Friday, July 22, 2011

Book Blogger Hop (11) + Follow Friday

It's finally the weekend, which means time for another hop! Hosted by the lovely Crazy-For-Books.

Book Blogger Hop

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!

This week's question:

What is the ONE GENRE you wish you could get into, but just can't?

The one genre that I really have never been able to get into (but really wish I could) is non-fiction. I love history and historical fiction to death. But I find that when reading biographies of certain historical figures, I just can't finish the darn book. I think it's because I'm such a hopeless romantic. That, and the art-less prose is just really hard for me to get through.

Q: Name 3 authors that you would love to sit down and spend an hour or a meal with just talking about either their books or get advice on writing from?

If I could sit down with Lisa Ann Sandell, Hellen Hollick, and L.A. Meyer, my life would pretty much be complete. If I didn't have to stop at three, I'd also invite Libba Bray and Lisa Klein along.

-To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
-(Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { } and any one else you want to follow on the list
-(Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers - We Fancy Books & Unrequited Desire
-Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
-Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
-Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
-If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
-If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Happy Friday!


Rie Conley said...

So with you on non-fiction. If I can I will avoid my textbooks (history major) so why would I seek it out in my free time? Maybe after college.

Rie @ Mission to Read

Rebecca said...

Hi, New Follow:) Great picks. I had a hard time thinking of what author's with the question this week. Happy Friday.

Jules said...


I'm a new follower! :D

I don't read as much non-fiction as I want to but I do like the occasionally book here and there.

Tracy Smith said...

New follower here from the follow friday hop as countrysunset40 on gfc. I totally agree with you on the non-fiction genre. Sometimes they are just so hard to get into.

Come on over to visit when you get the chance.

Aimee said...

Great picks! I'm a new follower. My answers are up at Coffee Table Reviews.

Pedantic Phooka said...

Hi there, I'm hopping through and following you.

Have a great weekend!

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

Gwenny said...

Ah yes, non-fiction is always a tough one for me too unless it is something I am really curious a bunch of wolf books I just ordered.

New follower!

Here is my FF and Hop.

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

I haven't read any of their books, but they seem like they should be great! Here's my FF if you want to check it out!

-Jessica (Peace Love Books)
New follower :)

Untouchable Treasure said...

Rie: So true! I don't think I'll ever get into non-fiction... :/ Thanks for commenting!

Rebecca: Thank you! I had a hard time picking authors as well... So many good ones! Thanks for following. :)

Untouchable Treasure said...

Jules: Thanks so much for following! :) I dearly wish I could get into non-fiction... good for you for being able to muster through it!

Tracy: Thanks for stopping by and following! :)

Aimee: Thanks for following! I'll be sure to stop by. :)

Untouchable Treasure said...

Pedantic: Thanks, you too! :)

Gwenny: Wow, wolfs? What an interesting subject! Thanks for stopping by and following! :)

Jessica: Their books really are fantastic. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Jo said...

The best nonfiction actually reads like fiction. I'd recommend Coop by Michael Perry, or The Poisoner's Handbook (sorry, don't remember the author on those). I really liked both of those, and they're both completely different topic-wise but read smoothly, with a great pace.

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I'd love to meet Libba too. I love her books. What have the two Lisas and Hellen written?
My Hop

April said...

I'm with you on non-fiction. It is one of the harder ones for me as well.

Have a great weekend!

April said...

By the way, love your blog!! New follower!

Untouchable Treasure said...

Jo: Thanks for the reccomendations! I'll have to check those out. :)

Alison: Lisa Sandell wrote Song of the Sparrow, my personal favorite book of all time. Lisa Klein wrote Ophelia, Two Girls of Gettysburg, and Lady Macbeth's Daughter. Helen Hollick has written a great series on Arthurian Legend, and she wrote a fantastic book called The Forever Queen.

Untouchable Treasure said...

April: Thanks so much for the kind words, and for following! :)

Daniel A Kaine said...

Hi. Happy Belated FF from a new follower. Interesting choices; don't think I've seen anyone else mention those authors yet.

Alyssa (Reader's Refuge) said...

New follower hopping through! Great choices, I love Libba Bray. Have a good weekend! :)

Reader's Refuge

pussreboots said...

A lot of biographies of famous folks end up reading like bad fan fic. :/

Since last week's pie chart about where I get my books was so popular, I thought I'd share what types of books I do read. Please stop by to see which genres I don't typically read.

Untouchable Treasure said...

Daniel: Thanks so much for hopping through! :)

Alyssa: I love Libba Bray! Thanks so much for following!! :D

Puss: I completely agree. :( But thanks for stopping by!

Maria Behar said...

I confess that the only author on your list I'm slightly familiar with is Libba Bray. I recently saw her, together with Meg Cabot & Maggie Stiefvater, at a book signing in my area.

I have a couple of Libba's books, but have yet to read them, because I just have SO many books in my TBR pile!! I really enjoyed her talk at the book signing, and promise myself to start on "A Great and Terrible Beauty" sometime this year! Lol.

As for the other authors you've mentioned, I'll have to google them. But it's great to find out about new authors!! So, thanks!!


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