Thursday, March 31, 2011

Follow Friday - Bravos, Franko, Gilpin, Jefferson, Jiminez, Lever, Maggott, Pinkley, Posey, Sawyer, Vladek, and Wladislaw*

It's Friday again, which means it's time for Follow Friday. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host (Parajunkee) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the Featured Blogger of the weeks - Books Ahoy.
  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: What is the book that you really don't want to admit to loving??

Hmm. That's a tough one for me. Not because I have great taste in books, or because I don't like dorky things. But rather because I'm not really ashamed to admit to loving any of the books I love. I guess the closest thing would be admitting that I love Lynn Johnston's For Better or For Worse compilations  - the doings of a pretty ordinary suburban family are just so very bland that it just seems somehow off that I enjoy reading them so much.

*Anyone who gets the reference in the title of this blog post gets a prize. The prize is my being impressed by their ability to answer obscure questions.

Go to previous Follow Friday: This One Goes to Eleven. Well Five Actually
Go to subsequent Follow Friday: A Baker's Dozen

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  1. Hopping by and now following, too! I also like books that are suburban based, though I don't chose to read them too often. Maybe we all need a bit of a familiarity-fix now and then?

    Take care & happy reading,
    Ms. C

  2. Gosh, I don't think there's any book I'm ashamed of loving. There might be a book or two or three that I've picked up and been disgusted by, but I usually toss those into the donation bin at the library.

  3. Who are the actors of The Dirty Dozen?

  4. @Jen: Thank you so much! Of course I'll visit!

  5. @Mrs. C: I dunno, maybe. I think one of the things I like about For Better or For Worse is that the characters age along with the strip - when Johnston started it Michael was four or five, and now he's a married adult with his own kids.

  6. @Julia: Me too, except I don't throw the bad books out. I store them on my shelf to keep them from being released upon an unsuspecting humanity.

  7. @Jenni: You are so very, very close!

  8. I meant the characters of the Dirty Dozen. *shakes head in shame*

  9. @Jenni: That's it! And now the prize - I am truly impressed by your command of obscure trivia!

  10. I've seen some surprising answers but I think my response to this week's Follow Friday question will shock most.

    I have to say that I loved the Harry Potter series but have a really hard time admitting it. It's teenage stuff. Perfect for the YA audience, sure.

    But a grown man who just last week blogged about wishing he could step inside the Rogue Warrior book series with Navy SEALs shooting, looting, drinking and wenching has got a real hard time admitting to loving teenie-bopper Harry Potter.

    I go into much more detail on my blog and welcome all comments -

    All I ask is that everyone try and keep their comments civil. It's cool to disagree but flame wars are NOT cool.

    Thank God it's Follow Friday!
    Howard Sherman