"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Friday Fun. September 2.

It's that time of the week again!  Time for Friday Blog Hops!

*First Line Friday at A Few More Pages.
*The Friday 56 at Freda's Voice.

"Rush hour. So many armpits, so little deodorant." -Opening line
"When Auntie Sofia rang, Mum screamed. If my ears hadn't been cabled to an MP3 player, she would have shattered my eardrums." -p. 56

Ha-ha.  This books appears to be very funny, if my two quotes are any evidence.  I've only read about two chapters so far, but I am enjoying this book already.

Congratulations to the featured blog this week: Lisa Loves Literature. Love your blog!

Q. If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what?

 I just finished a book that I want the author to rewrite the ending: Blink and Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones.  The book is awesome.  I mean really, really good.  But the ending is just too neat and tidy.  I wish the author had left a few things up in the air or allowed for ambiguity.




  TGIF Question of the week: Which book(s) would you put in the hands of today's teenagers in hopes of making a difference in their lives?

-The Bible!

-Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories

 -A Hand to Guide Me by Denzell Washington about the role of mentors.

-You Were Made to Make a Difference by Max Lucado



  1. New follower passing through. Wow great picks for TGIF I feel like a dummy my answer was really lame.

  2. Ha, ha, very funny! I think one of those people is at my bus in the morning :-)

  3. I love the opening line, if that and the 56 are any indication this must be a very funny book. It really make me wonder about Aunt Sofia if her visits cause that kind of reaction.

  4. Thanks for sharing your Makes a Differnce list.

  5. I like the Makes a Difference list, I think I'd just give them something fun and different. something to make them love books.

  6. Ha! Love those snippets. Especially the first one!

    Here are my Friday memes: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/09/book-beginni-ngs-on-friday-is-bookish.html

  7. Hi!
    Your Friday 56 sounds like a great book. I'll have to check it out. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  8. I like the opening and the 56! Sounds fun to read!
    Thanks for participating!

  9. It's so frustrating when a book is amazing but then you get to the ending and it's a disappointment... Tough call on this week's question! I picked a book I didn't like so that I wouldn't feel as bad about bashing the ending.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads / Twitter

  10. I am a new follower!
    Hope you will stop by and check out my new multi-author blog 'The Writers Voice' with myself, Kristie Cook, Jamie Magee, Kim Richardson, Keary Taylor, Victoria Simcox, Jessica Sorensen, Brenda Pandos, Samantha Young, Jayde Scott, Megg Jensen, Danyelle Leafty and guest authors!

    The Writers Voice
    "Where you get to know the people behind the pages."

    If you suggest your favorite author in the comments we will see if we can contact them for an interview, guest post or other exclusive content!

    Emma Michaels

  11. LOL - that opening line is the funniest
    here's mine (includes a giveaway)

  12. Being the maverick that I am, I penciled in my own addition to this week’s Follow Friday question and then answered it.

    Change the ending of a book? No way, no how.

    From the perspective of a reader – it never even dawned on me. As a writer I find the notion sacrilegious.

    Wait! I can explain! Follow me back to my blog for all the verbosity – http://www.howardsherman.net

    Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Howard Sherman

  13. Hopping through. Never heard of the Denzel Washington book. That sounds interesting.
    My Hop

  14. Great quote, Tall Story sounds hilarious. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Thanks for stopping by! I'm an old follower, glad to have you following me. Have to say I love your quote post you have. The first quote about teaching them to be good readers is a great one!


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