For What It's Worth

Friday, June 24, 2011

Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday!

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy For Books.

Question: When did you realize that reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?  About two years ago. I really only read about 4 or 5 books a year before that. I even made reading part of my New Years resolution by promising to read 1 book per month. Then for some reason something clicked and one book a month turned to one book a week & then one book a day. I occasionally go through reading slumps but I don't think I could ever go back to the days of casual reading. It's sort of like breathing to me now. I NEED to read, I need to discuss books, I can't imagine life without it.


Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee

Question: In light of the summer solstice. Also known as mid-summer...let's talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae? I really dislike the fae (beautiful but manipulative, creepy, lying son of b*&#@'s....!!) so I don't have a favorite fae story. As for a fairy tale - the one the comes to mind is Beauty and the Beast. It has a great message, loving someone no matter what, true love can heal. I also tend to like the story in all it's incarnations. I've been reading a few modern takes on the classic and I've liked them all and of course the Disney movie is adorable.

Thanks for stopping by I'll be hopping back!

I'm participating in the Midsummer's Eve Giveaway Hop that ends tonight! Click HERE to enter.

It's International & I'll be picking two winners!


  1. "I really dislike the fae (beautiful but manipulative, creepy, lying son of b*&#@'s....!!)"

    Oh my GOD! That just made my morning. Seriously. You are awesome. New follower! Hopping by on the blog hop :)

    ♥ Trish My Follow Friday Post

  2. Love your answer! I'm a new follower :)
    Happy Friday

  3. Great answer. I haven't read much about the fea so I honestly can't answer this question. I have to agree with you Beauty and the Beast is a great movie!

    My answer:

  4. Really tell me how you feel about Fey. I know how you feel LOL. Happy friday .

  5. Wow! I wish I could read one book a day! New follower!

    Somer @ A Bird's Eye Review

  6. Old follower

    Wow, you don't like Fey? Have you read the Iron Fey series?

    I love Beauty and the Beast too.

  7. HAHAHA!! :D I really hated the fae, too, but they've started to grow on me ... the Fever series has a LOT to do with it, of course, even though those fae are *exactly* like you described, LOL (then again, ALL the Fever characters are like that, so it might just be a Karen Marie Moning thing :P) ... and Chime pretty much sealed the deal for me!! (",)

  8. 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

  9. I too have a need to read books. It has, especially since I started blogging, become a huge part of my 'me' time and it is one of those things I do for the pure enjoyment of it.

  10. I love your blog lay out. Beauty and the Beast was my answer too. Great choice.

    Here's my Friday

    Amy@adumbrations (new follower)

  11. Hi Karen! You might not like the holly black books if you aren't a fan of the fae, but she mixes the mythology in with real life really well.

  12. Hey stopping by from follow friday, great choices & great blog! Looking forward to more posts. Have a great weekend. New follower!

    Darcy @ Open Book Empty Cup

  13. Wow a book a day? That's amazing. And I really love your opinion of the funny.

  14. Hey there, I found your blog via Follow Friday, and I'm your latest follower!

    If you get a moment, head over to Teen Fiction Centre and have a look around!

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

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  16. I go through slumps too...And it bites when I'm in it...I'm in it now :( (Found your blog from Crazy-For-Books)

  17. Hopping through. I like the Wings books. They're nicer fairies, although still not perfect.
    My Hop

  18. It feels really great to turn the corner with reading books. Hard to beat turning in early with a good book in hand.