Thursday, December 26, 2013

Follow Friday - The Hymn to Apollo Was Written in 138 B.C.


It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and two Follow Friday Features Bloggers each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the two Featured Bloggers of the week - Magic of Words and The Storybook Kingdom.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! What books did Santa stuff your stocking with this holiday season? Do a holiday book haul for us! If you don’t celebrate just show off your books that you got this week. Pictures!!!

Zero. I got zero books as gifts this year. I received lots of very nice geeky gifts like DVD copies of both The Hunger Games and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, as well as a Lego Quinjet that included three of the Avengers and a Lego Batman helicopter. I even got a gift card for ThinkGeek. So all in all, it has been a good Christmas for me. But no books. Maybe I'll get some for my birthday next year.

On the other hand, I gave a lot of books for Christmas. My father got a book about Teddy Roosevelt by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and my mother got a companion book for the Downton Abbey television series. I also have four nieces, two nephews, six soon-to-be nieces, and four soon-to-be nephews, and they all got books for Christmas. Roald Dahl books. Bruce Coville books. Books about bugs and snakes. And on and on. Lots and lots of books.

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27 comments:

  1. I mostly got DVDs this year. Everyone knows I'm just as movie obsessed as I am with my books, so some years it ends up being one or the other! :D

    My FF:

    http://diamondinroughcoal.blogspot.com/2013/12/feature-follow-33-or-one-where-santa.html

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    1. @Anna: I'm pretty movie obsessed myself. Books, movies, and television shows are all just ways for me to enjoy science-fiction and fantasy.

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  2. Looks like a lot of people didn't get books this year, how sad :(
    Enjoy your DVDs though!
    Old follower!
    My FF

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    1. @Emmanuel Okoye: I'll probably be getting books for my birthday in April, because that's pretty much what I'm going to be asking for, so all is not lost.

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  3. My family always says its too hard to buy me books for Christmas because they don't know what I have read or want to read. So I always get gift cards, which is fine by me :) Sorry to hear you didn't get any books this year!

    New GFC Follower:
    thebookblondie.blogspot.com

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    1. @Book Blondie: I am very familiar with that problem. Generally, unless I specifically request a particular book, many people are hesitant to buy me books because they worry about inadvertently getting me a book I already own.

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  4. No books :'( I hope your Christmas was still AWESOME!
    http://www.betweenmypages.com

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    1. @KevinReads: Even without new books, I had a very good Christmas.

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  5. Ooooh the children's books though! I love those!

    I'm a new Bloglovin' Follower, come see my FF at http://orangeowlsandbooks.blogspot.com/2013/12/feature-follow-book-haul-1-part-2.html

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    1. @OlgiaLikesFood: I love giving books to kids. It is my way of creating the next generation of readers.

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  6. I'm definitely the book giver of my family as well! Most of the time I don't receive books because people have no idea what to get. This is the first year in 13 that I haven't gotten my nephew something bookish. He's kinda gotten to a certain point where books aren't cool for Christmas gifts haha.

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    1. @Jessi from the Book Cove: I love giving books for Christmas, especially when you find the perfect book for the perfect recipient.

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  7. Aww, a lot of people didn't get books for Christmas this year. But I'm a DVD lover myself, so that's good too. :)

    New GFC Follower. My FF: Isabelle's Book Reviews

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    1. @Isabelle Adrid: And both of the DVDs I got were ones that I had specifically asked for, so it was a good Christmas for me.

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  8. Aw, that kind of bites - I didn't get any books either! New GFC follower. My FFF: http://roxysreviews.blogspot.ca/2013/12/happy-birthday-to-me-and-fff-181.html

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    1. @Roxy: I am always happy to get books, but I'm not usually surprised when I don't. Since I have more than 8,000 books already, most people don't know what to get me that I don't already have.

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  9. Aw sucks that you didn't get any books! But hey there's always next year :)
    New follower via GFC
    http://angelic-reviews.blogspot.ca/2013/12/feature-and-follow-friday_27.html

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    1. @Aneta Bak: By next year I'll probably be even harder to buy books for, since I will probably have even more books than I do now.

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  10. I am having an LOTR marathon this weekend. You're so lucky. I hope you'll enjoy watching your DVDs.

    Old bloglovin follower.


    Charlotte @ Thoughts and Pens

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    1. @Charlotte Fiel: I may need to have a Lord of the Rings marathon soon. It's been a while since I watched all of the movies.

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  11. Roald Dahl, Bruce Coville... your family's lucky to have you!

    The only purchase I've ever made from ThinkGeek turned out to be pretty shoddy (not their fault). It was a star projector. I spent more than $100 on it - and it does look pretty amazing... when it works. It projects green stars on the ceiling (which move and rotate) and a beautiful blue nebulous star cloud. But it only works for a prolonged period if you smack it really hard at random intervals. Otherwise, all the stars dim & flicker out. Which would be cause for great alarm in real life! Not quite the relaxation I was hoping for...
    I did think about getting a sweet Lego mug that you can build on from them this Christmas. But alas, I did not.

    Anyway, here's my FF if you're interested!:
    http://thepookapicks.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/feature-follow-10/

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    1. @thepookapicks: I'm a fan of Coville and Dahl. My niece specifically asked for Dahl books, and some of my soon-to-be nephews received Coville books because they are at exactly the right age for them.

      Sorry to hear about your star projector not working. Most of the ThinkGeek stuff I have is non-electronic - a Don't Panic towel, a Pi shower curtain, a TARDIS throw blanket. I do have a TARDIS night light, and that works fine.

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  12. Yea i never received any either this yr. I'm now following thru from Parajunkie's FF, and now following you via GFC & Bloglovin. You can find my blog at Kismet Book Reviews & Tours
    Happy Holidays!

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    1. @Kismet Book Reviews and Tours: In my experience, unless I have specifically requested certain books, it is usually better for people not to get me books as gifts. I simply have so many books, and have such idiosyncratic tastes that they end up either duplicating books I already have or getting something that probably won't be read in this century.

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  13. I am from the Blog Hop and just wanted to stop in and say hello. Hope to hear from you. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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    1. @Melissa Grabowski: Hello back at you!

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