Friday, July 1, 2011

Blogger Hop (4) - Follow Friday (7)

PhotobucketFollow the blogger hop at Crazy-For-Books!

“What keeps you reading beyond the first few pages of a book, and what makes you want to stop reading a book and put it back on the shelf?”

Usually what keeps me reading is the instant pull of a character (or characters). If the character isn’t what’s pulling me to keep reading, then it’s something with the way the author has caught my attention with the first chapter. A unique experience or setting, or already setting up the plot to capture my interest right away.

What makes me stop reading and put a book back on the shelf? I try not to do that too often. I try to always finish my books, no matter how long it may take me to get through it, or how much I’m disliking it. If I’m not connecting with the MC, then it‘s possible that I’ll put it down, though. I like to develop character connections. If I don’t feel anything toward a character, then I feel flat and detached toward the story in most cases and can’t finish. Or if I do finish, it’s usually not that great of a read.

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View. If you want to participate, it's easy. To learn more and enter, check out: Parajunkee. Join the fun and make some new friends!

Q. ACK! Your favorite book/movie character (example Hermione Granger played by the Emma chick) just walked into the room! Who is it and what would be your first reaction? You get extra points if you include visual stimulation.

Ah, I’d love, love, love to meet Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy). I have been a huge fan of his ever since the first movie came out. Maybe that sounds a bit weird, seeing as how I’m going on twenty-seven years old, but hey… the guy is gorgeous and he’s only 3 years younger than I am. Haha.
Let’s see.. My reaction? Uh, I’d very likely make a fool of myself by stumbling over my words and blushing so red that I’d match my hair. Honestly, I’m real shy in person with anyone. I wouldn’t have one of those “crazy-screaming-fan-girl” moments.. I would just be really shy and quiet. In a complete state of shock very likely.

Another book/movie character I wouldn’t mind:
Jackson Rathbone. Wowzers.
I’m not much of a fan of Twilight, honestly, but this guy is just soooo adorable! I’d make a complete fool of myself with him, too. Haha!

Happy Friday!!



  1. Hi & Happy Friday!

    My FF,

    Have a nice weekend.

  2. You're like me, always try to finish a book no matter what!

    Happy Friday (old follower)


  3. hahah! I get crushes on actors younger than me sometimes. I don't realize they are younger until someone points it out.

    I don't finish my books no matter what. I have so many books I want to read that if it doesn't hold me attention, well, I have another. BUT I do sometimes try to go back and read it if I'm just having a book hanger over something.

    New follower! :)
    ♥ Trish My FF & BH Post

  4. Hi Pixie! I'm just popping in via the hop:) Characters are the big thing for me as well, I have to be involved with them or I just can't fall in love with a book! And I just have to say, your little owls are the cutest things ever:) So glad to be a new follower here!

    Jenny @ Supernatural Snark

  5. I don't know why I keep reading a book. It's not the story. It's not the characters. I really don't know!

    I'm hopping by to tell you that I've got a wonderful giveaway going on at my blog, Readerbuzz. It's international! During the Readerbuzz July Giveaway I'll be giving away a $25 Amazon gift card! I'd love to have you stop in and throw your name in the hat to win!

  6. Hi there:

    New follower here. Come on over to my book blog KK's Booksurfing Paradise at

  7. It's really true that characterization can make or break a book. They have to be relatable and interesting. And the author needs to give them a great plot to live in! Good answer on the blogger hop!!!

  8. Hi,

    I love your blog. I'm a new follower just hopping by to say hello.

    My FF: From The Shadows I Review
    Char =)

  9. Hi, new follower! Great choices, I would love to meet both of those characters! Happy Friday and check out my Follow Friday post on my blog!


  10. These book blogger hop questions just get better and better. This one looks easy but I think it’s a trick question. We all know it’s the same answer – the writing – but we all have different perspectives of what good writing is.

    Hop on over to my blog at and read my three-prong answer as I explain why I’ll decide to pick up a book or put it down in under sixty seconds.

    Happy July 4th Weekend!

    Howard Sherman, Implementor

  11. New follower, hopping by! Tom Felton looks so much better without that super bleached Draco hair! And did you know that he was in Anna and the King before HP? He was so cute! Happy reading :)

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  12. I think this the first time I've seen a picture of Tom Felton without blonde hair. He still looks amazing though!
    My FF

  13. Wow, I didn't recognize either of those actors at first!

    I've picked up a lot of books and not finished them lately. I just had to return a whole bunch of library books that I'd half started (like 10 pages or so) and obviously, not finished. I think I just overdid it and checked out too many books in one go!

  14. Omg, I LOVE Tom Felton! Good choice! :D (And I think it's hilarious how every FF post I've seen so far is a Harry Potter character; mine included! Maybe the blogs I've picked out were for a reason, haha!)

    Happy Follow Friday! I'm a new follower too. ;] My FF post is here;


  15. Damn, when did Tom Felton get so good looking!!

    Great choice, new follower, hop on by if you get a chance.

    Erika @ Badass Book Reviews

  16. Hopping through. Love Jackson. And he's only 3 years younger than me :-) Tom is pretty handsome too. I remember thinking he was cute even as a 10 year old.
    My Hop

  17. Thank you everyone for the lovely comments and new followers. <3 Also, of course, thanks to the support of old followers for the continuous visits as well. :)
    I'll definitely be coming by all of your blogs for a visit soon!
    I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend, too! ^^

    @Crystal- no I actually didn't know that about Anna and the King! Thank you for sharing that with me! :)


  18. Wow...Tom Felton AND Jackson Rathbone... I think I went into sensory overload for a second there lol. Great answers! :)

    And I love your new background, header, and button! I switched out the new button with the old one I had of yours on my page hehe :)


  19. I'm a big fan of Jackson Rathbone too. I think its his smirky smile.

    Stopping by via Crazy-For-Book's Blog Hop. I'm following your blog.

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog this weekend so please stop by!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  20. I am your new GFC friend. My answer to Book Blogger Hop question:

    I prefer reading and reviewing Christian Fiction but I do read a varity of other books. I just can’t handle too scary or gory. Suspense and Mysteries I like. No explicit adult books either if I do find one I really want to read I just skip over the x-rated stuff. So what genre do I read?


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