"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=========

Friday, July 12, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday AND Book Beginnings

Alison Can Read
Feature and Follow Friday, July 12.  Featured Blog: Girl in the Woods. Congratulations.  I like your blog and your picture.

Q: Activity: PHOTOBOMB!!!! Photobomb a picture with your favorite book. Share it of course.

Not very creative since this photo is used on my blog but there is no one home to take a recent photo of me with a favorite.  However, all four of the books pictured are in my top books: Pride and Prejudice by Austen; Harry Potter by Rowling, Whistling Season by Ivan Doig, and Bean Trees by Kingsolver.

Book Beginnings at Rose City Reader:

"Madeleine Tully turned fourteen yesterday, but today she did not turn anything. Oh wait. She turned a page." -From A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty
I feel like Madeleine lots of times. Like I am nothing special and the only thing I have to do is read.

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  1. I am a HUGE HP fan :) I haven't read Bean Trees though. Happy Blogoversary! New GFC follower. Happy Friday!

    Meredith’s Musings

  2. Love your book choices!!
    New Twitter & GFC follower.

    Kimberly @ Once Upon a YA Book

  3. Happy Blogoversary! I love HP!! I'm a new follower via GFC.

    My FF

    Oh, and I just saw your Rafflecopter question too - If I could be a character in a book, I think I would be Hermione!

  4. I'd probably pick to be Lizzie Bennet from P&P or Hermione...oooh or maybe Ali from Trickster's Choice. I'm going with that one haha

  5. I really have to check out Bean Trees, sounds very interesting and the cover is great. Loved the photo!
    (blogoversary entrant)

  6. Great choices, AHH My heart is torn between Harry Potter or Lizzie Bennett!!!

    New follower here!!

    Also, since you love Jane Austen, you should check out Amy Milder's Etsy Site, Literary Lacquers, she creates nail polish colors after her favorite books! 20% off this week!

  7. Harry Potter is another book I couldn't manage to finish. I did love the Bean Trees.

  8. Hi I'm following thru from Parajunkie's follow friday.

    You can follow me back at "Literary Quill Promotions"

  9. I like that beginning – very clever!

    Thanks for playing along with Book Beginnings on Fridays. I'm a new follower.


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