Thursday, October 6, 2011

Feature & Follow Friday #66

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Welcome to Feature & Follow Friday (err Thursday) on

If you are new to the #FF fun, Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Feature & Follow Friday is now hosted by TWO hosts, Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!

*Thanks so much to Rachel for allowing me to be part of the Follow Friday fun. Parajunkee is one of the best blogs out there and FF is a highlight of the blogging community. The FF has been one of my favorite parts of my week for over a year and I'm so excited to help my fellow book bloggers get to know each other better.

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! Now to make this #FF interesting we do a FEATURE blogger.

If you are interested in becoming a Feature click on the link here for Follow Friday Feature or go to Parajunkee and click the drop down link above FEATURES > Feature & Follow Friday and get on the waiting list!

It is also required, that if you participate you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) and the two Feature blogs.

Our Feature - A Neverending Fantasy

Hi, I'm Gee. I started blogging in early July 2011 because most of my friends don't read (their version of reading is required school reading and Seventeen magazines) and I wanted to share my opinions as well as make new friends in the blogosphere.

I like to read (obviously), shop till I drop (book-wise and clothes-wise), and just be lazy and eat Hello Panda cookies while reading on my Kindle.

My all time favorite book is THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE by Kate DiCamillo (I hope that's how you spell her name) and recent favorites of mine is THE MEPHISTO COVENANT by Trinity Faegen and The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. Right now, I'm still deciding whether to read A BEAUTIFUL DARK right now or THE HUNGER GAMES... Hmm. We'll see. ^_^

Q.If you could pick one character in a book, movie or television show to swap places with, who would it be?

Well, we'll start with my obligatory answers:

Harry Potter - I'd love to be Hermione. She's in the center of the action and super smart. I'd skip Ron. I'd rather go for Harry.

Twilight - I'd love to be Bella if it meant being with Edward. I wouldn't want to give birth to a mutant vampire/human baby though. If anything, I'd rather be Alice. I'm in love with handsome, haunted Jasper and I love the idea of being psychic. I wouldn't want to live Alice's pre-Cullen life though - being alone for 30 years is not my cup of tea.

Other characters I'd like to swap places with:

Elizabeth from Pride & Prejudice
Meghan from Iron Fey - I'll take Ash any day!
Clary from The Mortal Instruments - I'll take Jace over Ash!
Anne from Anne of Green Gables
Anna - Etienne will be mine!

As a kid, I would have loved to switch places with Claudia of the Babysitters Club so I could be best friends with Stacy.

I'd love to switch places with the girls in my two favorite romance movies - You've Got Mail and The American President.

Part of me would love to be one of those girls on My Super Sweet 16. Uber rich and spoiled.

Now for the Follow Fun!

RULES To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers - We Fancy Books & The Little Book Blog
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say "hi" in your comments and that they are now following you.
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  7. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Happy Follow Friday! Follow it up with your twitter address if you want to get that one out!



  1. Great answers! Rachel from Parajunkee picked Hermione as well.


  2. Ha ha - I did Hermione too - sans Ron.

  3. Great answers. I thought about picking Hermione, but I'm not really attracted to Ron. LOL.

    Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

  4. I wouldn't want to give birth to the mutant baby either. Great answers!

    Have a great weekend!
    Erika@Let's talk about books

  5. LOL I'm still Harry Potter deprived -- haven't watched the movies and haven't read the books! But I love the whole idea of being a wizard, because I always find witchcraft so much more appealing than being a werewolf or something else. x)

    I would LOVE to be Alice! My friends say I'm a lot like her, and who wouldn't want to be able to see into the future a little bit? ;)

    Here's my Follow Friday! And you can still enter the first giveaway in my Autumn BookFest if you want!

    Have an awesome weekend, Alison! :)

  6. I always wanted to be Stacey in the BSC! Although, I have recently thought about hiding junk food in my room like Claudia, lol.

    Happy Follow Friday! Here's mine.

  7. Oh, The American President is one of my all time favorite movies too. I watch it every chance I get. I would love to be Bella too. Can't help but love Edward!

