Friday, March 11, 2011

Book Hop and Follow Friday - 3/11

Question:  "If I gave you £50 (or $80) and sent you into a bookshop right now, what would be in your basket when you finally staggered to the till?"
Answer: For us, this question is easy.  We’d drop everything (including our parental responsibilities) and head to our favorite used book store.  For us the issue is more about what’s available on the shelves.  We have a list of our favorite books and if we could somehow manage to come across a dream used bookstore with unlimited inventory, our shopping cart would be filled with the following hardcover novels: Ender’s Game, Matilda, The Count of Monte Cristo, Catch-22, Never Let Me Go, Swallows and Amazons, Atlas Shrugged, Very good, Jeeves, Bridge to Teribithia, The Well of Lost Plots, and Persuasion.  These titles represent the best of what we don’t already have in our personal library and we’d be willing to contribute to the pot of money if necessary!
Soooo, not to sound presumptuous, but is the money coming in the mail, or what?

Question: Who are You the Boy/Girl, instead of You the Blogger?
Answer: Two Bibliomaniacs is the brain child of two married thirty somethings from the great state of northeast Indiana.  We (Evan and Erin) have been married for 10.5-ish years and have two young children.  We love Jesus, each other, and our kids, and are currently nursing a minor addiction to “Lost” and “Parks and Recreation”.  Yea, we’re kind of late to the game, but with the help of Netflix, we can boldly proclaim, “it’s better late than never”.  Oh, and we also like to read.  Everything else you need to know about us (or everything else we’re willing to reveal) is captured on this important (and not very well executed) PSA.  Click anywhere on this sentence to watch the video.

Thanks to Crazy-For-Books and Parajunkee’s View for hosting these fun events.


  1. I was also wondering when the virtual money check would come...! I love your idea of getting a bunch of classics. I went with some immediate titles from my wish list. Happy hopping :)

    My Friday post.

  2. I did the Lost thing this past year. Loved it! A little late, but it's great getting to watch one episode right after another instead of waiting.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my FF/Hop post! Happy Friday!

  4. Fun thing to do together! I have to admit, I have never watched a single episode of Lost. I wanted to after Lord of the Rings because one of the hobbits was in it... but I missed the first few episodes and just never bothered to try and catch up. :-P
    Thank you for stopping by!

  5. Oh, and I see Pride & Prejudice & Zombies on your Shelfari over to the left.... GREAT BOOK. Loved it. :-P

  6. I am so addicted to Parks & Rec as well! My fave!

  7. Big fan of LOST! Oh, and Netflix. A big fan of Netflix, too.

    I hope you guys have a great weekend!

  8. Hi, an old follower just hopping on p[ast to say hi. You have some great books on that list that I really should add to my collection too!

  9. I love Bridge to Terabithia! My husband and I always find these great shows years after there over and have tv show marathons- lol. Thanks for the stopping by my FF. New follower :)

  10. Greetings from OZ. I am your latest follower and delighted to connect with such a stylish and professional looking blog. I found you on the Book Blogger Hop. I have most of your list of books except for "Bridge at Terabithia" and "Persuasion"

    My list are all new authors

    Mine are here...

  11. Wow! What a great question this week. I always peek at other people's book piles at the checkout link at B&N. That doesn't make me a voyeur, does it?

    The exhibitionist in me has posted my own bookstore shopping list -- and it's not as predictable as you may think!

    Hop on over to my blog for all the suspense and chills of my TBR list -

    Happy Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  12. Thanks for stopping by. New follower here.

    I used to watch Lost, diligently. But somehow school happened and I lost track of it. Have fun watching!

  13. Hopping through. You have a great selection of classic novels - Bridge to Teribithia, Matilda...
    My Hop

  14. Good choice of books! Some of my favourite books are on there - 'Persuasion', 'The Count of Monte Cristo', 'Matilda'...

    And, er, sadly my question was hypothetical... But all is not lost! When I win the lottery I've got a list of bloggers to send the promised $80 to! ;-)

    Happy hopping!

  15. A lot of good books thrown up by this question. Have a good weekend.

  16. LOST is the best show. Ever. Enjoy!!!