Friday, May 6, 2011

Follow Friday - Seventeen Is a Prime Number

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 week - Al at Magnet for Books.
  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: Circle time! Time to share. What character in a book would you most like to be, what character in a book would you most like to date?

Today I think I'm going to pick Lazarus Long as the character I'd like to be, because who wouldn't want to be a nigh-immortal independent-minded curmudgeon who is so hyper-competent that he is basically good at anything he sets out to do? The only characteristic of his I'd drop is the creepy incest subplot with his mother that crops up in Time Enough for Love. Ick.

As far as who I would date, I'll pick either Leisha Camden from Beggars in Spain, the sleepless hyper-competent protagonist, or Tenar from The Tombs of Atuan. Maybe Raederle of An from Heir of Sea and Fire, the hyper-competent princess who sets about rescuing her chosen love. I believe I may have a thing for hyper-competent characters.

Go to previous Follow Friday: Louis the Sixteenth
Go to subsequent Follow Friday: Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses

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  1. I love coming to your blog because you're the only male book blogger I follower and it's nice to see difference answers for Follow Friday.

  2. Happy Follow Friday! I've never read your book choices but they sound very interesting. I'll definitely look them up on GR.

    I'm also a new follower and would love for you to visit my blog and view my choices.

  3. I think that as long as you realise the subplot is creepily incestuous, you'll do fine and likely avoid it!(when you're him... obviously... because this would happen...)

    I'm a new follower (mainly so I can stun my husband with newfound sci-fi book knowledge, I admit!)

    My FF:

  4. Friday Follow here. I would love to be Christine Derrick in Mary Balogh's Slightly Dangerous. The character I would to date would be a toss up between Wolfric in Slightly Dangerous or Drizzt do'urden from R.A. Salvaltore Forgotten Realms book series. Gotta love a dark elf, yeah.

    Hugs and blessings!
    Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

    Judith Leger

  5. @Jenni: Thank you. I hadn't really though about being a male blogger in a field dominated by women until recently when someone sent me some e-mail questions about my experiences. Glad to offer a different perspective for you.

  6. @Alyssa: Thank you for following. I like my book choices, but then again, that's the point :)

  7. @Beth: First off, if you're looking for science fiction knowledge, I think we can supply that for you here.

    Second, I love your blog, but I wasn't able to leave a comment there. I did follow it, but for some reason the comment field wouldn't load properly for me.

    Third, jsut so everyone knows - in Time Enough for Love Lazarus Long invents a time machine so he can go back in time to his childhood, meet his mother, and have sex with her. Like I said, creepy incest.

  8. @Judith: I have not read any of the Driz'zt novels, although I have several in my to read pile. If you are endorsing them, maybe I should get on that.