Saturday, September 3, 2011

Blog Hop & Feature, and Follow Friday (6)

Okey-doke Pretty Readers, I am a bad, bad blogger. I got tired and couldn't focus my eyes properly on words so I took a break with all intentions of getting back to what needed posting before bed. never happened, obviously.

So, here it is, anyway: It's time for our Friday memes.

Book Blogger Hop is a bookish meme hosted by the blog Crazy For Books. It is designed to get book bloggers talking about, what else, books.

Book Blogger Hop
The Question they had for us this week was this:
What are you most looking forward to this fall/autumn season – A particular book release? Halloween? The leaves changing color? Cooler temperatures? A vacation? (If your next season is other than fall/autumn, tell us about it and what you are most looking forward to in your part of the world!)

Taylor: I am looking forward to The Fall because in October Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick comes out. So does the Hush, Hush graphic novel! Pictures of Patch? Who isn't excited?!

Kira: Perhaps not very bookish ( though there are books I'm excited about coming out this fall), but I'm excited for various fall shows. Returning ones, of course (Supernatural, TVD, The Walking Dead—though I have to wait 'til October for that one), but I'm really excited (and scared, admittedly), to see how the CW did with another of L.J.Smith's book-turned-tv-show, The Secret Circle.

By far I enjoyed reading The Secret Circle series more than I did The Vampire Diaries (I have some unresolved issues with book-Elena), so when I heard the were turning Secret Circle into a show, I practically freaked (just ask Jess, we had nice long rant-y twitter/text convos). I just hope CW does as good of a job translating to TV this series as well as they did TVD, without making it too much like TVD, if that makes sense. In other words, I hope they made Secret Circle it's own thing, rather than playing off the success they had with TVD.

Jesse: There are two reasons I'm excited for the Fall. One is it's my birthday! And two would have to be Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. It's set to be released September 29th 2011. I am dying to read it! I read Perkins' first book Anna and the French Kiss back in January. It was my first book of 2011 actually. And I read it in less than a day! So naturally I'm super excited about Lola. Just don't expect to talk to me that day. I'll be too busy reading!


Feature, and Follow Friday, also known as Follow My Book Blog Friday, is another bookish meme seeking to do the same thing, as well as get all parties involved more followers.

Feature & Follow Friday

This week, Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read asked us:

If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what?
This is going to be a spoiler fest so try to write the title of the book as a dominant feature - and warn people about spoilers.

Jesse: If I could change the ending to any book, it would be Sweethearts by Sara Zarr. Zarr tortured me the entire time, dangling Jenna and Cameron's relationship in front of me like a carrot. And, in the end, when it finally looked like their feelings for each other might actually start to come out—Zip! Nada! Nothing! Book over. So Cameron sends her letters and tells her how he's doing. They talk once in a while. Who cares! They obviously could have headed into the more-than-just-friends area. Yes, they were young and Cameron needed to take care of his family (since his parents were definitely not going to), but really? Not even a kiss? Nothing? Okay, I must admit that Sweethearts was a nice story about childhood friends and growing up. But it left me so disappointed that Cameron and Jenna never even gave themselves a chance. They could have at least went out on a date at some point is all I'm saying.

Kira: Hmm... This one is a tough one. It's not that they're aren't any books that I've loved only to find the ending completely stupid and wish it was different, but I honestly can't think of anything. The more I try, the more I draw up a blank. I may randomly comment this post with an, “Aha!” moment at a later date, not that this helps today, but I know it's going to bug me. Just one of those things.

Taylor: If I could change the ending of any book it would be The Forbidden Game by L.J. Smith. I hated the ending of that book. Jenny made me so mad because Julian died and she was basically like "oh well, I'll miss him. Maybe someone will bring him back one day." Ugh! I hated Tom. So I would probably kill Tom and save Julian (you might think it's harsh, but then you probably don't know Tom). Jenny was gross too! She was like kissing her cousin Zachary! And was like "oh haha he's my cousin. Oh wait no he's not, he's Julian!" she was okay with thinking she was kissing her cousin but not Julian? Gross!


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