Friday, August 19, 2011

Follow Friday - You Can't Trust Anyone Over Thirty, Except Me

It's Friday again, which 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 - Belle Books and Stuck in 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: If you could write yourself a part in a book, what book would it be and what role would you play in that book?

I would be an Immortal from Poul Anderson's Boat of a Million Years. Because I'd combine two of my fondest fantasies: I'd live forever (they aren't called immortals for nothing), and I'd get to explore the universe in a starship. If I couldn't live forever, I'd still want to explore the galaxy - I'd be a character in Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey, so long as I could take Dave Bowman's place on the Discovery, or I'd be a character in Robert L. Forward's Rocheworld series, so long as I could be a member of the crew of the Prometheus. Just put me in a starship headed for unknown parts of the galaxy and I'd be living my dream.

Go to Previous Follow Friday: Twenty-Nine? Hey, That's a Prime Number!
Go to subsequent Follow Friday: Thirty-One Is a Happy Prime

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  1. Hopping through. Great reply.
    I'm a new follower My Hop

  2. Hi
    Just hopping by and following through.
    I've never heard of the book but sounds like you would have a great time

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. I've never heard of it- but now I need to check this book out :) Have a great weekend!

    New follower!

  4. Great answer! I'm a new follower :)

    Laura @

  5. Hi! I'm hopping through :)

    Cool choice! I never thought of becoming an immortal hmm..

    Here's my Follow Friday and TGIF!

    New follower,

  6. Awesome FF!

    New Follower! Return the favour?



    P.S. I am happy to be your 200th follower (:

  7. i'd love to be my own sort of Katniss character. I recently dyed my blonde hair brown, and now I feel all katniss-y lol! (I WISH!)

    Followin you! Hope you'll come by my blog and tell me what your fav book of 2011 has been so far!

  8. Ooh, galaxy exploration. Great answer!

  9. Exploring the galaxy and being immortal would be pretty cool.

  10. Wonderful! Awesome!
    Great choices!!

  11. @Nimue: Thanks for stopping by and following!

  12. @bookdout: Boat of a Million Years is one of Anderson's best, and I highly recommend it.

    Rocheworld is pretty good, but Forward's best book is Dragon's Egg, but the story didn't fit the type of character I would want to be. On the other hand, trying to communicate with creatures living on the surface of a neutron star who experience life at a vastly accelerated pace would be kind of cool too.

  13. @Coranne: I get that a lot. I appear to have somewhat obscure taste in books.

  14. @Laura: Welcome aboard! Hope you enjoy your stay.

  15. @Books4Juliet: I've always wanted to live forever since I saw the original Highlander movie. When the lyrics to the Queen soundtrack asked "Who wants to live forever?", my immediate thought was "ME!"

  16. @Julia Rachel Barret: Thank you.

  17. @Sierra: Thanks for following. Of course I will return the favor!

  18. @LindsayWrites: The Hunger Games is on my list of books to get to soon.

  19. @Jennifer: Ever since I started reading Asimov and Clarke as a kid, I wanted to be on a ship in between the stars headed for the unknown.

  20. @Jenni Elyse: And unless we can bend the laws of physics, the only way to explore the galaxy would be to be immortal. See how nicely that works out?

  21. Hi
    Thanks for stopping by Book'd Out earlier!
    Do you have a star trek uniform by any chance :D I must confess I'd only want to be immortal if my loved ones could be as well.

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  22. @bookdout: I do not have a Star Trek uniform, but I've thought about getting one.