01 September 2011

Hop & Follow Friday! (24)

Happy Friday, lovelies!

I hope you had a wonderful week and are looking forward to an awesome, book-filled weekend!

Book Blogger Hop
The Book Blogger Hop is a fun (generally) bookish Friday meme hosted by Jennifer over at Crazy for Books! Be sure to jump over to her post, read the rules, and link up your post!

This week's question:
What are you most looking forward to this fall/autumn season – A particular book release? Halloween? The leaves changing color? Cooler temperatures? A vacation?
Two answers for this one, lol. First, my husband's first paycheck since May. YAY!! He's a full-time graduate student so it's clearly a 9-month gig. Sept. 30 can't come quite fast enough! Second, canning. :-) Were you expecting that one? I absolutely adore making peach butter, cinnamon pear jam, apple butter, etc. and fall is the best time to do it. (The house gets so hot at other times of the year and that somehow translates to me being too lazy to can things.) So, I cannot wait for a bushel of peaches from my great uncle so that I can make goodies to both have at home and give away for Christmas. :-D 

"Follow My Book Blog Friday" is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee's View and Allison at Allison Can Read where bloggers make new friends, including this week's featured bloggers--Once Upon a Prologue & Lisa Loves Literature!  Pop on over to Parajunkee's blog and join in the follow fun!!

This week's question: 
Q: If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what?
I have to admit that nothing is coming to mind right off the bat. There had definitely been a couple of endings that threw me for a loop (POSSESSION) and there have definitely been some major cliffhangers (ASHES), but I wouldn't change either/any of those.  It may be a cop-out, but I honestly can't think of an ending that I was so upset with that I would want to re-write it at the moment.  

TGIF is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger at GReadswhere she poses a thought-provoking question to prompt some blogger discussion!

Making a Difference: 
Which book(s) would you put in the hands of today's teenagers in hopes of making a difference in their lives?
I would start with Speak and Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson because I think that it speaks a lot to the teenage experience even while dealing with situations that the majority of teens will never face. The same goes for If I Stay by Gayle Forman.  I would say that those three books say a lot about what it is like to be a teenager. In my opinion, they offer support and understanding for teens in similar situations and they offer the opportunity for greater empathy for teen who will never experience these kinds of things.  They talk about difficult choices--a theme that will ring true with all teens.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! I love your comments and try my best to return follows! 

(PS ~ See that link at the top of the page? The one for my potential 2012 challenge? Would you be so kind as to take a look and leave some feedback? I'd love to get an idea of if this is something that people would be interested in.  Or just answer the poll in the sidebar. Thanks!!)


Hayley said...

Great answers! I'm an old follower :)

but  if you want to check out my FF that would be great! :) I'm also having a giveaway at the moment.


Tia said...

Great answer! This was definitely a tough question!

My Follow Friday

Alison said...

Hopping through. I really want to learn how to can. I want to make jam and homemade pickles.

katvela12345 said...

This FF question was hard this week! I really want to read Ashes though!

New Follower! :D



soulunsung said...

I've heard some mixed things about POSSESSION, but I'm still kind of interested in reading it. :)

Suz @ A Soul UnsungMy Follow Friday + Blog Hop!Tweet Me!

Carmel said...

I had a hard time coming up with an answer for this week's Follow Friday question too. I had to do a bit of research via my GoodReads shelves!

I'm an old follower.

Carmel @ Rabid Reads

Stephanie Laymon said...

The canning sound great.  Congrats to a new phase of life for your husband and family. 


ashley said...

Just stopping by from FF
new follower.

HAve a good weekend.

Scondous said...

Hi & Happy Friday :)

My FF & 500 follower giveaway - www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

Have a great weekend!

Nina said...

Pay checks always make life better....Canning sounds fun... 
Enjoy life!
Nina @ Death Books and Tea

Annie said...

I need to read these! New follower. :)

Kristi Book Faery said...

Excellent answers all around! Send some of that Peach Butter my way, Chicky! So happy to hear your hubby graduated! Congrats! That's a great feeling, you both must be on top of the world. It's a long road but well worth it! All that struggling is worth it! Those are my pearls of wisdom for the day! :o]

Have a great weekend!

kathy said...

Nice answers. I had no idea so many people canned, but you're like the 5th person to mention it this week. Impressive! And I love your follow Friday answer. Mine is pretty similar. Have a good weekend!

Jessi said...

Ha, I wouldn't have guessed that many people did it either! Obviously I haven't connected with the right people yet. :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Jessi said...

Chick, if I could get my hands on some fresh peaches this weekend, I SO would send a little jar your way ;-)

Jessi said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Jessi said...

Paychecks do make life just a little easier, don't they? :-D

Thanks for stopping by!

Farrah Penn said...

Yay for Laurie Halse-Anderson! I still need to read Wintergirls. I keep hearing it's really great. And I also need to read If I Stay! I have it but just need to make my way through my TBR pile. 

Love your choices! :)

-Britney at www.ieatwords.net

Kristin Aragon said...

I haven't read Possession or Ashes but I definitely need to! I also agree that Katniss' reaction to Prim's death should have been more "OMG that was my sister!" LOL!Farrah Penn

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend!

My Follow Friday

Have a great weekend!

Howard Sherman said...

This week’s question is perfect for Labor Day weekend with the “official” end of summer and all.  

I’m all about fall! I love all four seasons and I’m sorry to see summer go (I hope to get in a few more swims in my pool) but I’m also amped up for Autumn.


For most of the same reasons we all like autumn – fall foods, Halloween, the chill in the air, changing leaves and candy corn.  But I’ve got a scary slant to why I’m angling for autumn. Hop on over to my book blog at http://www.howardsherman.net to read all about the murder, mayhem, seriously spooky stuff  and even some BSP! 

Happy Labor Day Weekend! 

Howard Sherman

Joy said...

Peach butters sounds awesome, never had it. My dh loves applebutter and we love to go applepicking in the fall. Hope your dh paycheck comes very soon. That would be hard. Have a great long weekend!

Kika Latu said...

You know I have ALWAYS wanted to learn how to can? and how exciting for you and your husband! yay :D Coming through via hop and am a new follower :D

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Black Disaster Fairy said...

Oh goodness.  I think you are right about Speak!  That is a good one to give to the younger peeps.

I threw Breaking Dawn across the room when I finished it.  (Which is not normal and has not been done since.)  There were so many loose ends the having the typed The End just made me mad & frustrated.

Hope you have a great weekend,
Black Disaster FairyA World of Personality

Jenna said...

Laurie Halse Anderson is a great author for teens. Everyone should read Speak, though I haven't read Wintergirls yet. I'd like to be around your house during canning time...the aroma must be mouth watering! Thanks for hopping to my blog. I only am excited about lesson planning because I finally have my curriculum down. It's time to make new improvements:) Get the kids excited (plus my sophomore team teachers are so enthusiastic, I have to keep up).
-Jenna @ Fans of Fiction (new follower)

KristinCanRead said...

Just hopping through. Friday Post! Old Follower!

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