Thursday, September 8, 2011

Happy Follow Friday

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Happy Follow Friday!

Lots of great things are happening at Bookgirl Knitting. Our sister site, On the Broomstick, is getting ready to participate in the Practical Magic Blog Party. If you are interested in checking out some witchy book reviews, giveaways and fun, head over to the Broomstick on the 24th for some broom popping fun!

Q. Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story? If so, which one??

A. Yes. I cheered and  hoped for the Wolfman to kick the inspector's butt in The Wolfman. All those judgemental townspeople really needed a talking to. Also, he really did need to kick his father's butt for killing his mom.

I am trying to think of some other examples...Dracula. Yes. I completely rooted for him. Danged Van Helsing. Ruined everything.

“Many of us primarily read one genre of books, with others sprinkled in. If authors stopped writing that genre, what genre would you start reading? Or would you give up reading completely if you couldn’t read that genre anymore?”

My favorite genre is YA. There just will never be a time when that isn't available. I love that over the past few years, more and more books are flooding into the teen realm. I also love zombie, witch, vampire, mysteries, women's fiction and cookbooks. Oh, and crochet/knitting books. With my diverse habits, I don't think I will ever lack for anything to keep me occupied.

On My Nightstand: The Goblin King

Cursed by a Druid millennia ago, Roan lives a bleak existence in the Shadowlands, desperately trying to retain his soul and not succumb to the goblin horde. When a beautiful human summons him to grant a wish, he sees a glimmer of hope. But will she ever agree to be his queen?


Hmmm. Might be good...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Follow Friday

Happy Follow Friday! I hope this finds you away from the heat and happily reading and munching on a nice ice cream bar. It has been super hot here in Houston, with very little rain and scorching temperatures. My yard is getting pretty crunchy.

Onto the fun! What have you been reading?

Q. If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what?

A. Oh wow. In a perfect world, I would change the way a couple of books ended. Breaking Dawn  and Mockingjay. They both tried to tie up too many things with weird, too neat little bows that did not really fit the storyline. I answered with these on two of my sister blogs, so I am trying to think of a new one.

The Hollow by Jessica Verday. I loved the premise of the book, but as it goes along, especially in the second book, it slows down to the point that I honestly didn't care what happened to the characters. Too much moping and not enough plot to sustain the story. I would ramp up the Headless Horseman idea and take off with the whole sexy ghost thing. It works. The pace of the story just needed to be livened up a bit to make it shine.