Friday, January 7, 2011

Book Blog Hop and Follow Friday - January 7

It’s been two weeks since our last hop, but today we’re reemerging from our antisocial shell!!!  To prove our sincerity, we’re going to be adding a second meme to our list of Friday shenanegans – Follow Friday. 

Thanks to Crazy-For-Books and Parajunkee’s View for hosting these fun events. On to the questions!
Follow Friday - What book(s) have you discovered lately from someone’s book blog?

A question of this caliber deserves a two part answer.  First, we were recently pressured by our friend over at The 200LB Man to read Very Good, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse.  What a great recommendation and our raving review will be posted shortly.

Secondly, we’d like to thank the overall book blogging community for two reads: The Book Thief and The Hunger Games.  Both books were excellent and the many great review inspired us to remove these from our TBR pile.  Thanks everyone!

Okay, so we didn’t technically answer the question, but there you have it.

Book Blogger HopBlog Hop: What book influenced or changed your life?  How did it influence / change you?

Wow, deep question for this week.  The obvious answer for us would be the Bible, but in our fiction world there are so many books that have impacted us in small ways.  To Kill a Mockingbird was the first book to show us the power of literature.  I Capture the Castle helped us understand that it’s okay for a book to conclude without a super-happy ending (although we did grieve for about 2 months).  Bag of Bones was the first book to show us that forgiving people in the fiction world is just as difficult as it is in the real world.  There are probably 27 other novels we’d like to add, but we realize it’s important not to put our readers to sleep...      

Also, we’re a little concerned that our “Follow” button might be sticking...  If you would be so kind to give it a test, we’ll make sure yours is working as well.


  1. I'm your newest follower!! Hopping by! Love the site! Love the hop! Happy days :) You can find me blogging here:
    Take a peek!

  2. Hi,
    Just hopping by and following through. To Kill A Mockingbird is definately a huge influence

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. Books can really leave a mark in our lives. To read what that book is in my life, come visit me at Clandestine Sanctuary.

    Dropping by via the hop. Old follower. Have a great weekend!

  4. Happy Follow Friday! I'm your newest follower!

    Really looking forward to your future posts :)

    Be sure to check out my blog if you get a chance:

  5. lol about the follower button sticking! i just 'checked' it!! i'm a new follower!!

  6. Hey you, just stopping by on the hop and follow. I'm a new follower. To Kill A Mockingbird is a great work of art. Have a great New Year. Happy Reading!!!
    See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous

  7. Thanks for the comment and the follow! Following you back. :)

  8. Hi,

    Thank you so much for the comment and the follow.
    I am following you back! :D


  9. here's mine

  10. Hi, stopping by and following. :)
    I Capture the Castle is AMAZING! Love your choices. :)

  11. Hi--found you through the hop and tested your follow button. Seems to be working now. ;)

    I really like your answers--and thanks for giving a *real* answer instead of just saying "oh, so many books have influenced me, I couldn't possibly name them all." I listed Madeleine L'Engle as the first author to hold sway over me.

  12. wow!! you guys I seriously love this blog!!!! you and your kids are so cute!! btw, your button is working fine, I checked it ;)

  13. Happy Follow Friday! I am a follower!!!

    Emma Michaels

  14. I don't have a single book to point to. Come by and see why.

  15. Happy New Year!!

    Great answer.


  16. Just hopping by for Follow Friday :P Visit my blog and enter the giveaway when you get the chance! :)

    Have a good weekend!

  17. My answer (from FF)-- My current read: Amber Frost, I found at Bitten by Books
    I am hopping by from Follow Friday. I’m following you and would love it if you follow me back! Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  18. This will probably come of something as a surprise but the book that changed/influenced my life (more than any other) is a non-fiction book. I know we all focus on novels and the fanciful fiction we love to read but The Four Work Week is the book that gets all the credit. I know the title sounds fictional but it really isn’t. Hop over to my blog and find out why –

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Day!

    Howard A. Sherman

  19. stopping by & returning your follow!
    Also, I have to say, The Hunger Games is one of my favorite series ever! Glad to see you guys are enjoying it. Happy Reading =)

  20. To Kill a Mockingbird was my choice for this week's question. You mentioned some great books! Happy Reading!


  21. Hi. Just found you on the blog hop and stopped in for the first time. You've got a very nice blog here and can I just say what a cute couple you're both adorable! I'm signing up to follow right now (for the reviews, not because you're cute!)
    Nice to meet you,

  22. Hopping through. I loved TKAM. I enjoyed I Capture The Castle, although I didn't love it as much as most people do.
    Happy weekend!
    My Hop

  23. Just stopping by from the Book Blogger Hop. Have a great week!

    Wakela's World

  24. Stopping by from the hop. Have a great weekend!

    LOL! I wouldn't have fallen asleep. I think it would be interesting :).

    My hop is here

    Happy Reading,
    Zakiya LadyWings

  25. Happy weekend! I've awarded you the stylish blogger award, congratulations!

  26. I've heard lots of good things about The Book Thief but haven't read it yet. Thanks for stopping by for the hop!

  27. Happy HOP! The book I shared was a major catalyst for change last year so come by and visit :) I'm a new follower.
    The Bookish Snob