Friday, October 29, 2010

Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday!! Come Cha-cha-cha with us!

It's that time of the week again!  Jennifer over at Crazy-for-Books hosts this weekly meme.  For more information, check out her blog!  It's a fantastic way to meet other bloggers and find some great blogs!

Book Blogger Hop

This week's question:

"What is the one bookish thing you would love to have, no matter the cost?"

Oh, wow, do I ever want my very own library, complete with beautifully stained shelves, a gorgeously carved desk, and all the first editions it could hold.

This would do, I suppose. . .

The other question is from Parajunkee's Follow Friday meme:

"If you have, or would have a daughter, what book would you want your daughter to read?

My all-time favorite, coming-of-age book is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.  It's timeless, and the emotions that Francie went through are as relevant today as they were in the early twentieth century.  I still read this book once a year myself, just to stay in touch with that part of me that connected with Francie for the first time when I was 14.  It made me feel not so alone at a very awkward age, and I would hope that my daughter would get that same sense of belonging and joy.


  1. Oh I love that library, that is my dream!

  2. Hey, I'm a new follower. :]

    I'd have to agree about the very own library thing. Who wouldn't want that?! Plus a carved desk and first editions? It'd be a dream come true.

    Have an awesome weekend!

  3. I wouldn't mind that library, either!

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a good book. I haven't read it in a while, but I remember really liking it when I did read it.

  4. Oh, I love that book! I feel like is resonates with every age I get to!

  5. Hello!Found you through FF.I'm your newest follower!
    Have a nice weekend :)

    Anna @Books to Brighten your Mood

  6. I'm already a follower but wanted to stop by and visit your blog to thank you for hopping by mine :-) I would love to own my own library too! Every time I think about building my dream house, thats the first room I mentally furnish.

  7. Following that darn mechnical bunny around. His gears and cogs are wound tight.

    I would want a library at my finger tips, wait I have a Nook. I would want a million books to be loaded on it now :)

    I do not have a post for this week's hop but I do have a most wonderful new review posted. Stop by and see what I had to say about Stardust.

    Mad Scientist

  8. Hopping by from Follow Friday. I am following you and would love it if you follow me back at


  9. Oh my! Lots of love! Thanks for stopping by, everyone! I will swing around your place soon!

    @MadScientist - haha, love your humor!

  10. You know, I started reading A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN when I was younger (probably jr. high age) but for some reason it freaked me out partway through and I never finished. I suppose I should give it a try again.

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  11. Hey Jordyn, give it another shot if you ever get the chance! It's a beautiful book.

    Happy Hop to you!


  12. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog! I'm now your newest follower.

    That library picture is pretty close to my own dream library. *sigh* Have a great weekend!

  13. I'm drooling over that library...if I ever hit the lottery, that's what I'm spending my money on!

  14. Just hoppin' on by to say "Hi!" Wow, I want all that shelf space AND all those books!
    Have a fangtastic Halloween!

  15. I liked you bit on Kate McCalister and didn't know about the YA series. Circus of the Darned - lol! And
    Stop by please and I'm a new Fol. Atop bt~ Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
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