Friday, September 2, 2011

Book Blogger Hop (14) + 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 are you most looking forward to this fall/autumn season – A particular book release? Halloween? The leaves changing color? Cooler temperatures? A vacation? (If your next season is other than fall/autumn, tell us about it and what you are most looking forward to in your part of the world!)

Hmmm... I think the things I am most looking forward to would be me turning 18 (yay!) in October, and the start of the holiday season, especially Halloween. Over the years, Halloween has become my all-time favorite holiday. I just love the darkness and the macabre sense of it, and even the "ghostly romance" side of it, if there is such a thing.

I absolutely love the holiday season because I get to unpack my party-planning self! I don't know... to me, there's something so exciting about planning Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, and I always look forward to trying something new every year.

Q: If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what?

Oh, this is a toughy. Well, I think my #1 revised ending would be Twilight. (SPOILERS AHEAD) I absolutely abhorred the ending Stephenie Meyer wrote. I mean it really ticked me off. The whole Bella getting pregnant thing was just too weird and unbelievable. It really took away from Edward & Bella's story.

I just remembered another one. Anna Godbersen's Splendor, part of The Luxe series. (ONCE AGAIN, SPOILERS AHEAD) I really, really wish Diana had ended up with Henry, and not run away from him to Europe. She could at least have taken him with her, and they make a new name for themselves in a different country. I just thought her leaving Henry wasn't true to Diana's strong character.

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Happy Friday!


Anne said...

I love Halloween too- I am really looking forward to fall this year.
Have a great weekend! I am a new follower.

Uomo di Speranza said...

I haven't even read the books and I possess the opinion that Bella's pregnancy is complete overkill.

PS: I'm a new follower! Please don't be frightened to frivolously check out
my Follow Me Friday post. Thanks!

Natalie said...

I never got around to finishing the Twilight series...but I don't feel so bad now knowing that the ending wasn't all that great! And I keep meaning to read the Luxe series :P I always see it at the library!

Susan said...

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays too. I hope you're enjoying I, Elizabeth. I loved it!

BookJunkie said...

Changing the Twilight Saga is a popular answer! Though I completely agree. Breaking Dawn kinda ruined it for me.

I'm looking forward to Pumpkin Spice lattes this Fall! Back at Starbucks on Sept. 6th!
*new follower!
See my FF over at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books!

Annie @ TheBookHour said...

Breaking Dawn seems to be a popular pick.
I'm a new follower! Have a great weekend. :)

Tia said...

I haven't read either of these series but, everyone seems to have issues with twilight!

My Follow Friday

Tribute Books Mama said...

love the fall season, Have a happy Friday!

Howard Sherman said...

This week’s question is perfect for Labor Day weekend with the “official” end of summer and all.

I’m all about fall! I love all four seasons and I’m sorry to see summer go (I hope to get in a few more swims in my pool) but I’m also amped up for Autumn.


For most of the same reasons we all like autumn – fall foods, Halloween, the chill in the air, changing leaves and candy corn. But I’ve got a scary slant to why I’m angling for autumn. Hop on over to my book blog at to read all about the murder, mayhem, seriously spooky stuff and even some BSP!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Howard Sherman

Emma Michaels said...

I am an old follower!
Hope you will stop by and check out my new multi-author blog 'The Writers Voice' with myself, Kristie Cook, Jamie Magee, Kim Richardson, Keary Taylor, Victoria Simcox, Jessica Sorensen, Brenda Pandos, Samantha Young, Jayde Scott, Megg Jensen, Danyelle Leafty and guest authors!

The Writers Voice
"Where you get to know the people behind the pages."

If you suggest your favorite author in the comments we will see if we can contact them for an interview, guest post or other exclusive content!

Emma Michaels

Cait said...

Yeah I pretty much hated the whole of BD. It should be rewritten from scratch IMO

The Cait Files

Hannah said...

Glad I'm not the only one to rip into Twilight here ;)

Definitely a new follower, I see a lot of historical fiction, and mention of Arthurian! Girl after my own heart. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. Happy almost birthday! I love Halloween but I like Thanksgiving even more.
My Hop

KIKA said...

already a follower :D just coming on through via hop! love the blog :)

Create a website

aparajita said...

New follower. Returning the favour. Nice answer though.

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Larissa said...

Thanks for the follow! I have returned the favor!!!

Books4Juliet said...

I've been seeing Luxe series at the bookstore but I haven't read these books yet. I hope some other day, I could finally read them. =)

New follower,
My Friday Hops

KristinCanRead said...

Just hopping through. Friday Post! Old Follower.

I also think of Fall as the beginning of the holiday season! I love this time of year!

Untouchable Treasure said...

Anne: Fall is fun! :) Thanks for following!

Uomo: It was complete overkill. Thank you for following!

Natalie: I almost wish I hadn't finished the Twilight series, it was so bad! :/

Susan: I am enjoying it so far! :) Thanks for stopping by!

BookJunkie: I completely agree. Thanks for hopping by and following! :)

Annie: Thank you for following! :) Have a good one.


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