Friday, 25 March 2011

Follow Friday/ Book Blogger Hop (5)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkie!

This week's question is:

Give us five silly book related facts about you.

(These are pretty long and uninteresting, but I couldn't really think of anything)

  1. I am a compulsive shelf rearranger. I love seeing all my books proudly sitting on my shelf. So I'm always there rearranging them in different ways. Alphabetical, by author, by title, by genre, by size, when read etc etc But in the end, I always end up just shelving them by what looks best :)
  2. As I am still toying with the idea of becoming an illustrator, so I more often then not, have little watercolour illustrations from some of my favorite books scattered around my room. 
  3. I'm known as the 'reader' in my class at college. We have a pretty open course, and our course is pretty much the time allocated that we are meant to sit in out room and work, and we rarely have a lecturer (I know. Great course right?) Of course I am a good little student and do my work, but sometimes I just need a break, and that's when I read. Probably a little more than I should. 
  4. I get a lot of my books on Amazon and my family always groans every time a new book shaped package comes through the book. That's not going to stop me getting that excited buzz every time I see them arrive! 
  5. I don't like owning bags that can't fit a book in. 

And now for Book Blogger Hop, a weekly meme hosted by Crazy for Books!

Book Blogger Hop

This week's question is:

If you could physically put yourself in a book series....which would it be and why?


This is going to be tough. The first that comes to mind is obviously Harry Potter. Who doesn't want to go to Hogwarts?! Also, the world of HP is a lot less corrupt and a lot more happy and livable than a lot of other series I can think of. 

In a weird way, I'd love to see how I fared in the Gone series. It's definitely not ideal, and I'd have to be the same age as all the characters, but everything about Gone is so believable, that I just think it'd be so awesome to actually be involved and see how I'd react to all the different stuff that happens.

Leave me a comment and link to your Follow Friday/ Book Blogger Hop, I'd love to see your answers! :D 


  1. I've not read either of your series but it sounds like you're an adventurous sort! Here's mine:

  2. Hi! I'm a bit of a compulsive rearranger myself - at the moment my shelves are in alphabetical order (by author's surname), but I'm contemplating rearranging by cover colour!

  3. Hi there. I am your most recent follower and I'd really appreciate it if you hopped on over to my blog to follow me too!

    Great answers this week too. I put Hogwarts as one of my choices and I don't know about Gone yet, but I do own that book already and I look forward to reading it and finding out what you're talking about. :)

  4. Hi Vicky!

    First off, that kitty lying on Feed is adorable!

    You're an illustrator? I admire those that are artistic, my entire family is except me. I'm the only one that missed that in the gene pool!

    I really look forward to getting to know you!

    Thanks for stopping by my site earlier!

  5. I should have that requirement for bags -- there should always be room for a book! Great one!

  6. New follower from the Hop! I also love rearranging my books, and then rearranging them again!

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Hey hey! Thank you for stopping by the blog. We are officially follower 36!!!!

    Happy hopping!

  8. Hi! Thanks for following: following you back now! Ah, I just spent hours rearranging my shelves: all alphabetical order, paperbacks at the bottom, hardcovers on top, classics on the windowsill! ;)

    And, such a cool question from Book Blogger Hop! I don't take part in it, but it would be Vampire Academy Series, don't even have to think twice! But HP would be awesome, and I love the Gone series!

    Have a great weekend!

  9. Hi Vicky! I rearrange my bookshelves quite often, too! And I agree about the bags, they have to fit my book. :)

    Thanks for following and for your comment!
    Jess @ Gone with the Words

  10. Great facts! That's so funny about your family groaning when books come in the mail. I loveee get books in the mail too! It always makes my day haha

    New follower! =]

    That's What Liz Read

  11. Books in the mail are the absolute best thing ever! I get SO disappointed when they turn out to be my husband's school books. Talk about buzz kill!

    Happy Friday!

  12. Apologies in advance for my answer this week as it will not immediately resonate with the book blogger population which happens to be 99.5% female.

    My choice is a book series geared towards guys which won’t enthrall the vast majority of my fellow book bloggers (who are almost entirely female) with the extensive discussion of powerful weapons and sexy milspec gear, beautiful women, eye-popping action sequences (with occasionally obscene violence), and the like.

    But there IS something in my answer that just about everyone of the female persuasion can benefit from my decidedly “books for guys” post. Hop on over to to find out what it is.

    Happy Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  13. I thought of HP at first too. However, when I was a kid, it was all about the Boxcar Children. I had trouble thinking up an adult answer.

    Check out my hop here:

  14. Hey Vicky, it's great to meet another UK blogger! I'm a new follower =]

    I think it'd be pretty cool to be an illustrator! I love getting books in the post too, pretty much the best thing ever. I used to read alot in school too: before school, in registration, breaks, lunchtime etc. My teachers would always ask what I was reading and even recommend some haha. Have a great weekend!

  15. I get all my books from Amazon too! Love them and never had a problem with them. I'm a new follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Press

  16. Gone's on my wishlist. My answer's a little selfish. Come see why. Happy blog hop.

  17. Hopping through. I wish I could draw - I'd like to write/illustrate books.
    My Hop

  18. Great answer! I chose the Potter series, too :) Love your blog - I'm your newest follower.

    Take care & happy reading,
    Ms. C

  19. Harry would be a great choice. Who wouldn't want to be a little magical?

    Here's my post for this hop. Hope you will stop by. I always follow back.

  20. Harry Potter seems to be winning this weekend. :)

    Stopping by from the blog hop...have a fun hop.

    Stop by my blog if you like to see my answer...I listed three. :)


  21. I totally agree with #5- Bags are useless if they can't hold precious books! haha :) I'm a new follower- can't wait to read more of your posts!

  22. Hi,
    I haven't actually heard of the Gone series but may have tocheck it out. I did consider the Hogwarts/HP world whilst think about this question too.

    Check out my answer on:


  23. I love rearranging my books all the time too. I can't stick with one way to arrange them. One second it's by height, next by alphabetical order. So far, I'm sticking with publisher, and then height. Who knows how long that will stay.

    Check out my Follow Friday here:

  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I also try to buy bags big enough to store 3-4 books.
    I'm following your blog now. Hope you follow back.
    кєяo's Book Blog

  25. Hey! I'm out doing the Hop and I am a new follower! Check out my blog and giveaway on

  26. Thanks for the visit and follow last week! Returning the favor. I'm your newest follower. :)

    Book Love Blog

  27. Hi Vicky! I'm a new follower :) I enjoyed reading your answers from this week. What's the point of having bag if you can't fit a book into it?!



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