Friday, 24 June 2011

TFI Friday!

Any regular visitors know what Friday means here at Booked Up - Blog Hope and Follow Friday time! I love these two memes, it's so interesting to hear other people's thoughts and recommendations. Before I get started though, later I'll be posting an author interview with Melinda Clayton, author of Appalachian Justice and recently released sequel Return to Crutcher Mountain (review on that coming later too) And, having passed the 150 follower mark last week I'm planning a 200 follower giveaway. I've got 5 authors on board already, with e-books from a range of genres to be won. Watch this space for more info as I get closer to that next milestone!

Over at the question is : In light of the Summer Solstice, also known as Midsummer...let's talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae?

This is easy for me, I don't read many books including fairies, and it's been a long time since I read any fairy tales (still on nursery rhymes with Monkey) so it has to be Don't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon I wasn't sure it would be my thing but I thought it was great and gave it 5*

Book Blogger HopNow over at a question I'm not sure of the answer to: When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life? I'm really not sure, I've always read a lot and can't imagine not having books to turn to when I have time. My mum tells me that as a small child if we were out and about and I was getting bored she could pick up any catalogue or flyer and give it to me and I'd be happy as larry. As a kid the family all called me Bookworm so I suppose I must have realised early on how important the company of a good book can be.


Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

It is so hard to pinpoint the exact moment.

I've never read the book you mentioned but that is looking like my trend for this hop. I've read very few books about faeries.

Howard Sherman said...

When did I first realize I loved reading? I wish I could prove a pre-natal predilection towards books but my memories don’t stretch back quite that far.

The earliest memories I can recall involved books. First having them read to me then reading them on my own the minute I had the ability.

Books have been a major part of my life ever since. My passion for the written word knowing no bounds, I started writing books on top of reading them about ten years ago.

Want to know what my favorite childhood book was? Hop on over to my blog and find out:

Howard Sherman, Implementor

Sidne said...

Now see, I din't know fairy novels exist outside of Disney fairy tales stories. HMMM.

pussreboots said...

I realized how important books had become in my life in 1999. Come see what happened.

Anonymous said...

Great answer! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Somer @ A Bird's Eye Review

TC said...

Loads of interesting answers on both this week and both great questions! I've just figured out why unlike a lot of people Disney didn't cross my mind, it's because as a kid I went straight to the source and had The Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen on my shelves.

Lindsay said...

Hey TC! Thanks so much for swingin' by my blog earlier! I love your design; the colors are so pretty! I haven't read DBAW yet, but it's on my TBR list!

And my 3 year old niece is absolutely OBSESSED with Tangled! We have a friend who is the manager of our local theater, so she ended up seeing it in theater probably 6 or 7 times lol

Returning your follower, too. Have a great weekend!

The Violet Hour

Grace at Feeding My Book Addiction said...

Just hopping by! I can't imagine my life without books either. Thanks for sharing your reading story!

Here’s my Book Blogger Hop

Pedantic Phooka said...

Stopping by from the Book Blogger Hop. I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend!

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I'll have to look up Don't Breathe a Word. I'm not familiar with it.
My Hop

Chelsey @ Starry Sky Books said...

Thanks for stopping by!