Friday, July 1, 2011

Blog Hop (25) & Follow Friday (25)

Book Blogger Hop
The Book Blogger Hop is a meme sponsored by Jennifer at Crazy For Books.

This week's question is: 
"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?"  
Well, I normally finish every book I start reading but an inriguing plot with interesting characters will definitely keep me happy. Bad writing and characters with no real emotions will make me want to out the book down.


HI! Welcome to my blog! I am participating in Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee's View.
Hop on please leave comment, link your blog, and follow, and I will follow you as well.
This week's question is:   
"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."
This is a hard question! I have read too many books that were later made into movies...
Let's see... This might sound weird but I think I would love to meet Sherlock Holmes, especially the new one played by Benedict Cumberbatch. He would be so fun to talk to! Of course I would probably have to watch out for eveything I did and said because he would surely be analyzing me!


  1. Just hopping through o wish you a great weekend! My answer is very similar to yours.

  2. I would totally take the Robert Downey Jr version. Great pick! Happy weekend.

  3. Hi Carla! Thanks for following! Totally agree with your reasoning for why a book is a keeper or a put-downer. Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

  4. Happy Friday!

    It takes a lot to finish every single book you start! Way to go! I don't think I have that kind of persistence.

    New Follower. :-)

    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

  5. Interesting characters and intriguing plots do make reading a whole lot more enjoyable!! I wholeheartedly agree!

  6. Sherlock Holmes would be fun to meet. But, I think I'd prefer to meet the one played by Robert Downey, Jr. :)

  7. 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!

  8. Oooh it would be so much fun to meet Sherlock Holmes!! Here's my FF!

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

  9. Hi Carla, Thanks for hopping through!
    Sherlock Holmes would definitely be an interesting guy to meet!

    Have a lovely weekend :)

  10. Hi, just hopping through. Sherlock Holmes would be fun to talk to!

    (be sure to check out my giveaway!)

  11. 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

  12. Found you through the Book Blogger Hop, and I'm a new follower. I didn't used to ever not finish books, but have begun occasionally doing that when it just isn't grabbing me because there are so many books on my to be read list, and more that come out every day! Hope you'll stop by my blog as well!

  13. Hopping through. I'd love to meet Sherlock Holmes too. Get some mystery solving tips.
    My Hop

  14. 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