Friday, 15 April 2011

Follow Friday #19

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee from Parajunkee's View. :D

This week's question:

Do you have anyone that you can discuss books with IRL? Tell us about him/her.

My answer: Well, I can 'discuss' books with my parents, but it's not really a discussion, it's more of a me-talking-at-him-because-he's-not-really-listening because he doesn't understand my excitement. He just doesn't understand my obsession with pretty covers... :L But I can discuss books with my friend at school, and we do have proper conversations about books (mainly The Mortal Instruments and The Body Finder), but a lot of the time the conversation revolves around me recommending her books. Our typical conversation:

Her: Do you have any recs?
Me: Yeah, what do you want?
Her: Something good.
Me: Helpful. Genre?
Her: ... Something paranormal.
Me: OK... (Again, not very helpful :L) How about ____ (<--Insert book there)

Next day

Her: I ordered/downloaded on my Kindle that book you said.
Me: And?...
Her: I LOVED IT, IT WAS AMAZING, AND _____ (insert boy's name here) IS MINE!

Alternate next day

Her: I ordered/downloaded on my Kindle that book you said.
Me: And?...
Her: It was awful.
Me: Oh. 

So, we do talk about books, but the main place I talk about books to people with is on the internet, mostly on Twitter, or on Goodreads :D 

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer from Crazy For Books.

Book Blogger Hop

Pick a character from a book you are currently reading and tell us about him/her. 

My answer: I'm currently reading Delirium by Lauren Oliver, and the main character is called Lena. In Delirium, love is a disease, and when everybody reaches 18, they get the cure, and they no longer are able to fall in love. Lena can't wait to be cured, as her mother killed herself when they tried to cure her three times, and Lena was always told that it was because of love, so she can't wait to be cured so she will never have to suffer through what her mum did. But then, as her cure is looming, she begins to be a little less shy, and she does things she shouldn't, like breaking the nine o'clock curfew, and talking to boys. And in a world where love is cured and is seen as a disease, I think we can all guess what happens... :D 

Feel free to leave a link to your FF or BBH in the comments! :D 


  1. Hiya new follower here from Follow me Friday. I talk books to all of my friends at Goodreads, its where I get all my suggestions of what to read next and what to avoid!


  2. I'm always the one do the recommending to my BFF as well! She's just getting into the UF genre so at xmas time I'm buying her a lot of book 1's in ongoing series to get her started!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower
    Jessica@a GREAT read

  3. hahaha that totally sounds like me and my friends!!!

    - kYlie

  4. Aw, it's the same way when I try to talk to my mother about books. She only half-listens while I gush about the latest greatest read. *sigh*

    I love your blog! I'm a new follower now. :)

    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

  5. I try to talk to my parents about books too - well, my mum more so, because my dad is a lost cause - and she just pretends to be enthusiastic, but you can tell she's not very interested! I carry on anyway, though.
    I don't talk about books with my friends IRL either, really, as they have different reading tastes. But I have lots of friends online who I can talk to, so I'm more than happy!

    Books of Amber

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

    Have a great weekend.


  7. Hello! :)

    I loved Delirium!

    I have a few people that I talk about books with in real life but the blogging community is great because there is just so much variety, I have found so many new books to read! I do find that I am giving out a lot of recs too.

    I'm a new follower! Great to find another UK blog :)

    Happy reading
    Jules x

  8. Delirium is in my TBR pile... pretty close to the top actually! Now I am thinking of pulling it from the stack and reading it NEXT! lol! Thanks for the teaser!


  9. I mainly discuss books online too. I have a few friends I can talk to IRL, but I don't see them all the time so it's definitely not as often.

  10. Aww, the conversations! Haha. It's so hard to recommend things when they say they want something good. It's like...there are so many good ones out there it's just impossible to come up with one at the top of your head! Haha. But anyway, OH MY GOSH DELIRIUM! It's next on my to read list, right after what I'm currently reading, Clockwork Angel. I'm quite excited, hehe. Thanks for that brief summary! :D

  11. Hopping through. Delirium sounds like a very weird book (how can you be cured of love?) - but the dystopian factor puts it right up my alley :)

    Here's my Book Blogger Hop: 4/15-4/18 post!

  12. Hopping through. I can discuss books with my parents too and often do, but they don't read nearly as much YA as me.
    My Hop
    Get a free download of Wings by Aprilynne Pike at my blog!

  13. Such a riveting conversation. Haha. At least you (kind of) have someone! And Delirium is AMAZING!

    Happy Reading! :)
    iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books

  14. I've been hearing about Delirium for a while. I'm thinking I should eventually take the plunge.


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