rolling ladder that I can ride back and forth, too. :) Maybe then my daughter will let me house her books on the same shelves as mine.

    Thx for the TGIF love!

  17. Hi!
    Your Friday 56 sounds intriguing. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  18. Hi, old follower stopping by! Great answers, I would love to meet Libba Bray too! Happy Friday and check out my blog hops post on my blog!

    Kristen @suchateenagebookworm.blogspot.com

  19. I love the books to be donated to your libraries. Sooo need to do that. Also, I would love to have a conversation with Libba Bray....Or maybe just sit and listen to her, lol. Don't you LOVE Beauty Queens? It was my favorite book of Bray's so far ;)

  20. Just hopped over from Parajunkee's site. I laughed when you said your books overflowed into piles. Mine do too, now they are everywhere. In the bed, on the bed, bedside table, coffee table...the most organized it gets is the Barnes and Noble bag I drag around holding the upcoming TBRs. Anyway, you can check out my FF at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books if ya like! I'll be following you from now on!
    Have a great weekend!

  21. I really liked If I Stay. I need to get a copy of Where She Went.
    I usually hold giveaways on my blog to get rid of some of the books lining my shelves.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower as well! I loved Beauty Queens, interesting to read that the author is fun to hear read it! I also love your Groucho Marx quote, as I am a huge Marx Brothers fan. I'm also a teacher, who wants to be a librarian. So I'm sure I'll really enjoy your blog!

  23. Hopping through. Barbara Kingsolver is a great choice. I'd love to get some writing tips from her.
    My Hop

  24. first lines! first time i've come across this meme :)

    i love barbara kingsolver. never read beauty queens - i was a little disappointed with the gemma doyle trilogy, but maybe i should give libba bray a chance?

    (new follower)

  25. I did this one too! Oh and having too many books is always a good thing!


  26. Thanks for dropping by @ We Fancy Books *waves*

    Following you now :)

  27. "Question of the week: What three authors would I love to have a good sit down chat with?"

    In response to this, I'd say I want to sit down and talk to the most intriguing author ever ... Niccolo Machiavelli. His book "The Prince" amazes me and scares me at the same time.

  28. Thanks for participating in First Line Friday!

  29. Thank you for stopping by my FF and for the follow. I am returning your follow!

    I absolutely loved Where She Went! I look forward to seeing what you think :D


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