Friday 15 April 2011

Follow Friday & Book Blogger Hop

This week has been one of those good day/bad day mixes. The particularly good days were the ones I had off work, today which is my wedding anniversary and a family day out on Mon. The not so good days were yesterday, when I had a tooth out under sedation and today as I'm still feeling a bit woozy and definitely sore. Hopefully it'll soon be healing though.

On the book front I've read a few over the last week and a bit later I'll be bringing you a Q&A with the author of one of those book - Scratch - Danny Gillan. And I'll be really happy if I make it to 100+ followers today, am sitting at 98 right now and that would feel like a huge milestone for my little blog. For now, moving on to Follow Friday...

Over at Parajunkee's the question is:

Do you have anyone that you can discuss books with IRL? Tell us about him/her.

The only person I really discuss books with is my Dad. He loves to read too although his tastes aren't quite as wide as mine, so we only tend to talk about and share action, thriller and crime novels. I used to have a colleague who would chat about books, we'd suggest new authors to each other but she's retired now.

Usually I join in the Blog Hop, but not entirely sure what's going on with that, no Hop last weekend but then a midweek one and no indication of whether this weeks will be posted later or not. Will keep an eye and update later if it is posted.

Book Blogger Hop
Yeay, we now have a question or rather an activity!

Pick a character from a book you are currently reading or have just finished and tell us about him/her.

I have just finished the 4th book in Stephen Harper's King's X series (will review it later) I love the character Wendell Book. He's a vice cop, but hasn't been on the job long enough to be jaded. He's tough but cares about the people he meets on the job. During the series he has to deal with some massive, life changing revelations including what happened to his dad before he died. Yet at the same time he's looking out for teen runaway Molly. I'm just sad I've finished the first part of the series, the bright light being that Stephen has promised more King's X installments!

Have a great weekend everyone!


Anonymous said...

I'm all screwed up with the Hop too! I was devastated that there wasn't one last week. I go over all excited to do one this week and, alas, it has already happened and I missed it! Crazy. I'm a new follower.

Christy @ TheReaderBee said...

That's great that you can talk to your dad about books! I love being able to talk to my family about them. :)

Blog Hop is now up for this week. Check it out!

And thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm now following your blog!

Becky LeJeune said...

Hi, TC. Hopping in return. The Silent Land is a pretty intriguing read. Graham Joyce gets blurbs from Stephen King, Peter Straub, and Charles De Lint and has won quite a few fantasy awards. This was my first by him. It's fairly short and really gripping. If you try it out, come back and let me know what you think.

Addicted to Paleo said...

Sounds like a great series! Thanks for the character summary!


Lumee said...

It's sweet that you can talk to your dad about that. I'm kinda in the same boat; me and my sister like some of the same genres but her tastes aren't as wide as mine either.
btw, followed you back and happy friday!

Lumee said...

I just realized I am your 100th follower! I don't know exactly why I am so happy about that... :)

BookMarc Blogpants said...

Stopped by from FF, enjoyed what I read and am now a follower.

TC said...

Thanks for hopping by everyone, and yeay, surpassed the 100 follower mark! Another "good" mark for the week (along with the 2 dozen roses hubby got me for our anniversary today)

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I love talking about books with my dad too, although we don't read a lot of the same books. We're both history buffs though.
My Hop
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Anonymous said...

Just hopping by as your sprung up on my Feed :D I hope you got to your 100 followers - i am yet to get that high!

I have never read Stephen Harper before. At the moment i am reading Room - hop over to my blog and see my answer!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Your father/daughter book connection sounds fun. My dad reads but we don't read the same books. We also live in different places.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

thanks for stopping by my blog!!