Friday, June 24, 2011

Follow Friday Time!

Lah says: I love it when people follow my blog and comment. So I'm going to participate in these memes so I can do the same for you :) Take a look around, my blog is awesome, everyone loves me! Heheheh!


Hosted by the lovely Jennifer @ Crazy For Books!

“When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?”
What an awesome question. I don't remember there ever being a time that I didn't feel like I just had to be reading. I think I was born with the reading gene. My dad has a million books and would take me to Coliseum Bookstore and Strand on Sundays. I would go to my mom's job (she's a teacher) and read all of the books she had in her classroom library. Then, there were the Dark Ages of my High School years where I read one too many assigned books that I hated, henceforth making me take a serious reading hiatus. We will not speak of that time. Otherwise, reading has always been a passion of mine, rivaled only by music! 


Hosted by Ginger @ GReads
Summer Love: Where is your ideal place to take a summer vacation & get lost in a book?



What?! People DO this?!!! I've been dying to take a vacation by myself and read books the entire time. I imagine going to a sleepy New England town, staying in a Bed & Breakfast and walking along their Main Street. Then I'd go to a park and get lost in a book. Perfect getaway for a NYC girl!
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31 comments:

  1. Hopping by from the Hop!
    Sounds like you and I had very similar books experiences. At a point, I was so fed up with reading. I think it was all the books that I didn't like that I was forced to read for English lit, and stuff like that. But, now my love of books has been rekindled! :)

    My Hop is here:
    http://faybaysbooks.blogspot.com/

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  2. Right now a vacation for me is having a day off work to read, write and blog (well, I guess that's writing too...).

    Booking It with Runner Sami

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  3. I always speed read through those boring high school books to get to the ones I really wanted to read!

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  4. I think it all starts with awesome parents!! hahaha
    Happy Friday!
    Natalie :0)

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  5. Runner Sami Ahhh that sounds like a good enough vacation for me!

    Karen Smart!!! I should've done that!

    Natalie Ain't it the truth?!

    Victoria Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I was born with the reading gene too, that's a great way to put it!

    Anja @ http://reading2011.blogspot.com/

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  7. So glad you enjoy reading, just stopping by.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/06/book-blogger-hop_24.html

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  8. I love your answer....awesome. GREAT QUESTION this week.

    I will be having two different giveaways......one starting tomorrow and one as soon as I get the post up today.

    PLEASE STOP BACK!!!

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  9. Hi stopping by from the hop. I like your blog! :)

    http://fantasybookchick.blogspot.com

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  10. LOL! I've never gotten to read much on a vacation...usually on the flight is about the only time! new follower here!
    Our post is here.

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  11. What is it about the books we have to study for English at high school that puts us off reading and literature. The exact same thing happened to me. I blame The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood! Am now making up for all those lost years though!!

    http://thebookgatherer.blogspot.com/2011/06/book-blogger-hop-when-reading-became.html

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  12. Anja : I thought so too :)

    Fantasy Book Chick Gee thanks!!

    Book Sake Yeah, I would never read on vacation bc I always take them with someone!!

    Book Gatherer I don't know! It wasn't until we read "A Gathering of Old Men" and "The Maltese Falcon" that I got back into reading for pleasure! Those other books seemed like work!

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  13. That vacation to a Lazy NE town just to read sounds so divine. Now you have put something in my head. I'll have to work towards making that happen. And I feel like I've been reading forever. Books from school I absolutey HATED and was bored to tears by was The Great Gatsby, and Grapes of Wrath. Talk about a snoozefest...I don't know how people liked that crap.

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  14. So many people say that required reading turned them off of reading all together. That is horrible. Educators really need to do something about this.

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  15. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your blog is so cute! I love it! And great pictures! I would love to visit a town like that someday. :)

    New follower!

    Jennie
    My Cute Bookshelf

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :D

    I'm an old follower. Love those pictures, that park looks so peaceful and sort of magical, I would love to sit there and read.

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  17. When did I first realize I loved reading? I wish I could prove a pre-natal predilection towards books but my memories don’t stretch back quite that far.

    The earliest memories I can recall involved books. First having them read to me then reading them on my own the minute I had the ability.

    Books have been a major part of my life ever since. My passion for the written word knowing no bounds, I started writing books on top of reading them about ten years ago.

    Want to know what my favorite childhood book was? Hop on over to my blog and find out: http://www.howardsherman.net

    Howard Sherman, Implementor
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  18. Yeah, high school totally made us read things we didn't like! But at the same time, I was reading things I liked and that was all good. Haha. MUSIC ROCKS! :D

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  19. Jade Doesn't it though?! I'd really like to make it happen this year!

    Alexis Agreed! I hope it's different now!

    Jennie Aww hooray! Thanks for following!

    Bex TOTES Magical!! I couldn't figure out what attracted me to the pic! Now I know!

    Justine Well that's what important! I wish I had made the time or had the wherewithall to juxtapose things I DID like with that other crap. And HECK YEAH MUSIC ROCKS! ;)

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  20. Love your blog and loved yours answer :)I did the same with my mums school when I got taken in with her during the holidays, I just stayed in the library. :)

    New follower :)

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  21. I read to cleanse my mind of the books I didn't like reading for high school.

    I realized how important books had become in my life in 1999. Come see what happened.

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  22. I'm kicking myself for giving up reading when I was a teen. :) I'm glad I got back into it though! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm an old follower here!

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  23. My pick for a perfect summer reading spot is also in a sort of bed and breakfast place. I love the ambiance, but mostly, I love the food :D and of course the number of places where I can lie down and read.

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  24. Nina Totally agreed! And I didn't even think about the food!

    Christy I love your blog!

    Pussreboots Ooo, cliffhanger!

    Bletherer Love your blog too!

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  25. Holy wow! A cozy bed and breakfast sounds delightful. Definitely a great idea for a book reading vacation :)
    -Katelyn

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  26. WOW! That is a good answer. I would love to go on that vacation. I was thinking on a vacation I would want to go and enjoy a new atmosphere, but I could totally see myself reading in an apple orchard in the Northeast.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. Stopping by via the Book Blogger Hop. I'm a new follower.
    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
    www.pedanticphooka.com

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  28. I never had that problem in high school. Half the books I had to read I loved (I still reread the Great Gatsby) and the other half I never bothered reading. But I always tended to like the books I did read. I have a very distinct memory of LOVING Captains Courageous (I think because I saw the movie and there was a cute actor in it... maybe) and my ENTIRE 9th grade English class thought I was crazy.

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  29. Fakesteph Haha!!! That's really funny! I'm glad you liked the books in HS though!

    Rie Yes!!! Apple orchards all the way!

    Kit I thought so too!!

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  30. Hi! Stopping by from TGIF hop. I love those pics. I think the B&B in a sleepy New England town would be awesome too! I hope you get to do it someday soon. :)

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