Friday, July 1, 2011

Book Blogger Hop #8 and Follow Friday #5

So my goal is to get to 100 followers by the end of July. In fact I think tomorrow I'm going to post a contest to try to help get it sooner rather than later. But more on that tomorrow!
So let's start with Book Blogger Hop which is sponsored over at Crazy For Books.
This week's question is:
"What keeps you reading beyond the first few pages of a book, and what makes you want to stop reading a book and put it back on the shelf?"
Well, that's a hard one. Once I pick up a book, I have trouble putting it down. Not always because it is good, but because I hate quitting. But, if a story doesn't pull me in right away, grab my attention, or maybe I don't relate in any way to any of the characters even though it is a type of book that I feel that I should, those are reasons to put it down. I currently have so many books to read, that I have begun letting myself give up on books if they just don't draw me in quick enough. I just know there are so many books I want to read, that it is not worth my time to fight through a book just because I started it. I don't have a set amount of pages/chapters, although maybe I should start, maybe 100 pages?
And next is Follow Friday, hosted over at This week's question is:
"Ack! Your favorite book/movie character (example Hermione Granger played by that Emma chick) just walked into the room? Who is it and what would be your first reaction? You get extra points if you include visual stimulation."
Okay, trying to decide who to pick here. I don't quite know who would be my favorite book/movie character. Parajunkee picked Jasper Hale, and my first thought was one of the Twilight boys. But then I wondered if I could pick someone who was just either a book or a movie character, but maybe not both? Or maybe someone who is both, but I've never read the book, only seen the movie? I know, maybe I'm overthinking it too much? So to make it easier, I'll go with a Twilight guy, now I do crush on both Edward and Jacob, but I thought I'd go with one of the characters that makes me laugh in the book and in the movie, and I still adore them, and they are hot. Emmett Cullen/Kellan Lutz. I just love his character in the book, he makes me laugh with his comments to Bella and Edward in the last book, and love his character in the movies too. And some extra points for visual stimulation? I liked how Parajunkee had a video of Jasper, so here is my favorite line from Eclipse, and I can't wait till the arm wrestling scene, probably in Breaking Dawn part 2!


  1. Hi, old follower stopping by! Good answers! I'm also trying to reach 100 followers soon, so good luck! Check out my Follow Friday post on my blog and Happy Friday!


  2. In the movies, Emmett is my fav of the Twilight boys and Jasper is a close second. In the books I love Edward. **sigh**

    Hopping through via Parajunkee. I'm having a giveaway on my blog this weekend, so please stop by!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  3. I've seen the Twilight boys as a lot of people's answer today! Great pick :)

    Thanks for hopping by! I'm a new follower here!

  4. What a good choice. As you know I choose Edward but I always think of him in my head different than he appears on screen.

    Thanks for visiting FF

    Following back

  5. Hi, Lisa! New follower here :) I absolutely LOVE your blog! It's so pretty!

    I agree that Kellan Lutz/Emmett Cullen is a hilarious and fun character! He's a perfect choice for this question, and even though I'm not the biggest fan of the movies (but I love the books), Kellan is just too awesome! ;)

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!

  6. Hi! Happy Friday! I am following via Follow Friday. I am a new follower and would like to invite you to my blog for a follow visit. Thanks. Donna

    Fifty Shades of Grey give away once you're there.

  7. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower. :)

    Emmett is great! I think I would choose Edward, though. :P

    Have a nice weekend.


  8. Lisa - thanks for visiting and following my blog. I agree with you on walking. With music in my ears, the world disappears. I did some posts on "What's on your IPod" which is why I have it on my blog. The reasons behind some of the songs. Thanks again. Donna

  9. I hate not to finish a book, too, but there are some things that may turn me off.
    Oh, and Emmett is a great pick, love him, although I'd like to meet Carlisle even more.

    Have a great weekend ( or what's left of it)!
    New follower:)
    Beyond strange new words

  10. Hello, I am your newest GFC follower.
    Following via Book Blogger Hop. Syop by and follow me.

    I started reading a book the last month and it was suppose to be a very good book. But after giving it a couple of chapters I just couldn’t get into it. I put the book aside to read another day. I don’t like to do that because I feel as if my mind might have had too many distractions and I didn’t give the book a chance. So I always try to wait for another day to give it another go. I have so many other books calling to me from my to-be-read list that it can really be distracting. READ ME! READ ME!
    I prefer reading and reviewing Christian Fiction but I do read a varity of other books. I just can’t handle too scary or gory. Suspense and Mysteries I like. No explicit adult books either if I do find one I really want to read I just skip over the x-rated stuff. So what genre do I read?

  11. Happy Follow Friday! I am a follower! Hope you will stop by

    Emma Michaels

  12. Hi, thanks for visiting back:) Your question spurred this post: What Makes a Poorly Written Book?

    Fell free to come and see.

  13. I agree...there are too many books to make yourself read one you are not enjoying! Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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