Thursday, June 16, 2011

Follow Friday Week 3 & Book Blogger Hop June 17-20

Follow Friday Fun Week 3 - this weekly meme is hosted by Parajunkee.  Check out her blog for details/rules, and to join!  Also, she's hosting a fantastic giveaway this week, so be sure to check that out!

This week's question: Genre Wars!  What's your favorite genre and which book in that genre made it your favorite?
This used to be an easy question for me because I pretty much only used to read romances.  In the past few years, I've branched out a lot and have such eclectic tastes that I'll read pretty much anything - paranormal/supernatural, fantasy, science fiction, young adult, chick lit - but I am still a sucker for romance.  I remember years ago when I decided to start reading something other than young adult books, one of the first books I read was Heart of the Sea by Nora Roberts.  My Grama had borrowed it from the library and after reading the dust jacket, I thought it sounded great, so I read it and fell in love.  I realized afterward that it was the last in a trilogy, so I went back to the beginning and read the first two - and the 3rd book again - and have read them several times over the years.  That started my love affair not only with romance novels, but also with Nora Roberts - her writing is incredible, and she's one of my biggest inspirations.  As I told my cousin Bertha yesterday, I want to be Nora Roberts when I grow up! lol 

Book Blogger Hop Week 4 - This is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy For Books.  Be sure to stop by her blog to check it out! 

This week's question: How many books are currently in your to-be-read (TBR) pile?

My actual physical pile?  Eleven - all library books that I've obsessive-compulsively collected over the last few weeks even though I'm a slow reader and won't be able to get through them all.  As for my TBR list, probably over a thousand, and growing every day.  When Facebook used to have the Virtual Bookshelf feature, I had about 900 books in my TBR list, and it's grown massively since then, so I really can't even imagine how many there would be if I made a new list and counted!  Maybe I should do that on GoodReads?


Have a great Friday, everyone!  I'll be back tomorrow or Sunday with my latest Library Loot.  If you participate in Book Blogger Hop or Follow Friday Fun - or even if you don't - be sure to leave a comment (I love comments!) and I'll visit you in return!


  1. New follower,,happy friday,,and I haven't read anything by Nora Roberts..but Ive read some reviews on her books that have sounded real good,,
    hope you have a great weekend..

  2. New follower here. I love Nora Roberts. I have six of her paranormal trilogies on my shelves as we speak. My mom got me started and never got her books back. LOL! Have a great weekend.

  3. Hi, I'm a new follower I'm a sucker for romance too!

  4. Hi,

    Hopping by from the follow friday.
    new follower!
    Have a wonderfull weekend!
    Kyanara from the Life of a BookAholic

  5. Happy Friday! Stopping by for the #FF Hop.

    Have a great weekend.


  6. That's a lot of books!

    I havent counted my books but have added a TBR shelf on the living room unit only 2 weeks ago :)

    have a good weekend!


  7. New follower, hopping through!

    I used to read Nora Roberts ALL the time! She's so awesome. :)

    Happy Hopping!

  8. Le *sigh* I love Nora Roberts, I am only a few books short of having her whole collection!

    New follower! Happy reading, friend!

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

  9. I'm on GoodReads. Come read my Book Blogger Hop post in which I discuss my TBR and coin a new way of measuring it.

  10. I have wau too many books on my TBR list and TBR pile.All total that comes to sixty books.

    Now here's the scry math:I read roughly onr book per week - some times two . But two to three books are being added to my TBR list every week.

    Stressful, right?


    Hope on over to my blog - and find out why.

    Howaed Sherman

  11. Happy Friday! I'm a new follower! I love romances! :) usually i gotta have the paranormal element, but lately I've found Janet Evanovich and she is hilarious but in a lovey sort of way lol

  12. What a cool blog! New follower, stopping by :)

    Check mine out at


  13. Hi! New follower Mimi here, and I just want you to know how cute I think your blog is! I love the colours -- so pretty :)

    I find that picking one particular genre is super hard too! I seriously had to think this question over for a while trying to decide whether I should just list them all or put the top two (dystopian and urban fantasy, just by a bit).

    To be honest, I've never read anything by Nora Roberts before but now I think I'm going to soon! :) She sounds awesome from the way you describe her!

    Have an awesome weekend!

  14. Hey stopping by from follow friday, great choices & great blog! Looking forward to more posts. Have a great weekend. New follower!

    Darcy @ Open Book Empty Cup

  15. I have a pretty smal physical pile too, only about 22. I can't even think how big my wishlist is though especially as it's split up over 3 different places or 4 if you count the ones in my head


    My favorite genres are historical fiction and myteries.

    Just stopping by to say hello and to take a look around.

    I have 29 books in my physical to-read stack. I hope I answered the question correctly.



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