14 April 2011

Hop & Follow Friday! (6)

Happy Friday, ALL!  
**Friday Happy Dance**



"Follow by Book Blog Friday" is a weekly meme hosted at the super awesome blog Parajunkee's View.  Want to participate? Start there!

This week's question: Do you have anyone that you can discuss books with IRL? Tell us about him/her.

This is one of the joyous things about working (even PT) in a public library!  I have the best coworkers and guess what we talk about (more often than not)--BOOKS!  There is one fellow employee in particular who I love talking about books with because we have similar tastes and read a lot of YA.  :-)  When we're on desk together, it's the best hour + ever!  <3 book-loving coworkers. :-)

Book Blogger Hop

"Book Blogger Hop" is a weekely meme hosted at the equally awesome Crazy-for-Books!  You should check her site out because it's pretty spiffy...and you can add your link to participate in the HOP!

This week's question: Pick a character from a book you are currently reading or just finished and tell us about him or her.

So many choices!  I think I'll have to go with Jennifer/Jenna the main character in Sara Zarr's Sweethearts (which I read during Dewey's 24 Hours Read-a-Thon).  Jennifer had a tough childhood, to say the least. She lived with her single mom, who decided to go back to school to become a nurse when Jennifer was young...so she was never around.  To top it off, she was constantly made fun of at school for being "chubby" and having dirty clothes (remember, her mom was never around to do the laundry consistently...).  As luck would have it, Jennifer had one friend: Cameron Quick.  Trouble was that Cameron's home life wasn't very good/stable...and one day Cameron doesn't come to school...and the next day...and the next.  Rumor has it that he has died.  Jennifer runs home and cried to her mother, who does nothing to dispel the rumor. Fast forward to high school, where the book takes place, and Jennifer has "reinvented" herself as Jenna - the popular girl with the popular boyfriend.  Her friends, however, don't really know anything about Jennifer.  All they know is Jenna.  When Cameron reappears in Jenna/Jennifer's life, everything is turned upside down.  I loved how much Jenna/Jennifer grew in the short time that Cameron is back in her life.  She is really a dynamic character that I fell in love with. 


Leave me the link to your Friday post!  I try my best to follow and comment back (so also let me know if you're a new follower!).

Happy Friday! May your weekend be fabulous and filled with books!

22 comments:

Jen said...

Old follower hopping though... I get great recommendations from the ladies at my local library! Jen at http://redhotbooks.blogspot.com

S.J. Wright said...

I'm a VERY old follower hopping through. Great to be visiting again! Stop by the Warden blog when you get a chance!

Alison said...

Hopping through. Sigh. I wish I worked in a library.
My Hop
Get a free download of Wings by Aprilynne Pike at my blog!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I'm an old follower. I'm super jealous of your book-loving coworkers. Maybe one day for me?

BLHmistress said...

New follower, Stopping by to say hi and happy weekend!

Follow Friday and Blog Hops

Cait said...

Old follower hopping though! I'd *love* to work in a library-especially with someone who had similar tastes to me like you do! That's so lucky.

You can win a copy of Born at Midnight over on my blog!Happy weekend =]

mel u said...

Hi-I am just hopping by to say Hello- The Reading Life. I return all follows and comments Mel u

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

It would be so awesome to work in the library!! I'm at my library enough, I should work there! lol!

Old follower, hopping by!

Michelle Greathouse said...

Hi. New follower from the hop. :) You can find me here:

http://michellescozyyablog.blogspot.com/

Have a great weekend.

M

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

See, that's what I imagined working in a library would be like! And I really want to read Sweethearts now!

TGIF!! Jess @ Gone with the Words

Coreena McBurnie said...

Am hopping by, your description of Jennifer/Jenna is intriguing. Am now a follower.
Coreena

C.G. Powell said...

Happy Friday!!! I am a new follower hopping through...Love your blog and look forward to following.

Spell Checked by C.G. Powell
http://spellcheckedbycgpowell.blogspot.com/

Tasha said...

Just stopping by to share some Friday. Hope you have a great weekend!
Tasha @ A Trillian Books xxx

kathy@bookskidslike.com said...

Jennifer/Jenna sounds like a very engaging character. It must be difficult to face a past you've tried to bury! Sounds like an overall good read. Thanks for sharing!!

kathy said...

Just hopping by (and following now) How cool that you get to talk about books for your job! It's always nice to have book buddies. And I'm on my library's waiting list for Sweethearts, so now I"m even more excited about it.
Happy Friday!
kathy from Read This Instead

MANDY said...

Hi there! I am currently reading a unique book that is written through emails from one character to another. I am your newest follower. Come and visit me at www.mandysescape.blogspot.com

Kylie1403 said...

I did a month working at a Public Library and it was great, only prob was the otheres were a little TOO much older then me.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! you have a BEAUTIFUL blog

- Kylie
Http://reviews.blueteacup.com/

JillyB07 said...

hi! Im stopping by for the hop and wanted to let you know that Im doing my very first giveaway that is also a hop. If you would like to stop by, that would be great!

www.jillybsbooks.blogspot.com

MANDY said...

Hi there! I am currently reading a unique book that is written through emails from one character to another. I am your newest follower. Come and visit me at www.mandysescape.blogspot.com

JillyB07 said...

hi! Im stopping by for the hop and wanted to let you know that Im doing my very first giveaway that is also a hop. If you would like to stop by, that would be great!

www.jillybsbooks.blogspot.com

Alexis @ Reflections of a Book said...

I'm an old follower. I'm super jealous of your book-loving coworkers. Maybe one day for me?

BLHmistress said...

New follower, Stopping by to say hi and happy weekend!

Follow Friday and Blog Hops

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