    My Follow Friday

    ~Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead

  8. Ah, Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice. She is a good one. Thanks for hosting.

  9. Thanks for hosting another great FF and for featuring me :)

  10. Hermione is a great choice. :D Being a witch and attending Hogwarts. Someday they'll make an MMORPG (massive multiplayer online role playing game) of that and I'll so sign up for it. *laughs*

  11. I know that I can always answer these questions with Harry Potter or Twilight, but I wanted to do go with something fresh, so I chose to go with a character from my favorite television show. :)

    Happy Friday!

    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

  12. I don't know why I didn't think of Hermoine. Great choice. I did pick Bella though.

  13. Great choices. Elizabeth and Anne all the way!

  14. I agree, there are so many great characters I'd switch with that we'd need Hermoine's time turner. I'd share for sure!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

  15. Hermione, what a great choice! And I agree with you about Harry vs Ron. I have no idea why girls weren't absolutely crazy for Harry the whole series!?

  16. Great choice. Hermione rocks. You get to use all that magic.

    Thanks for following. I followed back :)

  17. I originally had Clary and and a few other girl characters on my posting...but I changed . Clary is a wonderful swap.


  18. Hi & Happy Friday!

    Great picks :)

    My FF,

    Have a nice weekend, Sharon

  19. Hermione and Bella were the first people that sprang to my mind too... but I eventually went for someone else ;o)

  20. Alice is a great choice! I thought of her when trying to come up with my own answers.

    Thanks for stopping by mine. :)

  21. LOL Alison! I'm sure the mandate was which ONE character would you like to switch places with!! If only we could mix and match all the aspects of the books we loved into one super book.

    Have a great weekend.

  22. Hi Alison. Happy Friday! I love Lan's idea. Picking only one from a book was hard - surprise I managed to keep it at one. Haha

  23. Yay for You've Got Mail! One of my dreams is to run a bookstore like the one Meg Ryan runs in the movie!

    Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

  24. Great selections! I would skip Ron too, and go for Harry.

  25. Great answers Alison:) Thanks for stopping by!

  26. Ahh yes, Hermoine and Bella. Both great choices. I think because of Edward I'd rather be Bella as well as opposed to Hermoine.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    JJ iReads
    My TGIF

  27. wild, everyone picks the same character, so boring, anyway, it got to be a great character to be chosen so much i say. lol. me, however, are my thoughts:

  28. 3 Bellas so far today! At least from where I've visited so far! Kinda expected a little more, but then again it is still early! Great choices!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  29. You have some great picks! I would be some of those for a day or two. :) Happy Friday and thanks for visiting my blog!

  30. ha! I'm almost finished with Iron King (first time ever reading the series. took me a while to get to it), so I can def. see the Ash appeal. :D

    Here's PiF's

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  32. Hahaha I wouldn't want to have a mutant baby either but Edward would be worth it I guess lol and OHH!!! I forgot about Meghan!! How could I forget and miss the chance to be with my Ash?? Haven't read the Mortal Instruments yet but its next on my TBR!Idk about him over Ash but from everything I have heard he seems worthy to get to drool over lol Great Choices all-in-all! :)

  33. I've heard some really great things about the Iron Fey series. I have one on my e-reader. Now that I have some free time, I'm hoping to be able to get to it.

    My Friday post is here. Have a great Friday and weekend.

  34. I would so swap places with Anna or Clary, give me Etienne and Jace and I will be one happy girl:) Have a great weekend Alison!

  35. You're going to have to fight me for Jace or Etienne! I think I can handle both of them at the same time, lol.

  36. I'm beginning to think we are soul mates. The American President? Really??? I watch that movie OVER and OVER. I thought I was the only one that even heard of it, let alone picked it as a favorite! I didn't put that for my answer today, but I did comment on a blog that Sydney would be my "movie character" pick. I picked Anna too.... Have a great weekend!

