Friday, 20 May 2011

Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday

This week has felt like a long one, so I'm glad Friday is finally here. With 2 weeks off work, a camping trip with family and my scuba refresher course coming up it's shaping up to be a good fortnight! As usual I'm joining in with Jennifer and Parajunkee, to find great blogs and chat to others, so here are this week's questions:

Book Blogger Hop
At Jennifer is asking "If you were given the chance to spend one day in a fictional world (from a book), which book would it be from and what would that place be?"

Oooh, this is hard! Plenty of places spring to mind but they are real places. I could go for the obvious and say Hogwarts but that is just too obvious. I'll have to think some more on this one.

At "It's circle time. Time for us to open up and share. Can you tell us FIVE quirky habits or things about you? We all have them..."

5? Right, let me think...I don't have a lot of quirky habits (at least I don't think so) so mainly things about me.

1) I talk to myself. A lot. All the time. It's great having a little person, you don't look quite so nuts as people assume you're talking to them. I was very pleased to read recently that talking to yourself is good for you, your mental health in particular. Apparently it helps reduce stress.

2) I'm a bit obssessive about checking whether I remembered to lock the car. I'll be 100m down the road and manage to convince myself I didn't lock it, then have to go back and check (sometimes more than once) Not sure why I'm so paranoid about it.

3) I really want another tattoo, one made up of 3 elements to represent hubby, Monkey and I, but I can't decide what to have done. I've been thinking about it since I got pregnant, but still no joy.

4) I'm learning British Sign Language. I absolutely love the logic behind a lot of the signs and one day I'd like to get the formal qualifications. My parents are also learning and they think it's great that they can communicate by sign through the window to one another.

5) I love Farmville on Facebook. I spend far too much time tending my farm and my husband thinks I'm bonkers, but I know I'm not alone

Thanks for dropping on by, have a great weekend everyone!


Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

I'd like to learn sign language too!

I'm a new follower! :D


Feel free to stop by my blog -

karen! said...

I found your blog via Follow-Friday. I'm following you now.

I'm the same way with the car lock and have recently developed the need to double-check that I've turned off the headlights as well.

Happy Friday! I hope you have a nice weekend.

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

I talk to myself a lot too... Sometimes it helps! lol! Good luck with your tat! I want one, but am too chicken to get it. :)

CMash said...

Hi..New follower via hop. You can find me here; CMash

The Lovely Getaway said...

stooping by to return the love and follow :) cuttee blog :)


Jen said...

I'll have to remember that talking to yourself helps reduce stress (I do it alot too). I know American Sign Language, I'm going to have to look into British.

My Hop and Follow!

BookGirl said...

I talk to myself too haha. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend!

Bookgirl @ My Book Addciton

Sarah said...

I talk to myself a lot. Mostly when I try to concentrate on things. When I was doing my blog design, I apparently was driving my husband crazy because I was debating every little detail. He couldn't stand to be in the same room.

Jade said...

I used to spend time playing Sorority Life on FB. But I finally gave it up. Those games can be addicting though! Just coming through to return the love. New follower!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Just hopping by, happy Friday.

here's mine:

TG said...

I didn't want to go with Hogwarts, because I felt it was too obvious, but then it is an obvious choice for a reason! I'd happily spend my life drinking Butterbeer in the Three Broomsticks.

Karen said...

Hogwarts would be very high on my list!

Howard Sherman said...

I’ve seen a lot of great picks and gathered some fresh titles to add to my ever-growing TBR list. My answer will probably stun most people because the world I picked is a place most people would be scared to death of and try to escape from. Me? I want in.

Hop on over to my blog and be prepared for the unexpected –

Howard Sherman

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I never played Farmville but I used to play Mafia Wars.

Alison said...

Hopping through. I agree that Hogwarts is too obvious, but I picked it too. It's just to wonderful not to.

TC said...

Thanks for all the visits and comments, I think I have returned them all! Jen, I think ASL and BSL can be quite different, you certainly get regional variations within the UK.

There are definitely too many ways to waste time on FB!

Elizabeth said...

Another Harry Potter's Hogwarts. :)

Stopping by from the blog hop....stop by my blog if you like.

I would like to live in Louise Penny's fictional town of Three Pines.

Have a fun hop.


Elizabeth said...

I like your Borrowed Book clip art.

Old Follower.

Chelsey @ Starry Sky Books said...

I always lock my car door too. Sometimes I forget I've even done it and go back to check. Thanks for stopping by. :)

TC said...

Elizabeth,, that is down to ShelleyRae at It's a great idea for a challenge. As much as I love e-books I like to support our local library - use it or lose it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by at Book'd Out earlier! I have always wanted a tattoo but have never been able to choose anything that I think I can live with forever LOl. I just ran across a posting about book themed tattoos - you might want to take a look.

Bonnie said...

I'm always afraid that I did not lock the car - it drives me nuts! Thanks for visiting me at Hands and Home!