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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Friday Hops...Follow Friday...TGIF!

It's time to do the Friday Hops!  Hopefully new friends will be made along the way.  First up: Follow Friday hosted over at Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  The idea is to visit new blogs and to follow (both directions!) In addition there are featured blogs every week.  The featured blogs this week are: In Which Ems Reviews Books and Reading in the Corner. Congratulations.  I am following!  Are you?

Now for the question of the week:

Q:  If you could have dinner with your favorite book character, who would you eat with and what would you serve?

Hmm...So many characters, so little time to dine.  I'd choose... Captain Corelli from Corelli's Mandolin because I want to learn to speak Italian and I want an excuse to make Eggplant Parmesan.  Silly reasons, but true!

TGIF at GReads
Question: Spooktacular Reads: Which books do you consider festive Halloween reads? Which stories have chilled you to the bone?

I am not much of a horror genre reader, nor am I a horror movie goer, for that matter.  But when I do read a book that has some sort of "spook" in it, I get very scared.  Case in point: The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, the ghost in the closet/mist/garden had me terrified.


  1. Great answer. I've never had eggplant parmesan, but you had me at parmesan.
    Happy #FF
    New follower :)
    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter

  2. I really want to learn to speak Italian, also! I think it is a beautiful language! And I'm married to an Italian (native to the U.S. though)! New follower! My FF: Mom Reads My Books

  3. I would lover to try your Eggplant Parmesan! It's a bit of an obsession of mine. Not so old follower.

  4. Thanks for stopping by! There is a way to follow without using networked blogs. If my GFC follow button doesnt' show up, just click follow at the top of my blog on the left hand side above the title! Thanks again!
    Amie@Mom Reads My Books

  5. Hopping through. I would love to read more Zafon books. I've only read Shadow of the Wind but I really liked it.
    My Hop

  6. I don't read many spooky books, but I watch horror movies even LESS. I am so easily susceptible to having nightmares so I don't even chance it anymore.

    Happy weekend!

  7. Nice choice, old follower, here's mine http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com/2011/10/feature-and-follow-friday-2.html

  8. I'm with you! I'm a COMPLETE scaredy cat. When I read the Ghost Files I freaked out when the ice maker dropped ice.

    Sometimes I can be a complete spaz!

    Rie @ Mission to Read

  9. I just listened to Prince of Mist a few weeks ago which included spooky music throughout... Seriously creepy stuff!

  10. New follower! <3


  11. I'll have to check out The Prince of Mist - I'm always on the lookout for a new scary book!

  12. I haven't read that one, but it's on my list. I keep thinking I should move it up!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! New follower here!

    Cheers and happy weekend!

  13. Oh yeah, eggplant parmigiana is awesomeness with sauce. Well, if you know how to make it, anyway. The trick is: peel the eggplant first, like a potato. ^____^

    Shooting for the Moon


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