  37. Hopping through. Hermione seems to be a popular choice! Enjoy your weekend!

    The Overnight Bestseller

  38. I love your answers. Even though I said Ron for Hermione, it was a toss-up for years between Ron and Harry...I think it's really more Rupert Grint than anything, he's so cute! lol

  39. Haha, I haven't thought of the babysitter's club for ages!

    I'm a new follower :)

    Epic (Chocolate) Fantasy

  40. Hi, current follower stopping by for Follow Friday! Spot on with Clary and Bella.

    Have a great week,
    The Duchess Mommy Reads

    PS: Giveaway on my blog!

  41. Hi Alison, thanks for passing by my blog :D
    To answer your question the author of The Time Master Trilogy was Louise Cooper who sadly died two years ago but this trilogy in particular was simply amazing, I have read the three books at least 60 times each, hehe.

    Have a great weekend!


  42. Thank you for stopping by my blog! While you have Babysitter books stashed in the attic, I have an entire huge bookcase dedicated to Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, and the Hardy Boys. Now that I have my two daughters, when they get old enough to read I can share my love of Nancy Drew with them.

  43. Harry Potter and Twilight, of course :p Not that I expected any less, it really is your token answer.

    Once Upon A Time

  44. LOL I love your answers - the Sweet 16 pick made me chuckle!

    Trish - My Friday Memes

  45. Hello,

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

    Everyone wants to be Hermione, but none wants Ron, poor guy, really! :)
    And Pride and Prejudice, I totally forgot about it! How could I? :)


  46. Ha, Claudia! Somehow despite the big role they played in my young reading life, I never remember the BSC when I answer these kinds of questions!

  47. You have some great answers, that's for sure!

    I hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by Kindle Fever!

  48. LOL! I think a lot of people's obligatory answer is Hermione! Elizabeth Bennett is so awesome! :) Happy Friday!

  49. Great answers! I considered Hermione and Anna for my answers as well. Such great books!

    Have a great weekend!

  50. I'd have to be Evie from Paranormalcy bc hey, she has a pink taser! :)

  51. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I chose Sookie Stackhouse. Have a great weekend!

  52. Thanks for stopping by my FF. I LOVED Anne of Green Gables,The Baby Sitters Club and You've got mail. Great choices! Have a great weekend

  53. If I was going to be a Cullen, I'd be Alice - she's cool. Happy Weekend!

  54. Great answers. I used to prefer Harry, but I have got a growing soft spot for Ron. :P
    Hermione definitely is popular.
    I can't believe some of the girls on the Super Sweet 16 show so much money with no sense. So spoilt. Would be nice for once though wouldn't it! :D

  55. Hi!

    I am a new blogger and want to participate this great meme every week from now on, thanks for it! Elizabeth from Pride & Prejudice is also a great pick, I love her so much and I chose Kathleen Kelly from You've Got Mail!=)) It is also my favourite romantic movie.

  56. I agree with you on most of it - I definitely would love to be in Hermione's shoes, and I wouldn't mind either Ron or Harry ;)

    You've Got Mail - I can't believe I didn't think of Meg's character for this since that's one of my fav movies and I LOVE her character so much and I envy her every time I see it!

    I'm not sure if I'd want to be Bella or not.. I definitely wouldn't want to have that mutant baby LOL but it'd also be really hard to choose between Jake and Edward.

    I haven't read The Mortal Instruments series - so I guess I'll have to wait and see if I want to be Clary or not, I've heard such amazingtastic things about it I can't wait to read the books - waiting on the shelf for me as I type!

    I've seen that Super Sweet 16 show a handful of times and my jaw always drops! I can't believe how much money is spent for ONE special day. I would much rather be given the money for the party - but then spend it on stuff I want and I'd make it last all year - probably with plenty left over :D (Imagine THAT book shopping trip hehehe)

    All best!
    April @ My Shelf Confessions

  57. Hey Alison! Happy Friday! Have a great weekend :_)

  58. I absolutely loved Boy Meets World and Full House! Fantastic choices! Have a wonderful weekend Alison.


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