Friday, July 20, 2012

Follow Friday

We haven't done Follow Friday for ages!  So here goes...

Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read

This week's feature blogs are A Glass of Wine and Booktastic Reviews.  To see how you can join the fun, click HERE, or on any one of those lovely blogs. 

This week's question: 

It's Christmas in July! Someone gives you a gift card for two books (whatever that costs). What two books will you buy?

My birthday is July 26th, so Christmas in July is kind of a real thing for me.  *smiles impishly* 

I would pick: 

Austenland:  A Novel by Shannon Hale
(Tyler-Rose has been recommending this one to me for months.  It sounds like it's hilarious, and has the general effect of, "You think YOU'RE a hopeless romantic?  Think again!") 


The Eyre Affair:  A Thursday Next Novel by Jasper Fforde. 
(I accidentally purchased one of the LAST books in this series a while ago.  It was called "First Among Sequels," okay?  Even though I was fantastically confused when I tried to read that one, it was clear that Jasper Fforde was a genius, who, on top of being hilarious, had created a world that all readers, writers, and otherwise book-fans need to see.) 

Happy Friday, everyone! 

By the way, we're doing something new for the summer--writing serial blog fiction!  So far our story includes flying horses, a mysterious and handsome hero, remarkably good blackberry pie, a sickly dragon, and fishscale-wearing, fishblood-drinking cave-people.  See the latest installment or click on the "Blog-Epic" tab if you want to check it out.  :)


  1. I hate when I buy a book, thinking it's the first in a sequel, only to find that it's not! LOL, the name "First Among Sequels" doesn't help things. :P

    Great picks! New follower via GFC.<3

  2. I bought one of the Goddess Test books out of turn and have yet to pick up the first.. lol
    Happy Friday and I'm now following!

  3. I know the feeling of getting a book which is a sequel but you'nt read the first one yet.It's such a damper on the excitement of getting a new book.
    New follower.

    My FF

  4. I've heard great things about Jasper Fford! I hope you manage to get the right book soon!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and linking my blog up in your post! I'm now following back via GFC - great blog! :D

  5. Some books are fine to read out of order and others are like the what the heck is going on? I read the latest Heather Wells mystery by Meg Cabot and it seemed that it didn't matter I never read any of the others. New follower!

  6. New Follower! Hopping through!

    ~Keegan Shayne

  7. i don't think i could read any book out of order. i'd get too distracted by all the stuff i didn't know.

    Trish - My FF

  8. The last book was called 'first among sequels'? LOL!!

    I'm a new gfc follower. Would you please follow back?

  9. I NEED to read a series in order, even if it is a new story every book.
    New GFC follower. Please stop by our FF post.

  10. Great picks. I haven't heard of them before. Old Follower. Thanks for sharing and visiting My FF
    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

  11. Also, on the plus side for Austenland is the fact that it's in development as a movie! :) It is a really fun book that you should read. New follower, check me out at:

  12. 'Tiger Lily' and 'Anna Dressed In Blood'!

    Andrea @ Literary Getaway (new follower)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    My Follow Friday Post

  13. Love your theme of old classic based literature. Haven't read either, but I'm always up for some hilarity!

    Thanks for stopping by. Old follower.
    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction

  14. Ooooh! Love Austen. I'd have to check those books out, they sound awesome!
    Thanks for stopping by on my blog. New follower.

  15. How exciting! I'm follower number 200! Thanks so much for stopping by. What great picks.

    Ensconced in YA

    1. Congratulations on your status as follower number 200! You're special forever :)

  16. Both books sound awesome! Great picks!
    Thanks for stopping by. New follower.

  17. Hopping through. Austenland is one of those annoying books for me that I think I've read, but I can't remember to be sure :-)
    My Hop

  18. The Eyre Affair is so worth reading! It's lovely and quirky. I've never gotten around to reading the other books in the series though.

    (I blog hopped here after you visited my blog:

  19. Oh I need to read the second one as well, I keep hearing great things about it.