Oct 28, 2010

The Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books and runs from Friday to Sunday. The Hop is a fantastic way to get your blog noticed, and visit some other blogs that you didn't know about before. Head over and sign up and see what you can find!

Each week a different question will be added to the hop in order for conversations to occur, and for your followers to get to know you better. Here we go!

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

One thing? I can't narrow it down to just one. So here goes. SIGNED, first edition, UK version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. I have the paperback version (aunt lives in England). SIGNED, first edition, of The Giver by Lois Lowry, and this book shelf to put them on.

Follow Friday is hosted by the lovely Rachel at Parajunkee's View. Here is her question:

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

I have two daughters (14 and 12), and lucky for me, they are both pretty good readers. My oldest is a historical fiction reader, and my younger daughter reads manga and anything Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson author) has touched. Picking one book is hard - Crank by Ellen Hopkins (drugs are bad), and the Bible are a must. Crank tells the story of how a few bad choices can literally ruin your life. Heartbreaking story. Of course we have all heard of the Bible. No matter your religion or upbringing, the Bible is the most influential book in the world. Period. I am not a religious person, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to at least get the basics down. 

I would love to hear your answers. Leave me a comment with your link and I'll find you. 

Enter the Beautiful Creatures Swag Giveaway! SIGNED book plate. Contest ends Monday, November 1. 

Enter the The Marbury Lens Giveaway! HARDCOVER b4 pub date. Contest ends Sunday, November 7. 

Happy Reading! 


  1. Crank is a great suggestion for High school age, I completely agree!
    Thanks for hopping by! Have a fantastic weekend!

  2. Great idea -- signed first editions! I love it! And I LOVE the bookshelf!!

    Here's my Hop: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Blog Hop...

  3. I would love a Signed version of Harry Potter! I have worshiped JK Rowling since I was 11 !
    I am an old follower
    My Hop

  4. Just stopping by through Follow Friday. I haven't read Crank but it is on my list. I think that it is important older teens read books like Crank to help them learn that all it takes is a few bad choices.

    I am now a new follower. I hope you stop by my new blog at http://irresistiblereads.blogspot.com/

  5. Omg, a signed Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone first edition and a signed The Giver -- those are two of my favourite books. I'd LOVE to have that.

    And I haven't read Crank, but it seems like an amazing book. Some of my friends have told me it really helped them get through their slightly younger teen years.

    I'm a new follower :)

    My hop

  6. I love that bookshelf!! Could I also ask for the nice clean house to put it in?

    Hopping by... Happy Friday!


  7. Thanks for stopping by. That is one cool book shelf!

  8. Hi, I'm a new follower :-) Also from Texas! Would you believe that my mother received a signed copy of the first Harry Potter book, and I have NO idea what she did with it! Craziness.
    Come see what's happening at GReads!

  9. I adore that bookshelf!!! How would it stay on the wall? I'd need a handyman to come install it! Where did you find it? Not that I'd order it, but am curious how it stays on the wall.
    I agree, the Bible is an essential read.
    New follower.

  10. Wow, wonderful dreams and shelves...sounds like you're entering a world surrounded by books, too. I once worked in a library. I had a ball reading when I was supposed to be shelving!

    (Obviously, I had a low level position!)

    But I do love libraries and all things bookish.

    Here's what I wrote:

    Click on my name....

  11. that is an awesome shelf!I have read the bible but not Crank but I have heard loads about it. Thanks for following, right back at ya

  12. I have no clue how you would mount that shelf. I didn't read that part! Lol!

    Here is the link where I found the shelf. There are a few cool ones on there too!


  13. Hi,
    I'm doing my rounds for the Blog Hop and Follow Friday so I'm stopping to say say hello. :) I hope you have a fantastic weekend.


  14. You're right! Your answer is different from the "normal" today! Lol. But it's a great choice! That's a very unique-looking bookcase, and signed editions are always cool!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  15. I loved your answers. Do you know I actually can remember the first time I finished the bible when I think I was about 12? I don't really remember other books that I've read, but the bible still stands out (as far as a book that I've read when I was young). So I agree with you.

    And right now my dream is to attend the London Book Fair in April. *dies* I would LOVE to check it out-that's my dream wish.

    Have a great weekend and Happy Halloween!

  16. Great answers! That bookshelf is so interesting. I would love to have a library full of artsy shelves and bookends and leathery first editions and such. It would be like heaven!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am a new follower. Have a great weekend!
    Jenny @ The Mimosa Stimulus

  17. I would love the first edition of Harry Potter! And what a great bookshelf!

  18. Thanks for stopping by! A signed, first edition of HP would be awesome to have. :)

  19. I am stopping by to say hello!! I love that your answer was a book, not an electronic device. I have a bookshelf full of signed first editions. I just added Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson to the list. I love going to book signings as you will see on my blog. I hope you hop on over.


  20. Gah! I had a copy of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, signed (not a first edition) and I sold it. What can I say, I was young and poor, and it paid for a whole month's rent! I wish I could have it back, but at the time, it seemed like a lot of money to me. *shrug*

  21. @ Madigan - Oh dang! If you needed the money...then that's ok. One month's rent is a big deal. Maybe one day you can get it back!


  22. Hey, thanks for hopping by!
    I've seen several answers feauturing a HP first edition.
    Your eldest daughter sounds very like me, I'm nearly 14 (a very young book blogger) and I love historical fiction too.

    I'm a new follower, enjoy your weekend! :D

  23. Thanks for hopping by my blog! That's an epic book shelf there! I need to figure out how I can get it :)

  24. Thanks for hopping by my blog. Haven't read crank yet, it's in my pile though. Have a great weekend and Happy Halloween tomorrow!

  25. Hey! I found you through the hop. I'm a new follower. I hope you can check out my blog sometime!


  26. Thanks for hopping by my blog! Your wish is AWESOME! Signed Harry Potter would be a dream. Have an awesome weekend!

  27. Hey there, hopping by. I love your answer. Very unique.

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  29. Sotheby's is auctioning a first edition Emma - can you imagine?!?!

    Mine was A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - it's a classic!

    -Linds, http://bibliophilebrouhaha.blogspot.com/

  30. Hopping by from the Book Blogger Hop! I love your blog title!

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend and Happy Halloween!


  31. Woahh! That bookshelf is AWESOME! Almost as awesome as having a HP signed by JK Rowling! I love your answer!